Clearview seeks to provide investors with attractive risk-adjusted returns across real estate and economic cycles. We achieve this through our disciplined investment approach that allows us to source and acquire properties with asymmetric return potential and execute on a comprehensive plan carefully developed to maximize the value of each asset while mitigating risks.
Buy Low, Sell High, Buy Low...
Although Clearview has made profitable acquisitions in virtually every year since its founding, our most successful strategy has been to capitalize on the cyclical upturns and downturns by focusing aggressively on acquisitions following "busts" like the Savings and Loans crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s as well as the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-2008 and increasing asset dispositions as "booms" mature. As valuations have risen while the economic outlook has darkened, we have slowed our acquisition activity but continue to evaluate defensive-oriented real estate as well as the proverbial "needle-in-the-haystack" opportunities.
Identify Changing Trends & Anticipate Capital Flows
We leverage our own extensive knowledge and expertise as well as our extensive global network of brokers, lenders, development partners, consultants, analysts, economists, and other industry participants to pay close attention to and understand market and industry trends and then act quickly and decisively to stay ahead of direction changes in capital flows.
Buy Properties with Attractive Risk/Return Profiles
Using our deep market and industry relationships, we seek to source deals that have highly attractive risk/return profiles. The properties that we acquire will be well-located but will be undervalued relative to their potential due to changing market dynamics, the lack of capital investment, tenant issues, and/or ineffective management. Typically, we are able to purchase assets below their replacement costs or at a significant discount to their intrinsic value.
Utilize Debt Judiciously for Positive Return Leverage
For each investment, Clearview carefully analyzes a property's existing and potential cash flows to determine the appropriate size and duration of leverage for enhancing investor returns and stretching the purchasing power of our investors' capital. As the cash flows and value of the property increases with the successful execution of our asset management plan, we will often refinance a loan as a way of returning our investors' capital rather than through a premature sale.
Proactive Asset Management
We pride ourselves on our ability to stabilize and add significant value to our investments through our exceptional asset management capabilities. This process begins long before closing if not immediately, and as a result, we typically already have an asset's problems solved in principle if not in practice even before we take ownership.