Idaho Mountain Express: New investment firm launched in valley

Courtesy of Idaho Mountain Express, August 10, 2016

Group specializes in commercial real estate

Headwater Capital Inc., a private equity firm specializing in commercial real estate, today announced the firm’s launch from Ketchum 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,” Kantor said. “The Olio property exemplifies the attributes of an ideal Headwater Capital investment—projected to offer our investing partners an average annual cash yield of more than 7 percent per annum over a 10-year investment period, with a total IRR of 10 percent and a very low-risk profile.”

Kantor said that over four decades of investing in commercial real estate, he and his team have 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,” he said.

Kantor said commercial real estate acts as an alternative to volatile U.S. and global equity markets, and can deliver long-term stability and cash flow. In addition, he said, well-positioned real estate can offer tax benefits and acts as a hedge against inflation.