RealFoundations Expands Service Offerings to Include Operational Advisory - Ian Robins to Lead Practice


March 2014  New York, NY – RealFoundations has expanded its Management Consultancy capabilities to provide Operational Advisory services to real estate management platforms. Institutional investors are increasingly demanding improvements to their operating platforms as an integral part of their strategic agenda and a driver for sustainable business growth.  Operational Advisory services are recognized as being particularly relevant leading up to, and executing large-scale capital events. “Our team will offer a range of business and investment disciplines for senior real estate management to improve alignment, transparency and performance between capital and the real estate. The intent of Operational Advisory is to deliver a scalable operating platform to create and accelerate sustainable growth at the asset and enterprise levels, resulting in improved return on capital,” said David Stanford, Executive Managing Director of RealFoundations.

Joining RealFoundations as a Managing Director based in the firm’s New York office is Ian Robins. Mr. Robins is to lead the firm’s Operational Advisory service offering.  As a 20-year securitized real estate veteran, Ian brings extensive global senior management experience in REIT, fund management and real estate investment banking roles.

Ian was the former CEO of The LINK REIT in Hong Kong.  He has a strong understanding of the key drivers to extract value from real estate assets, overseeing team deliverables for asset development, leasing, asset and property management, real estate systems, matching equity and debt capital to the real estate cycle, and maintaining investor transparency, alignments and confidence through investor reporting and relationships.

About RealFoundations

RealFoundations is a professional services firm focused on the real estate industry. With offices on four continents, 200 client serving professionals and focused offshore delivery capabilities in China and India, RealFoundations provides Management Consulting, Managed Services and Energy Solutions to developers, owners/operators, service providers, institutional investors and corporate occupiers. From the building itself to the way it’s used, operated and financed, no firm understands the inner workings of the entire real estate ecosystem as well as RealFoundations. We help real estate enterprises around the globe run better.

For additional information, please contact Ian Robins Managing Director RealFoundations ian.robins@realfoundations.net +1 917 933 0324