Keen-Summit
capital partners LLC

Over the course of nearly 40 years, Keen-Summit Capital Partners LLC has helped thousands of companies, their sponsors and their lenders to: 

What Sets Us Apart?

A Depth of Experience, Expertise, and Focus. 

Since our founding in 1982, we at Keen-Summit have been wholly focused on: (A) selling businesses and business assets, especially real estate, in special situations, restructurings, bankruptcies, receiverships and Article 9 sales, and (B) representing tenants in renegotiating leases and mitigating leasehold liabilities.

  • We have resolved just about every business transaction problem imaginable, especially with respect to real estate.
  • Our team of  professionals has worked together for decades. At last count, we had 130+ years of combined experience working together; there is no learning on the job.
  • Our employees are not commissioned sales people. Your interests come first and we work as a team to promote those interests.
  • We have a proven track record of success.

We are experienced strategists and tough negotiators.

  • As negotiators, we understand leverage and we prepare. No detail is too small to escape our notice; no challenge is too large for us to tackle. We know the techniques used by opponents and we know their goals. You’ll be in great hands. 
  • Carpe diem! We have the knowledge and ability to seize opportunities quickly and effectively.

Our Bankruptcy Work is Unsurpassed

  • Nearly every transaction that one of our clients has presented to the Bankruptcy Court has received sale approval.  
  • Harold Bordwin and Matthew Bordwin, Keen-Summit’s principals, are both attorneys (though no longer practicing law). They provide our clients with invaluable insights based upon decades of experience. Moreover, Harold and Matthew typically work closely and effectively with your legal counsel to resolve transactional issues, real estate issues and bankruptcy issues.

  • With court ordered sales, whether in bankruptcy court, a federal district court or a state court, transactions need to be presented to and approved by the court. We are experienced expert witnesses and wholly comfortable testifying both in deposition and in Court.

Loyalty / Fiduciary Duty

In the real estate services sector, most firms not only try to list every property for sale in a given market (thus having their clients’ properties competing with each other) but also try to represent, simultaneously, buyers and sellers, tenants and landlords. All of this gives rise to conflicts of interest.

At Keen-Summit, whether selling real estate or selling a business, we only represent sellers and we do not simultaneously represent competing sellers.  With lease renegotiation projects, we only represent tenants; our duty of loyalty is solely with the tenants.

We’re a Trusted Resource

We are business savvy, trusted advisors. We work doggedly to earn the trust and respect of our clients, our peers and the attorneys, accountants, financial advisors and investment bankers with whom we work.

 

Our Values

  • First and foremost, we believe in professionalism. Our core value is to adhere to the highest standards of behavior and ethical conduct. That is key.
  • For us at Keen-Summit, professionalism also means showing courtesy to others, commitment, and passionately advocating for our clients.
  • We are thorough, detail-oriented, dedicated, experienced, and we avoid conflicts of interest.
  • When you work with Keen-Summit, you benefit not only from direct partner involvement but also from a deep bench of exceptional, accessible, and experienced professionals.
  • When we represent a tenant renegotiating its leases, we provide practical advice and innovative solutions in order to achieve the best possible outcomes. You will benefit from our sharp negotiating skills and awareness of market trends.
  • We are respectful of your goals and situation.
  • We strongly believe in the importance of communication: we listen and ask questions and seek the best solutions possible. Our belief is that, ultimately, everything is negotiable.
  • When we sell assets, whether real estate or businesses, the sales promotion is effective, thorough, and enhanced by our state-of-the-art digital and print campaigns that generate market excitement.

The bottom line is that when you become a Keen-Summit client, we become your trusted advisor. You are placing yourself in great hands because delivering outstanding client service is at the core of everything that we do

Our Team