SLS Investments Adds Investment Banking Group and International Advisory Group

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Beverly Hills based SLS Investments announced the formation of two new groups. Real Estate Investment Banking Group and its International Real Estate Advisory Group. The groups will assist and facilitate clients in debt, equity and strutured finance as well as understanding markets and opportunities around the globe and develop a comprehensive strategy. SLS International Investments team will aid clients to make direst investments or form partnerships with local market experts. SLS has expertise in investments in Japan, China and Europe.

Beverly Hills based SLS Investments announced the formation of two new groups. In addition to it current direct investment group, SLS will provide Real Estate Investment Banking and International Real Estate Advisory and Consulting Group. The Real Estate Investment Banking Group will team up with one of the west coast leading investment banking firms to provide highly specialized debt and equity financing. Our International Group will assist and facilitate clients in understanding markets and opportunities around the globe and develop a comprehensive strategy.

“I have been approached by several institutions and pension funds who desire more information about markets and opportunities around the globe. Our new groups will enable our clients to access very specialized equity and debt financing as well as having direct access to our international expertise and contacts,” said Bryan Shaffer. Shaffer is the president and managing partner of SLS Investments and oversees SLS's Investment Direct Investment Group in the United States, Investment Banking Partnership and its global advisory group. He is also founder of IRETO (The International Real Estate Trade Organization) a United States based non-profit real estate investment association with a readership of over 50,000 professionals.

“Our goal is to help people understand opportunities and how to capitalize on them. With both capital and market expertise, we will be able to help our clients anywhere in the world. We like Tokyo because of below market rents; we see openings in Germany's Non-performing loans markets and also some residential opportunities in Germany and France. We think China is overheated and investors should be careful,” said Shaffer.

"In the next 12 months, we think we will put over $2.5 Billion in direct, equity and debt capital," explains Thomas Perkins, a vice president at SLS Investments.

SLS projects that demand for international properties will continue as capitalization continue to decline and prices increase.

In addition to SLS Investments Real Estate Investment Banking Group and International Group, SLS also directly buys value added and use change assets in the United States. “The market in the U.S. is very hot. We see creativity, expertise and hard work as a necessity to find assets that make sense in today’s market. Around the globe capital desire for real estate is stronger than the amount of properties on the market. We are looking for opportunities where we can profit from our knowledge,” Shaffer added.

SLS Investments is a unique and specialized real estate investor and investment banking company. SLS focus on opportunities in which a creative strategy, smart management and expertise will create long term enhanced value. The company is structured into three business groups: International Advisory Services Group, Direct Investment Group, and our Real Estate Investment Banking Group. They buy assets worldwide from $5Million to $150M.

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