Philosophy

CIM's urban investing discipline is based on the premise that the best way to create or enhance value is to focus on a community as a whole, by investing in varied assets or asset classes within that given community. This philosophy enables CIM to more efficiently realize the benefits of that community's transformation through each of its distinct fund risk/reward profiles. CIM's investment philosophy is non-product specific and driven by the principle that every investment should correlate with the needs of the community in both the near- and long-term. Areas of differentiated expertise include:


Urban Investment Expertise

An in-depth understanding of urban investments throughout the sourcing, acquisition, entitlement, financing, development, asset management, and disposition processes.


Due Diligence & Capital Deployment

The ability to efficiently and comprehensively conduct due diligence, underwrite, and close on investments, through any of CIM's strategies.


Partnership-Orientation

A strong track record of building long-term relationships with proven sponsors, development and investment partners, fund investors, and public partners as well as continuously fostering new relationships.  CIM works with partners to ensure the highest level of performance across all aspects of a project—from the drawing board to ongoing operations—to meet the needs of all stakeholders.


Flexibility

The ability to tailor investment structures to suit project, circumstance, and partners' needs.


The Redbury
The Redbury
This five-story, full service hotel is situated near the iconic intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street and features spacious guestrooms and offers a full array of premier amenities and services.
980 9th Street aka Park Tower (Sacramento)
980 9th Street aka Park Tower

This approximately 447,000-square-foot, 25-story Class A office tower is one of downtown Sacramento's most notable buildings with its Art Deco-inspired design, tiered setbacks, granite columns, limestone walls, and dramatic lighting.

Brea (Birch Street Promenade and Brea Boulevard)
Brea (Birch Street Promenade and Brea Boulevard)
Downtown Brea, a mixed-use development providing contemporary loft-style apartments as well as premier national and local retailers and restaurants, exemplifies CIM’s success in creating a vibrant urban core in a previously traditional suburban community.
CityVista
CityVista
This contemporary, mixed-use community includes 685 residential apartments and condominiums and 117,000 square feet of retail space, including a Safeway Supermarket, a Results Gym, a hardware store, and other specialty stores and restaurants, as well as park spaces.
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.
370 L’Enfant Promenade
370 L’Enfant Promenade
This 10-story, Class-A, 400,215 sq. ft. office building was built in 1987 and offers tremendous views of the Washington Monument, the Capitol Building and the Smithsonian Institute on the National Mall.
Waterview
Waterview
CIM partnered with the JBG Companies and Brookfield Properties to develop this high-rise mixed-use project in the Rosslyn section of Arlington, Virginia.
CIM views urban investing as a discipline rather than a market niche or a trend.