RealFoundations offers the industry’s most proven and effective engagement model for meeting the operational challenges of the business of real estate. What makes this possible is our rare combination of passionate and experienced people, collaborative work methods, and rf(x).
rf(x) is our proprietary and structured, ever-evolving set of methodologies, capabilities and accumulated knowledge repositories we bring to bear on every engagement to improve the solutions and accelerate the results we deliver to clients.
Committed, passionate professionals who bring decades of accumulated judgment and perspective to bear in any engagement, going beyond mere service delivery to make real estate run better in every possible way.
RealFoundations' 400+ professionals have decades of “Big 4” and real estate experience and have accumulated expertise across the entire industry spectrum, giving us the widest and deepest institutional knowledge and problem-solving capabilities.
Our internal culture values not just amassing knowledge but sharing it as well, both internally and with our clients. And we view ourselves as “real estate people” first and foremost.
We chose this industry because we have a passion for it.
We rely on small Meetings and Work Sessions to address specific, discrete items or issues. Our Tactical Facilitated Sessions involve larger numbers of participants and typically pursue a known outcome or objective.
For more complex or ambiguous issues, where a specific objective or outcome may not be identified, RealFoundations will engage in Strategic Facilitated Sessions at the organizational or departmental level.
And when a client needs to accelerate or improve the quality of implementation decisions or planning, we hold a RealDiscovery™ session where a large group of stakeholders work collaboratively in an intense, specially designed setting with structured exercises to rapidly develop an actionable solution.
RealFoundations employs a proven methodology, RealDiscovery, for group facilitation. RealDiscovery sessions are tailored to enable stakeholders to make vital decisions and set critical directions addressing complex problems their organization face. The sessions are structured to establish strategic alignment amongst the stakeholders as well as establish organizational clarity on the scope, purpose, expected value, critical success factors, potential barriers, and timeline for the deployment of an achievable solution.
Accelerate decision-making and focused action plan development.
Stimulate creativity with an immersive environment and a unique methodology.
Introduce new vantage points by incorporating multiple perspectives from across the enterprise.
Leverage the collective group knowledge through the examination of ideas and solutions from multiple organizational vantage points to discover opportunities.
Promote parallel, simultaneous, and iterative processing of work to accelerate solution development.
Create organizational alignment, ownership, and commitment on achievable solutions.
When you engage RealFoundations, you get more than smart people and exceptional effort: you get the proprietary techniques, methodologies and established practices that are the result of our years of real estate experience and insight. And we develop solutions based on proven knowledge frameworks and information models including:
Strategy is figuring out WHY the enterprise should exist and WHERE the enterprise should go. We believe that specifically attending to the Operating Model – while setting more traditional aspects of strategy (Capital, Assets and Leadership) is critical, as solid strategy without strong execution is ineffective.
The Operating Model depicts the key organizational, structural, procedural and behavioral elements and how they constructively interact to ensure that the business goals and objectives can be successfully executed.
The Functional Model describes the work that is done by and for the real estate enterprise. The premise is that the work of the enterprise – as well as the mechanisms to govern work quality, and to measure work effectiveness – can and should be described in ‘pure’ terms, independent of sourcing decisions or the enterprise ‘org chart’.
The Sourcing Model addresses the actual decisions – about sourcing and organizational structures – that must be made in response to the demands of the Functional Model.
The Information Model provides a comprehensive structure for managing an organization's information. Our assertion is information is an asset – and its management extends beyond technology. Without an established, formalized information management structure, real estate investors will continue to struggle with ‘poor data’.
Unlike many consulting organizations, once RealFoundations’ professionals have diagnosed a need and designed an appropriate solution, we stay involved and implement our recommendations using time-tested methods, tools and templates.
Our proven Design, Build, Deploy execution model provides rapid, measurable results for each project and client. This methodology encompasses all aspects of each project, including clear, timely deliverables, project management and adoption acceleration techniques.