Solid Rock Real Estate companies, Solid Rock Real Estate Ventures and Solid Rock Property Management, were formed to provide investment acquisition and asset management advisory services in the office sector to third party clients that do not have the desire to create the high-level infrastructure required. Leveraging an experienced background of acquiring and managing office investments through the entire life cycle, the Solid Rock Real Estate team is highly trained and experienced in implementing a business plan to maximize near term cash flow and derive long term value from the assets for our clients. Principals of the company have directly overseen the asset management of roughly 4 million square feet of national office product with an estimated value of nearly $1 billion as well provided roughly $600 million in acquisition and disposition transactional services. Leveraging our national relationships, market knowledge, and experience make us uniquely qualified to deliver success for our clients in disciplines such as:
- Investment Sourcing and Underwriting
- Submarket Analytics, Due Diligence, and Business Plan Development & Implementation
- Asset Management: Lease Negotiation, Property Management
- Dispositions Advisory and Management
Greg Rice, is a Principal and Founder of Solid Rock Group and is a real estate professional with 40 years of diversified experience in real estate development, leasing, brokerage sales, acquisitions, property management, and asset management. For the last 25 years, Mr. Rice has focused almost exclusively on hotel and resort real estate.
Since founding Solid Rock Advisors in 1991, Mr. Rice has the led the firm’s involvement in transactions totaling $8 billion in volume and involving 190 different properties. These properties have included some of the world’s finest hotels, such as the Four Seasons New York, Las Ventanas in Los Cabos, and the Santa Barbara Four Seasons Biltmore. Mr. Rice has also been involved in significant financial restructuring and loan placements, and has supervised several hundred million dollars of renovations for TY Warner Resorts and Hotels, whom he has represented in all their transactions since 1990. He also acts as an investment advisor to a number of other firms and individual investors.
Mr. Rice’s depth of experience in leasing, sales, acquisitions, financing, syndication management, and construction make him highly qualified within the real estate industry. He maintains contact with an extensive number of buyers and network brokers to ensure his clients the best possible exposure to the marketplace. Greg has a thorough knowledge of leases, contracts, and the required due diligence process in a closing.
Derek Schauer is Vice President and Principal of Real Estate & Property Management bringing over 10 years of acquisition and asset management experience to the Dallas office. His areas of responsibility involve managing the company’s commercial office and specialty retail investment platforms including identifying acquisition, underwriting, closings, property management, asset management, and valuation strategies. Prior to joining the team, Mr. Schauer had directly overseen $600 million worth of office building transactions while at Cawley Partners, a full service commercial real estate company specializing in national office properties. In addition, he was responsible for the asset management of 23 office buildings totaling roughly 4 million square feet valued at nearly $1 billion with focus on the redevelopment, stabilization, and overall financial performance. His specialties include asset sourcing and underwriting, lease negotiation, and overall value enhancement. Mr. Schauer received a Bachelor Science in Finance and Multinational Business from Florida State University.
Sebastian Paquette, Director of Special Projects, works with our development group. His primary areas of focus are in real estate development, investor relations, and the sale and financing of office buildings. Solid Rock’s development division specializes in the repositioning of existing properties, new development, infill, and unique opportunities in hotel and residential sectors. In addition, the office group provides advisory and brokerage services to office asset transactions across a wide variety of markets. Prior to Solid Rock, Mr. Paquette spent 7 years at investment bank, Goldman Sachs, in the Global Investment Research division advising portfolio managers on equity investments. Mr. Paquette has also worked at investment house, Putnam Investments, as a quantitative analyst. Mr. Paquette received his Bachelor’s degree from Boston College and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.