Oct. 31, 2012
-- Helvetica was able to identify the property, conduct due diligence and close on the transaction with all cash quickly due to the management teams’ experience and expertise. This property was previously mismanaged and experiencing low occupancy. The acquisition gives Helvetica investors a value-add opportunity and provides upside through aggressive stabilization efforts.
“There are a number of distressed retail properties that are being liquidated through foreclosure and REO sales. With over $1.7 Trillion in commercial notes maturing over the next four years we see a great opportunity to acquire many of these value-add retail properties that have significant upside. Many of these retail centers are in excellent condition but have low occupancy numbers due to mismanagement during the various stages of delinquency. Helvetica intends to capitalize on this liquidation and focus on distressed retail centers as acquisition targets and to provide leverage," stated Chad Mestler, CEO of Helvetica.
The experience of the management team has allowed Helvetica to position itself as an opportunistic real estate investment group. The ability to identify market inefficiencies has allowed Mestler, and the Helvetica team, to generate above average returns. Along with ramping up acquisitions, Helvetica is offering alternative financing to experienced value-add sponsors of commercial properties. (http://www.helveticagroup.com/lending/submit-a-loan
The Helvetica Group (http://www.helveticagroup.com/
) is a real estate investment bank providing innovative private lending, distressed asset acquisitions, brokerage, investment management and family office services. Helvetica is a direct lender and invests on behalf of individual investors, trusts, pension plans, retirement funds and institutional investors representing over $1 billion in combined assets. We work closely with brokers, bankers, lenders and financial advisors as strategic partners to provide clients with fast access to financing, affording them the opportunity to quickly leverage their real estate assets. The Helvetica Group and its affiliates provide alternative financing secured by a variety of property types including: residential, retail, office, apartments, storage, RV parks, mobile home parks, light industrial, mixed use and other special use properties.