Strategies

Investment Process
  • 1

    Identify Opportunity

    Utilize Intercontinental's broad network of owner/seller, joint-venture operators and real estate brokerage contacts to identify properties that are being marketed for sale and “off-market” properties without brokerage representation.

  • 2

    Review Fit with Investment Strategy

    Acquisitions/portfolio management teams collectively determine whether a property fits the investment strategy of the Intercontinental fund.

  • 3

    Perform Due Diligence

    Intercontinental utilizes internal and external personnel ranging from asset management, development and research to engineers, architects and attorneys to conduct a complete physical, financial and legal review of the property opportunity.

  • 4

    Negotiate Purchase

    Purchase and Sale Agreement is finalized and executed, providing the Buyer the appropriate time for due diligence.

  • 5

    Create Detailed Investment Memo

    Once an acquisition with attractive risk-adjusted returns is identified, an investment summary memorandum is organized to support Intercontinental's Investment Committee in determining appropriate next steps.

  • 6

    Investment Committee Approval

    Final Investment Committee summary package is presented to the Investment Committee for approval with bottom-line pricing determined.

  • 7

    Acquire Asset

    Seller is presented final pricing. Upon the Seller accepting final pricing, the property is acquired and transferred to Intercontinental’s Asset Management Group.

  • 8

    Optimize Performance

    The appropriate asset management and construction management plan is formulated and implemented to attempt to maximize the asset’s value.

  • 9

    Harvest Asset

    After stabilizing and/or maximizing the asset’s value, the Intercontinental's Asset Management and Portfolio Management groups regularly review and determine annual budgets, capital improvement plans and target exit pricing to match the given property to the Intercontinental Fund's objectives.

Real Estate Investment

Intercontinental is an SEC Registered Investment Adviser and Qualified Professional Asset Manager (QPAM) that has provided innovative real estate investment management solutions to corporations, insurance companies, foreign governments, domestic pension plans, Taft-Hartley Trust Funds, banks, university endowments and high net-worth individuals.

As stewards of client capital, Intercontinental continually strives to uphold the highest standards of integrity, transparency, professionalism and communication to best serve clients. Intercontinental offers a range of real estate investment management services that are tailored to meet investor needs.

Intercontinental’s investment approach emphasizes capital preservation and value enhancement. Risk mitigation and value creation are central to the Intercontinental’s unique combination of “bricks and mortar” operating expertise together with a highly disciplined approach to real estate investment management.


Real Estate Development

Creativity and risk management are central to Intercontinental’s approach to development. Surveying market opportunities; testing concept feasibility with governmental agencies and neighborhood groups; managing entitlement timelines and duration; maximizing buildable programs and F.A.R.; coordination of all professionals (i.e. owner, design team, construction manager, general contractor, leasing agents, tenants; etc.). Intercontinental draws heavily on the experience and tenure of its professionals who uniquely combine for decades of development experience.

  • Site Selection
  • Feasibility
  • Asset Due Diligence
  • Acquisition
  • Neighborhood Meetings
  • Entitlement and Permits
  • Project Coordination and Management
  • Architectural Design and Engineering
  • Consulting and Advisory
  • Services
  • Finance

Construction Management

As contractor and general contractor, Intercontinental built a range of project types for 40 years (from 1959 through 1999). Beginning with Intercontinental’s Fund II, the Company stepped out of the direct contracting business. Since then, Intercontinental has continued to use its foundation and deep experience in construction to serve as Construction Manager to oversee some of the best building companies in the industry in its value-add projects. Intercontinental’s ability to coordinate architects, consultants and contractors behind a coherent and well-communicated vision with clearly set goals for a project from start to finish is the essence of on-budget and on-time project delivery–the two most important elements of risk-mitigation and value creation.

  • Pre-Construction Services
  • Value Engineering
  • Estimating
  • Environmental Services
  • Consulting
  • Project Management

Asset Management

A leader in real estate property management, Intercontinental has been operating and managing real estate investments across a fully diversified range of property types since the early 1970’s.

Intercontinental’s real estate property management asset professionals directly evaluate the challenges and opportunities of each individual building’s strategy. With the goal of enhancing asset value, Intercontinental strives to maximize rental revenue for each client while reducing operating costs.

Asset Management Services include:

  • Property Management
  • Supervision of 3rd Party
  • Property Management
  • Property Accounting
  • Capital Improvement Planning
  • Leasing
  • Market Analysis
  • Brokerage Sales