Real Estate Resources



We offer resources, provide services, and work with all stakeholders in the ever-changing real estate industry. Our resources and services consist of but not limited to; real estate consulting, guidance in transactional sales, property management, investment properties, risk protection, contracts, financing, market feasibility, consumer research, strategy development, valuations and cash flows, performance improvement, property analysis, and tenant placement.


Our clients trust us—and our in-depth experience—to provide them with deep, forward-looking insights that can help them strategically plan and make decisions with confidence. Clients include:

  • Business owners
  • Investors
  • Lenders
  • Operators

We provide services for fee and leasehold interests, debt and equity positions, securities investments, and complex property analysis and valuation. In addition, we provide transaction advisory services, asset and portfolio positioning and repositioning, portfolio strategy, and real estate financial analytics and modeling, as well as other services.

Types of Consulting Assignments

Strategy Development

Our diverse experience and broad exposure to business sectors and markets means that we can deliver valuable perspectives to help you set goals and create a plan to achieve them. We will work as an extension of your team to evaluate new deals or act as a sounding board for decisions.

Market Feasibility

We customize the level of analysis to your needs, from a quick first look to a thorough feasibility report to those who want the most confidence in their investment. SmartStart Elite Real Estate Report:

  • Potential Price & Pace
  • Positioning & Analysis
  • Location Analysis
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Product Recommendations
  • Forecasted Revenue
  • Property Analysis
  • Market Demographics and Consumer Insights
  • Demand by Life State & Price/Rent Range
  • Market Fundamentals & Risk
  • Recommended Designs, Features, & Amenities
  • Valuation


Consumer Research

Our consumer research programs (surveys and focus groups) build the confidence needed to design the right community with the appropriate amenities and segmentation.

Valuations and Cash Flows

Our valuation models and direct experience in managing cash flow and profitability expectations allow us to perform portfolio valuations on a project and portfolio level.

Community Segmentation

Based on years of research and refinement, our unique approach to lot and home product segmentation enables our clients to maximize their investment. Consumer research directly supports focused product development and sales efforts.

Demand Model by Life Stage and Price Point

Our model reconciles home buyer household growth with sales velocity. This tool offers great insight into the household composition (young couples, empty nesters, etc.) of home buyers by home price range and what the future growth will be, so you can build accordingly. We can run the model by MSA or for a particular area.

Performance Improvement

We apply our experience and market knowledge to help you identify ways to improve a project in order to make more money or reduce risk. Topics we can examine in depth:

  • Product positioning
  • Phase-by-phase pricing
  • Model merchandising
  • Asset monitoring for joint ventures
  • Thorough project improvement
  • Ongoing customized portfolio review

Expert Witness

Our specialists are available to provide expertise to support legal matters. Our expertise can be applied to opinions of pricing, value, processes, procedures and market conditions.

Loan Workouts/Restructuring

We make independent recommendations to maximize recovery by applying our market research, cash flow analysis, and valuation expertise. Our well-supported, unbiased analysis helps everyone agree on a plan.

Urban Residential and Mixed Use / Redevelopment

We provide detailed assistance with the planning for and implementation of urban residential and mixed-use development. Our services include:

  • Integrating sustainability into the mainstream urban development
  • Coordination with the redevelopment team
  • Competitive analysis (case studies and creative product planning)
  • Strategic planning for proposed development.