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Mutual Capital Advisors™

A California based real estate investment, development and operations firm founded by Ninoos Y. Benjamin.

Ninoos Benjamin, a macroeconomist, has more than 30 years of experience in Southern California property market, first as a bank executive with The Sumitomo Trust & Banking Co. Ltd. (now, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank), later as the founding manager of a real estate investment opportunity fund, and latest, as Director of Economic Development in the City of Los Angeles (2008 – 2014).


Ninoos Benjamin has financed, invested and/or developed 81 multifamily housing projects, five million square feet of office, two million square feet of retail, seven hotels, and more than 20 million square feet of industrial, R&D and warehouse properties.

The key team members of Mutual Capital AdvisorsTM have intimate knowledge of the local real estate market in Southern California, and enjoys close working relationships with local governments, cities and brokers.

Since its founding in 2004, the firm has focused on identifying off-market, real estate investment and development opportunities. Further to acquiring properties below market-prices, the firm adds value by expedited entitlements, stream-lined design, securing public agency approval of construction documents, and cost / time efficient construction.

Our integrated design and construction services contribute to smooth developments.

As a result, the firm generates returns on equity higher than market norms.

New developments and repositioning of existing properties include general office, medical office, multifamily (incl., for-rent, and for-sell), retail (incl., regional malls, and shopping centers), self-storage, lodging, industrial, warehouse and distribution type of properties.

As a matter of policy, total indebtedness of each project does not exceed sixty five percent (65%) of total capitalization.

The objective of Mutual Capital AdvisorsTM is to create value through disciplined acquisition and development processes, and monetizing the imbedded value by timely dispositions.

A particular expertise of Mutual Capital AdvisorsTM is to integrate elements of public finance with the principles of private real estate investments and development, such as private & public partnerships, and accessing public funds from various levels of governments.