Approach

CIM's investment approach is process-oriented in its origination and diligence.  CIM believes that the appropriate consideration of the needs and opportunities within a community as well as adhering to environmental, social and governance standards will lead to the most successful investments.

Before making an investment in a particular asset or community,  CIM undertakes a rigorous quantitative and qualitative diligence process.  The combination of quantitative expertise—underwriting, capital markets, and historical analysis—with a qualitative understanding of the needs and potential of a given community has enabled the firm to deliver strong results when compared to peer and industry benchmarks over several market cycles.

The consideration of the needs and opportunities within a community are supplemented by CIM’s operational standards, which includes environmental, social and governance criteria in performing investment, development and asset management activities.  

CIM’s urban investment approach is a model for environmentally-sustainable city-building.  By focusing investment and development activities in established and transitional urban communities, CIM facilitates the reuse or repurposing of existing buildings in response to growth and changing market demands.  Urban redevelopment contributes to the growth of pedestrian and transit-oriented communities, the reduction of vehicle miles traveled, resource recycling, preservation of open or agricultural land and natural resources, and energy conservation.  CIM also strives to operate properties to energy efficiency standards, and many of our properties are LEED-certified.

As an outgrowth of our urban investing approach, CIM is also focused on environmentally-conscious infrastructure investment and development such as water resources and renewable energy systems that benefit urban communities.  CIM believes that continued energy efficiency and environmentally-friendly development in North America is a key driver to the future of urban districts. 

CIM is committed to incorporating sustainable practices, social awareness, and integrity into our overall operational processes, which is fundamental to our fiduciary responsibility and ensures an alignment of interest with our investors.  CIM formalized these longstanding values into a Sustainability Policy that provides a framework for environmental, social and governance considerations in our approach.

 

 

 

Gas Company Lofts
Gas Company Lofts
Located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles' South Village district, this building contains 251 premium, loft-style apartments with retail at street level.
2 Cal
2 Cal

2 Cal, a 52-story, Class A office tower with approximately 1.42 million rentable square feet is located in the Bunker Hill District of downtown Los Angeles.

800 North Capitol Street
800 North Capitol Street

This timeless 10-story, 303,478 sf class A office building with street-level retail was built in 1991. 

Seventy 46
Seventy 46
This historic neo-Gothic property was once the home of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Screen Actors' Guild.
On Broadway
On Broadway
The historic Owl Drug and Walker Scott building of On Broadway were renovated to accommodate the mixed-use residential and retail project consisting of 33 live/work loft units, a 275-car parking structure, and 36,715 sq. ft. of street-level retail space.
Sunset Vine Tower
Sunset Vine Tower
This highly visible landmark has been converted into an 85,000 square foot contemporary residential property with a steel-and-glass high-rise containing 59 luxury apartment units and 7,000 square feet of retail space.
Colfair Building
Colfair Building
CIM renovated the 30,791 square foot structure into a mixed-use retail and residential building including a three-story Pottery Barn store and 13 live/work urban lofts.
CIM’s longstanding track record of success has been based on the combination of quantitative and operational expertise and a qualitative understanding of the needs of a given community.