Where expertise meets innovation.
Lightstone operates across all sectors of the real estate industry. As an investor, developer, lender, operator, and owner, we bring a profound understanding of what it takes to makes an investment successful. This is what differentiates us, allowing us to see opportunities that others don’t recognize and to convert those opportunities into above-market returns.
Capabilities & Expertise
- Asset Management
- Real Estate Investment Trusts
- Venture Capital
Lightstone has a long history and proven track record of identifying and investing in real estate across the residential, hospitality, and commercial sectors. With an approach rooted deep in experience and intuition, our process results in full value-creation transformation of real estate assets.Learn More
With extensive expertise in all sectors of development, Lightstone is uniquely equipped to assess each project with vision and creativity, quickly determining the highest and best use. We have an unmatched reputation for delivering innovative design on time and on budget — maximizing returns and minimizing risk.LEARN MORE
Lightstone Capital’s success is driven by working hand-in-hand with sponsors to execute swiftly on complex, time-sensitive transactions. Our fully integrated platform leverages our broad experience and deep real estate investment knowledge to provide solutions for borrowers with real estate opportunities that fall outside the realm of traditional and/or larger institutional lenders.LEARN MORE
Our in-house asset management team employs a dynamic, hands-on approach, working with every investment on a day-to-day basis. This includes validating a transaction’s investment thesis, developing and implementing a sound operating strategy, overseeing capital improvement projects, and continually examining disposition strategies to maximize returns.
Real Estate Investment Trusts
Since 2005, Lightstone has acted as a fiduciary of investor capital through its real estate investment trust (REIT) platform. The platform, which offers the opportunity to invest in a diversified portfolio of real estate, comprises five non-traded REITs with a total AUM of $1.5 billion.LEARN MORE
Converge RE is a Class 5 Life and Annuity reinsurer and a founding member of the Puerto Rico International Insurance Association. Converge RE is an A- rated reinsurance company that provides reinsurance to U.S. life and annuity insurers seeking improved financial efficiency through the reallocation of capital.LEARN MORE
Lightstone Ventures is dedicated to investing in early-stage companies across the country that are reshaping real estate, construction, insurance, and finance. We focus on Seed to Series A rounds with the intention to follow great companies through later stages of funding.LEARN MORE
Meet Our Best-In-Class Team
Together, we form a team of over 570 employees with a shared commitment to Lightstone’s continued growth and leadership.
Lightstone’s team of seasoned executives brings a wide range of experience, from all aspects of the real estate investment and development industries. As one of the most innovative firms in the business, Lightstone has attracted top talent in acquisitions, development, construction, management, finance, investment, accounting, marketing, and law.
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Chairman & CEO
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Executive Vice President & General Counsel
Senior Vice President, Development
Senior Vice President, Investments
Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
Senior Vice President, Asset Management & Investments
Senior Vice President, Construction
Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
Chief Executive Officer, Converge RE II
Senior Vice President, Acquisitions
Senior Vice President, Investments & Capital Markets
Senior Vice President, Real Estate Debt Strategies
Senior Vice President, Asset Management
Senior Vice President, Finance & Treasurer
First Vice President, Investments and Asset Management
Chief Investment Officer, Converge Asset Management and Chief Credit Officer, Lightstone
Vice President, Investments / Managing Director—Southeast Office
Relationships are a critical component to our success. We are committed to building longstanding partnerships with the top banking, real estate, and financial institutions in the country. The company we keep speaks to Lightstone’s reputation and integrity. See a selection of our interdisciplinary partners below.