CWS Capital Partners LLC, founded in 1969, is a fully integrated real estate investment management company that specializes in the acquisition, development, and management of luxury apartment communities with a very large presence in Texas, and metropolitan areas in Atlanta, Raleigh, Charlotte, and Denver.
- Founded in 1969
- Units Owned 29,340
- Aggregate Market Value in excess of $5.0 Billion
- A Weighted Average Internal Rate of Return of 14.8% and Simple Average of 15.4%*
- Simple Multiple: 2.1x on Invested Capital
- Weighted Average: 2.0x on Invested Capital
- 1031 Tax-Deferred Exchanges for Investors
*Net of fees
CWS’ various investment vehicles own over 20,000 units with an aggregate value in excess of $5.0 billion. The company is vertically integrated and is able to source acquisitions, carry out the due diligence, finance the property purchases through its debt and equity relationships, integrate them into its property management system, report to its investors, and handle all accounting functions.
CWS uses its strong market knowledge to recommend when to exit an investment and to negotiate the dispositions. Given its long history of working with tax-sensitive investors, CWS can also carry out 1031 tax-deferred exchanges.
CWS has a proven track record of meeting its investment objectives of current income while preserving principal.
After fees, CWS has generated an average of over 14.8%* Internal Rate of Return (IRR) for its realized investments and a 2.1 multiple on invested capital from cash flow and appreciation.
The company currently has a strong focus on acquiring well-located properties at compelling valuations as well as developing apartment communities.
CWS Capital’s vertical integration includes property management, property accounting, a captive securities broker-dealer, and an investment advisory firm.
Prior to entering the apartment business in 1988, CWS was one of the largest owner/operators of manufactured housing communities in the United States. It exited the business between 1998 and 2000 in a strategic transaction (approximately $225 million) that resulted in a large percentage of the proceeds being redeployed in apartment investments. This turned out to be a fortuitous decision as the manufactured housing industry has subsequently experienced very challenging conditions while apartments have experienced an extraordinarily favorable supply/demand relationship.
CWS Capital Partners primary offices are in Austin, Texas and Newport Beach, CA with regional offices in Dallas and Atlanta.
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