Sector-Focused ApproachAt Berkshire, we’re diligent about every investment we touch. As residential sector specialists, we have the expertise and robust track record to invest across the risk spectrum in both equity and debt in both private and public markets. Berkshire's vertically-integrated, multi-disciplinary approach includes:
Our in-house Research team brings an experienced and focused approach to helping guide the company’s investment strategy and market selection as well as aiding in the analysis of market assumptions and major economic drivers that may impact investment performance. Our Research team utilizes a proprietary research framework supported by:
- Top-down fundamental economic and market investment research
- Real-time, bottom-up market intelligence from the company’s national investment footprint and regional transactional and operating teams
This framework is used to make market allocation decisions and to guide underwriting assumptions for individual transactions.
Because our in-house Research team is integrated directly into the investment sourcing, underwriting and approval processes, we can develop more astute market viewpoints, as well as economic, investment and property fundamental outlooks.
We embody certain critical attributes that drive successful investment sourcing for our portfolios:
- Strong relationships with various types of market participants
- Positive reputation for underwriting efficiency and certainty of execution
- Ability to differentiate ourselves from the competition by leveraging proprietary information
Our Acquisitions team is dedicated to the company’s investment sourcing, underwriting and due diligence. The team is distributed across the U.S. and each professional is responsible for specific geographic territories. Our in-house Development team has extensive residential construction and development experience and provides management oversight and value creation expertise by contributing to the design and engineering of the project and providing extensive oversight of the project’s construction.
A Deeper Dive into our Property Operations Team
Rather than rely on third-parties to manage our properties, Berkshire has the capabilities to handle everything in-house – maximizing alignment, operational performance and returns.
No distractions – Our Property Operations team is dedicated to Our properties, creating better alignment of interest and opportunities for value creation through the team’s daily active management of each property and focus on:
- Increasing rental income
- Improving occupancy
- Maintaining a controlled program to qualify top-tier residents
- Controlling expenses
- Implementing capital improvement projects
As an owner-operator, our Property Operations team provides valuable, real-time information on local and national market trends, as well as on property operational results. This proprietary market intelligence helps drive portfolio strategy and allows for a nimble approach to a changing market environment.