VANGUARD INVESTMENTS INC
Vanguard Investments is a highly focused multi-family sales and advisory company. We believe that an investors' interests are best represented through relationships founded on trust and strengthened by longevity. We understnad that the world in which we invest is constantly evolving, as are the needs of our clients. These principals shape everything we do and drives our commitment to be the definitive resource for multi-family investors in our markets. We measure our accomplishments not on a transactional basis, but over the course of an entire relationship.
Vanguard Investments, Inc. is a premier provider of investment real estate brokerage services. The brokerage firm is focused exclusively on investments. By specializing 100 percent on investments and organizing our sales force into property specialty groups, we provide clients with superior market knowledge and transaction expertise targeted specifically to the unique requirements of each property type. Having pioneered the industry’s most powerful marketing system, the essence of Vanguard’s value proposition is our ability to “make a market” for each property through expanded market exposure, which generates the broadest buyer interest and results in maximum value.
We combine comprehensive market research, state-of-the-art technology and communications systems with access to the industry’s largest pool of private and institutional investors. The result is the most efficient process for matching buyers and sellers locally, regionally and nationally. We offer investment expertise in all major property types, including apartments, retail, office, industrial, single-tenant net-lease, seniors housing, hospitality and lodging, manufactured home communities, self-storage and land.
Access to More Qualified Investors Than Any Other Source
Through investment specialization, we have accumulated the largest database of qualified investors in the industry. Through the personal local relationships maintained by our investment professionals, we provide unparalleled access to potential buyers for each property we represent.
A Culture of Information Sharing
Each property is exposed to the broadest pool of qualified investors. Our unique culture brings a superior level of expertise to each transaction. The large number of owners and investors who repeatedly conduct business with Vanguard Investments, Inc. serves as a testimony to our success in matching buyers and sellers, and maximizing value.
Our investment property inventory is recognized for its size, diversity, quality, deliverability and underwriting standards.
Investors have come to rely on Vanguard Investments, Inc. for access to investment opportunities that meet their specific parameters, including sensitive timing demands driven by 1031-exchange requirements.
Major Account Services
We have tailored our services and delivery system to meet the needs of larger private and institutional investors. We provide major clients access to a special group of highly experienced financial analysts, research professionals and graphic designers. Our Major Account Services (MAS) team delivers state-of-the-art underwriting, property and market analysis, marketing and presentation capabilities. Services include financial modeling, analysis and valuation, portfolio analysis, preparation of offering memorandums, specialized marketing material and generation of full-scale marketing packages. Key assignments for major accounts are planned and executed with the involvement of the firm’s management team to deliver the proper level of expertise to every client.
Vanguard Investments, Inc. has a unique, state-of-the-art marketing system that has generated unmatched results for their clients. The foundation for this process is rooted in accountability and proactive, personal contact from Vanguard to the investment community. However, a lot happens before a property ever makes it to the market.
Property values change frequently and unlike securities, an investor can not just open a newspaper to see today’s value. Our solution is a comprehensive analysis, which we refer to as a Proposal. We underwrite the asset by using a sophisticated cash flow model to derive the current market value. Then we identify the strengths and weaknesses of the property, as well as some opportunities for our client to enhance the value. We also perform a return on equity analysis which allows the client to compare their current cash flow with that of several other available alternative investments. The vast majority of the time a Proposal is completed, the property analyzed is not ready to be marketed. When a property is ready for marketing, we move to the next step in the process.
Customized Marketing Schedule
Before the asset is brought to the market, a customized marketing plan is developed for each property with a timeline projecting each action step to be taken in the marketing the project. One of our core values is accountability and the marketing schedule is our written commitment to the client, as well as a roadmap to a successful closing.
Professional Photography & Graphic Design
Institutional quality marketing materials lend credibility to a property being marketed and can help increase the level of interest and awareness as well. Vanguard has a full-time professional photographer and graphic designer on staff to make sure that every property is positioned in its best light. We are committed to excellence in all phases of the marketing process and every property, regardless of the size or class, is treated like an institutional Offering!
Individual Property Website
After a property is listed, an individual website is created for the asset. The sole purpose of the unique website is to present the investment overview and showcase property photos.
Immediately after a property has been placed on the market, a customized Eblast is created, featuring the investment highlights and multiple links to some limited financial information and the individual property website. Through state-of-the-art technology, we are able to track who views each Eblast. More importantly we monitor which investors clicked on the embedded links, as that demonstrates a potentially higher level of interest. From this list we proactively call each investor who clicked on any links embedded in the e-mail to personally promote the investment opportunity. This always leads to a substantial amount of interest in the property and frequently the ultimate buyer is found from our distinctive, hands-on approach.