The current market is facing investment problems with refinancing, completing construction, mortgage defaults, poorly positioned developments, and other credit related issues.  Very few owners ever expected to be in the situation they currently find themselves.  They may have gotten into these investments quickly, but they will take some real effort to resolve and will require hands-on experienced management to realize a comprehensive approach to find the right exit/hold strategy.  Fawkes is uniquely positioned to provide and implement these solutions. Areas in which Fawkes can add significant value include:


Fawkes advisory professionals work alongside our turnaround and restructuring teams to provide financial analysis and transaction support to corporate restructuring debtor and creditor clients.  Our highly experienced professionals design, implement, and accelerate strategies related to:

  • Interim Management
  • Corporate Real Estate
  • Lease and Real Estate Valuation
  • Lease Rejections
  • Lease Buyouts
  • Lease Restructuring
  • Disposition of Excess Real Estate
  • Monetization of Owned Real Estate (sale and leaseback)
  • Restructuring and workouts for owners and lenders in the real estate and hospitality industries.

Corporate Finance

Fawkes experienced real estate Corporate Finance professionals assist clients in processing the financial details associated with real estate transactions. In making loans, extending lease agreements, or buying/selling real property, our professionals analyze, verify, and validate critical information needed to make sound decisions.

Through careful analysis, we identify issues and find solutions that make sense. Our team focuses on two core competencies: due diligence and valuations. We also provide execution support on capital markets transactions.
We work with other Fawkes professionals to offer clients comprehensive and integrated service on restructuring, hospitality and public sector engagements and in litigation support roles. Our service offerings include:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions Due Diligence
    • Financial, marketing, accounting, structuring, securitization and closing assistance
    • Property acquisitions
    • Real estate loan underwriting
    • Property, portfolio and company level
  • Valuation
    • Narrative reports/ Appraisal reviews
    • Internal purposes
    • Estate planning and strategic planning support
    • Property, portfolio and company valuations
  • Capital Markets
    • Debt origination
    • Equity sourcing
    • Sale/ leaseback financing
    • Asset sales –   Of asset by itself and how it relates to the company’s overall investment strategy.

Hands­-on management

We provide transactional advisory services to real estate buyers, sellers, investors and lenders.  Our highly experienced professionals offer a link to real estate capital markets by providing access to capital and transaction solutions. In addition, we provide development and construction management services to commercial real estate owners, operators and investors. Fawkes transaction real estate services include:

  • Dispositions
    • Broker to restructuring cases
    • Structured sales for core Real Estate Advisory Services clients
  • Development / Construction Management
    • Planning and entitlements
    • Hire architect and general contractor
    • Total oversight through completion
  • Acquisition Brokerage
    • Deal sourcing
    • Closing execution
  • Asset Management
    • Property manager oversight
    • Annual business plans
    • Budgeting and financial reporting
    • Interim to mid-term basis

 Litigation advisory

Fawkes real estate advisory professionals have the necessary practical experience in real estate development, transactions, valuation and pricing, financing, accounting, partnerships and joint ventures, and other complex real estate issues, to provide insightful and well-founded strategies for all types of real estate disputes. We have advised clients on a wide variety of land uses, including undeveloped land; residential developments, including subdivisions, multifamily, and homebuilding; office complexes; industrial; retail; and hospitality and recreational developments, including hotels, resorts, and fractional interests. In a support role, our professionals routinely help litigators formulate effective case strategies and damage theories. As expert witnesses, we are highly experienced technical experts who provide and present well-supported and clearly communicated opinions in arbitration proceedings and at courtroom trials. Our service offerings include:

  • Cash Flow Projections for Existing and Planned Developments
  • Financial Feasibility
  • Valuation
  • Damages Calculations / Lost Profits
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions / Transactions
  • Leasing Issues
  • Entity / Ownership Matters

Our Litigation managers also work in conjunction with our Dispute Analysis & Forensics practice to provide integrated consulting services and expert witness testimony in real estate litigation matters.

Aid to Owners

Fawkes assists owners with management functions associated with real estate investment properties. Our professionals ensure that the goals of property owners are achieved and that asset value is maximized in a difficult market. Our Owner Representation services include:

  • Interim Management
  • Asset Management
  • Property Management Oversight
  • Development Management
  • Outsource Planning and Implementation
  • Financial Engineering and Deal Sourcing
  • Site Selection
  • Market / Financial Feasibility Analysis
  • Financing Alternatives
  • Business and Exit Planning