Congregation of the Mission Portfolio

Finding Clever Solutions for Underperforming Real Estate Across the Globe

For nearly two decades, we have been working with the Congregation of the Mission of St. Vincent de Paul as an advisor and partner. We have supported real estate planning, decision-making, and capital project implementation on behalf of the Congregation at sites around the world.

Our work with the Congregation of the Mission always begins with a detailed due diligence and engagement process. We develop a clear understanding of current and forecasted asset utilization, key programs, and mission anchors. We conduct walkthroughs of the buildings and sites carefully, identifying opportunities and challenges, as well as upcoming deferred maintenance expenses.

With that detailed foundation, we undertake research into local and regional real estate trends that suggest opportunities compatible with the Congregation. We analyze all viable strategies, developing real estate scenarios which we present to leadership for consideration, clearly articulating risks and potential rewards, implementation timelines, and operational impact. In cases where our process results in a capital project, however large or small, we have supported the Congregation to execute the work.

Between 2008 and 2013 we led an intensive effort with the Eastern Province of the Congregation of the Mission to revamp a historic seminary campus near Princeton, New Jersey. Working with the Congregation, we defined a viable repositioning strategy, led a complex rezoning effort, managed a series of capital projects, and oversaw the leasing outreach, resulting in a multitenant educational campus – the Princeton Center for Arts & Education – and public memorial park. We have remained involved with the project as ongoing asset managers.

Key Projects

  • Princeton Center for Arts and Education
  • Rome, Italy
  • Oakdale, Long Island
  • Germantown Repositioning
  • Santa Barbara, California
  • Montebello, California
  • Santorini, Greece
  • Beirut, Lebanon
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Emily Puhnaty, Director of Business Development & Communications