Hodes Weill extends advisory services to include real assets – exclusive
The New-York based firm hopes to capitalise on growing interest in digital infra, water and
sectors underpinning the global energy transition
Hodes Weill & Associates, a New York-based real estate f undraising and investment advisory firm, is expanding its business offering to work on broader real assets strategies.
The firm, which launched in 2009, has noted in recent years an opportunity to service growing investor appetite for sectors outside of real estate that have similar cashflow and return characteristics, such as infrastructure and agriculture, according to Hodes Weill partner Susan Swanezy, who is overseeing the firm’s expansion effort. The new focus on real assets will work as distinct strategy that complements the firm’s existing services and, she told Infrastructure Investor. “We found that many of the investors that we were calling on were focusing on both real estate and infrastructure or energy,” Swanezy explained. “As these sectors matured, we saw specialist teams spinning out of larger organisations to raise capital on their own. And we thought, ‘These are the types of opportunities we see in our real estate placement activity.’”
Hodes Weill has hired Mark Rudovic to lead as a principal the firm’s services expansion. Rudovic previously spent nearly seven years at the institutional advisory firm Albourne Partners. “I’m bringing a perspective that can help manage and underwrite strategies that sit at the intersection of real assets and real estate,” he told Infrastructure Investor. He added that immediate market opportunities to provide real asset advisory services include strategies focused on digital infrastructure, water and sectors underpinning the global energy transition away from fossil fuels.
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