Opportunity Funds

About the Fund

KCVG also focuses on opportunistic acquisition, financing and development opportunities on a variety of other real estate projects including retail, hotel, land, net leased properties, and financing and joint venture activities. 

THE FUND IN DEPTH

Fund Investment Criteria

The opportunity funds are “small-cap” investment vehicles organized to provide various forms of capital throughout the capital stack for commercial real estate opportunities through operating partners with an ability to provide proprietary deal flow through off market or direct deals through our extensive nationwide platform.  The Fund will consider investments which meet the following criteria:

  • All types of income-producing commercial real estate. Multifamily assets preferred.
  • Acquisitions and refinance opportunities preferred.
  • Purchase and finance the purchase of performing and non-performing commercial real estate loans where risk adjusted returns warrant.
  • Demonstration of a one to five year exit strategy.
Investment Parameters
  • Deal Size: $2 to 5 million in funds provided preferred. Larger and smaller deals will be considered on a limited basis.
  • Geography: National
Investment Structures
  • Bridge and High Leverage Loans: Loans for short-term capital needs such as a refinance of a maturing loan or a note purchase.
  • Mezzanine Loans: Provide additional leverage for the acquisition or refinancing of income producing properties which may be encumbered by existing debt that prohibits conventional secondary financing.
  • Preferred Equity: May be appropriate where the current financing prohibits the granting of a lien or a pledge of ownership interest.
  • Joint Venture Equity: The Fund will invest as a joint venture partner with qualified sponsors where there is significant opportunity for added cash flow and value.
Representative Transactions

Investment Acquisitions

KCVG Fund Investments
1401 South State Street (Downtown Chicago) – JV Equity
Investment Background:

Acquired a joint venture interest in the general partner of Marquette 1401 State Street Holding, LLC, which is the owner of 1401 South State Street, a 278-unit, Class A high-rise apartment complex located in Chicago’s South Loop submarket. The Project was constructed in 2008 and was developed by a joint venture between Equity Residential and Lincoln Property Company. 

Investment Rationale:

Opportunity to provide equity for a marque asset - a 22 story “urban style” building that has excellent views of both the Chicago Skyline as well as Lake Michigan and offers multiple floor plans including studios, one and two bedroom units, and penthouse units located on the upper floors.

Business Plan:

The Project was purchased at a discount to replacement cost and interiors are being upgraded to achieve the market rents at comparable Class A properties

Status:

Upon completion of the upgrades and the scale up to market rents, the Fund anticipates an exit from this investment.

Cal-Oaks (San Jose MSA) – Multifamily Preferred Equity
Investment Background:

Preferred equity investment in a 42-unit Class B apartment property recapitalization located in Mountain View, CA, six miles northwest of San Jose CBD near Google’s headquarters

Investment Rationale:

The property is located in an affluent, high-barrier-to-entry submarket, close to employment and retail; attractive basis compared to replacement cost; wide rent-to-own disparity.

Business Plan:

Provide general partner with capital to redeem a portion of the original limited partner interests and for property upgrades. High yield current return with “capped” option to redeem within 30 months from placement.

Status:

Preferred equity investment was redeemed in March, 2014

Planet Fitness: Single-Tenant Retail JV Equity
Investment Background:

Joint venture with a best in class operating partner for the acquisition of a vacant 20,000 SF retail big box and rehab and conversion into a new Planet Fitness facility in Chatham neighborhood, 10 miles south of Chicago’s CBD.

Investment Rationale:

Opportunity to create value through the acquisition of a vacant Bally’s Total Fitness located within the successful Chatham Market shopping center across the street from a new Wal-Mart in an under-retailed section of Chicago.

Business Plan:

Renovate space to deliver to Planet Fitness under a long-term net lease; sell upon rent commencement

Status:

Investment was sold and fully realized in December, 2014

Sunwood Village (Central Florida) – Multifamily Discounted Payoff Financing
Investment Background:

Discounted acquisition of first mortgage loan secured by a 78-unit apartment/townhome community located in Leesburg, FL, 30 miles northwest of Orlando and extension of bridge credit to borrower  

Investment Rationale:

Opportunity to realize significant current and residual return by providing “bridge” financing with near-term option for borrower to retire original bank debt at significant discount to par.

Business Plan:

Borrower “re-converted” condo to rental and needed time to stabilize occupancy to qualify for agency financing takeout of bridge financing.

Status:

Borrower repaid the loan in July, 2011