Local Investments
Global Impact

 

Our Approach

BFG Capital Partners LLC is a local private equity consulting firm based in Honolulu, Hawaii.  We seek to creatively enhance the value of our clients' investments and help them deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns. With the unique skill sets of our team, our services include specialized marketing, value enhancement strategies, business administration support, and operational efficiency design.

Strategy

By leveraging our relationships with experienced operating partners and their local expertise we are able to help our clients concentrate on local real estate assets to specifically avoid competing with traditional funds such as pension funds, REITs, and investment banks, who are typically required to deploy large amounts of capital requiring acquisitions of large real estate assets.  This causes a highly competitive market where the winners are usually the ones who end up paying the highest prices. Since there is relatively little organized, professionally managed capital available to invest in these types of properties, market inefficiencies can be realized by focusing on small and mid sized assets.

Managing Partners

Alexis Buchholz, born and raised in Oahu, has over 15 years of experience in investment advisory, portfolio management, and real estate investments.  He has his BBA in Finance & Investments from the University of Hawaii.  Growing up in different neighborhoods across the island of Oahu, from Hawaii Kai to Downtown to Ewa Beach, Alexis understands the unique real estate environment in Hawaii that many aspire to be a part of.

 

Shahla Hirahara Buchholz, originally from Hiroshima, Japan, and before settling in Hawaii after traveling across the globe, has over 11 years of operational management experience in financial services and investment firms.  She has her BBA in International Business & Finance from the University of Hawaii.  Shahla’s global perspective provides a distinctive advantage to operational management in Hawaii’s international community.

 

Target Investments

Our clients' current investing activities are focused on vacation rental properties in the world famous neighborhood of Waikiki located in the island of Oahu, Hawaii.  Known in Hawaiian as "spouting waters," Waikiki was introduced to the world when its first hotel was built on its shores over a hundred years ago. Today, Waikiki is Oahu’s vibrant gathering place for visitors from around the world.

BFG Capital Partners assists our clients to employ a bottom-up approach to investing by targeting opportunities that are fundamentally sound, self-sustaining, and able to provide synergies to the portfolio as a whole.

Target investments generally exhibit the following themes:

 
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Intrinsic barriers to entry such as legislated and natural growth limitations and governmental restrictions.

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Assets with the potential to attract a diversity of demand as opposed to narrow customer bases.

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Scarcity value resulting from unique property characteristics, reputation, and location.

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Versatile assets that provide internal value-added opportunities as opposed to those where returns are predicated upon market growth or recovery.