Services

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Capitalization / Debt & Equity Placement

CFL advises and structures the most efficient capital structure for each individual unique transaction for the Client and/or its own account.  Whether the capitalization is an individual asset, a portfolio of assets, a corporate spin-off of real estate assets, a merger of companies holding assets, or an investment in the a platform, CFL strives to produce the best results in a realistic but fast execution.  Since these assignments are success fee driven, CFL uses all its resources to execute and close quickly even if CFL is required to bridge the gap with its own debt and equity to close the deal on time and on track.  Transactions include: capital restructurings, refinancing, buy-out of limited partners, stock or share repurchases, acquisitions, development and construction loans, portfolio loans, plus corporate loans and other financing(s). 

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Investment Banking

The Firm provides investment banking services for corporate and real estate clients.  The Firm's services include: 


  • Buyside Advisory
  • Single asset and Portfolio acquisition Analysis
  • Investment Analysis
  • Divestitures, Spin-offs,  and Dispositions
  • Recapitalizations
  • Strategic Advisory Services
  • Restructuring Advisory
  • Business Plan Development and Implementation

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Merchant Banking

As a merchant bank, the Firm actively provides real estate bridge loans to clients, as an accommodation ranging from $250,000 to $10 million. The interest rates and terms are subject to availability of funds, timing required to close the loan, and the quality of the underlying asset(s).  Larger loans are available but CFL then syndicates the loan above certain hurdles.


We have closed nearly half of $1.0 billion of these financing(s) over the last 12 years.  

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Co-Investment Services

CFL is a co-sponsor or co-GP of corporate entities controlling numerous real estate assets throughout the US.  CFL typically invests 10% to 50% of the GP monies required for sponsors.  CFL invests in small privately owned and publicly traded real estate companies.  Under the 1940 act, we or affiliated companies act as an issuer(s) raising capital for real estate and corporate debt, common and preferred equity, hybrid securities, and PIK like structures.  Typically, we invest in one to five opportunities each month.  CFL also acquires distressed debt for its own account through newly formed affiliate(s)  and our investors.      

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Direct Investment

The Company is investing directly into operating businesses as well as real estate investments through preferred equity, Co-GP investments, and silent LP monies.  The Company has been quietly making investments and seeking to grow its assets and companies under management.
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Platform Financing/ Enterprise Development

Internal Platforms.  We form new financing platforms to service niche financial markets and products.  The firm directly provides generalized gap financing, bridge financing, debt, and equity financing for all types of real estate assets.  Through affiliates, we provide non recognized bridge preferred equity, co-GP equity, loans secured by membership interests in real estate limited liability companies, hard money first mortgage loans, plus hard money second mortgages.     


External Platforms.  We assist middle market and early stage companies in raising seed capital, short term bridge debt, intermediate and long term debt, convertible debt, convertible equity, preferred equity plus equity to fulfill real estate services platforms growth requirements.  We invest our own money side by side with select sponsors in their direct enterprise in different real estate related industries including but not limited to residential multifamily developers, value-add multifamily operators, senior housing, health care facilities, retail shopping centers and NNN retail, industrial income producing properties, corporate housing, dormitory housing, and hospitality.

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CRE Debt Restructuring

Since early 2007, CFL has represented commercial real estate (CRE) borrowers, including Operating Partners, General Partners, Limited Partners and Institutional Investors, regarding a broad range of debt restructuring situations.


Services include advising upon: conventional debt and equity recapitalization(s); loan extensions/modifications; structured loans with securitized A-notes, B-notes and mezzanine classes; construction loans secured by an incomplete development project; depleted equity with onerous tax consequences to the borrower, resulting from foreclosure or offering a deed-in-lieu; loans with multiple institutional lender participants, etc.  


CFL purchases individual defaulted loans and and loan pools across the US. 


CFL has created new financial structures in order to complete restructuring(s) and recapitalization(s).


CFL excels in both restructuring existing debt and recommending the appropriate capital structures to avoid future disruptions.


Principals of CFL have completed restructuring(s) since the early 1980's.

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Private Client Advocacy

The Firm is often hired to represent a borrower, owner, or purchaser after the fact to determine the best negotiation for terms in a recapitalization, financing, or acquisition.  If a renegotiation of terms or conditions, or just an extension for closing or sophisticated tax restructuring, the Firm is relied upon to assure the best execution for the Client.


The old saying, that "an attorney that represents himself in court has a fool for a client" is often true in negotiating price, terms, and conditions of a sale, acquisition, financing, recapitalization, and/or a refinancing.  The Firm is often hired for these results and they are success fee driven (so no compensation without success) but small flat fees because they enhance the experience and relationship between the Client and the Firm.

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Private Capital Advisory

CFL is retained to underwrite the Client's entire business lines and provide recommendations regarding resource allocation, reinvestment options and opportunities, potential joint-ventures, advising and obtaining debt and equity credit lines for acquisition and M&A opportunities, and a variety of other options.  CFL will also introduce single asset acquisitions as well as merger candidates for the Client to accelerate their growth prospects.

CFL leverages its superior corporate and real estate experience to assist both public and private companies in:


  • Structuring a recapitalization for a fund or portfolio.

  • Arrange a merger or reverse merger into public and private vehicles.

  • Arrange the sale or purchase of illiquid real estate private and/or public equity vehicles for its clients.

  • Finding customized real estate products particularly tailored to the requirements of the investor or sponsor.
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Institutional Property Sales

CFL specializes in the disposition of institutional real estate assets, portfolios and commercial mortgage whole loans for life insurance companies, banks, pension funds, investment banks, opportunity funds and private investors.  CFL has a proven track record with complex structured transactions.  A senior member of the firm leads the process from origination through closing, to ensure a high quality execution.  CFL is best known for conducting high end private off market sales and acquisition assignments but will conduct an auction process if requested by a seller.  Clients that prefer total confidentiality will use CFL to maximize price as an off market transaction .

CFL also completes acquisition representation for Clients as buyers of assets paid by the Client.  In this case,  CFL is not conflicted from a seller's commission like most real estate brokers representing owners.

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Public Private Partnerships- Governmental Advisory Services

Historically, CFL advises quasi government (NGOs), government agencies, and governments of creating moderate, affordable, and low income mass housing; related developments of infrastructure and connecting railway systems for TODs (transit oriented developments).  Principals of CFl have advised provinces in China, the Republic of Turkey, and the Republic of Ghana in creating affordable housing linked to TODS.  This engagement entails developing an independent power generation and water treatment facilities.  These assignments are often Pro Bono for the design of Request for Proposal(s) and then later compensated from private capital raises if the project in question moves ahead.




Chesterfield Faring LTD
Chesterfield Faring LTD

Services

Capitalization / Debt & Equity Placement

CFL advises and structures the most efficient capital structure for each individual unique transaction for the Client and/or its own account.  Whether the capitalization is an individual asset, a portfolio of assets, a corporate spin-off of real estate assets, a merger of companies holding assets, or an investment in the a platform, CFL strives to produce the best results in a realistic but fast execution.  Since these assignments are success fee driven, CFL uses all its resources to execute and close quickly even if CFL is required to bridge the gap with its own debt and equity to close the deal on time and on track.  Transactions include: capital restructurings, refinancing, buy-out of limited partners, stock or share repurchases, acquisitions, development and construction loans, portfolio loans, plus corporate loans and other financing(s). 

Investment Banking

The Firm provides investment banking services for corporate and real estate clients.  The Firm's services include: 

Merchant Banking

As a merchant bank, the Firm actively provides real estate bridge loans to clients, as an accommodation ranging from $250,000 to $10 million. The interest rates and terms are subject to availability of funds, timing required to close the loan, and the quality of the underlying asset(s).  Larger loans are available but CFL then syndicates the loan above certain hurdles.


We have closed nearly half of $1.0 billion of these financing(s) over the last 12 years.  

Co-Investment Services

CFL is a co-sponsor or co-GP of corporate entities controlling numerous real estate assets throughout the US.  CFL typically invests 10% to 50% of the GP monies required for sponsors.  CFL invests in small privately owned and publicly traded real estate companies.  Under the 1940 act, we or affiliated companies act as an issuer(s) raising capital for real estate and corporate debt, common and preferred equity, hybrid securities, and PIK like structures.  Typically, we invest in one to five opportunities each month.  CFL also acquires distressed debt for its own account through newly formed affiliate(s)  and our investors.      

Direct Lending

We make direct loans and investments to our clients and borrowers.

Direct Investment

The Company is investing directly into operating businesses as well as real estate investments through preferred equity, Co-GP investments, and silent LP monies.  The Company has been quietly making investments and seeking to grow its assets and companies under management.

Platform Financing/ Enterprise Development

Internal Platforms.  We form new financing platforms to service niche financial markets and products.  The firm directly provides generalized gap financing, bridge financing, debt, and equity financing for all types of real estate assets.  Through affiliates, we provide non recognized bridge preferred equity, co-GP equity, loans secured by membership interests in real estate limited liability companies, hard money first mortgage loans, plus hard money second mortgages.     


External Platforms.  We assist middle market and early stage companies in raising seed capital, short term bridge debt, intermediate and long term debt, convertible debt, convertible equity, preferred equity plus equity to fulfill real estate services platforms growth requirements.  We invest our own money side by side with select sponsors in their direct enterprise in different real estate related industries including but not limited to residential multifamily developers, value-add multifamily operators, senior housing, health care facilities, retail shopping centers and NNN retail, industrial income producing properties, corporate housing, dormitory housing, and hospitality.

CRE Debt Restructuring

Since early 2007, CFL has represented commercial real estate (CRE) borrowers, including Operating Partners, General Partners, Limited Partners and Institutional Investors, regarding a broad range of debt restructuring situations.


Services include advising upon: conventional debt and equity recapitalization(s); loan extensions/modifications; structured loans with securitized A-notes, B-notes and mezzanine classes; construction loans secured by an incomplete development project; depleted equity with onerous tax consequences to the borrower, resulting from foreclosure or offering a deed-in-lieu; loans with multiple institutional lender participants, etc.  


CFL purchases individual defaulted loans and and loan pools across the US. 


CFL has created new financial structures in order to complete restructuring(s) and recapitalization(s).


CFL excels in both restructuring existing debt and recommending the appropriate capital structures to avoid future disruptions.


Principals of CFL have completed restructuring(s) since the early 1980's.

Private Client Advocacy

The Firm is often hired to represent a borrower, owner, or purchaser after the fact to determine the best negotiation for terms in a recapitalization, financing, or acquisition.  If a renegotiation of terms or conditions, or just an extension for closing or sophisticated tax restructuring, the Firm is relied upon to assure the best execution for the Client.


The old saying, that "an attorney that represents himself in court has a fool for a client" is often true in negotiating price, terms, and conditions of a sale, acquisition, financing, recapitalization, and/or a refinancing.  The Firm is often hired for these results and they are success fee driven (so no compensation without success) but small flat fees because they enhance the experience and relationship between the Client and the Firm.

Private Capital Advisory

CFL is retained to underwrite the Client's entire business lines and provide recommendations regarding resource allocation, reinvestment options and opportunities, potential joint-ventures, advising and obtaining debt and equity credit lines for acquisition and M&A opportunities, and a variety of other options.  CFL will also introduce single asset acquisitions as well as merger candidates for the Client to accelerate their growth prospects.

CFL leverages its superior corporate and real estate experience to assist both public and private companies in:

Institutional Property Sales

CFL specializes in the disposition of institutional real estate assets, portfolios and commercial mortgage whole loans for life insurance companies, banks, pension funds, investment banks, opportunity funds and private investors.  CFL has a proven track record with complex structured transactions.  A senior member of the firm leads the process from origination through closing, to ensure a high quality execution.  CFL is best known for conducting high end private off market sales and acquisition assignments but will conduct an auction process if requested by a seller.  Clients that prefer total confidentiality will use CFL to maximize price as an off market transaction .

CFL also completes acquisition representation for Clients as buyers of assets paid by the Client.  In this case,  CFL is not conflicted from a seller's commission like most real estate brokers representing owners.

Public Private Partnerships- Governmental Advisory Services

Historically, CFL advises quasi government (NGOs), government agencies, and governments of creating moderate, affordable, and low income mass housing; related developments of infrastructure and connecting railway systems for TODs (transit oriented developments).  Principals of CFl have advised provinces in China, the Republic of Turkey, and the Republic of Ghana in creating affordable housing linked to TODS.  This engagement entails developing an independent power generation and water treatment facilities.  These assignments are often Pro Bono for the design of Request for Proposal(s) and then later compensated from private capital raises if the project in question moves ahead.