Real Estate Portfolio Strategy
Designing a portfolio to outperform today and tomorrow
We understand the importance of portfolio design as a primary determinant of economic performance, and our research has consistently demonstrated the importance of product and market selection in driving portfolio returns that outperform the sector as a whole.
We help clients across traditional and alternative real estate product types and all U.S. markets develop portfolio strategies that take advantage of market movements. Our portfolio consulting builds on an over 50 year legacy of evaluating the fundamentals of supply and demand in both the property and capital markets. We work with every client to rigorously assess the macro-trends driving performance and craft a future-proofed portfolio that capitalizes on those shifts. And, our recommendations always incorporate a careful consideration of economic cycles and risk to support the creation of a more resilient asset base.
Our Portfolio Strategy Expertise
Building on rigorous analytical methods tailored to the real estate industry, our team helps companies design strategically-aligned portfolios that are well-positioned for future growth.
Take advantage of next-gen trends
Leading real estate companies are making investment decisions with an outlook beyond the traditional 7 to 10 year investment horizon. We help clients understand the big themes impacting the real estate market over the long-term and how to position their portfolio to take advantage of the future that lies around-the-corner.
Seize attractive new market opportunities
Entering a new market or expanding into a new real estate product type can be a make or break moment for growing real estate companies. Our product/market selection and entry efforts help clients identify the right targets and execute expansion strategically while mitigating risk.
Understand performance and identify areas of weakness
Developing an objective understanding of your portfolio’s past performance can be an essential starting point to capturing future value. We are frequently asked by clients to conduct a performance audit and benchmarking to identify their performance relative to a peerset, the areas in which their organization has excelled, and portfolio or operational adjustments that can be made to support better performance in the future.
Our Portfolio Services
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▼ Assess and optimize your asset base
Leading real estate companies are differentiated by the strength of their portfolios. We work with organizations to evaluate existing portfolios and design a future state that is aligned with the company’s strategy, resilient in the face of market risks, and positioned to benefit from thematic changes in the market
» Portfolio evolution and modeling
» Portfolio risk assessment
» Exposure & concentration analysis
» Portfolio rotation planning
Product/Market Selection & Entry
▼ Expand your portfolio accretively
Investing in a new geography or product type requires careful analysis and planning. We will work with your team to identify economically attractive investment opportunities, define the competitive landscape, and craft a market entry plan that leverages your organization’s strengths to create competitive advantage in the target market.
» Market opportunity analysis
» Opportunity prioritization and ranking
» Competitive landscape analysis
» Go-to-market strategy
▼ Understand your performance
Through an analytically-driven deep-dive in project-level and portfolio-level economic results, we evaluate clients’ historical performance relative to market benchmarks. Our analysis helps isolate organizational strengths and weaknesses.
» Portfolio benchmarking
» Capability/gap analysis
Sample Project Experience
Case Study: Evaluating Portfolio Performance & Assessin...Case Study: Evaluating Portfolio Performance & Assessing Organizational Capabilities
Despite a strong track record of development, a family offic...Despite a strong track record of development, a family office’s recent projects suggested that the robust economic results may h...Read full case study
Case Study: Developing a Plan to Enter a New Market
One of Britain’s largest investment managers had successfu...One of Britain’s largest investment managers had successfully developed a model of investing in large scale mixed-use developmen...Read full case study
Case Study: Implementing a Focused, Growth-oriented Geograph...Case Study: Implementing a Focused, Growth-oriented Geographic Strategy
In 2016, IRET (now Centerspace) pivoted from a multifaceted ...In 2016, IRET (now Centerspace) pivoted from a multifaceted real estate company with a mix of commercial assets, to a single-purpo...Read full case study
Case Study: Transitioning to Raising Third-party Equity
A diversified real estate investor and operator approached R...A diversified real estate investor and operator approached RCLCO to help it transition its capital structure away from deal-by-dea...Read full case study
Case Study: Strategic Planning Services & Asset Managem...Case Study: Strategic Planning Services & Asset Management Standardization
RCLCO was retained to conduct corporate strategic planning f...RCLCO was retained to conduct corporate strategic planning for a private family-owned real estate holding company that had recentl...Read full case study
Case Study: Performance Audit & Real Estate Management ...Case Study: Performance Audit & Real Estate Management Assessment
RCLCO was retained to evaluate the performance of the real e...RCLCO was retained to evaluate the performance of the real estate division of a large family office, which worked with RCLCO to id...Read full case study
Case Study: Transwestern Corporate Strategy
Founded in 1978, Transwestern Property Company developed 5 m...Founded in 1978, Transwestern Property Company developed 5 million square feet of space in more than 35 institutional-quality offi...Read full case study