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Hillwood: Feast or Famine?

Dallas-Fort Worth
Hillwood:  Feast or Famine?
With a healthy, yet calorie conscious, appetite for deals, Hillwood Investments CEO Todd Platt tells us that anyone in the real estate business today has to be focused on capital markets. It just so happens that Bisnow DFW plans to tell everyone who comes to our July 29 breakfast event all about it.
Hillwood Investments CEO Todd Platt
We stopped by Todd's office in Uptown to talk about Hillwood, the capital markets, and if the Rangers can keep up the winning streak. Todd says he's watching the return of equity, debt, and debt products, and how they will impact legacy deals and prospects. Hillwood has done a number of deals since the meltdown including purchasing approximately 2.5M SF of vacant buildings, buying notes, making DIP loans, and buying mortgages, he says. “Typically, the opportunity we see is the ability to buy value at great discounts.”
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Hillwood has been focused on offense (appropriate, since its offices, left, are in front of the Mavs home at the AT&T Center), yet he says the firm hasn't seen near the product they expected this year. “We are going to be extremely disciplined because we don't think the economy is fully recovered; and we don't think lenders and owners have come to grips with  true market value.” Hear more of what Todd has to say when he joins an expert panel including L&B Realty Advisors EVP David Gleeson and Cushman & Wakefield honcho Stephannie Mower at Bisnow's Dallas capital markets Breakfast & Schmooze  on July 29Register today.