Founder - Blackhawk Capital and Shadow Ventures. Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Commercial Real Estate Investor. Husband, father, dog owner, and baseball coach.
Want to buy your own building? It's a big step and you need to be prepared to be a landlord. How old is that roof? When was the A/C replaced? How much should you budget for common area maintenance, taxes, insurance, janitorial, G&A, R&M? Should you structure a formal lease for your company?
As on owner of property myself, I am happy to share my thoughts and give you tips from my years of owning buildings.
My firm is developing hotels, office buildings, retail centers, and industrial buildings across the US. I am happy to share the process, financial modeling, projections, timing, team make-up and capital structuring.
Since Blackhawk is a Private Equity firm and people find out we have access to large amounts of private capital, we see plenty of business plans across myriad industries. We have become pretty adept at reviewing, editing, and positioning them for funding. While we focus on real estate, private finance, and debt, we have also worked with restaurants, consumer products, energy companies, and several other startup businesses. I'd be happy to take some time to give you a few pointers on the best business plans I have seen and the ones that most often acquire funding.
Investment Director at a venture capital firm. We see hundreds of deals every year and are happy to help you formulate your pitch and financial projections to help raise capital.
Blackhawk Capital a private investment firm with access to several hundred family offices. We see new private investment deals every week and run them by our network of private families. Most of our families are Billionaires and are some of the most influential families in the country. I CANNOT connect you with them, but I can tell you how they think and analyze investments and the best way to get their attention.
The answer to your questions depends of what you're looking for. If you wanted limited service distressed hotels, try the Asian American Hotel Owners Association. If you want full service hotels, you will need to check with CMBS servicers like CIII, CW, Midland, KeyBank. Either way, I strongly recommend a broker or partner to help you sort through your REVPar, ADR, and Occupancy projections.
Happy to give a few personal recommendations depending on what you're looking for.
I agree with Bemis, to a degree. It's a fairly simple investment model because the management is easy (if you have the right manager) compared to retail, industrial, office, etc. Single tenant, NNN deals are a solid investment, but returns will be much lower (and safer) than self storage.
I have owned and managed SS (and debt secured by self storage) and we are looking to build a few new properties in the next three years. Happy to help if you need a few minutes on the phone.
Had a wonderful call with Matt. Would highly recommend him to anyone looking for advice in real estate and start up funding.
Had so much info in a short amount of time.
Right now I'm trying to build a rough roadmap for the next few years of my career, especially getting started on acquisitions. Matt was straightforward, honest and clear. Thanks Matt!
Great time talking to Matt, he gave me some good advise. Looking forward to follow up with him about my progress.
Matt provided excellent advice on my property development issue
Great Call! Looking forward to talk again.
Matt quickly answered my questions and pointed me in the right direction. Would highly recommend.
As always, just two words: on point!
Very knowledgeable and a nice guy.
Short and to the point. Matt was able to answer the question we needed to get us started on evaluating an opportunity.
I was able to tell from just a half hour phone call that Matt is a great mentor. He is very clear in his answers and has great advice. I highly recommend reaching out to him and I will definitely be speaking to him again!