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Hilliker brokers can guide you into greater profits and personal advancement.
The Wise Choice for Your Next 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 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
Additionally, you’ll have access to our skills as project managers. We serve as the central hub for the people and functions involved in your next 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 to a 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 property, minimizing their ROI. After all, Real Estate valuation is an intricate business — how can a person be sure the price is optimal?
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 (called “comps”) 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.
Then, we assess the current tenants’ creditworthiness and their lease agreements. Together, we’ll discuss the Capitalization Rate, or Cap Rate (the rate of return on your investment).
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.
Then, we help negotiate the purchase price. We fight for you with tenacity and integrity. 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 the 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 help with whatever makes sense to you:
- 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.
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