Real Estate Solutions A partnership to help steward your real estate resources.

Real Estate Solutions (RES)
is a unique partnership
between Lutheran Church
Extension Fund (LCEF) and
Foundry Commercial.

Foundry Commercial has been a ministry partner to LCEF for more than 15 years, assisting LCEF and its districts with their real estate needs. The team at Foundry has over 40 years of experience in serving churches and not-for-profit organizations with their real estate and financial needs and understands the unique nature and requirements associated with religious-owned assets.

LCEF believes that “ministry should dictate real estate” and not the other way around, and so the RES team was formed to work alongside the people or organizations it serves to help them develop and/or execute the best strategy to support their ministry objectives.

With over 40 years’ experience in serving churches and not-for-profit organizations with their real estate and financial needs, the RES team understands the unique nature and requirements associated with religious-owned assets.

Whether working with an individual church, organization or district, this team becomes an extension of that ministry to help them best steward their entrusted assets.  We understand that every dollar saved goes toward building the Kingdom, and we take our role and responsibility in the process very seriously.

Property Analysis | Strategy Sessions | Highest and Best-Use Analysis

Many congregations or districts have a need to simply talk through a specific opportunity, challenge or strategic initiative. The RES team is here to listen and help you put action behind the ideas. With dedicated research analysts and industry professionals, we are strategically positioned to think through any unique challenges you may be facing and develop solutions to navigate through the options.

Acquisition | Selling | Leasing

The RES team offers a wide variety of transactional services, including those related to acquiring, selling or leasing property and more. The team has amassed more than 40 years of transactional experience throughout the United States across all asset types, encompassing denomination owned properties, independent churches, schools, community-oriented properties, land, retail, industrial, healthcare and senior living properties.

Operations | Vendor Management | Capital Stewardship

Managing and operating special-use property can be very complex and challenging. That is why the RES team of experts is dedicated to assisting organizations with operating their buildings at maximum efficiency, ensuring safe environments, managing capital budgets/improvements and stewarding the property to empower them to reach their core mission.

Construction Management | Planning & Design | Permitting & Entitlements

The RES team aims to understand the vision for any project before ever turning the first shovel of dirt. It has been an honor to partner with organizations that are positively impacting our communities, and we are proud to have developed over one million square feet of global ministry centers, school campuses and not-for profit headquarters. From conceptualization and design to construction and turnover, our experienced team guides the entire project.

WHEN TO CONTACT US

  • You are considering purchasing real estate.
  • You are considering selling real estate.
  • You would like to strategically discuss your portfolio.
  • You have been approached by a developer.
  • You would like to expand ministry through your real estate assets.
  • You are pondering a construction project.
  • You have extensive deferred maintenance.
  • You are considering the opportunity for senior housing.