RF Authored "Maximizing the Transformational Potential of M&A" Featured in September 2019 iREOC Connect


September 2019 | Orange County - RealFoundations practitioners Barry Faulkner and Dylan Rhea authored an article titled “Maximizing the Transformational Potential of M&A”, that has been published in the September 2019 issue of The Institute for Real Estate Operating Companies (iREOC) Connect. This publication focuses on the interests of Institutional Investors, their investment managers and real estate operating companies who seek to access and serve institutional capital through structures deemed most suitable to investor needs.

This article examines why most mergers and aquisitions underperform and how you can manage the challenges that arise to secure more successful outcomes for your real estate company. Click the button below to read the full article.

Real estate firms involved in M&A deals must be realistic about the complexity and challenges of these transactions as well as the expertise, time, resources and effort required for successful post-transaction integration.
— Barry Faulkner and Dylan Rhea, RealFoundations

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Authored by: Barry Faulkner, Senior Managing Consultant and Dylan Rhea, Enterprise Managing Consultant, RealFoundations.

About the Authors Barry Faulkner, a Senior Managing Consultant at RealFoundations, has more than two-and-a-half decades of institutional investment management and consulting experience in the real estate industry. Dylan Rhea, an Enterprise Managing Consultant with the firm, is a 20-plus year industry veteran who leads RealFoundations’ homebuilding practice.

About RealFoundations RealFoundations is a professional services firm dedicated exclusively to helping companies that develop, build, own, operate, service, occupy or invest in real estate make smarter, more profitable decisions. Over the last few years, RealFoundations has managed complex integrations for the three largest U.S. real estate merger transactions to date. These include a comprehensive, 18-month technology transformation project for Mid-America Apartments (MAA) following its 2016 merger with Post Properties. The firm also worked with Invitation Homes (NYSE:INVH) to restructure technology and operating models after its 2017 merger with Starwood Waypoint Homes. Additionally, for the biggest homebuilding merger transaction ever, RealFoundations revamped the new entity’s technology and operating models which resulted in more than $350 million in direct cost savings.  For more information, visit www.realfoundations.net

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