At Hudson Advisors, we work tirelessly to maximize the value of our clients’ assets. Tenacious, diligent, and exacting, we seek value even in the toughest, most complex situations, and provide deep analysis and hands-on, nimble asset management.
We are a globally integrated asset manager focused on real estate, credit, equity, and other financial assets. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with offices across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America, Hudson Advisors and its subsidiaries employ some 900 people who are passionate about advancing our clients’ success. We are proud to count some 50 clients globally, including private equity funds, financial sponsors, pension funds, and U.S. government-sponsored entities.
Hudson Advisors’ tenacity in serving our clients took root more than twenty years ago. Hudson Advisors has provided underwriting, asset management, and other support services to approximately 970,000 assets with an aggregate purchase price of approximately $197 billion (including acquisition financing and co-investors).
We approach every client asset with a singular focus: to extract maximum value. Beyond running the numbers, we ask the tough questions, consider all angles, and challenge ourselves to evaluate every possible scenario. We practice a bottom-up, feet-on-the-ground approach that enables us to fully understand the potential – and possible pitfalls – of every asset we manage.
Through deep analysis and hands-on scrutiny and management, we seek to uncover all opportunities for maximizing value. Anything but passive, we strive to identify and explore every angle for increasing return.
Finally, we combine this relentless commitment to value creation with an equally strong commitment to transparency and integrity. We want our clients to know what we’re doing, why we’re doing it, and most importantly, that they have a true partner on their side who will pursue every appropriate option.
Hudson includes an operations platform that provides world-class legal, accounting, tax, portfolio management, and client reporting support to its client-facing Real Estate, Markets, and Servicing teams.
This globally comprehensive operational platform consists of more than 400 professionals who support underwriting, valuation, transaction execution, compliance, risk management, accounting requirements, and asset management objectives around the world.
Hudson Advisors L.P. is a registered investment adviser with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in reliance on the registration of its wholly-owned subsidiary Hudson Americas L.P. Hudson Advisors L.P. is also registered with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission as a commodity trading advisor and is a member of the National Futures Association. As such, Hudson maintains a global compliance program to ensure compliance with applicable financial industry laws and regulations, fiduciary duties owed by applicable advisory entities to the investment vehicles under management, and contractual commitments to clients and counterparties. All Hudson employees participate in compliance training every year.
Hudson is committed to strong governance, and monitors risks through line management as well as oversight committees. Our Risk Assurance program includes an independent audit function to assess functional risk and recommend improvements to operations.
Hudson has relationships with various specialty management firms owned by certain of the Lone Star Funds and that service assets requiring specific management expertise, a selection of which is detailed below. Hudson is deeply familiar with the specialized capabilities these companies offer and has worked closely with these companies in servicing assets.
Hudson Advisors’ tenacity in serving our clients took root more than twenty years ago. The firm traces its roots back to a 1993 joint venture between a third-party investment group and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, called Brazos Partners, L.P. Through this joint venture, nearly 1,300 “bad bank” assets, which were impaired as a result of the U.S. savings and loan crisis of the early 1990s, were acquired and resolved.
As Chairman and CEO of the general partner of Brazos Partners, John Grayken led the operation. After the majority of the assets held by Brazos Partners had been liquidated, Mr. Grayken began organizing institutional capital to continue pursuing investment opportunities on a larger scale. Brazos Fund, L.P. held its initial closing in 1995 with approximately $250 million of capital commitments and subsequently targeted investments primarily in debt and real estate in North America.
Brazos Advisors, LLC was established in 1995 to carry out the day-to-day management and servicing of the assets acquired by Brazos Fund. Brazos Advisors, LLC was subsequently renamed Hudson Advisors L.P. Since 1995, Hudson Advisors has continued to provide asset management and day-to-day support services to the Lone Star Funds and to the assets they have acquired.
Hudson Advisors has significant expertise in underwriting, asset management, capital markets advisory, and loan servicing.Read More