Investment Strategies


Abacus Capital generally targets high quality or otherwise irreplaceable assets with lower risk profiles where that risk might be mis-priced or otherwise misunderstood.

We strive to identify inefficiencies or dislocations in the real estate capital markets that generate asymmetric return profiles, often characterized by downside protection through attractive going-in bases or current income.

At various points in a market cycle we will typically focus on investing client capital either offensively or defensively.

However, special situations may arise on an episodic basis where we believe a particular offensive investment opportunity may make strategic sense on a risk-adjusted basis in an otherwise defensive investing environment.

We target
niche assets
that can drive
outlier outcomes

Our Strategies

Defensive Asset Investing

  • Characterized by income & growth
  • Attractive cash flow profile
  • Durable in-place income
  • Low maintenance capex profile

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  • Going-in basis below replacement cost
  • Irreplaceable locations
  • Infill assets with long term redevelopment/re-use potential
  • Growth markets (GDP, population, demographics)
  • Attractive supply/demand fundamentals
  • Yield premiums not reflective of relative values
  • Undercapitalized asset classes or investment strategies

Offensive Asset Investing

  • Characterized by capital appreciation
  • Development / re-development in undersupplied markets
  • Asset enhancement through strategic capital improvements that drive top line growth
  • Lease-up of under-occupied buildings to market levels

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  • Reposition of existing asset use / positioning amongst its peer set
  • Marking in-place rental rates to market levels upon lease rollover
  • Front-running transitional micro-markets
  • Land development and/or land banking