June 27, 2010
(Las Cruces, New Mexico) Pueblos at Alameda Ranch is one of the most exclusive and prominent master-planned communities in Las Cruces, New Mexico, with over 800 homes and high-end amenities. When the developer defaulted on the acquisition and development loan and the lender foreclosed. Carwin Advisors was hired to solve a wide range of issues for the lender group.
Within the community there was widespread animosity from existing homeowners against the former developer for failing to build millions of dollars of promised amenities (which immediately transferred to the bank). Carwin focused on building a relationship of trust with the homeowners and city officials, while solving issues related to unfinished development, broken homeowner association (HOA) operations, and uncertain future development obligations (such as offsite roadways and utilities). Carwin ultimately orchestrated an unprecedented process of creating a new HOA to serve the final phase of the community, successfully involving homeowners in the process.
Patrick Vedra, Managing Director of Carwin Advisors said, “Most people think we deal strictly with physical assets like land and construction materials, but often we devote the majority of our efforts to work with people – homeowners, city officials, neighboring property owners, our client and the community at large; bringing them together to find solutions that serve everyone’s interest. When we do that, I feel like we have really made a difference for the better.”
Carwin Advisors, a Winchester Carlisle Company, is a national full-service real estate advisory firm specializing in solving complex problems and working with multiple stakeholders in the restructuring, turnaround, management and disposition of residential, commercial, and mixed-use real estate assets, portfolios, and companies.