Commercial Real Estate Expert Robert Kantor launches Headwater Capital, closes $3.5M investment in firm’s initial CRE property

KETCHUM, Idaho-August 10, 2016 — Headwater Capital, Inc. (, a private equity firm specializing in long-term, secure cash flow from commercial real estate, today announced the firm’s launch and its flagship property investment Olio Pavilion, LLC. The firm, led by co-founder and CEO Robert Kantor, secured $1,725,000 from investors and arranged financing from A 10 Capital for the balance of the Olio purchase price.

“Headwater Capital was created to share my years of commercial real estate investing success with an expanded pool of investing clients seeking preservation of capital and predictable cash flow,” said Kantor. “The Olio property exemplifies the attributes of an ideal Headwater Capital investment — projected to offer our investing partners an average annual cash yield more than 7.0 percent per annum over a 10-year investment period, with a total IRR of 10 percent and a very low risk profile.”

Robert Kantor and his team are leveraging four decades of CRE investing success, having acquired and managed investments in excess of $500 million. From deal inception throughout the full lifecycle of the asset, Headwater Capital’s team and partner network closely monitor and manage each asset to ensure preservation of value and maximum return on investment.

Why commercial real estate

Commercial real estate acts as an alternative to volatile U.S. and global equity markets, and can deliver long-term stability and cash flow. Well-positioned real estate can offer certain tax benefits and acts as a primary hedge against inflation.

“In today’s burgeoning global capital real estate market, Headwater Capital, with its strategic partner network, is uniquely positioned to identify and quickly act on commercial investment opportunities with outstanding fundamentals and value,” said Kantor.

More than $1.1 trillion of global capital is targeting real estate investment in 2016 and the global total of actual commercial property investment in 2015 was $876 billion, according to the CBRE’s Global Investor Intentions Survey, Feb. 2016.

About Headwater Capital

Headwater Capital implements risk-averse strategies in commercial real estate investments offering investors long-term, reliable and tax-efficient cash-flow. Based on 40+ years of experience in CRE investing, the company exclusively invests in demographically secure, low risk retail developments in growing, economically prosperous markets around the country. Investments are skillfully sourced and structured to provide reliable and secure cash flow, and a hedge against volatile equity markets and inflation. Headwater’s team of professionals conducts a meticulous fundamental property analysis and technical appraisal to ensure safe and reliable cash flow, with the potential for significant capital appreciation over time. Risk is further reduced by limiting borrowing on any property to approximately 50% of its value and by co-investing with our investors on every property. Visit us at, Twitter, LinkedIn Facebook. Email:

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