Case Studies

  • Business Planning & Strategy for Double Bottom-Line Investing

    Management Consulting

    Working closely with senior management and the client’s strategy team, RCLCO provided business planning services and evaluated the viability of funding an economically viable social impact strategy.

  • Strategic Planning Services & Asset Management Standardization

    Management Consulting

    RCLCO was retained to conduct corporate strategic planning for a private family-owned real estate holding company that had recently undergone significant leadership transition.

  • Performance Audit & Real Estate Management Assessment

    Management Consulting

    RCLCO was retained to evaluate the performance of the real estate division of a large family office, which worked with RCLCO to identify core competencies and performance gaps for key real estate functions.

  • Partnership Restructuring

    Assest Management

    We advised how to restructure the venture and partnership agreement given the increase in costs and to ensure maximum alignment of interests.

  • Palmetto Bluff Strategic Development & Segmentation Strategy

    Real Estate Economics

    RCLCO was retained by Crescent Communities to provide strategic recommendations and a detailed segmentation strategy for the master-planned community of Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, South Carolina. At the time the community, like the industry overall, w...

  • Sacramento City Center

    Real Estate Economics

    With the Sacramento Kings poised to build a new arena in Downtown Sacramento, the time was ripe for land owners around the planned stadium to explore changes in market conditions driving development from the improvements that the arena would catalyze.

  • Landmark Mall

    Real Estate Economics

    Landmark was a mid-1960, 675,000 square foot regional shopping center with Macy’s (originally Hechts), Sears and Lord & Taylor (originally Woodward & Lathrop) anchors. Originally an open air center, it was enclosed in the 1990s to improve its competi...

  • Tropicana Field Site Masterplan

    Real Estate Economics

    RCLCO, as part of a vision planning team led by HKS Architects, was selected by the City of St. Petersburg, Florida to provide master planning services for the Tropicana Field site in Downtown St. Petersburg, currently home to the Tampa Bay Rays.

  • Analysis for the Lafitte Corridor

    Real Estate Economics

    As one of New Orleans’ signature revitalization projects in the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the Lafitte Greenway was set to transform a former shipping canal and railroad right-of-way running through the heart of the city into a vib...

  • Centennial Campus North Carolina State University

    Real Estate Economics

    The Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University is a highly successful model of integrated research and academic facilities. The University administration retained RCLCO to help improve the park’s competitiveness and we recommended exploring...

  • Residential & Commercial Development Strategy for the Sienna Plantation MPC

    Real Estate Economics

    RCLCO was engaged by Toll Brothers to evaluate the remaining 3,700 acres of Siena Plantation, an established master-planned community in Fort Bend County, Texas, a suburb of Houston.

  • Competitive Advantages & Outlook for D.C. Submarket

    Real Estate Economics

    LCOR, a national real estate development, investment, operations, and asset-management company, was planning the development of a rental apartment community in the then pioneering new neighborhood called the Union Market District of Washington, D.C

  • A History of Providing Analyses & Strategy Recommendations for Lakewood Ranch

    Real Estate Economics

    The 8,500 acre Lakewood Ranch, part of the 28,000 acre Shroeder-Manatee Ranch, is one of the top selling master planned communities in the U.S. It is home to nearly 12,000 households and over 15,000 employees working at over 1,385 businesses. It is bei...

  • Hercules Bayfront

    Real Estate Economics

    Traditional mixed-use neighborhoods and integrated transit located along the waterfront in Hercules, California is the foundation of Hercules Bayfront. Hercules is centrally located in the San Francisco Bay Area along the I-80 corridor and is within mi...

  • Sandy Steps

    Real Estate Economics

    Sandy, Utah is an urbanizing suburb of Salt Lake City located about 15 miles south of downtown along the I-15 freeway. The city of approximately 90,000 is located with the Wasatch region’s desired corridor and grew rapidly as a “bedroom” communit...

  • Atlanta Beltline

    Real Estate Economics

    During the past 20 years, metropolitan Atlanta’s growth has occurred in widely spread and disconnected pockets of development which have strained the region’s quality of life and economic growth

  • Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District

    Real Estate Economics

    The Capitol Riverfront BID is well-situated in a downtown adjacent, Metro-accessible location, without the constraints of being built out on an FAR and zoning basis. However, in the District of Columbia, investment in locations along the Green Line—i...

  • Strategic Planning Services for Kettler, Inc.

    Management Consulting

    RCLCO was retained to conduct corporate strategic planning at the holding company level, and then proceeded to conduct strategy plans for the two main operating divisions of the company, including the multifamily development company and the residential...

  • Strategic Planning Services for Investors Real Estate Trust

    Management Consulting

    In 2016, IRET made the decision to pivot from a multifaceted real estate company with a mix of rental apartments, senior housing, medical office and other commercial assets, to a single-purpose multifamily REIT focused on the upper Midwestern markets. ...

  • Transwestern Corporate Strategy

    Management Consulting

    Founded in 1978, Transwestern Property Company developed 5 million square feet of space in more than 35 institutional-quality office and industrial projects in Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio until the real estate market collapsed in the mid '8...

  • Structuring a Strategic Acquisition on Behalf of an Institutional Investor

    Investment Strategy

    On behalf of an institutional investor client, RCLCO sourced an “off-market” opportunity to recapitalize a best-in-class national apartment developer and operator. The transaction represents a significant strategic step forward for our client, esta...

  • Investment Strategy for a U.S. Public Pension Fund

    Investment Strategy

    Our work with a U.S. Public Pension Fund (“Fund”) illustrates our ability to apply an evidence-based, strategic approach that is grounded in an understanding of project-level economics to reorient a public pension fund’s real estate portfolio on ...

  • Implementation of an Asset Management System That Reduced Errors & Increased Analysis Capabilities

    Assest Management

    Institutional investors are always seeking to achieve their required rate of returns within their set risk appetite by analyzing their portfolio utilizing actionable information.

  • Asset Management for a U.S. Public Pension Fund

    Assest Management

    RCLCO reoriented the real estate portfolio on a path toward real growth and income generation.

  • Minerva Realty Consultants – Retail Research & Consulting for a Hedge Fund Client

    A fund requested independent research and consulting on retail REITs, retailers, and the status of the retail market in light of the changing retail landscape and impact of e-commerce.

  • Minerva Realty Consultants – Litigation Support for a Hedge Fund Client

    A fund held the majority interest in a securitization that was placed into bankruptcy.  Minerva Realty Consultants was retained to provide shadow ratings over various periods of time for the real estate companies’ bonds in the securitization. These ...

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