Welcome to the Neighborhood: Capstone Advisors Starts Master-Planned Community in Lemmon Valley
Northern Nevada Business Weekly – Capstone Advisors first residential project in Northern Nevada is a master-planned community on just over 112 acres in Lemmon Valley. The real estate investment and development company head-quartered at Carlsbad, Calif., purchased the bulk of its land holdings in 2017 and constructed the fully leased 11,000-square-foot SkyVista Village on Vista Knoll Parkway adjacent to Walmart, said Mark Hayden, Vice President of Development for Capstone Advisors.
The ‘Highlands’ master-planned community will extend from where Vista Knoll currently ends and consist of four separate villages, Hayden told NNBW during a recent interview. There will be three single-family residential communities consisting of 219 homes along with a 288-unit multifamily apartment complex. The development also includes a 1.7-acre commercial pad site that faces Lemmon Drive. Read full feature.
Women of Influence in Accounting & Finance Top 50 2023 Honorees
A 20-year veteran in accounting and finance, Esther Amano has had a monumental impact on Capstone Advisors where she is controller. She brings strong technical skills and a genuine care for the company’s accounting staff to her job, as well as a focus on treating investors and tenants with care.
During her tenure with a large commercial development firm, her analyses were relied upon by equity partners and lenders. She oversaw a portfolio exceeding 1 million square feet. Her experience spans all facets of commercial real estate including Big 4 CPA firm, private commercial real estate development and commercial loan underwriting. With a dynamic approach, dedicated to high-quality, end-user deliverables, she oversees the firm’s treasury management, financial reporting, investor administration, compliance and lender draws. She was a committee member for Boy Scouts of America, treasurer for the Kensington Preschool Parent Auxiliary and is an accountant for the San Diego Canoe Kayak team. Read full feature.
Capstone Advisors Announces Entitlement of Master Plan Community in Reno, Nev.
CARLSBAD – Capstone Advisors, a diversified real estate investment, development and advisory firm headquartered in Carlsbad, announces the entitlement of its newest master plan community, Highlands, located in the northern area of Reno, Nevada. Capstone Advisors will develop the property located near U.S. Route 395 and Sky Vista Parkway for single-family residential, multi-family, and commercial uses, adding much-needed housing and additional retail and commercial uses to this rapidly growing region. Visit CapstoneAdvisors.com for more information. Read full feature.
Propmodo – In Real Estate, Who’s Data Is It Anyway?
“We think about protecting data all the time,” said Alex Zikakis of Capstone Advisors. “I have no problem giving sales info, cap rates, things like that, but data is valuable so we don’t hand over every lease, that is kept confidential.”
There have been a number of technology companies that have tried to standardize lease forms or use machine learning to extract data from leases but many are met with resistance from property companies that have tailored their leases for their own purposes and don’t want to give away their specific language to competitors. Read full feature.
Retail Resurgence | Written by Jay Matthes, Chief Operating Officer, Capstone Advisors
The outlook for brick-and-mortar stores is brightening, but headwinds remain.
Author Mark Twain is famously quoted as saying, “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” Similarly, the retail industry continues to defy expectations and stand the test of time, regardless of long-term trends or the short-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, inflation and recessions.
While retail trends shift based on the economic and political environment, investors continue to add shopping centers and malls to their investment portfolios. As a commercial mortgage originator, understanding the current and forecasted retail trends allows for a more profound discernment of which investments will be fruitful and which investments are likely to falter. Read full feature.
Capstone Advisors Endows Professorship at USD
Capstone Advisors, led by Alex Zikakis, has endowed a professorship in real estate at the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate at the University of San Diego.
“Those of us in the real estate industry have benefitted by having a nationally recognized real estate program in our community and this provides an opportunity to demonstrate our appreciation and commitment to USD and the Burnham-Moores Center,” Zikakis said.
“This endowed professorship will help the USD real estate program retain and attract top faculty to continue to deliver an exceptional education to its students,” said Zikakis, who has been a member of the Burnham-Moores Center Policy Advisory Board since 2005 and is the CEO and president of Capstone Advisors, which is based in Carlsbad. Read full feature.
Asian Grocery Taking Over Former Stein Mart Store Space on Broad Street
Richmond BizSense – For the second time this month, a vacant former Stein Mart building has caught the eye of a new-to-market retailer — this time a Korean grocer. Lotte Plaza Market will open its first Richmond-area location at 7801 W. Broad St.
California-based Capstone Advisors owns Olde Towne Shopping Center and was represented in the deal by Colliers International’s Rob Black and Robby Brownfield. Their Colliers colleagues Peter Vick and Harrison Hall repped the tenant, as did Michael Patz out of KLNB’s Baltimore office.
The grocer is taking about half of the overall square footage at the 91,000-square-foot, 50-year-old shopping center. Capstone counts 21 other shopping centers around the country in its portfolio. Read full feature.
Capstone Advisors Celebrates Completion of $2 Million Renovation of El Camino Square
Encinitas Advocate — A ribbon-cutting event was held on March 23 to celebrate the completion of a $2 million update of El Camino Square, according to a news release. The renovation modernized the outdated center located at the heart of Encinitas’ retail corridor on El Camino Real. Read full feature.
Capstone upgrades Encinitas’ El Camino Square
SD Daily Transcript — Capstone Advisors has completed its renovation of the 27,499-square-foot El Camino Square in Encinitas after an eight-month project to modernize the outdated building and to better complement the style of neighboring properties. Read full feature.
Capstone Advisors Acquires Land Parcel for Housing in Riverside County
SD Daily Transcript — The Carlsbad-based real estate investment and development firm Capstone Advisors has acquired 26.55 acres of land in Riverside County for $3.05 million from a private seller. The land is slated to hold as many as 133 residential home lots. Read full feature.