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 an affiliate.
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
“Aries has been a trusted advisor of ours for a long time. There were a lot of hurdles to overcome in order for this deal to happen, and we knew Aries had relationships with lenders who are serious and capable of delivering in view of our tight deadline.”-Owner Atlanta Retail Center
“I worked with Aries Capital because of their extensive expertise and expansive contacts in mortgage financing. Aries put together an effective capital solution that enabled me to win the auction and complete the purchase, all within five days.”-Debra Tucker, attorney, CPA and Founder of The Tucker Firm, LLC
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.
“Because it marked our first historic renovation project, we relied on Aries Capital’s tax credit expertise and lender relationships to help us navigate this complex process. We were extremely pleased with the results.” -JJ Smith, Executive Vice President of Development for Campus Acquisitions
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
“As first time CMBS borrowers, we appreciated how they thoroughly explained the process at every stage so we felt at ease. Also, they helped us secure favorable terms on a complicated deal in which closing had to occur by a certain date. I cannot recommend them highly enough and will most certainly use them again on future transactions.” -Paul Saran, son of Borrower and Hotel Owner Mohan Saran
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 benefits from the experience and knowledge of our entire originations team. We will leverage our team’s many years of combined experience, individual specialties, extensive capital source relationships, and varied transaction histories to design the best solution for you or your clients.
“I count my association with Aries as one of the difference makers for our company’s success in these difficult times when so many of my colleagues are looking for creative solutions to their capital stack. In our business we talk about hiring the attitude and teaching the skill, and in this case we hit a home run on both counts.” - Julian MacQueen, CEO of Innisfree Hotels
“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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