Philosophy and Strategy

Many private investors recognize the inherent advantage of choosing real estate as an integral part of their investment portfolios. The uneven performance of the public equity market over the past ten years in the United States has highlighted the need for private individuals to seek out long term investments that are stable, appreciable and rewarding in accordance with risk. Real estate is an ideal investment class, showing long term performance that meets or exceeds the returns available in nearly every other asset category. In addition, time horizons for real estate investments can be relatively short to long term, allowing investors to enter the investment with specific goals in mind.

One of the major obstacles to private investors considering real estate is identifying partners who can advise and lead the execution of the investment strategy. Historically, investor options have been largely limited to structures such as public and private REITS. Unfortunately, these structures, while providing safety, have returns that more closely mirror the equity market. The investor seeking higher, risk adjusted returns are forced to consider direct investment in properties that demand management and other expertise from the investor, making such investments unattractive on several fronts.

Piedmont seeks to offer logically underwritten, well executed real estate development and investment strategies in product types that carry balanced risk and returns to the private investment community. By doing so, these investors can enjoy higher than average returns while partnering with an experienced, professional real estate advisor.

Piedmont does not offer investment interests that would be regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Some of our investors may choose to invest a portion of their IRA accounts using a custodial relationship with a third party.

Core Capabilities

Piedmont offers the following services to its investor clients:

  • Financial analysis and risk assessment
  • Debt and capital formation
  • Entitlement and permitting
  • Development planning and budgeting
  • Site construction management
  • Building construction management
  • Marketing