Strategic Decisions Group’s core competence in asset valuation and risk has made us an especially valuable partner in real estate decision-making, whether developing strategies to maximize the value of a specific commercial or industrial property or pinpointing the sources of risk and value in real estate portfolios.
SDG pioneered the application of decision and risk analysis to real estate valuation dating back to the U.S. savings and loan crisis in the late 1980s. Our work recognizes correlations among real-estate-owned (REO) assets that can influence value under different economic scenarios, providing a foundation for decision-making required to effectively manage and optimize the portfolio. Our evaluations have stood up to rigorous capital market and rating agency scrutiny.
We have assisted clients with a wide range of real estate decisions, including investment, financing, development and build-out, operating strategy, work-out, acquisition and divestiture, portfolio, and securitization. We work closely with the leading real estate developers throughout the world – particularly in rapidly growing regions of the Middle East, India, and Asia-Pacific – providing a seamless interface among public and private developers and technical and legal advisors. In this capacity we support our clients by:
- Developing the optimal strategy and business model for their projects
- Conducting financial analysis; quantifying the risk and return of the strategy and business model
- Defining the legal structure that best supports the business model
- Translating the legal structure and business parameters into the supporting legal agreements.
Our clients have included large private players, public owners, and leading banks in the U.S. and globally, including developing nations; and our competence spans analyzing hundreds of real properties, including office, retail, hotel, multifamily, residential, medical, warehouse, and agricultural. In addition, SDG has extensive consulting experience for clients in real estate-related businesses, such as mortgage lending, property/casualty insurance, and relocation services.