Informed investment, integrated approach.
Lightstone’s unique approach to investing involves a time-tested strategy designed to create value by seeking out complex opportunities that others shy away from. A nimble investment team that’s fast to react, thanks to our proprietary capital, we are known for our ability to close challenging deals quickly and effectively where others have failed. Furthermore, our in-house asset management team is entwined with every phase of each transaction, allowing us to identify operational inefficiencies prior to acquisition and successfully execute on investment theses.
Target well-located, attractively-priced assets.
Screen for complex, time-intensive assets with controllable investment drivers, often including operational repositioning.
Comprehensive management team provides knowledge of target markets and ability to leverage strong local relationships.
Proprietary capital on hand allows us to act quickly and strategically.
Employ aggressive asset and capital structure management techniques, becoming deeply involved in operational inefficiencies to improve assets’ cash flow and NOI, creating value that makes them highly attractive to institutional buyers.
Leverage network of best-in-class third party advisors for legal and regulatory issues.
Transition distressed/undervalued assets to core real estate and sell to institutional or strategic buyers.
Lightstone has established its reputation for innovation with a discerning sense for an untapped opportunity, acquiring a diverse national portfolio of over 25,000 multifamily units. We excel at assessing quality and potential in investment properties, and are able to navigate and close even the most complex transactions quickly and efficiently. Lightstone offers a robust nationwide asset management infrastructure overseen by an in-house team with in-depth local market knowledge, enabling us to consistently deliver high returns.
Industrial and Logistics Investment
Through a creative and disciplined approach to acquisitions and property-level execution, Lightstone continues strategically expanding its holdings in the industrial and logistics sector, capitalizing on a generational shift towards e-commerce and continued supply chain evolution. In 2020 and 2021 alone, Lightstone completed 10 acquisitions totaling 4.5 million square feet in institutionally proven submarkets across the country with proximity to key logistics infrastructure. Lightstone is able to utilize its multidisciplinary team and direct third-party relationships to identify operational inefficiencies prior to acquisition and optimize cash flow through hands-on leasing and asset management, generating exceptional risk-adjusted returns in a competitive market segment.
Life Sciences Investment
Lightstone’s life sciences platform invests across life sciences, medical office, and technology-focused assets nationally alongside institutional investors. Our investment strategy capitalizes on supply constraints facing the life sciences industry, one of the fastest-growing segments in the economy, via off-market sourcing and accretive asset repositioning including targeted conversions from office to lab facilities. The platform includes an active pipeline with 6 million square feet located in major life sciences markets across the country including Boston, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Maryland.
In keeping with our diversified strategy, Lightstone has amassed a vast hospitality portfolio, comprising over 4,400 keys across 15 states. Our current portfolio employs a dual strategy, with one arm specializing in select services hotels branded by Marriott, Hilton, IHG, and Hyatt and the other in ground-up lifestyle hotel development in gateway cities. Lightstone’s in-house asset management team has expertise in local markets and employs a comprehensive approach to maximize value and achieve above-market performance.
From office buildings to retail centers, our success in commercial investment revolves around our keen ability to identify and create value in under-appreciated properties. Lightstone identifies opportunity early, then develops a high-return strategy for revitalization and growth. The added value of our nationwide asset management infrastructure, overseen by an in-house team with a vast knowledge of local markets, is an integral part of the Lightstone formula.
Hartman & Tyner Portfolio, Suburban Detroit, MI
In December 2021, Lightstone closed on the $1 billion acquisition of a 7,810-unit multifamily portfolio consisting of 27 assets in suburban Detroit, MI. Lightstone has successfully owned multifamily properties in Detroit, MI for over fifteen years and continues to operate its assets through Lightstone’s management company, Beacon Management. Lightstone’s business plan includes adding amenities, improving common areas and renovating unit interiors for opportunistic, value-add returns. The transaction increased Lightstone’s national multifamily portfolio to over 23,000 units.
Hilton Garden Inn, Long Island City, NY
Lightstone purchased the Hilton Garden Inn in Long Island City for $60 million in March of 2018. The 16-story, 183-key hotel, which opened in April 2015, is located at 29-21 41st Avenue. Lightstone purchased it from a group of investors led by Sagamore Capital and Ranger Properties.
Charlotte Logistics Center, Charlotte, NC
Lightstone purchased Charlotte Logistics Center in Charlotte, NC in October of 2020. The 400,000 square-foot newly constructed Class A facility features state of the art clear heights, loading and column spacing, and is in immediate proximity to the airport and a large new Amazon robotics fulfillment center. As a result of Lightstone’s creative off-market acquisition of the property, we received an unsolicited purchase offer and successfully sold the property in June 2021.
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