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Road To Retail Value Creation Is Experience

In light of retail industry disruption and demographic shifts, implementing a viable tenant mix in urban retail properties has become a moving target now more than before.

Contributing Article by: Babak Ziai of BrandView Capital Partners published in Shopping Center Business

J.P. Morgan Asset Management ­Global Real Assets Acquires Retail Portion of Santa Monica Mixed­ Use

BrandView Capital Partners Tapped to Handle Owner’s Representation Services

Long-Term Holders Find Solace In Santa Monica

SANTA MONICA, CA—The retail fundamentals in Santa Monica are among the best in the nation, according to Babak Ziai, founder of Brandview Capital Partners, which is active in the submarket. Investors looking to break into the market should expect to pay higher prices with lower yields, but can also expect big rewards for long-term hold strategies. -Globe Street

An Inside Look at J.P. Morgan’s Santa Monica Retail Acquisition

BrandView Capital Partners’ Babak Ziai, one of Connect LA’s millennium speakers, recently sourced a deal on a prime Ocean Ave. retail property in Santa Monica. The “next generation” investment and asset management focused leader is now working to represent J.P. Morgan on the asset.

Boutique Firms Are Sourcing Deals For Institutions

LOS ANGELES—J.P. Morgan Asset Management-Global Real Assets acquires a small retail property sourced by a boutique real estate firm. Babak Ziai: “I think this transaction underscores the value proposition of boutique real estate firms to help institutional investors source and operate unique investment opportunities.” – Globe Street

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