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Alvarez & Marsal, METIS Financial Network Form Strategic Alliance

May 06, 2014, 06:42 AM
Filed Under: Real Estate

Global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) announced a strategic alliance between the firm’s Real Estate Advisory Services practice and METIS Financial Network, offering clients the benefit of A&M’s extensive real estate valuation, operational and consulting industry expertise, and proprietary tools, alongside METIS’ highly adaptable, scalable data, document and workflow solutions.

The alliance enhances the best-in-class, value-added services and technologies available to financial institutions, private equity firms, and other sophisticated investors who look to A&M and METIS for real estate transaction support and valuation management.

“Delivering the proven leadership and execution needed to accelerate our clients’ performance, overcome challenges and maximize the value of real estate holdings requires that we offer the very best in practical tools,” said Scott Fowler, Managing Director with A&M’s Real Estate Advisory Services. “This partnership builds on already stellar capabilities with additional, seamless and secure applications.”

Floyd W. Kephart, Chairman of METIS, stated “the breadth and depth of A&M’s real estate consulting practice, together with our unique customizable technology, provides a paradigm shift in how real estate information is transformed into actionable, value-enhancing strategies.”

METIS provides platform technology that automates key elements of a client’s process to enhance productivity, improve transparency and streamline communication between all stakeholders in the process. “We differentiate ourselves by listening to our client and understanding their workflow, strategies and business goals in order to develop and implement a tailored solution that addresses their unique needs. Our technology not only converts “big data” to user-focused data quickly, but produces key analytics and market information critical for effective management and decision making”, said Joy Hou CEO of METIS.

A&M’s Real Estate Advisory Services delivers results-focused insights to management and investors seeking to accelerate performance, overcome challenges, and maximize the value of their real estate holdings. The team applies proven experience across a range of industries and property types to provide credible real estate services for clients.

METIS provides custom-tailored platform technology for the management of data, documents and workflow, and has extensive experience in delivering solutions to the real estate industry, with a focus on financial institutions, equity funds and investors. METIS enhances productivity with a flexible suite of functionalities that support collaboration, intelligence aggregation and automation of manual work throughout the entire lifecycle of a real estate asset. METIS also provides robust marketplace capabilities that facilitate single or auction-style asset dispositions, and enable due diligence and offer submission on the investor side, and offer review and execution for financial institutions, funds, or REITs.

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