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Mr. Clifford Rudolph M.

Managing Director

Hicks Ventures

HQ Phone: (281) 579-7889

Hicks Ventures

7600 San Felipe Ste 101

Houston, Texas 77063

United States

Company Description

HICKS VENTURES is a full-service commercial real estate company founded in 2007 and based in Houston, Texas. The company specializes in partnering with prominent institutional investors, life companies, hedge funds and high net worth individuals in acquir... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Vice President
Novati Group

Vice President - Investments
Crescent Real Estate Equities Company

Vice President
Transworld Properties Inc

Vice President
The Koll Company

Vice President, Investments
Dbl Holdings Llc

Financial Analyst
Century Development Corporation

Project Accountant
Gerald D. Hines Interests

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration degree
real estate and finance
University of Texas at Austin

Master of Business Administration degree
Finance
University of St. Thomas

degree
real estate and finance
University of Texas

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Buying Opportunities...

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Jennifer Dawson, writing for the Houston Business Journal, reports that Patrick Hicks and Cliff Rudolph of Hicks Ventures in Houston are lining up capital and beginning to acquire distressed properties as they pursue a popular investment strategy of capitalizing on the downturn.

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Rudolph says the firm plans to acquire troubled office buildings and hospitality properties, refurbish and renovate as needed and then sell the properties for a profit within three to five years.
In addition to purchasing properties, Hicks Ventures is also in the market to buy discounted debt. Rudolph says the firm will use so-called "loan to own" transactions to buy debt on troubled assets for a price of cents on the dollar, with the goal of taking ownership of the property when the borrower can no longer cover the payments.


Cliff Rudolph joined ...

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Cliff Rudolph joined Hicks Ventures in Houston this month after leaving the Novati Group in Fort Worth. The real estate veteran is in the process of relocating back to the city where he spent 40 years handling assets for heavyweights such as Hines, Century Development and Rubloff — where he met Hicks 20 years ago.

Rudolph and Hicks, who has a similar track record in arranging transactions, pack more impressive credentials than most bargain-basement shoppers in a shaky real estate market (see box).
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Rudolph says the firm plans to acquire troubled office buildings and hospitality properties, clean them up, then sell them for a profit in three to five years.
"We're primarily focused on distressed assets," he says. "Everybody's chasing the distressed assets."
In addition to purchasing properties, Hicks Ventures is also in the market to buy discounted debt.
Rudolph says the firm will use so-called "loan to own" transactions to buy debt on troubled assets for a price of cents on the dollar, with the goal of taking ownership of the property when the borrower can no longer cover the payments.
Hicks Ventures will kick off the shopping spree here and eventually spread to Dallas, Austin and other markets.
"It makes more sense for us to start in Houston because it's our back yard," Rudolph says.
Under the partnership arrangement, Rudolph finds the deals and Hicks is the money man.
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Rudolph says three unidentified private equity hedge funds lined up by Hicks have agreed to provide acquisition capital on a deal-by-deal basis.
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Hicks Ventures will make up the difference using some money from high-net-worth individuals, Rudolph says, with a goal of achieving 20 percent returns on investments.
Rudolph says his first deal as a Hicks Ventures partner could happen within 90 days if the firm is selected as the winning bidder on an unnamed asset.
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Rudolph says Hicks Ventures has a distinct advantage in coming off the sidelines with a clean slate. A lot of firms focused on the same business have to contend with distressed properties in their existing portfolios.
Says Rudolph: "We have no troubled assets we have to do deal with.
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Cliff Rudolph , Worked in Houston for 40 years before moving north in 2001 for a position at Crescent Real Estate Equities LLC. While in the Bayou City he worked for real estate firms such as Hines, Century Development and Rubloff.


Clifford M. Rudolph, ...

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Clifford M. Rudolph, Managing Director, Acquisitions Clifford M. Rudolph has been in the real estate industry since 1983 and has been involved in the joint venture, acquisition, development and disposition of commercial properties in excess of 13 million square feet and with an aggregate value in excess of $2.0 billion.Clifford M. Rudolph joined Crescent Real Estate Equities in 2001 serving as vice president of investments.Prior to joining Crescent, Mr. Rudolph was a vice president of Transworld Properties, where he was responsible for the evaluation, underwriting and negotiation of commercial investment opportunities including acquisition of existing assets, joint venture development, and direct development.From 1989 through 1997, Mr. Rudolph was a vice president with Koll Real Estate Group (formerly Rubloff) in Houston.During this time, he was involved in investment evaluation, lease analysis, market research, and acquisition and disposition services.From 1983 through 1984, he served as project accountant with Gerald D. Hines Interests, where he was responsible for the financial and accounting functions of several major office projects throughout the country.Mr. Rudolph holds a degree in real estate and finance from the University of Texas and an MBA degree from the University of St. Thomas (Houston, Texas).


PM Realty Group

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Clifford M. Rudolph, Managing Director, Acquisitions Clifford M. Rudolph has been in the real estate industry since 1983 and has been involved in the joint venture, acquisition, development and disposition of commercial properties in excess of 13 million square feet and with an aggregate value in excess of $2.0 billion. Clifford M. Rudolph joined Crescent Real Estate Equities in 2001 serving as vice president of investments. Prior to joining Crescent, Mr. Rudolph was a vice president of Transworld Properties, where he was responsible for the evaluation, underwriting and negotiation of commercial investment opportunities including acquisition of existing assets, joint venture development, and direct development. From 1989 through 1997, Mr. Rudolph was a vice president with Koll Real Estate Group (formerly Rubloff) in Houston. During this time, he was involved in investment evaluation, lease analysis, market research, and acquisition and disposition services. From 1983 through 1984, he served as project accountant with Gerald D. Hines Interests, where he was responsible for the financial and accounting functions of several major office projects throughout the country. Mr. Rudolph holds a degree in real estate and finance from the University of Texas and an MBA degree from the University of St. Thomas (Houston, Texas).


NOVATI Group And GE Pension Trust Affiliate Purchase Bank Of America Center, Houston - PM Realty Group

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Clifford M. Rudolph, Managing Director, Acquisitions Clifford M. Rudolph has been in the real estate industry since 1983 and has been involved in the joint venture, acquisition, development and disposition of commercial properties in excess of 13 million square feet and with an aggregate value in excess of .0 billion. Clifford M. Rudolph joined Crescent Real Estate Equities in 2001 serving as vice president of investments. Prior to joining Crescent, Mr. Rudolph was a vice president of Transworld Properties, where he was responsible for the evaluation, underwriting and negotiation of commercial investment opportunities including acquisition of existing assets, joint venture development, and direct development. From 1989 through 1997, Mr. Rudolph was a vice president with Koll Real Estate Group (formerly Rubloff) in Houston. During this time, he was involved in investment evaluation, lease analysis, market research, and acquisition and disposition services. From 1983 through 1984, he served as project accountant with Gerald D. Hines Interests, where he was responsible for the financial and accounting functions of several major office projects throughout the country. Mr. Rudolph holds a degree in real estate and finance from the University of Texas and an MBA degree from the University of St. Thomas (Houston, Texas).

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