A Conservative Approach to Underwriting

With a combined 60 years in the commercial real estate, the Principals of Urban Southwest have experienced every market cycle since 1980. Preservation of capital is always our first concern. Therefore, we focus on conservative transactions that offer low risk, yet the potential for very attractive returns. Our acquisitions offer profit potential through refurbishment, implementing changes to operations, improving the tenancy, installing new management, and strict cost-cutting measures.

Urban Southwest’s team of professionals spend considerable time and effort on undertaking a thorough and comprehensive evaluation and due diligence of each and every transaction. External advisors are then brought in to back-up assumptions and findings in key areas such as the budget, insurance, utility cost, property taxes, and building code compliance. The result is a conservative underwriting of the transaction in which Investors, Lender, and Principals can all be confident. Upon reaching stabilization, Urban Southwest determines the most opportune time to sell or refinance the asset, generally realizing very attractive returns for Investors.

We offer a variety of multifamily investment opportunities to qualified investors (Accredited Investors) through periodic private investment offerings. Please fill out the Information Request below to be added to our Mailing List and receive additional information.

Multifamily is extremely management intensive. Our business is basically sorting through the myriad of mismanaged properties, buying the right opportunity, and straightening out prior management. Hiring a fee manager is not the same as running your own properties. We do not use fee managers, and do not manage for others, which would be a distraction. We have seasoned Regional Managers in Houston, Dallas, and Kansas City. Our portfolio is large enough that we are able to train, and promote employees, allowing them to make their career with Urban Southwest. For that reason, we have very little employee turnover. Staffing for new acquisitions is often accommodated by promoting from within one of existing properties; a huge advantage. Our in house Construction Superintendent enables up to take on moderate renovations directly, in many cases, eliminating the need for expensive subcontractors. Our scale gives us purchasing advantages, and we have national accounts with many major suppliers. Financial reporting is key. Our accounting team produces quarterly financial reports which include Balance Sheet, Trailing 12 month Profit and Loss , Cash Flow Statement, Budget/Variance Report, and Rent Roll.

Proven Track Record
Multifamily Portfolio Performance
Properties Acquired32
Total Units6,346
Total CostOver $222 MM
Properties Sold17
Total Units3,874
Average ReturnOver 100%
Commercial Portfolio Performance
Properties Acquired25
Total Square Footage2.9 MM
Total Cost$157 MM
Average Return84%