Personal Experience as a Direct Lender, Investor & Owner
Not only do we assist our clients with their real estate investments, our principals maintain ownership interests in over $250 million of commercial real estate assets and Aries provides financing directly from our own balance sheet through our affiliate Aries Real Estate Fund, LLC (AREF). Formed in 2006, AREF and its predecessors have provided over $40 million in direct funding.
As a property owner and commercial lender, we understand both our clients’ and partner capital sources’ perspectives, and can anticipate and mitigate any potential issues. Our first-hand expertise makes us better equipped to evaluate and underwrite complex transactions, access the most competitive financing options and leverage tax credits, resulting in well-structured closed loans.
“Neil Freeman’s call is always one that I will return.” -Rick Cavenaugh, President of Stoneleigh Companies about Aries Capital’s Chairman and CEO
Access to Unique & Diverse Capital Sources
Our clients enjoy the convenience of an unbiased single point of contact, yet gain access to Aries’ solid and extensive correspondent and proprietary relationships with the nation’s leading Wall Street investment banks, hedge and private money funds, life companies, commercial banks, and credit unions. Even when market conditions have tightened and traditional capital sources have slowed or ceased lending, Aries has always continued to secure viable financing for our clients.
“Aries delivered and fulfilled their term sheet outline without exception and in record time. We are very pleased that we were fortunate enough to have Aries Capital represent Innisfree Hotels.” -Julian MacQueen, CEO Innisfree Hotels
Proven Ability to Handle Complex Deals & Deliver Results
When it comes to structuring deals, we know how to be nimble. Aries has the capital source relationships, expertise, transaction history, creativity and entrepreneurial thinking to aggressively pursue compelling solutions for core deals, as well as non-core deals that show promise in key areas.
We serve as our clients’ advocates – proactively addressing known and potential obstacles and ensuring all mitigating factors are considered. This attention to detail has earned us a high level of credibility with our capital sources. Our contacts know that when Aries brings them a deal, it is ready for and worth their consideration.
Bottom line, we deliver.
“We chose Aries to lead the financing because of both our long-standing relationship and the fact that we knew they could get the job done.”-Michael Christie, Heritage Capital Investments, LLC
“After spending a year trying to locate a lender who understood the unique requirements of an affordable housing investment I was fortunate enough to meet Eric Jones of Aries Capital. Eric and the Aries team distinguished themselves through their ability to understand our needs and the potential of the underlying real estate. They were able to identify some attractive financing options for us and to help us choose the best possible transaction. I couldn’t be happier with the way things turned out. Aries underpromised and overdelivered.”-Andrew Niewiarowski, President of Park, Inc.
A History of Continuing Innovation
Founded in 1991 by Chairman and CEO Neil D. Freeman, Aries Capital has consistently been an industry leader, staying one step ahead of changing economic and industry conditions by innovating new programs and solutions for our clients.
Government Program Access & Expertise
Through our affiliate, the Urban Development Fund (UDF), we offer tremendous expertise in the structuring and syndication of New Markets Tax Credits, Historic Tax Credits and other forms of government subsidies and incentives. Established in 2002 and qualified as a Community Development Entity (CDE) by the U.S. Treasury, UDF, along with Aries Capital, has syndicated over $500 million in New Markets Tax Credits and Historic Tax Credits. Projects include the rehabilitation of historic hotels in New Orleans and Louisville (such as the famous The Roosevelt New Orleans), renovations of regional malls in Minneapolis and Dallas, the redevelopment of a retail center in San Diego, and the new construction of a medical office building in Chicago.
Superior Customer Service
We view our relationship with you, our client as a partnership. Our goals are the same — do what it takes to ensure a smooth, efficient process that results in a highly successful outcome.
“We liked Aries Capital because they seemed like very honest, hardworking guys, and they weren’t just thinking of their fee. And they didn’t give up, which was key…I really can’t say enough good things.” -Musa Tadros, CEO, Crown Properties
Plus, when you choose Aries Capital, you avoid the common trap of failed transitions because you will continue to work with the same lead senior executive throughout the entire transaction. Our past clients, along with our capital source partners, continually tell us how much they appreciate this approach. They know that when Aries manages a deal, important details won’t be lost or overlooked.
Talented, Creative, Knowledgeable People
While you have the convenience of a single point of contact, your deal will be reviewed by our entire executive team to determine the most viable way to approach completing your capital structure. You can rest assured that we will leverage our team’s over 150 years combined experience, individual specialties, extensive capital source relationships, and varied transaction histories to design the best solution for you or your clients.
“We have found that: 1) knowledge of the multifamily marketplace; 2) the application of creative and conventional financing structures; 3) the ability to break down complex deals into manageable pieces; and 4) to aggressively pursue great solutions has been a trademark talent at Aries.”-Rick Cavenaugh, President of Stoneleigh Companies
Use Aries Capital to Your Advantage
Whether your property is stable or in transition, we invite your to contact us to discuss viable solutions.
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