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Real Estate Investors
The numbers speak for themselves. In today’s economy, real estate has become an increasingly attractive investment for both individuals and institutions. As dollars have poured into the capital markets, institutional-grade real estate prices have soared. Accordingly, traditionally high, stable returns have become harder to come by, and institutional investors have begun to explore new, “opportunistic” investments in search of greater returns.
It’s hard to ignore the rapidly changing face of the marketplace, because with these changes come increased demands and pressures from investors.
At RealFoundations, we believe that better visibility into underlying assets, enhanced consolidation capabilities and improved analytical and reporting tools can, and will, improve your overall ability to increase performance and achieve better results for your investors. We have made a direct impact on fund managers’ ability to achieve their targeted results through our ability to design, build, implement and deploy efficient process and technology solutions.
The success of real estate investments, and the investment manager, is measured by overall returns. Typically overlooked by financially-oriented asset managers, operational processes often lack standardization and adequate controls that can directly impact their ability to improve returns.
The solution? Refine the information flow process, improve analytical and reporting systems, and introduce smart technologies. RealFoundations has consistently affected change in the community by improving the information flow from the individual asset to the consolidated fund/asset management level, where improved visibility into the operational aspects of assets leads to more proactive management.
Identifying Challenges and Trends
Simply put, the challenges facing the real estate investment sector largely stem from a lack of standardized operational processes and integrated technology. Currently, analysis and reporting are achieved with an array of outdated, disparate systems that are patched together through manual intervention. And the prevalence of individual analytical tools use inconsistently available information and oftentimes produce differing results.
RealFoundations can help you understand and implement a suite of technology solutions to address information flow, standardization and reporting challenges. Our years of experience and proven methodologies have allowed us to help our clients:
- Improve comfort to lenders and investors that the information they receive is timely, accurate, consistent and well-controlled
- Enhance fund sponsors ability to attract capital by supporting investment strategies with a sound operational platform
- Better understand “what they own” and “how they
- Eliminate the use of spreadsheet models with multiple versions by implementing integrated management and analytic tools
- Standardize processes to allow for the management of greater volume without additional resources