Kahr is a real estate investment and advisory firm that services clients throughout the world. Since the company’s founding in 2002, we have worked on real estate investment and development projects in a consulting capacity across a wide range of product types including industrial, retail, office, hotel, residential, and mixed use.
Our client base is equally as diverse and includes commercial and investment banks, private real estate investment firms, REITs, and developers. During this period, Kahr established itself as a preeminent training company for real estate financial analysis, with thousands of professionals taught annually at all skill levels across the United States and abroad.
We also act as principals in selected transactions. We believe that our investment platform provides us with insight into the real estate development and investment process that other consulting firms can not match.
Our service lines include financial modeling, capital advisory, market analysis and feasibility studies, and the creation of institutional quality offering memoranda. We provide our clients with sophisticated solutions to analyze a deal, execute successfully, and maximize returns.
In short, Kahr gives you the support you need to succeed in today’s turbulent market.
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Our clients rely on our financial expertise to help them make decisions in the fluid and complex environment of real estate development and investment. They rely on our ability to innovate, work hard, and deliver on time and on budget. Our clients appreciate not only what we do, but how we do it. We have integrity, work efficiently, and with the confidence that comes from experience.
They reach out to us when they’re going through difficult times. They rely on us to help them restructure, reposition, and rethink. We know that one solution does not fit all, but we also have enough experience so we don’t try and reinvent the wheel. We know that the best solutions are those that balance tradition and innovation.
We approach, analyze, and evaluate assignments together. Every member of our organization is expected to be able to handle multiple roles and to act without ego; today’s manager is tomorrow’s worker bee. The project drives the staffing – not the other way around.
Structure for Innovation
There are no barriers for information here; we have no private offices. We work this way because we believe that collaboration is power. It lets us create, work as a team, and grow together as professionals. This is our key to innovation.
Measure Twice, Cut Once
Financial work requires an exceptionally high level of accuracy and precision. We have regular peer reviews of ongoing projects and everyone’s work product is subject to scrutiny and analysis. No solution leaves our offices without a double check.
Kahr Real Estate was founded by Joshua Kahr in 2002. The company quickly established itself as a leader in financial training, financial modeling, and market analysis for the real estate industry.
In 2003 and 2004, we grew rapidly. Highlights included a series of seminars for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on brownfield redevelopment, the appointment of Mr. Kahr as a professor at New York University for its MS in Real Estate program, and the publication of a major analysis of New York City’s tax assessment system that concluded that the City was severely under-assessing commercial properties relative to its published guidelines.
During 2005 and 2006, Mr. Kahr published his first book, Real Estate Market Valuation and Analysis, and the company moved into new offices at 139 Fulton Street in New York. Mr. Kahr joined the faculty of Columbia University’s MS in Real Estate Development program; he continues to teach there. This book, his new appointment, and additional consulting projects brought the company to the national stage.
2007 was a landmark year for Kahr. We expanded both our training business and our consulting business globally including a development project in Monterrey, Mexico and training courses in Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Tokyo, and Singapore. We also moved into 55 Broad Street, a Class A building on the same block as the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Kahr also achieved a major professional milestone with his appointment to the board of directors of Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation, a publicly traded real estate investment trust. Mr. Kahr published his second book, Beyond the Bubble.
In 2008, we weathered the credit crisis and emerged out the other side intact. We lost a few clients, all of whom were developers, and picked up a few, most of whom were distressed asset investors. The year was, in a word, turbulent.
In 2009, the credit crisis continued. We launched our investment platform and closed on our first transaction. By using our large network of contacts that we developed through our consulting business, we were able to identify potential investments and investors.
In 2010, we continued to close on new investments. As of mid-year, we had completed three transactions. We also spent the time and money to build out an efficient property management system to support us over the long term. Always one to try out new technologies, Mr. Kahr took his real estate finance class at Columbia University and posted all of the lectures to Apple’s iTunes University web site for free.