Post Investment Group (Post) is an opportunistic multifamily real estate investment company. Post was founded by a team of experienced multi-family and institutional real estate professionals dedicated to extracting maximum value from the real estate marketplace. Post specializes in distressed, core-plus, value-add, ground-up development and Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) multi-family investment opportunities throughout the United States. With particular attention to markets in California, Texas and surrounding states, Post utilizes the significant experience of its principals to create innovative real estate structures designed to exploit inefficiencies and tap into the unlocked potential of specific real estate opportunities, identified capital markets and geographic regions.
Post's portfolio currently consist of in excess of 10,000 apartment units located throughout Texas, California, Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico, Indiana, Colorado, Washington, Louisiana, West Virginia, Florida, and Oregon.
Post has developed a series real estate investment strategies that employ risk-adjusted methodologies that rely exclusively on value creation of holdings to attain yields, not cap rate contraction. In adhering to this investment methodology, Post is able to identify holdings that are strategically predisposed to weather declining global fundamentals and inversely positioned to achieve exceptional returns in the event of a return to normalcy.
Depending on the inflection point of the real estate cycle, Post focuses primarily on the following targeted strategies within the multi-family asset class:
Focusing on assets suffering from significant vacancies and loss to lease in relation to surrounding area and market comparable properties due to a poorly capitalized seller or a deteriorated micro or macro market, these properties tend to have substantial deferred maintenance to the exterior, amenities and unit interiors which require an infusion of capital to bring in line with competitors or to whether an economic downturn. These assets are typically purchased for low market capitalizations compounded by minimal to negative initial cash yields, which are offset by the tremendous value generation associated with lease up and rental rate mark to market or overall market recovery. This acquisition class typically has a 18 month to 3 year investment term.
Core Plus / Opportunistic Value Add:
These assets are relatively stabilized with high occupancy and little loss to lease. The opportunity is associated with identifying assets with operational inefficiencies or the ability to financially engineer attractive yields. These assets are typically cash flow positive day one with and have a 4 to 10 year investment term.
Post actively develops new multi-family product utilizing both the conventional financing markets and the government-backed HUD 221 (D)4 loan program. This asset class has an investment horizon of approximately 7 to 10 years, yet retains short term exceptional yield potential should product be delivered into an aggressive investment market.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC):
With a focus on newer vintage assets at cap rates wider than their conventional asset counterparts, LIHTC deals enable Post to purchase higher quality assets in barrier to entry markets at yield metrics typically reminiscent of far riskier holdings. These assets have a lower yield projection as a function of the reduced risk coefficient, yet typically exhibit strong walk in cash on cash returns. This acquisition class typically has a 10 + year investment term.
High Yield Debt:
Post provides short term bridge loans ranging in term from three months to two years to real estate investors typically engaged in strategies that include single family residential “fix and flip”, single and multi-family ground up development, land entitlement and multi-family re-positioning. This strategy enables both Post principals and its investors the ability to achieve returns commensurate with equity investments while taking the risk typically associated with investing in the debt side of the capital stack.
Post joint ventures with a network of non-multifamily real estate sponsors that are experts in their investment vertical. Including industrial, retail, manufactured housing and office asset classes, Post acts as a co-general partner providing a variety of value add services to our venture partners from deal pursuit thru disposition.