SPECIALIZED REAL ESTATE

PRIVATE EQUITY PRACTICE GROUP

Private Equity Commercial Real Estate

In the race to close a transaction, real estate can become just another detail.

But it’s more than a detail. Leasehold interest in real estate can be the center of a company, a strategy for the transaction or one piece of a larger plan.  And in haste, companies seeking equity make poor choices that affect value, or private equity firms relegate the task to the settlement counsel.

DTSpade has created a business unit around preparing for equity infusions. Whether real property is owned or leased, DTSpade helps:

  • companies seeking equity investment plan for the event by managing the transaction through the lens of a private equity firm, and
  • private equity firms to manage the leasehold assignment process cheaper, better and faster than traditional players.

DTSpade represents you BETTER because we are:

  1. skilled in these transactions. Our job is negotiating lease deal terms with Landlords throughout the United States. We’ve counseled owners whose businesses are not saleable because of forward obligation lease terms and negotiated assignments with Landlords who have no incentive to do so.
  2. focused on managing the schedule. It’s a learning curve to explain to a typical broker that the schedule is paramount. Real estate brokers are accustomed to driving schedule, negotiating terms, and managing the process. For any schedule, we can communicate to stakeholders gettable concessions on a given timetable.
  3. prepared for even the most demanding assignments. In living our commitment to build a business around helping Clients make one decision excellently, we are staffed with licensed real estate brokers to reallocate resources for even the largest assignments.

DTSpade works FASTER because we have practiced these transactions for years. Equity transactions in which our Partners have been involved include:

  • Nanston Dental transaction to Great Expressions (17 locations in Georgia)
  • Tenet Healthcare Atlanta asset transaction to WellStar Health System (4 hospitals + 15 locations in Atlanta)
  • Southern Dental transaction to Tralongo Management (11 locations in Texas)

DTSpade completes this work CHEAPER because we can access brokerage commissions from new leases to offset costs of assignments in other locations. Oftentimes, work that would have been charged to the transaction can be completed at no additional cost by accessing these fees.

FIND

EXPLORE

DECIDE

FINALIZE

REAL ESTATE SERVICES OFFERED

LEASING
ANOTHER FORM OF FINANCING

If half of life is showing up, the other half is understanding how leasing is just another financial transaction. Come on. We’ll show you how.

ACQUISITION
RIGHT WHEN IT’S RIGHT

When the planets align, acquiring real property is an excellent strategy for disciplined businesses. But often businesses do it without ever checking.

DISPOSITION
PLAYING THE SPREAD

If there’s a guy for every girl, there are ten for every asset. Finding the right one of those ten isn’t what we’re paid to do. We’re paid to make the one stretch more.

BROKER OPINION OF VALUE

REAL VALUE IN UNCERTAINTY

The best kept secret of our financial system is that it’s built on the backs of those with imperfect information and occasional experience. Having the data isn’t the same as understanding it.

LEASE ADMINISTRATION

KNOWING IS ALWAYS BETTER

Graveyards are full of indispensable men who wait until the last minute. As organizations grow, understanding where, when, and how you’re committed becomes more difficult—except when we’ve got it.

RESEARCH
BUILT FOR YOU

What happens when you lock a person in a room with two Georgia Tech masters students? Yep. Quantifiable data points get synthesized.

OUR CLIENTS

DTSPADE

OUR PRIVATE EQUITY TEAM

BRYANT CORNETT

President

“The golden rule is for wimps. Love requires more.”

EMILY MASTERS

Partner, Director of Operations & Training

“The best things in life are the people you love, the places you’ve been, and the memories you’ve made along the way.”

DANIEL MCKAYHAN

Partner, Brokerage

“The unselfish concern for the welfare of others, as opposed to egoism, will always work.”