Committed to success

Our team is actively involved in all investment and asset management activities, and embraces a collaborative culture that mentors our joint venture partners to evolve into institutional-caliber firms.

Belay seeks compelling investments through strategic partnerships with locally entrenched operating partners whose team and platform are subject to same rigorous due diligence as each individual investment. Belay looks for certain characteristics when identifying and underwriting operating partners that include the following:

  • Clear business strategies within well-defined geographies and/or niches
  • Local connectivity and relationships that allow them to identify and tie up opportunities not readily apparent or available to others without that deep local market insight
  • Demonstrable micro market knowledge of economic and real estate trends driving tenant demand
  • Disciplined operational capabilities and a proven track record of successful execution capabilities
  • Reputation for being thoughtful, disciplined investors
  • Culture that embraces diversity
  • ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) considerations, whenever possible
  • Historical capital base that has not included discretionary public pension fund or other large institutional capital

Locally entrenched firms in our network typically reflect the cultural diversity of their markets and frequently include minority or woman-owned firms (MWBEs). In our experience, MWBEs are often the firms that have the relationships, cultural ties and understanding of micro-market trends to most effectively execute urban in-fill and other targeted strategies. Operating partners selected for the Belay investment vehicles are expected to access and present a differentiated set of investment opportunities that are often more compelling to investors than would be available through traditional sources.