Our Approach

Laying the Groundwork

We approach real estate developments and from a foundation of rigorous research. We study the macroeconomic patterns including but not limited to population growth, economic diversity within geographic locations and behavioral patterns that affect space utilization, supply, and demand.

Our strategies allow us to provide above-market average returns to our investors.

We are a hands on real estate company that seeks value-add opportunities in all major asset classes, but with a focus on office, retail, adaptive re-use and mixed-use acquisitions and new development. Often times, the size and complexity of our assets are too small for large institutions but too big for individual real estate investors.

 

We look for inefficiencies in design, operations and potential for innovation and connectivity to the neighborhood and community.​

Our ideal acquisition size is between 30,000 to 100,000 s.f. but we make exceptions when we can create value and returns that are worth the effort and risk. We are especially interested in assets that possess redevelopment potential, have below market rents and/or significant vacancy.

ASSESSMENT

We begin our assessment of an asset during the acquisition phase. A project must pass our internal criteria before we can commit to execution. Our analysis process includes:

  • Tenant Interviews

  • Amenity Demand Analysis

  • Technology Connectivity

  • Parking Demand Analysis

  • Design Visioning

  • Building Systems Analysis

  • Financial Underwriting

  • General Market Analysis

  • Vendor Performance Review

STRATEGY FORMULATION

After a project passes our initial examination, we dive deep and create detailed road maps for execution, including:

  • Design

  • Branding

  • Market Positioning

  • Compliance Review

  • Broker Outreach

  • Tenant Outreach

  • Staffing Plan

  • Budgeting

EXECUTION

All great ideas are worthless without execution. Our assets must maintain a high quality brand in the community. We believe in a hands on approach to ensure great execution:

  • Construction

  • Asset Management

  • Leasing Oversight

  • Continuous Performance Assessment

  • Disposition

RESULTS

Ultimately, our combination of due diligence, planning and careful execution leads to an incredible investment that will out-perform the marketplace while contributing to the communities they serve. Each asset is unique so our business plans are custom tailored. We combine institutional quality processes with boutique creativity.

A few of our favourite things

Here are some projects in the market that we think are headed in the right direction.

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Adaptive Reuse

Industry City is a great example of what can happen when you combine incredible vision, a cooperative government, great partners, and patient capital.

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Redevelopment

Jamestown's execution and vision for Ponce City Market is a great case study of Mixed-Use redevelopment. They created a new center of gravity and community.

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Mixed Use

The Domain North Side in Austin is a great example of a well done mixed-use development. They did a great job of ensuring a pedestrian friendly environment without excluding cars.