Services2021-07-07T19:41:33+00:00

Real Estate Advisory Services (REAS) delivers professional court-appointed receivership services, including asset oversight and management, day-to-day property management, accurate recordkeeping and the ultimate disposition of assets where required by the courts. REAS also provides consultation and private client representation for targeted real estate investments and acquisitions.

Court-appointed receiver or trustee

We protect, maintain or improve a property asset until the property is sold or the court directs and settles the disposition of the assets.

Property management

We actively direct and manage operations on properties, preserving and building long-term value.

Development and construction management

We will direct, execute and complete construction, finish-outs, modifications or tenant improvements on any kind of property or project.

Turnarounds and workouts

We work with a wide range of professionals, consultants, engineers, contractors, real estate and marketing experts to find “win-win” solutions.

Acquisition and investment consulting

We acquire targeted assets with both short- and long-term vision, including vacant land, income properties and redevelopment opportunities.

Private client representation

We provide services including real estate brokerage, negotiations for purchase, sales and leasing, asset oversight and management.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a court-appointed receiver?2021-07-12T13:35:41+00:00

A receiver is an uninterested third party appointed by the court to manage a property in litigation and receive its rents and profits. The receiver applies or disposes of rents and profits at the discretion of the court when it does not seem reasonable for either the plaintiff or the defendant to hold them.

Normally a receiver situation arises in cases involving a business problem or lawsuit, bankruptcy or foreclosure. Receivers can be requested in other instances as well. A receiver can be appointed in cases involving a divorce, estate, guardianship or trustee including (but not limited to) cases for the benefit of minor children.


With cases involving a nervous creditor, or in a case in connection with a lawsuit, a plaintiff’s attorney may request the judge to appoint a receiver to manage or protect the condition or value of the assets. The receiver oversees and takes care of the assets under the supervision and direction of the court.

When is a receiver used?2021-06-14T16:41:21+00:00

A receiver may be appropriate based upon the specific facts, values and circumstances of each case. Generally, a receiver is appointed by the court in the interest of fairness, justice and rights of all of the respective parties to a case.

Is a receiver only appointed to “watch out” for the interests of one side or party in a case?2021-07-12T13:35:45+00:00

No. In fact, the receiver works directly under the order and authority of the court or judge. In some cases, there may be outside third-party interests to be protected or considered.

Why use a receiver to sell a property? Why not just have a sale by the sheriff or a writ of execution?2021-06-14T16:42:55+00:00

There are a number of ways and reasons wherein a receiver may be able to do a better job:

  • The execution requires cash on sale
  • Prospective buyers are able to walk through and thoroughly inspect a property being sold by a receiver
  • The receiver can have the benefit of considering open market sales and can list property on a Multiple Listing Service (MLS)
  • The receiver and/or their associates, agents or sub-agents can devote the time and attention required to prepare, repair, maintain and market an assigned property
Do you use a receiver to sell a property “fast and cheap”?2021-06-14T16:43:25+00:00

A receiver’s normal duties and direction are to try to get the best value for the benefit of the debtor, creditor and possible third-party interests. The receiver works under court-ordered direction and authority. He or she does not work for any specific party or interest.

Does a receiver only sell managed properties?2021-07-12T13:35:28+00:00

No. For instance, in an assignment involving an income-producing property, the receiver would be working to maximize income, control costs and expenses, and maintain the property until a final resolution or disposition of the situation between the parties.

What is the work process for a court-appointed receiver?2021-06-14T16:44:41+00:00
  • Comply with the court orders specific to the duties and responsibilities of each assignment
  • Inspect and evaluate the property and assets
  • Compile and submit full and complete reports and manage information
  • Organize and keep accurate records
  • Take and direct all actions as a prudent and conservative property manager or representative
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