GAIS Market Report - 4thQuarter_Final_01152014
January 15, 2014 | By John | Impressions: 130 |
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WHO WE ARE: A global team of commercial real estate professionals with in-depth knowledge and best practices experience with the specialized commercial real estate needs of the alternative investment community. OUR MISSION: To provide the alternative investment community with industry-tailored professional commercial real estate services around the globe. WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU: We add leverage to real estate negotiations for your operation: •New locations •Renewing or restructuring existing leases •Relocations (in city or around the globe) We analyze the required footprint, identify alternative solutions, provide detailed analysis, and ultimately negotiate unique transactions that specifically meet the needs of the alternative investment community. Hedge funds, private equity firms, and other boutique financial investment companies place a higher value on particular aspects of an office lease than a more typical office user: •Infrastructure criteria, including abundant clean power, back-up generator capacity, enhanced HVAC, multiple data and telecom feeds •Floor plate size and efficiency •Views and image •Flexibility of terms, including the ability to increase or decrease space •Renewal options, desk sharing rights, extended base building hours, security deposit All these issues require attention throughout the office search and leasing process. In addition, our comprehensive platform offers a myriad of other services, including acquisitions and dispositions of commercial property, real estate finance (including debt, equity, and structured finance), valuation of property or portfolio of properties, construction management, and portfolio strategies and lease management for large occupiers. HOW OUR CLIENTS BENEFIT: •Access to “off-market” opportunities through relationships with the hedge fund and private equity community; •Best-in-class execution of real estate services in major financial centers around the world; •Intimate understanding of the lifecycle of alternative investment firms provides expert support for both startups and recognized industry icons.