Our Services

We offer a fully integrated suite of operational and advisory services to our clients.

Investment Advisory

Our extensive track record reflects the reputation we’ve earned among our clients as a trusted advisor and partner throughout the entire investment process. Our team provides transaction sourcing, underwriting and diligence for institutional, private equity and distressed debt investors across all retail asset classes and throughout the capital stack.

We participate in all aspects of the deal cycle with our partners including Investment Committee deal review and approvals, contract negotiations and financings. Furthermore, we leverage our extensive in-house operational expertise to sharpen our assumptions and, when necessary, provide an operating platform to execute on the post-transaction investment strategy.

  • Advised on over $60 billion of retail real estate transactions since 2015
  • Sourced, underwrote, vetted and evaluated over $75 billion of equity investment opportunities and over $50 billion of collateral for loan originations, distressed debt opportunities and CMBS derivative trades
  • Evaluated over $20 billion of retailer-owned real estate for sale leasebacks, balance sheet optimizations and collateral for debt issuance

Asset Management & Operations

We analyze, identify and create actionable opportunities to facilitate growth and mitigate risk. We do so by providing executive oversight and strategic direction for owners and operators of private and public retail real estate companies and retailers. Our team provides full-service, day-to-day management and operations for national portfolios, as well as growth strategies, site selection, and real estate solutions for retailers.

If required, we fill interim senior management roles at public and private companies seeking transformation services, and advise and serve on the board of directors for companies evaluating strategic alternatives and management changes.

  • Advised and managed more than 310 million square feet of shopping centers, malls, and single tenant net lease properties
  • Provided executive leadership, transformation services, and strategic alternatives for over $95 billion of retail real estate
  • Serve as external asset manager on behalf of sponsorship leading relationships with joint venture partners, borrowers and operators, and provide oversight of all major decisions

Development & Construction

We unlock potential and maximize value for our clients’ properties. Our advisory and operational experience spans asset classes, including mixed use, hotel, office and retail projects throughout North America.

The collaborative partnerships we form with clients strengthens our ability to oversee entire project lifecycles. This includes team composition and governance structures, pipeline prioritization based on risk-adjusted return thresholds, project feasibility analyses and active project execution.

  • Managed $6 billion of development pipelines
  • Established risk-adjusted return thresholds and corporate governance to instill capital allocation discipline
  • Review and analyze operative documents encumbering assets to fully assess value creation potential on a risk-adjusted basis

Leasing

With tenant relationships that date back decades, we bring an unmatched level of institutional background, experience and insights to every engagement. Our leasing professionals provide a strategic and granular view of specific leasing transactions, capital allocation decisions, market analysis, merchandise curation strategies and overall tenant relations.

Through our bespoke leasing solutions, we provide meaningful value creation for both landlords and retailers alike.

  • Provided leasing management and oversight of over 25 million square feet
  • Restructure and manage leasing departments for multiple portfolios in the mall, open air, and single tenant space
  • Institute capital allocation controls on all leasing transactions to mitigate risk and create value
  • Establish national account programs to maximize efficiency and enhance retailer relationships

Sustainability Advisory

We are a dedicated advisor, partner, and thought leader operating at the intersection of sustainability and real estate. We support the integration of ESG considerations and measures across the real estate value chain, translating ideas, challenges, and commitments into innovative sustainable solutions of the future.

Our team’s holistic and flexible approach allows us to:

  • Engage and partner with clients throughout the evolution of their sustainability strategies
  • Collaborate extensively with teams across our various practices to deliver integrated expertise, understanding that sustainability will increasingly permeate all facets of real estate
  • Offer breadth in our work, spanning ESG strategy and sustainable investment advisory, climate technology integration, green retrofits and asset transitions, and other efforts that support the advent of a more sustainable future for real estate

Research

Our access to information and market data is critical to our success. We leverage our robust market presence, decades of experience and close industry relationships to maintain proprietary research databases that inform investment and operating recommendations for our clients.

Sample Retail & Real Estate Research Reports

  • Retail Daily News
  • Quarterly Retailer Earnings Summary
  • Retail Sector Deep Dives
  • Bankruptcy Tracker
  • REIT Pricing Tracker
  • REIT Earnings Tracker
  • REIT Capital Markets Tracker
  • Private Market Transaction Comps Database