The MEI Investment Team puts your equity to work for you in a measurable way on investments made across the real estate spectrum. Using a value added approach, we measure success by our performance. We measure performance by real “day one” returns on your equity invested and by long term “future” capital appreciation on the real estate asset acquired. As managing partner, our 20/20 focus is on reaching our mutual short and long-term goals, thereby continually earning your trust and confidence daily.
The focus of the MEI Investment Team is two-fold. First, the transaction must be structured so that an agreed upon return on the invested dollars is generated from day one. Secondly, the real estate investment vehicle must provide realistic and achievable capital appreciation in the prescribed investment period. We are able to achieve this through leveraging 25 years of MEI’s real estate management and brokerage experience.
The real estate investment opportunities that the MEI Investment Team focuses on range in acquisition value from $5 million to $25 million and include properties in the following categories:
• Retail Shopping Centers
• Office Buildings (low and mid-rise)
• Industrial Parks
• Multi-family Residential
MEI: A History of Investment Success
For 25 years, MEI Real Estate Services has been adding value to real estate investment portfolios of pension funds, trusts, capital funds and private investors. The professionals at MEI have a profound understanding and expertise of the nuts and bolts of property management. Our unique brand of forward thinking management combined with the ability for seeing and realizing the future value of a real estate investment has set it apart from other firms. Our firm not only develops management strategies that work, but also successfully deploys these strategies to achieve ownership objectives time and again.
The MEI Investment Team starts to drive the success of the investment at the acquisition stage. At this stage, we pragmatically test a targeted real estate investment’s capability to achieve strict financial benchmarks. When NOI, cash flow, and capital appreciation indicate that these benchmarks can be achieved, then, and only then, do we entertain an acquisition structure followed by purchase negotiations that result in an acquisition at our targeted price. Our philosophy is that this is the stage at which the real estate investment’s future success is determined. Once acquired, we aggressively pursue the managerial and marketing steps that will lead to the successful investment returns and capital appreciation anticipated.
To facilitate most acquisitions, MEI utilizes a debt/equity structure that maximizes investor returns but does not cause risky operational financial concerns. In most cases debt is considered at levels where positive leverage adds to short term cash flow enhancement yet does not hinder long term capital appreciation.
The MEI Investment Team relies on efficient, repeatable real estate management and marketing processes developed over 25 years as an industry leader. MEI requires its management and brokerage teams to be college educated and to acquire professional designations such as the CPM®, RPA®, and CCIM®. While the Investment Team manages the risk/reward aspect of the investment, they work closely with management and marketing to ensure the efforts and decisions made at these levels most effectively and efficiently drive the desired investment returns. In this way the investment strategy conceived is most effectively implemented, thus ensuring the greatest possibility of success.