CIP Real Estate LLC (“CIP Real Estate” or “CIP”) is committed to creating value for its investment partners and providing quality service to its tenants. As an established company that has demonstrated success in both favorable and challenging market cycles, CIP Real Estate is a responsible steward of its capital and operates under the strictest standards of financial reporting and due diligence. For CIP Real Estate, value-add is a term that is indicative of both its investment strategy and its corporate philosophy.

Company Profile

CIP Real Estate is a full service real estate investment and management company focused on the acquisition, development, repositioning and management of industrial and business parks. Founded in 1995, CIP Real Estate has completed more than $1.5 billion in real estate transactions, and owns and manages nearly 9.5 million square feet of quality real estate throughout California, Nevada, Georgia, Texas, North and South Carolina.

CIP Real Estate’s principals, Eric Smyth and Robert Strom, combined their backgrounds in development, investment, finance, law, management and marketing to create a business that was built on service and driven by results. The company’s core business plan remains acquiring and creating value in real estate assets and co-investing with institutional joint venture Partners.

In order to implement its business plan, CIP Real Estate established a $700 million industrial portfolio investment program with New York-based Almanac Realty Investors, LLC (“Almanac”).  Almanac, a Neuberger Berman company, is a leading provider of growth capital to private and public real estate companies.  From the time of its founding in 1981, the group has raised over $6.5 billion related to a wide array of real estate opportunities and committed over $6.1 billion to 46 different companies in North America as of December 31, 2020.

Guided by its founders, the Company’s educated and experienced team of professionals provides institutional level asset management, financial analysis, modeling, due diligence, accounting and financial reporting, as well as a full spectrum of traditional real estate services in property management, leasing and marketing and construction management. In order to implement this strategy, CIP Real Estate has a full service head-quarters office in Irvine, California, and full service management offices in Inland Empire (Riverside and Upland, CA), Las Vegas (NV), Hayward (CA), Atlanta (GA), Charlotte (NC) and Dallas (TX).