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The Wise Choice for Your Next Commercial Real Estate Adventure
Are you an investor who’s ready to see steady and profitable returns? Are you a business owner ready to stop paying rent to someone else and own your property? Or are you an individual ready to start diversifying your portfolio?
Those who own Commercial Real Estate (CRE) have true financial power. When chosen wisely and leased fully, commercial property can pay for itself and produce income for as long as you own it. The equity you build will increase your spending power and act as leverage when you’re ready to make your next, more lucrative investment.
CRE investments, when chosen intelligently, can mean profitability, security, retirement income, and an inheritance for your heirs.
However, investments of this size and magnitude should not be made without careful consideration and counsel. You’ll need someone to guide you, help you avoid the pitfalls, and lead you into growth and success.
That’s where the team at Hilliker Corporation and their affiliate Westwood Net Lease advisor come in.
Hilliker Corporation has overseen over 10,000 regional transactions since its inception in 1985. And our affiliate corporation, Westwood Net Lease Advisors, have brokered more than 1 billion (with a B!) triple-net transactions since its founding
Hilliker brokers can be your right-hand consultants when you’re ready to make your next CRE investment.
Leveraging the Experience of a Hilliker Broker
Hilliker brokers know that when you invest in CRE, you’re likely putting a substantial portion of your net worth on the line. A team of advisors who understands local markets, trends, and the “rules of the road” are essential to your success.
A Hilliker broker functions as the linchpin of your CRE investment team. Together, each of us is part of a more extensive lineup — a “deep bench” at each other’s service with complementary skill sets and specialized knowledge.
We also continually crucial build relationships outside our four walls with:
- Fellow brokers
- Other investors
- Title Insurance companies
- Contractors and architects
- All of the other professionals you’ll need for your Real Estate dream team
By working with our veteran agents you also have access to our skills as project managers. We serve as the central hub for the numerous people and functions involved in your next commercial real estate transaction.
Searching the St. Louis Area (and Beyond)
When you meet with your Hilliker broker for the first time, he or she will ask questions like:
- What do you want to accomplish?
- What is your budget?
- What is your risk tolerance?
Through such questions, we develop a picture of who you are as an investor. Then we go to work looking for property that matches your investor profile:
- Multi-Tenant RetailInstitutional (school, church, governmental, healthcare organization)
- Multi-family residential
- NNN Retail
- Raw Land
Then, using a combination of industry-specific databases and techniques, along with our carefully cultivated networks, we go to work matching you with the most ideal commercial property.
We know the St. Louis area — what’s hot, what’s undervalued, what’s overpriced, and what to avoid. By maintaining strong relationships inside various municipalities, we’re familiar with the requirements you’ll need to meet … and the challenges you may face.
You’ll have us as your advocate, fighting for you, looking out for your best interests, determined to see you (and your portfolio) grow and flourish.
Negotiate, Contract, and Close
Many investors fear they’ll pay too much for their commercial property, minimizing their ROI. After all, Real Estate valuation is an intricate business — how can a person be sure the price is optimal are the experts?
When you work with a Hilliker Real Estate Broker, you’re working with an expert in property valuation. It starts with our knowledge of the St. Louis market and the industry as a whole.
But it doesn’t end there.
We complete detailed research of comparable properties to confirm you’re paying the right price. We also reach out to our network of real estate professionals — fellow brokers, lenders, contractors, and other valuation experts who know our level of expertise and gladly share information.
Then, we assess the current tenants’ creditworthiness and review their lease agreements. Together, we’ll analyse the Capitalization Rate, or Cap Rate (the rate of return on your investment to assure you are in the current market range).
In the end, the decision is (and should be) yours alone. But we’re there for you, providing full access to our experience paired with our careful analysis of the situation at hand.
However, we believe the best agreements are win-win — and we do our best to ensure this transaction builds your reputation as well as your portfolio.
When the contract is signed, there is still significant work to be done. We will:
- Manage due diligence contingencies
- Walk you through zoning
- Advise you on your options for tax deferral (1031 Exchange, Reverse 1031 Exchange, 1033 Exchange)
- Oversee the survey and property inspection
- Interface with the Title Company
- Work with your lender
- Guide you through necessary paperwork
- Provide (or refer you to) any other assistance you need to get the deal done
Property Management Services
Every investor is different, and each investor wants to engage in different levels of active Property Management. We’ll customize your property management program to achieve the level of service that is best for your situation:
- Rent collection
- Contractor supervision
- Managing the payment of insurance, mortgage, and taxes
- Taking all the property-management tasks off your plate that you find annoying, tedious, or difficult
When space opens up, we’ll assist you by marketing your property and actively looking for tenants on your behalf.
When we pair you with tenants, we’ll check their creditworthiness and negotiate the lease for you. We’ll do all we can to help ensure a long and mutually beneficial landlord and tenant relationship.
Taking the Next Step in the Real Estate Life Cycle
At Hilliker Corporation, we believe Commercial Real Estate Investors can grow in portfolio diversity, confidence, and wealth.
Our goal is this: to guide you into purchases you can leverage throughout your Real Estate Life Cycle.
When you’re buying your first property, there’s a lot to consider. You’re:
- Assembling a team of professionals for the first time
- Learning a new industry
- Making choices that will affect your future in ways you haven’t yet considered
Hilliker brokers have been there before. We help new investors get started, setting them up for future successes.
Growth and Maturity
As you become more established, you’ll come to rely on Hilliker’s depth of experience.
- Divest yourself of earlier investments and trade up
- Leverage your buying power to choose from a range of increasingly lucrative and diverse investments
- Let us get to know you over a lifetime, learning what works best for you (and what doesn’t)
Having worked with investors at every level, you can rest assured Hilliker can grow with you.
Ready to scale back the number of hours you spend at the office? Hilliker has a range of choices to help you continue to earn hands-free income for both you and your heirs.
Whether you want to divest completely or move into a Triple-Net investment (read more here), we’ll help you make the wisest choice from a range of options.
Wherever you are in your life as a Commercial Real Estate Investor, Hilliker can serve as your trusted advisor throughout a lifetime of wealth-building.
How Hilliker Help St. Louis Business Investments
Hilliker Brokers Meade Summers, Scott Martin, and Jeff Price Represented PGP Glass USASt. Louis (Sept. 19, 2023) – A team of brokers from Hilliker Corporation, the largest independently owned, St. Louis-based commercial real estate company, represented Piramal Glass...
Hilliker Closes on a Huge Commercial Real Estate Deal!Congratulations to Hilliker's It was represented by H. Meade Summers, CEO and President; Scott E. Martin, Vice President, Principal; and Jeff Price, Broker Associate for closing on a huge sale! They represented...
Hal Ball worked with Matt Merrick for three years to find the perfect property St. Louis (Aug. 21, 2023) – Fish Window Cleaning, a low-rise commercial and residential window cleaning company (specializing in high-traffic businesses, such as grocery stores, car...
Video Transcript: Hal Ball Hello, Hal Ball here with Hilliker Corporation Commercial Real Estate. And today I am in Maryland Heights, Missouri at Northpoint's River Port Industrial Development. And yes, we made another great...
155 Hanley Industrial Court leased by Auto Supply company and Landlord Represented by Jeff Altvater St. Louis (May 23, 2023) – This 11,915 sq. ft. office warehouse, formerly a swim school, was leased to Factory Motor Parts...
Hilliker Corporation Ranks No. 6 on St. Louis Business Journal’s “2022 Largest Commercial Real Estate Firms”
Hilliker Corporation Ranks No. 6 on St. Louis Business Journal’s “2022 Largest Commercial Real Estate Firms” St. Louis (February 28, 2023) – Hilliker Corporation was recently ranked No. 6 on St. Louis Business Journal’s “2022 Largest Commercial Real Estate Firms,”...
Hilliker Corporation Represents St. Louis Multi-Generational Family’s Business Land Holdings in Sale to Westport Dental
Hal Ball, youngest son of William E. Ball, who founded a construction company in 1946, represented the family by selling the last parcel of the business’ land holdings. St. Louis (Feb. 27, 2023) – The family of William E. Ball, a well-known St. Louis business owner...
Missouri’s Largest Homebuilder Moves Forward with New Home Development in Union, MO McBride Homes purchases 31.8 acres of vacant land, brokered by Jeff Price and Scott Martin of Hilliker Corporation St. Louis (Dec. 6, 2022) – 31.8 acres of vacant, gently-rolling land...
Congrats to our broker Hal Ball on the recent investment sale of 12949 Maurer Ind. Dr.!VIDEO TRANSCRIPITON Hal C. Ball Hello, Hal Ball here with Hilliker Corporation Commercial Real Estate. And today I am in the city of Sunset Hills in St. Louis County, Missouri. And...
O’Fallon Professional Building Sold to 225 S. Main, LLC Sale of Commercial Property was brokered byFrank L. Yocum and John Shepley of Hilliker Corp. 225 S. Main, LLC recently purchased the professional office building and property located at 225 S. Main St., O’Fallon,...
Jett Metals to Expand Business with a New 50,000 Facility in Pevely, Missouri A new 50,000 square-foot facility to be built on vacant land brokered by Will Aschinger and Scott Martin, both of Hilliker Corporation St. Louis (March 22, 2022) – Two brokers at Hilliker...
Office/Warehouse to be used for development operations in the neighborhood By Ann Marie Mayuga, AMM Communications Hilliker Corporation has facilitated the sale of the commercial property located at 1530 S. Kingshighway, St. Louis, MO 63110 to Green Street Real Estate...
Hilliker broker Hal Ball leases 4501 R Gustine Ave St. Louis, MO We bought the facility from Bemis in the 1980’s to house our Toby Fine Paper operation.” Stated the former owner, Hal Kroeger. “After selling the paper company we kept the property in the family as an...
Fenton Complex Sells for $9.15 Million 257,000 Sq. Ft. Industrial/warehouse facility on 17 acres On August 31, Hilliker Agent Hal Ball represented the Owners in the sale of the Bowles Center in Fenton to an investment group for $9,150,000. Originally built in the...
The Drive Toward Growth Jim Isabell and John Keeley are invested in St. Louis’s economy. As the owners of thirty Car-X franchises, twenty of them are here in the bi-state region. (They also own ten in the Chicago area.) When Isabell and Keeley first began acquiring...