Corporate Finance & Investment Banking - Cushman & Wakefield

Corporate Finance & Investment Banking

Corporate Finance & Investment Banking provides property-, portfolio- and entity-level financing products, structured leases and comprehensive advisory services for our occupier clients.

We create and execute solutions that maximize value, minimize costs and optimize the financial, accounting and tax implications associated with real estate transactions in order to improve company performance.

Who Should Use the Service?


We work with owner/occupiers and users of real estate, as well as REITs. Our professionals provide expertise in:

  • Acquisitions/dispositions (sale-leaseback, net lease sale, build-to-suit, 1031 exchange, straight leasing, subleasing/assignment and lease buyout, and one-time lease portfolio disposition for surplus liabilities).
  • Debt finance (floating and fixed rate, tax exempt, interest rate hedging, mortgage-backed securities, restructuring, and bond securitization) for our occupier clients.
  • Equity finance (joint venture and entity-level equity investments, and public private partnerships) for our occupier clients.
  • Fairness opinions and securities transactions (stock offerings, share repurchases, private REIT).
  • REIT services (M&A advisory, equity underwriting, and comprehensive advisory services).

Licensed registered representatives offer securities-related services through Cushman & Wakefield Securities, Inc. (member FINRA/SIPC). Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. and Cushman & Wakefield Securities, Inc. are affiliated entities.

How Can We Help?


Maximizing value

We explore all options to develop the most innovative financing and control strategies available to free up capital and achieve the maximum value of each client’s real estate asset or portfolio.

Tax mitigation

We structure transactions to minimize tax cost or maximize tax benefits, including: tax credits, depreciation, interest benefits, and tax-exempt financing.

Accounting objectives

We execute financial structures that reduce balance sheet leverage, and therefore enhance the overall credit profile of our clients.

Reducing on-going costs

We assess third party ownership and capital stack participation, quantify the impact of tenancy on asset valuation, and structure a means by which clients can capture a portion of that value.

Maximizing flexibility

We assist in rationalizing real estate in anticipation of changing conditions, evaluating economic and operational implications of a range of options, and executing structures that allow control while maintaining occupancy/control optionalities.

Adding Value - the Advantages of Our Approach


Unique combination of capital markets and real estate experience

Corporate Finance & Investment Banking professionals provide traditional investment banking services within the envelope of one of the largest full-service real estate organizations in the world.

Custom-tailored approach

We design and analyze carefully crafted alternative transaction structures to maximize specific objectives, evaluating and comparing the options based upon each client’s unique factors and situation, including financial and credit strength.

Local and overall real estate and capital markets expertise

We partner with on-the-ground brokerage, valuation, and corporate services professionals in order to provide a comprehensive knowledge of local and national market conditions, and deliver best-in-class real estate and capital markets services.

Maximum competition through vast network of investor contacts

Leveraging our extensive network of potential buyers creates a competitive bidding process and drives transaction values. We cultivate and maintain relationships with more than 1,500 capital sources, including local investors as well as the most aggressive capital providers in the world.

Successful execution

The team provides sophisticated and seasoned advocacy, continuity, and careful attention to detail, ensuring the best transaction result.

Experience and Resources


Our national platform includes over 20 professionals located in New York, Dallas and Washington D.C. With an average of more than 20 years of industry experience, the backgrounds of our professionals span every facet of the industry, including: corporate real estate, corporate finance, accounting, taxation, ownership, development, and strategic planning.

Contacts

Louis Wolfowitz

Louis Wolfowitz

CM Corporate Finance

New York, NY

T: +1 212 841-7784

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