Robert J. Meulmeester, MRICS
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Robert J. Meulmeester, MRICS, Partner, Cadence Capital Group, LLC, is a multilingual international real estate and management consulting executive with over thirteen years of experience in investment and divestment strategy advisory, due diligence, feasibility studies, and real estate valuation. In addition, he has provided guidance on loan underwriting and collateral valuation for mortgage investors as well as corporate real estate advisory concerning rationalization strategies by aligning corporate strategy with corporate location.

* Strategic real estate investment and divestment analyses;
* Real estate valuation;
* Real estate appraisal management and review;
* Real estate fair value/financial reporting advisory;
* Feasibility, benchmarking and market studies;
* Loan underwriting and securitization;
* Distressed real estate analyses and restructuring advice;
* Corporate real estate rationalization strategies;
* Strategic worldwide site selection; and
* Business development.

Cadence Capital Group, LLC (“Cadence”) is a boutique merchant bank serving middle market real estate owners and operators. Tightened lending standards and limited liquidity has dramatically reduced the availability of capital to the commercial real estate industry, creating significant investment and advisory opportunities.

Cadence is uniquely positioned to leverage its principal’s property and capital markets knowledge to serve our middle market clients with a broad range of real estate capabilities.

Our activity is conducted through two separate units:

Cadence Capital Investors – our investment management business with both liquid and illiquid investment strategies.

Cadence Capital Advisors – our capital and investment advisory business, capable of performing valuation, due diligence, and various “best practices” services
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Prior Work Experience


Real Estate Consulting, New York, NY, USA; Brussels, Belgium; and Amsterdam, Netherlands

(Started with Arthur Andersen - real estate consulting practice merged with Deloitte in 2002)

* Senior Manager, September, 2007 – August, 2009
* Manager, September, 2004 – August, 2007
* Senior Consultant, September, 1999 – August, 2004
* Consultant, October, 1997 – August, 1999
* Intern, April, 1997 – June, 1997

* Responsible for leading engagements involving real estate acquisition and disposition due diligence, financial modeling, risk/return analyses, restructuring, feasibility and cost/benefit benchmarking, highest-and-best use studies (e.g., development studies and alternative use studies), market surveys (e.g., economic, demographic and real estate market), and site inspections of real estate assets.
* Managed loan underwriting, re-underwriting, and advisory in securitization of real estate portfolios.
* Led real estate valuations and appraisal reviews for domestic and international structured lease transactions, tax appeal, strategic financial planning, and financial reporting under various US GAAP statements (e.g., SFAS 141/142, 141R, 144, 146, 157), IAS and IFRS.
* Analyzed various property types, including vacant downtown and suburban multi-tenant and single-tenant office buildings, incl. medical office buildings, hospitals, assisted living and senior housing, schools, convention centers, storage, warehouses, light and heavy industrial manufacturing buildings, flex space, distribution space, neighborhood shopping centers, regional malls, and other types of retail space, hotels, resorts, golf courses, multifamily, and also “green” buildings. It further included land for various uses such as agriculture, residential, industrial, office, and retail.
* Analyzed properties located in various locations throughout the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia.
* Advised Fortune 500 clients on improving business performance related to changing local, national, and cross-border real estate needs resulting from consolidations, mergers, and expansions.
* Designed qualitative and quantitative business models to compare and value business sites across the world for site selection and space rationalization.
* Performed valuations of real estate assets for internal planning for corporate real estate purposes, such as monetization of owned assets and cost restructuring (consolidation of operations), and expansions.

Also responsible for day to day business tasks such as
* Project Management;
* Staff Development; and
* Business Development

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Posted on July 1, 2011 at 10:17am — 3 Comments

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Posted on December 31, 2010 at 8:36am — 1 Comment

PERE: Wall of equity will ‘stay on sidelines’ until US economic uncertainty clears

Wall of equity will ‘stay on sidelines’ until economic uncertainty clears

The estimated $1.1tn of equity sitting on the sidelines of the US real estate market will largely stay put until property fundamentals start to show signs of improving.


Posted on December 10, 2010 at 11:00am

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At 12:18pm on January 8, 2010, Jean-Claude Goldenstein said…
Robert hi hope your trip is going well. In addition to requested contacts in Asia, your adding content on CREOpoint just got Google to pick it up, which improves your ability to be found when people search:

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Hey Robert, both Peter and Bob are CREOPoint members so feel free to connect with them there.

Best, JC
At 9:06am on December 13, 2009, Jean-Claude Goldenstein said…
Good seeing you again at the RCA party Robert. You might want to update your professional profile and we'll feature it when you post a viewpoint. Best, JC
At 2:47pm on November 7, 2008, Jean-Claude Goldenstein said…
Hey Robert, both Peter and Bob are CREOPoint members so feel free to connect with them there. It would also be good if you could let a few friends (more if you can) know about CREOPoint. How about drinks Monday midtown at your convenience?
At 5:31pm on November 6, 2008, Jean-Claude Goldenstein said…
Just a heads up that CPN is about to announce that they have selected CREOPoint as their online community partner.

As part of this alliance, Robert White Jr., founder & president of Real Capital Analytics Inc. and the keynote speaker at CPN's New York Investment conference on November 14, just opened a discussion with the industry on CREOPoint.

Bob has also shared very interesting thought leadership about Global and US Capital Trends as an attachment to

Commercial Property News and RCA will soon be going to be reaching out to members of our CREOPoint Capital Markets, Financial Crisis and Distressed Assets groups as they might be interested in the conversation about:

- What CREOPoint members are witnessing in the current marketplace?
- Will capital flows pick back up in the near future and where will they come from?
- With opportunities (and yields) increasing in primary markets like Manhattan and London, will capital flow trends towards emerging markets reverse?
- Is there really a pricing "floor" which will trigger increased investment? And are we near that figure?

However, given your professional interest and involvement on CREOPoint, we wanted to give you a chance to be among the first ones to address one or more of the questions Bob raised. Feel free to also ask questions directly on

Should be interesting and fun, I look forward to seeing you there (and also on a squash court or around a long overdue drink).

Best, JC
At 10:23pm on September 28, 2008, Shekhar Shah said…
Great to find a fellow NYU REI Alum online. Hope all is well. It would be great to have your expert guidance and insights into how to help current students going through the program. Join the NYU Group I recently created and start a discussion or viewpoint. Thanks so much for giving back to the creopoint and nyu community
At 11:33pm on September 21, 2008, Jean-Claude Goldenstein said…
Hi Robert hope you had a chance to relax a bit after this crazy week. I did not anticipate such changes in banking and real estate when I founded five months ago with former executives from Citibank, Morgan Stanley and E&Y.

Many of our friends on are concerned about what this mess could mean to them and to their clients. Others feel like that can only rely on themselves and need to network more. Our response has been to create a “global financial crisis group” on CREOPoint. I know you have a broad and international background and I personally look forward to your views on

Best, JC

PS: and I'm ready for squash and a drink when you are!
At 5:44pm on August 18, 2008, Jean-Claude Goldenstein said…
Robert hi again I see you are on CREOPoint now. Feel free to call me on 914 310 4189 if you have any question. Meanwhile we have already upgraded your profile and you should see it in “Featured Members.”
At 5:32pm on August 18, 2008, Jean-Claude Goldenstein said…
Hi Robert I did not realize you have done so much since we last met and it would be good to get together as you suggested (where do you play squash?). Meanwhile maybe you'd want to join our green group and post one of your recent articles as a blog. This site is by invitation only but I trust that if you go through your LinkedIn contact you will think of a few good CRE professionals in the US or Europe who would also benefit from early participation in Best, JC

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