Rockpoint’s co-founders have been working and investing together for 28 years and have an average of 36 years of real estate/finance experience. Rockpoint’s senior investment professionals have an average of 20 years of real estate/finance experience.
Rockpoint focuses on maximizing risk-adjusted returns by employing a fundamental value approach to investing. This involves targeting high-quality, well-located assets with intrinsic long-term value.
Given the experience of the Rockpoint team, Rockpoint has and continues to build broad-based, substantive industry relationships with advisors, agents, operating partners, investors, lenders, and corporate/institutional owners of real estate.
Compelling Investment Opportunities
Rockpoint believes that it has a reputation for integrity, reliability, creative problem-solving and performing under limited time constraints. This reputation, combined with the continuity and longevity of its relationships, is expected to continue to generate attractive and often proprietary investment opportunities.
Rockpoint believes that it has a measured and disciplined approach to investment decision making, which takes into consideration broad macroeconomic trends in addition to market- and asset-specific factors. Rockpoint will not make an investment unless it has conviction that the investment has the potential to generate strong risk-adjusted returns.
Rockpoint maintains a proactive focus on maximizing cash flow through active asset management, including management of operating expenses, implementation of appropriate capital expenditure programs, repositioning under-utilized assets, and re-leasing vacant space as well as other revenue enhancement initiatives.
Alignment of Interests
Rockpoint is a privately-held company which makes meaningful co-investment equity contributions alongside its investors. Rockpoint also structures senior professionals’ compensation to be reliant on the successful performance of the Rockpoint Funds.
Institutional Risk Management, Compliance and Client Service
Rockpoint has dedicated and experienced professionals who focus on accounting and financial reporting as well as compliance, risk and liability management.
Fundamental Value Approach
Rockpoint targets properties that offer intrinsic long-term value. Rockpoint seeks to acquire assets at attractive values relative to replacement cost and stabilized cash flow and to avoid opportunities where key value drivers are not real estate based. Rockpoint believes that its focus on value-oriented investing provides downside protection.
Rockpoint maintains a focused yet flexible approach regarding market, property type, and capital structure, with a goal of maximizing risk-adjusted returns at the portfolio level by proactively targeting specific investment types given existing market conditions. Rockpoint targets markets that exhibit strong long-term economic drivers and favorable demand / supply dynamics, and assesses opportunities across a variety of residential and commercial real estate property types, to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns.
Rockpoint targets real estate investments that fall into three broad categories:
Basis-driven investment opportunities. An important aspect of Rockpoint’s fundamental value investment approach is acquiring assets at attractive bases relative to replacement costs and stabilized cash flows, and with meaningful downside protection across varying market cycles.
Cash flow enhancement and value creation opportunities. Rockpoint focuses on acquiring high-quality, well-located assets with identifiable opportunities to increase cash flow and create value through active asset management and strategic property management. As part of the underwriting process, Rockpoint develops a strategic plan for each asset which generally (i) improves revenue streams through focused leasing and other initiatives; (ii) targets operating expense reductions; and (iii) implements cost-effective capital expenditure programs to upgrade or reposition underutilized assets. Rockpoint believes that its proactive approach to asset management and strategic property management provides value creation opportunities without relying on (i) robust economic growth; (ii) significant improvements in market fundamentals; or (iii) ongoing strength in the capital markets.
Inefficient Pricing. Asset-specific issues and/or short-term capital market dislocations may create situations offering attractive risk-adjusted returns, as they are often priced inefficiently. Examples may include, but are not limited to: (i) restructuring and/or recapitalizing dysfunctional or misaligned partnerships; (ii) mezzanine debt, preferred equity or other hybrid securities for high-quality real estate assets; or (iii) investing in controlling debt positions in distressed real estate or real estate companies.