Financial Advisory Services

Strategies to Enhance Your Bottom Line

Our Financial Advisory Services (FAS) Group provides a full range of services designed to enable clients to make fully informed and intelligent real estate decisions in the midst of today’s complex and dynamic real estate environment. Professionals within FAS have been very active in advising various parties on property acquisitions and dispositions as evidenced by their participation in the sale of more than $7 billion in real estate assets over the past five years.

Our FAS professionals focus on real estate investors, developers, landlords, users and lenders, and cover every major real estate product segment including industrial, office, retail, multi-family, hospitality and land. They work to develop and support real estate solutions and recommendations for you based on adhering to the following steps:

  • Clearly identify your ultimate goals & objectives
  • Analyze key economic & demographic trends
  • Assess the competitive market supply & demand dynamics
  • Identify feasible strategies to:
    - Maximize current & future opportunities
    - Creatively resolve current complications or prevent future challenges
  • Combine sound logic with state-of-the-art computer analytical models to compare & contrast the feasible alternatives under various measurement standards (after-tax or GAAP/IFRS basis).

Services for Sellers & Buyers:

 

Services for Landlords:

  • Analyze & support a range of acceptable trade prices
  • Determine & support the market value of an asset
  • Prepare financial materials for the marketing package to maximize the trade price
  • Perform hold vs. sale analysis to project the optimal time to sell an asset
  • Present asset management and/or repositioning strategies to maximize the value
  • Conduct property operations audits
  • Reconcile market value to appraised value
  • Model various purchase structures
 
  • Present asset management and/or repositioning strategies
  • Perform hold vs. sale analysis to project the optimal time to sell
  • Analyze various financing alternatives
  • Develop lease restructure strategies
  • Conduct comparative lease analyses
  • Analyze lease buy-out offers
  • Review tenant financial statements & determine risk
  • Conduct property operation & lease audits

Services for Developers:

 

Financial Advisory Services for Users:

  • Produce comprehensive development pro-formas
  • Identify the highest & best use for a development site
  • Determine the financial feasibility of a development under various concepts
  • Decide the optimal deal structure under debt & equity scenarios
 
  • Perform lease vs. own analysis
  • Analyze various on- and off-balance sheet financing alternatives
  • Evaluate various sale/leaseback alternatives
  • Develop lease restructure strategies
  • Conduct comparative lease analyses
  • Calculate lease buy-out offers
  • Prepare sublease analyses
  • Assist with presentation of alternatives to business line leaders