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SV32: Cincinnati and Office Buildings w/ Brian Adams

SV32: Cincinnati and Office Buildings w/ Brian Adams
Skyline Views
SV32: Cincinnati and Office Buildings w/ Brian Adams

For those who are in the know, Cincinatti is a very exciting market for certain real estate asset classes. This week’s guest gives his views on the Cincinatti MSA, as well as very helpful insights into the office asset class and how the pandemic of last year has changed things going forward. We talk numbers, market dynamics, and best practices around real estate sponsors.


My guest is the President and founder of Excelsior Capital, where he spearheads the investor relations and capital markets arms of the firm. Brian C. Adams has 10 years of experience in real estate private equity. Prior to forming Excelsior Capital, Brian co-founded Priam Properties (an institutional real estate private equity sponsor) in 2010 and provided leadership and direction for the firm in connection with capital markets, investment management and investor relations.


Key Points:

Brian explains his start and his background (0:39)

Why office buildings as an asset class? (3:01)

Brian explains why he’s optimistic about the office sector going forward (6:24)

The effects of the COVID vaccine on office investing and employer sentiment (10:25)

The affects of COVID on leasing and tenant turnover (11:39)

Generational dynamics and other factors changing views on real estate asset classes and locations (14:25)

How Excelsior chooses MSAs and sub-markets to invest in (17:08)

Resources for someone looking to pivot to the office asset class, and what to look for in a deal (20:41)

Questions to ask when entering into a GP/LP relationship, and what you should expect (23:15)




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