With an eye on all five boroughs and innovative ways for real estate owners to get ahead of their finances, investment advisory firm Equicap is confident that its team of professionals is onto something big in the commercial real estate market.
The 10-year-old business specializes in commercial real estate debt and equity capital placement. It also provides clients with specific strategies, aimed at maneuvering changing markets and gaining the most value from a property.
The Equicap experience, according to the firm’s managing director Daniel Hilpert, is a tailored, personal and thorough process, an element that the company believes sets it apart from other advisory firms.
“We are commercial mortgage brokers,” Hilpert explained. “So, we help arrange financing for real estate owners and developers with a focus on all boroughs, [although] we love Brooklyn.
“That’s where we really excel,” he said, explaining that smaller businesses and business and property owners are the company’s forte. “We enjoy working with smaller owners.”
That’s not to say that the company hasn’t had its fair share of success in the bigger market.
The company recently arranged a $55 million permanent mortgage for a three-unit commercial property in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District.
Hilpert says it’s all about being a ‘perfect match’ for certain clients.
“We are a small team of eight people and it’s a truly hands-on experience,” he said, noting that all of his clients are targeted through word-of-mouth referrals, no cold calling involved. “It’s white glove service and we can talk about a property or any issues [that come up].We can add a lot of value when your property has had some problems – maybe violations or converting basements to illegal apartments – anything that works towards the client’s goal and for the client’s interest.”
No matter the building, no matter its size, no matter its location, Hilpert wants potential clients to know that his team will work “relentlessly” toward progressing their vision.
“We want people truly to feel that they got the best execution,” said Hilpert, “and if they run into a roadblock, they know they can rely on us to figure out a way to solve the problem.”
For more information about Equicap and its services, visit www.m-equicap.com.