Principal Investments

We seek undervalued, out-of-favor, mis-managed, and other opportunistic investments. We generally invest in partnership with major real estate equity funds, under a format in which we act as the operating partner and the fund acts as a passive investor.

Since establishing the firm in 2005, Hamilton and its affiliates have acquired over $500 million of commercial real estate with our investment partners. Some of our transactions include:

  • A $27 million note secured by a 424 unit apartment complex in Chicago
  • 168 REO units in a 240-unit fractured condominium project on the South Side of Chicago
  • A portfolio of 195 commercial mortgages located in 20 states with a total balance of $350,000,000.
  • A portfolio of three hotels in San Francisco, San Diego and Orlando, $150,000,000
  • A portfolio of six garden-style multifamily communities in Ohio, acquired through a series of crowdfunding JVs with accredited investors

We are continuously seeking new opportunities to purchase value-add, distressed and off-market properties across all asset classes.

Integrated Property Management

In 2016, Hamilton acquired Horizons Asset Management, one of Ohio’s leading property management firms.  

By having a property management subsidiary, Hamilton’s asset managers are able to work seamlessly with a team of talented individuals who interact directly with our tenants.  In fact, rarely a day goes by that Hamilton’s principals don’t speak directly with Horizons’ property managers and regional managers overseeing our properties.

This fully-integrated business model enables Hamilton to have granular and real-time insights into Hamilton’s business performance, to provide superior oversight for our investors.

Institutional Partners

We have strong track records with our institutional partners, having partnered on a number of successful transactions. We also have strong relationships with many other leading capital sources in the market who are familiar with our performance in partnerships with their peers. 

Our institutional partners provide sellers with the comfort that comes from dealing with a leading institutional capital source. Our track record and relationships with a number of insitutions are testimony to the experience, skill sets and credibility that we bring to each transaction. By partnering with large institutions, we are able to leverage our capital and expertise to allow us to pursue very large transactions. Our transactions have ranged as low as $3,000,000 to as high as $350,000,000.