Real Estate

The alternative asset class of Real Estate has been found center stage in some of the greatest successes and failures of the last decade.  The unprecedented level of capital allocated to the category has made outsized performance and swift resolution of distress an imperative for all constituents.  Sophisticated insights, up to the minute knowledge of financial, regulatory and industry trends, and professionals that make an impact are a necessary resource.

Our Real Estate practice offers financial advisory, dispute resolution and management consulting services to enable real estate investors, lenders and users to drive resolution of distressed investments, deliver independent financial, economic and valuation experts in complex litigation and solve organizational challenges that impede performance.  We give our global clientele direct access to professionals experienced in the fields of finance, accounting, economics, valuation, law, engineering, architecture and construction.  Our personnel combine industry backgrounds, extensive consulting experience and the requisite certifications to assure the highest level of service quality.

Our service offerings include:

  • Financial & physical due diligence
  • Market & investment analysis
  • Equity & debt restructuring
  • Bankruptcy support
  • Causation & liability
  • Economic damages
  • Professional practice standards
  • Expert testimony
  • Business process improvement
  • Portfolio analysis
  • Organizational design
  • Risk management 

Read our insights and perspectives on the construction industry.

  • Storm Clouds on the Horizon: Foreign Real Estate Investments in Secondary U.S. Markets

    Insights on commercial real estate markets and trends in foreign and domestic capital investment.

  • Real Estate Quarterly Dialogue (2Q13)

    Impending Debt Maturity



Preserving Investment Value

A $20 billion hedge fund provided mezzanine debt and equity financing for 19 residential communities and each property had associated acquisition and development loans held by a local or New York bank. The decline in the U.S. housing market in 2007 resulted in foreclosure actions and enforcement of payment guarantees on those loans. Navigant was retained to assess the financial outlook for each development, develop alternatives for recovery, and negotiate a resolution that preserved value for equity holders and enhanced the potential for recovery by debt holders.

Creating Risk Management

A real estate fund manager with $2 billion in assets under management was under scrutiny by regulators and the internal audit department of its life insurance parent company.  A series of events impacted the fund had revealed areas of manager non-compliance and, in one instance, precipitated litigation on the standard of care.  A comprehensive risk analysis, design and creation of leading practice policy manual and a program of change management throughout the functions of the manager were implemented on an accelerated timeline.  The manager satisfied all forms of internal and external review.

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