Commercial Real Estate
Capital + Advisory


Benjamin Polen is affiliated with Polestar Realty, which specializes in commercial real estate debt & equity financing.

The firm also offers fee-based advisory consulting services for financial analysis, market research, JV proposal review, and other value-added real estate services.

Through Polestar Realty, Ben advises on complex real estate investments, specializing in capital raising and off-market transactions.  The firm’s debt and equity allocation sources include private and institutional investors, pension funds, private equity, insurance companies, banks, bridge lenders, family offices, and high net worth investors.

Services include:

  • Investment sales tailored to meet client needs of off-market transactions.
  • Note sales, both performing and non-performing.
  • Capital raising of joint venture equity, mezzanine debt, and structured investments.
  • Valuation of debt, equity, and partnerships.
  • Recapitalization of distressed assets.
  • Development financing.
  • Financial modeling, including discounted cash flow analysis and cap rate analysis.

Our knowledge and experience have been applied in the following ways:

  • Identification and analysis of non-performing loan pool owned by a New York City bank on behalf of a private investor.
  • Advisory on acquisition of redevelopment site in New York City including financial modeling, capital structuring, and discounted cash flow analysis.
  • Advisory to ownership of 60,000 sf Manhattan development site.
  • Advisor to court-appointed receiver, marketing of 100,000 sf Manhattan office building.
  • Manager of $30 million luxury condo development.
  • Analysis of distressed CMBS loan universe to identify non-performing and watchlisted loans.

Bespoke financial modeling, market research, and data analysis provided upon request.

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