Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Buying Distressed Commercial Real Estate Debt
The investment company is RER Equities. They acquired the 51 mortgage notes from EuroBank, which is a Coral Gables based subsidiary of Banco do Brasil. RER Equities Inc. has a Company Profile which shows them headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. This prime office is in a DC suburb, and has offices in Coral Gables, Florida. RER Equities, Inc. has been acquiring distressed commercial real estate related loans throughout the eastern United States since its inception in 1989. This investment company is a member of the RER Financial Group, LLC, which is a nationwide financial services firm.
Distressed Commercial Real Estate Investments
This was a cash deal and was accomplished in only 30 days. This package of mortgage debt consists of homes, offices, warehouses, shops in addition to gas stations. Some non-performing mortgages will likely be liquidated through deeds in lieu of foreclosure. Some of the specific deals might receive loan modifications or discounted payoffs. The Company has mentioned that if the property is perceived as operating with good integrity, they might work a deal out with them.
Regulators Pressure Florida Banks
This RER investment company is looking to purchase other bank portfolios in Florida. They believe this South Florida real estate market is improving, and banks are more willing to resolve distressed commercial property mortgage portfolios. Regulators are said to be applying pressure on the banks to dispose of these commercial loans now that they can afford to take the hit.
Since March of 2012, EuroBank had approximately $110 million in assets and 26 percent of its loans were past due. This is with respect to regulatory filings. Earlier this year, federal regulators ordered the bank to repair its existing balance sheet.
Commercial Real Estate Investment Strategy for Regulators
RER Equities, Inc. is a private real estate investment firm that is expanding its real estate asset portfolio with unique acquisition opportunities. RER Equities’ investment philosophy utilizes a strategy which exploits market supply-demand imbalances. The RER investment team is composed of professionals with extensive experience in identifying under-performing assets, plus creating and optimizing the value of those assets as a result of intensive management. This expertise makes it possible for the RER team to generate above-average risk-adjusted returns for their own investors.
History of EuroBank
Back in 1991 a group of American and European Entrepreneurs set out to launch a fine bank. These American and European Entrepreneurs owned proven records of success and leadership in their communities, so they founded EuroBank. Observing at other banks a continuous decline in the quality of service and a general lack of personal attention, this group was alerted to a growing void in the banking industry. Displeased with this downward trend, the Entrepreneurs were feeling compelled to satisfy an emerging community need. This gave rise for the spirit of EuroBank.