harles River Capital, Inc. ("CRC") is a private real estate
merchant bank, investor, and developer that has invested in opportunities
involving secured and unsecured real estate debt in addition to equity
joint ventures and property recapitalizations.
CRC's goal since its founding has been to achieve unparalleled rates of
return. CRC's hallmark has always been its willingness and ability to
seize opportunities quickly, remain flexible and to continually and successfully
adapt to changing market conditions.
The volatility of capital flows and the tendency of the banking system
to cynically over-finance and then under-finance the property sector provide
investment opportunities for us. In this environment, CRC has the ability
to identify, structure, and finance investments efficiently and discreetly
to produce optimal results.
Although there is no investment that can be characterized as typical,
investments made by CRC generally fall into one of three categories:
Critical to consummating investments is CRC's ability to move quickly
and decisively to analyze and assess potential investments.
Acquisition of real estate assets including debt instruments with a
short-to-medium term hold strategy.
Short-to-medium term mezzanine debt or preferred equity financing
to recapitalize a real estate operating company or individual asset.
Debt or equity financing for real estate development or rehabilitation
of existing assets in various property types.
For CRC, success in private equity investing depends not only on identifying
and consummating acquisitions and joint ventures, but also cultivating
and nurturing them.