We have a proven track record in identifying opportunities that other firms overlook. Further, we have demonstrated a capability to structure, negotiate, and close even the most complex transactions quickly and efficiently.
Our extensive expertise in all types of development provide us with a unique acumen in approaching each project, allowing us to quickly determine highest and best use. With our teams’ vast development experience and proven track record in New York City, we have an established reputation for innovative designs delivered on time and on budget. No matter what the market, structure, or opportunity, we deliver a high quality product that maximizes returns and minimizes risk.
Lightstone Capital, our real estate debt platform, provides sponsors with flexible, creative, and immediate financing solutions on virtually all property types throughout the United States. The platform focuses on originating senior loans, mezzanine loans, and preferred equity as well as on acquiring notes backed by real estate. Leveraging Lightstone’s extensive real estate experience and proven track record, our fully integrated platform and disciplined investment approach enable us to provide borrowers with the efficiency and certainty of closing they require to facilitate successful business plan execution.
We use financing as a tool to enhance an investments return. While other investors may be deterred by complexities and challenges such as distressed capital structures, we navigate these obstacles with confidence. We participate in investments at all levels of the capital structure, from equity to preferred equity to debt.
Our in-house asset management team maintains a hands-on day-to-day involvement in every investment. This includes validating a transactions investment thesis, developing and implementing a sound operating strategy, overseeing capital improvement projects, and continually examining disposition strategies to maximize returns.