BrandView Capital Partners is a commercial real estate investment management & advisory firm

We see potential invisible to others

WE SERVE AS TRUSTED PARTNERS AND ADVISORS TO PRIVATE & INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS

Investment

Strategic property acquisition through joint venture partnerships & managed investment vehicles

Asset Management

Asset value enhancement through leasing, repositioning & redevelopment

Strategic Advisory

Solutions for mixed-use development, capital financing & retail tenant programming

About

We are mixed-use property investors, operators and problem-solvers.

Technology and urbanization have changed the way we use space. Single‐use properties no longer meet these varying needs. We take dying properties and give them new life: Spaces that harmonize community, living and working. This creates multiple income streams for our investors. When communities prosper, all stakeholders prosper.

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Or call us: 310 893-3644

HISTORY

Having successfully invested, operated and developed $1B of institutional-level mixed-use properties over an entire real estate cycle, BrandView was launched to deliver this operational value-add execution to a diversified private investor and client base.

  • 2003 - 2011
  • 2011 - 2013
  • 2014
  • 2014 - 2015
  • 2015 - 2018
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Investment Criteria

We acquire and transform underutilized properties to meet new space needs arising from re-urbanization, technological advances and changing consumer demand.

We offer multiple investment partnership vehicles, acting as either direct owner or fee-for-services manager.
Investment Size
  • Middle Market: $2 - 25 Million in gross value
  • Institutional: $25 Million+ gross value
Investment Profile
  • Value enhancement through repositioning & leasing
  • Adaptive reuse & “covered land” redevelopment
  • Structured partnerships with Property Owners providing tax‐deferred liquidity & value enhancement
PROPERTY TYPES
  • Mixed Use & Urban Retail
  • Apartments
  • Multi-tenant office
  • Flex/Industrial/Logistics
GEOGRAPHIC REGIONS
  • Greater Los Angeles
  • San Diego & San Francisco Bay Area
  • Dense urban infill locations
  • Emerging urban & high-barrier-to-entry corridors

Our Activity

$50 Million

Executed Investments

$323 Million

Strategic Advisory for Development

14

Projects Completed

Strategic Advisory & Management Services

Alongside our investment business, we solve complex problems to unlock value for investors, owners and developers.

Joint Ventures with Property Owners

Long-time property owners are well positioned to significantly increase their equity value and cash flows in their own properties. We formulate ventures with property owners to provide the following benefits:

  • Value enhancement through capital investment, management and repositioning
  • Cash flow distributions and hands-on asset management
  • Tax-deferred "cash-out" proceeds upon completing property business plan

Development & Opportunity Zones

As development partners, we oversee all oversight, financing and feasibility services for urban development.

  • Mixed use site analysis, retail merchandising and residential unit mix programming
  • Owner’s representation in acquisition, development and lease transactions
  • Feasibility analysis, business planning and due diligence

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Or call: (310) 893-3644

Team

We bring 20 years combined experience in commercial real estate investment, development and asset management

Babak Ziai is the Founder of BrandView Capital Partners and is responsible for investment execution and overall management of the firm’s operations.  Babak is also an Adjunct Professor of real estate investment and development at the University of Southern California.

Babak brings 15 years of principal experience in over $1 billion in joint venture, acquisition and development of commercial and mixed-use properties on behalf of institutional investment funds,
capital clients and partnerships. Mr. Ziai previously served as Vice President of Acquisitions and Development at Lowe Enterprises Inc., a diversified, vertically integrated, national real estate
company with over $6 billion in assets under management. At the confluence of Lowe’s investment and operating platforms, Mr. Ziai led investments for $300 million in value-added commercial
acquisitions in the Western U.S. and mixed use development totaling $800 million in Southern California.

Babak is an executive member of the USC Real Estate Entrepreneur Roundtable, International Council of Shopping Centers and Forbes Real Estate Council. Mr. Ziai began his career as a Consultant for Standard & Poor’s where he advised domestic Fortune 500 and foreign companies on business enterprise and asset valuations. Formal education includes a B.A. in Business Economics from UCLA and a Master of Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California.

Andrew Cerrina is responsible for facilitating the execution of real estate investments, asset management and advisory engagements for BrandView Capital Partners.

Andrew previously spent 5 years at Eastdil Secured, where he worked on the retail sales team to advise and close over $15 billion in shopping centers, malls and mixed-use properties across the globe for institutional and private investors. Prior to Eastdil, Andrew worked at CBRE Global Investors as a member of their acquisitions team to facilitate financial underwriting and capital markets activities in the purchase of commercial assets on behalf of institutional investment vehicles. Andrew was born and raised in the Los Angeles area and is a graduate of the University of Southern California where he received a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate Finance.

Representative Portfolio

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    RETAIL AT OCEAN AVENUE SOUTH
  • JEFFERSON PACIFIC BEACH
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  • JONES-L.E.S.
  • MISSION VALLEY TOWN & COUNTRY RESORT

Contact Us

Los Angeles Office:

100 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401
www.brandviewcap.com

Mailing Address:

11693 San Vicente Blvd #444, Los Angeles, CA 90049

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