We focus on acquiring commercial real estate properties located in mature, in-fill submarkets surrounding the 24-hour gateway cities in the United States and in select secondary Central Business Districts. Specifically, we target non-core properties, rather than aggressively priced “trophy” properties and we actively work to increase value through our extensive and hands-on management.
Since 1993, we have acquired 200 buildings that consist of: suburban office; secondary-market CBD office; grocery-anchored retail shopping centers; unanchored community retail and life-style shopping centers; industrial and research & development properties; multifamily apartments; entitled residential lots; and gas stations with convenience stores.
Our investment methodology stems from the extensive economic, credit cycle and market-specific research we conduct, including occupancy and absorption trends; new construction; development and property replacement costs; landlord concessions; state and federal regulations; and political, demographic and employment trends. We also research and act on very specific micro- and macro-economic indices and employ an “outside the box” perspective as we study and interpret the investment horizon and search for creative and innovative investment opportunities. This combination of the top-down and bottom-up research approach informs our investment strategy, determines our market and submarket selection and influences the timing of when we enter or exit a property, portfolio or market.