Built on Excellence

Our reputation is built on a simple philosophy – We strive for excellence in everything we do.

Entrepreneurial and progressive, we value long-term relationships and seek investment opportunities around the country, which will benefit from our experience, capital and broad base of resources. Review our list of services below, then contact us to get started.

Asset Management

Crayton Advisors have collectively advised, acquired, renovated and developed premier office, retail and multifamily projects in major markets throughout the U.S., having a value exceeding $2 billion dollars.

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Acquisitions / Dispositions

Our combined expertise, reputation, and successful investment track record offers key advantages for pursuing and supporting our acquisitions.

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Risk Management

Crayton Advisors manage risk to a level that can significantly reduce investment, operational and management risk through a series of checks and balances.

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Investments

Crayton Advisors has a unique customer concentric focus with a goal of helping investors and owners of real estate exceed market level returns on a risk adjusted basis.

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Management

Our management strategies combine economies of scale with agile resource deployment and aggressive cost management to maximize efficiency and profitability.

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Capital Markets

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Asset Management

Crayton Advisors has a well-earned reputation for quality and performance. The Partners of Crayton have collectively advised, acquired, renovated and developed premier office, retail and multifamily projects in major markets throughout the United States, having a value exceeding $2 billion dollars.

As an integrated real estate operator and advisor, Crayton’s asset managers are fully involved in the acquisition due diligence process, development and implementation of unique value enhancement strategies, cash flow management and disposition. Property manager’s report directly to the asset managers, instead of a director of property management as is customary, which results in the property load of the asset managers to be well below what is normally seen in the industry. The goal is to ensure that each property level decision improves the overall value of the asset within the context of the overall investment strategy.

Acquisitions / Dispositions

Our combined expertise, reputation, and successful investment track record offers key advantages for pursuing and supporting our acquisitions:

  • Extensive industry relationships that often present us with opportunities for sourcing, pursuing, and consummating investments prior to their release to the general marketplace.
  • Proven knowledge of the complexities of negotiation, opportunity, and risk assessment, as well as legal and tax issues-In-depth understanding of the financial, service, and operating requirements of complex real estate.
  • Ongoing analysis of micro and macro market dynamics, driving a proactive approach to asset management and real estate maximization.
  • Focused development and implementation of strategic business plans, maximizing income streams and real estate potential for each of our acquisitions.

Risk Management

Crayton Advisors manage risk to a level that can significantly reduce investment, operational and management risk through a series of checks and balances. Within Asset Management there are a several points of focus:

  • Cost basis relative to competing properties, as well as new construction costs
  • Asset specific financing optimization
  • Renovation costs containment
  • Tenant risk – Proactive management of credit and rollover
  • Lease-up risk – Deep understanding of time frame and market dynamics
  • Rental rates
  • Exit pricing

Risk associated with an investment is mitigated through the discipline of purchasing the assets at the right basis, combined with placing an appropriate level of debt on the property and with appropriate interest rate hedging. This strategy includes effective execution of financing, and Crayton Advisors has developed strong relationships with many qualified lenders. Changes in the debt markets can create challenges if the price or availability of debt becomes restrictive. Therefore, Crayton continually monitors these costs and availability of proceeds by utilizing research and the services of commercial mortgage brokers.

An important component of this strategy is the transformation of assets into prime institutional-quality properties. Crayton Advisors’ asset management skills and budgeting only capital accretive to the investment, have allowed the company to achieve this goal. The historical track record of the company and its Principals speaks to the success of this strategy.

Investments

Medium Term Investment Horizon – Many opportunistic capital sources have a short-term time horizon. Crayton is willing to invest/co-invest in situations that may require a long-term value-added approach. Traditionally Crayton is driven by overall profits, as much as by internal rates of return.

Discretionary Capital Provides a Predictable and Reliable Process – As Crayton is internally funded and supported by a large family-office, its partners exercise full discretion over the investment of its capital. Crayton is able to be responsive to any opportunity and to make investment decisions promptly and decisively. The combination of discretionary capital and an agile team allows for predictable and reliable deal execution.

Flexible Structures – Crayton will consider all property types and structures and is flexible in designing solutions to meet the needs of any given situation. Crayton has the creative capacity and ability to consider all types of real estate opportunities, with no investment “box” to which it must adhere.

Management

Our successful management strategies combine economies of scale with agile resource deployment and aggressive cost management to maximize efficiency and profitability. This approach consistently produces strong financial results for owners and investors alike, allowing us to consistently exceed expectations.

We deliver proven results in revenue performance, cost management and value creation across a wide cross-section of industries, including; retail, office, multifamily and hospitality properties.

Our Key Performance Indicators

  • Increased revenue generation
  • Implementation and adherence of expense controls
  • Superior operational standards and efficiencies
  • Owner satisfaction and profitability
  • Well trained, motivated site level team