Real Estate Consulting
Cantey & Company offers professional advice on matters involving
residential, commercial, and investment real estate. It's principal, William
C. Cantey, Jr., CCIM, CRE, (Bill Cantey) has over thirty years experience
in this business. Click here for resume. In his
capacity as an independent counselor, Bill analyzes various real
estate situations, either proposed or existing, for individuals and for
institutions. The firm's clients include investors, property owners, home-buyers,
home-sellers, landlords, tenants, developers, bank trust departments,
attorneys and corporate real estate buyers and sellers.
Cantey & Company does not compete with traditional real estate brokerage
firms in that it does not solicit general property listings nor does it
sell real estate for a commission except in rare instances for existing
client sellers. Rather, revenues are derived from prearranged hourly or
daily fees--a policy designed to protect the independence of the advice
and counsel offered to clients.
Your financial situation, your desire for various degrees of risk, your
capability for management and your personal preferences are all very important
in structuring a real estate investment to meet your personal needs and
expectations. As a buyer, you may be concerned that you are not receiving
impartial advice from a salesperson who is being paid a commission by the
seller only if a sale is made. Cantey & Company will work for you,
not the seller. The fee is not determined by the amount of the sales price
and is not contingent on whether property is bought or sold.
Cantey and Company has helped its buyer clients answer
these frequently asked questions:
- Is the property worth the asking price?
- Is it a good investment for me?
- What return on my investment should I expect?
- Are there tax advantages?
- What price should I offer the seller?
- How should I structure the method of my payment?
- How can I verify the seller's income and expense figures?
- How do the figures compare with similar properties?
- Should I get an appraisal?
- Do I need a structural inspection?
- Is the property in an improving or declining area?
- Should I manage it myself or hire management?
- How will I know when to sell?
- Analyze an office building purchase for a doctor
- Advise and negotiate for foreign investors
- Screen and analyze property in a tax deferred exchange
- Structure seller-financing for an apartment buyer
- Advise on a resort condominium purchase
- Negotiate price and terms for an apartment project
- Obtain and evaluate appraisals for an investor
- Develop a liquidation strategy and select brokers
- Negotiate an office lease renewal
- Advise a Realtor on his personal investments
- Negotiate for the sellers of an industrial property
- Evaluate and aid in negotiating a warehouse lease
- Consult on refinancing an office building
For Trust Accounts and Estates:
- Consult with trust officers on real estate investments in trust accounts
- Evaluate a corporation with substantial real property for an estate
- Recommend an equitable method of dividing estate property
- Help trust officers make, sell, or hold decisions
- Evaluate contracts of sale for trust property
- Evaluate proposed leases on estate property
- Select appraisers and evaluate the appraisals on corporate holdings
- Analyze potential investments
- Review and evaluate development proposals
- Develop a marketing strategy for corporate property
- Evaluate contracts of sale
- Negotiate leases for a corporation
- Evaluate potential factory locations