Back in 2005, long before most of the competition, we saw very stormy times ahead in the Real Estate and overall economies. In response to this, we developed a program that we called RPO, Real Estate Portfolio Optimization.
The idea was as the market was shifting there would be a double hit for institutions and Not-for-Profit’s in particular. When you couple a slowing economy with overall budget cuts and the government’s tightening of the belt you end up with a cash crunch for these Not-for-Profit’s. The RPO program was designed to take a look at NFP’s real estate portfolio’s, which shockingly were viewed as liabilities, and convert them into positive cash flowing assets. The strategy was to identify, assess, optimize and where appropriate liquidate - in essence to drive revenue and value engineer, doing all the things that a proper Real Estate portfolio should have done to it with regularity. This would give the ability to take these assets that were previously a liability and turn them into positive drive cash flowing assets. At the end of day, the idea was to create more liquidity to fund the mission for the particular Not-for-Profit.
We have now discussed and deployed this over the last several years many times with great success. We are predicting uncertain times again in the next 18-30 months so we will be ramping up efforts to deploy the RPO services once again. So, if you are a Not-for-Profit or Institution, perhaps you are a church that is looking to loosen up some cash, please give us a call and let’s see what Casandra Properties can do for your real estate portfolio.