Process

CIM is a hands-on, catalytic, and transformational investor. This has allowed CIM to leverage its perspective, expertise, relationships, and operational experience to manifest value in every investment.

CIM examines urban communities to determine whether an area qualifies for, and can justify, the extensive efforts CIM undertakes in making investments. This rigorous qualification process combines quantitative expertise—underwriting, capital markets, and historical analysis—with a qualitative understanding of the needs and potential of a given community has enabled each of CIM’s investment platforms to deliver strong results when compared to peer and asset-class benchmarks through all phases of several market cycles. As part of its underwriting process, CIM qualifies communities based on the following criteria:

  • Improving economic and demographic trends based on a data analysis covering at least 20 years
  • Public commitment to real estate investment consistent with CIM views
  • A sufficient level of private sector investment
  • Underserved niches of real estate infrastructure
  • Potential for upwards of $100 million of opportunistic equity investments in the subsequent five years

Once a community is qualified, CIM proactively identifies and evaluates specific investment opportunities through its own market analysis and due diligence. In addition, CIM also relies on input from its network of real estate brokers, property owners, municipalities, redevelopment agencies, consultants, architects, national and regional retail tenants, builders, and prospective partners.

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.
211 Main Street
211 Main Street
This 18-story Class A office building is located in the South Financial District of San Francisco, a transforming area with many new commercial developments.
Hollywood Renaissance Hotel
Hollywood Renaissance Hotel
The Hollywood Renaissance Hotel is a premier luxury hotel in the heart of the revitalized Hollywood Entertainment District. Located steps off of Hollywood Boulevard, the hotel is adjacent to the Hollywood & Highland® Center, a world-class retail and entertainment venue.
Wardman Park
Wardman Park
One of the Washington D.C.'s largest luxury hotels, Wardman Park is located on 16 acres in the Woodley Park district,
Sky Lofts
Sky Lofts
The Sky Lofts occupy floors 12 to 22 of 801 South Grand, a redeveloped tower that also includes Class-A office space and street-level retail.
200 S. College Street
200 S. College Street

200 S. College Street is a Class-B office building of approximately 553,000 square feet located in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, the city's commercial center.

After a community is qualified for investment, CIM proactively sources and evaluates specific investment opportunities through thorough market analysis and due diligence.