Whitepapers from Capstone Advisors
Insights from CRE Owners on How Technology Has Transformed Their Business
“Real estate has been one of the largest lagging industries to be transformed by technology at the organizational level. We are now finally seeing high quality solutions being offered which improve our ability to gain operating and organizational efficiency thanks to large amount of VC capital flowing into the real estate tech space. While in the past we have been almost exclusively focused at working ‘in the business’ at the asset level, we are now fully engaged on working ‘on our business’ at the organizational level.” – Alex Zikakis
Building a Recession-Proof Business
While we are not overly concerned about a severe impending economic downturn, we are absolutely taking steps to recession-proof our organization and our holdings. Most of the time what causes a real estate investor the greatest pain in an economic downturn is debt maturity during a time of illiquidity or poor debt coverage. October 2019.
New Digital Trends in Retail Shopping Center Marketing with Tenant-Focuses Strategies
Traditionally, shopping center advertising on behalf of retail merchants has focused on expensive print or related media promoting the center overall, not individual tenants. Many shopping center owners have been slow to embrace the digital strategies employed by other industries and have rarely focused significant attention on advertising their centers’ tenants.
Autonomous Vehicles and Commercial Real Estate
AVs are likely to impact the design of retail properties in the following ways: community and neighborhood retail centers anchored by grocery stores will most likely see the size of their parking lots shrink as more customers arrive in one AV, shop, and are driven away by another… Published in Cornell Real Estate Review, May 2016.
Commercial Real Estate in the Digital Economy
Businesses that embrace digital technologies are experiencing growth and productivity that outpace their competition. These businesses are clustering in particular locations, fueling rapidly growing demand for … Published in Cornell Real Estate Review, Vol. 10, July 2012.
Non-Performing Real Estate Action Plan
Capstone Advisors has drawn on its 15 years of managing a wide variety of distressed assets for institutional clients in its latest white-paper entitled “Critical Steps in Developing an Action Plan for Non-Performing Real Estate Investments.”
Receivership & Asset Management Services
Capstone Advisors’ receivership and asset management services’ main focus is on stabilizing and adding value to distressed real estate assets including residential developments, land entitlement, and commercial developments including retail, office, flex, industrial, and multifamily properties.
A Long Time in the Making
Capstone Advisors’ December 2008 paper on the state of the economic crisis has been published by Urban Land Institute and was used at several universities across the US, including Cornell University, UCLA, and Vanderbilt University’s Owen School.