Corporate Investment Reality, Inc. is one of the few brokerage firms in Washington Metropolitan area that has the experience, expertise, continuing education, and licensing to handle the real estate component of a combination business and real estate transaction.

Nearly every business sale has a lease or real estate component that must be considered in the transaction.  If a business seller also owns the property, it can either be sold with the business or leased to the new buyer.

It is vitally important to understand how the sale, or lease, of real estate affects the value of the business and the financing alternatives that are available when property is included as part of a business sale.

Our associates, licensed in commercial real estate through our sister company, Corporate Investment Realty, Inc., have extensive experience in all aspects of real estate transactions whether in relation to a business sale, or not.

Our Services Include:

  • Site Location
  • Commercial Real Estate Sales
  • Commercial Real Estate Leasing
  • Landlord / Tenant Lease Negotiations
  • Letters of Intent & Lease preparation
  • Acquisition Financing

How much is your business worth?

Our 35-year history, 1,400+ completed transactions, and the experience and professional designations of our business valuation staff members have allowed Corporate Investment to perform business valuations and appraisals on almost every type of business imaginable.

There are many reasons an owner may need an independent, third party business valuation or appraisal:

  • Exit strategy valuation
  • Estate settlement and/or probate
  • Tax and estate planning and gifting
  • Insurance purposes
  • Divorce disputes
  • Partnership buyouts
  • Commercial damage claims
  • Dissenting stock-holder litigation

Members of our staff have been qualified as business valuation experts in Federal, State and local courts in Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia.

The most important component in obtaining funding is a complete and professional loan submission package.  Statistically speaking, 80% of all loans that might otherwise qualify for funding are turned down due to poor packaging.  On numerous occasions we have been able, with proper packaging, to secure funding for clients who had previously been turned down by other lenders and/or brokers.

At Corporate Investment, we know the importance of proper loan packaging and have the knowledge and experience to get deals funded.

The CI difference is a combination of experience and lender relationships.  With CI, not only does the borrower have access to all of the top lenders, but also a team with extensive business brokerage and finance experience.  This gives a borrower the highest possible chance of being funded.

Corporate finance is only one of the many services that set us apart from other business brokerage offices in the Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia area.

Financing is Available for:
  • Business Acquisitions
  • Working Capital
  • Business & Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions
  • Hotel Acquisitions
  • Accounts Receivable Factoring

 

The Financing Process:

We work closely with the borrower to gather the information necessary to present a professionally prepared loan request to our network of lenders.

  • A company Overview and History
  • Management resume and qualifications
  • Market Analysis
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Historical financial data and Cash Flow Analysis
  • Current Budget & Cash Flow Projections based on a realistic business plan
  • A Use Of Funds Analysis
  • A Repayment Plan with Debt Coverage and Risk Analysis

The difference between winning and losing a court case, not to mention the size of the award, often comes down to expert witness testimony.  Using sophisticated computer modeling and proprietary business valuation software, we have been able to make compelling arguments, through the use of computer generated trial exhibits and personal testimony, to help our clients prevail in court.  Our expert witness testimony in pre-trial depositions, for either plaintiff or defendant, has forced out-of-court settlements; greatly reducing time spent for trial preparation and subsequent legal fees.

Members of our staff have been qualified in Federal, State and local courts in Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia, Colorado, New Jersey and West Virginia.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Litigation consulting services to trial counsel in preparing to depose and cross-examine other experts.
  • Determining equitable distribution in partnership disputes
  • Divorce disputes
  • Business damage assessment and determination of economic loss
  • Realized and unrealized profitability analysis
  • Brokerage practices
  • Business valuation disputes
  • Commercial Real Estate

For a free, no obligation consultation regarding business valuations or expert witness testimony, please email or call 301-572-6000.

 

We work with many professional advisors, accountants and lawyers, every day. From our experience, we have assembled an “advisory team” to assist you when you run into problems that overwhelm you. Problems that prevent you from doing what you do best, manage the needs of your business. If you are dealing with difficult vendors or have tax matters (IRS, state, etc.) or bank loans, including SBA, that you are not in compliance with, please call us. We will develop and review your options with you and help you successfully “workout” these challenges. E-mail or call 301-572-6000 ext. 312 for a no obligation consultation.