Amstar is a privately owned real estate investment management company with over three decades of experience in acquiring, developing and managing all major property types in the United States and in select international markets. The company’s two primary divisions include: i) Amstar Group LLC (“AGL”), which targets value-add acquisitions, major renovations and repositionings and opportunistic ground-up developments in the United States, and ii) Amstar Global Partners Ltd. (“AGP”), which invests opportunistically in ground-up developments through commingled funds in select international locations.
Over 30 Years of Investment Fiduciary Experience
Amstar is a privately-owned company based on a culture of trust, integrity, and respect. Amstar was founded to manage the real estate allocation of its large family office owner. In 2007, Amstar began expanding its capital base through AGP, as Amstar diversified its investment activities outside the United States. Over its 30 year existence, Amstar has grown to approximately $1.4 billion in assets under management (as of June 30, 2017).
Globally Diverse Institutional Investment Manager
Amstar's core investment strength lies in its consistent application of disciplined underwriting standards while remaining nimble and decisive in taking advantage of opportunities in a rapidly changing global investment environment. Amstar’s clients and partners originate from across the globe and include U.S. and European institutions, insurance companies, private banks, fund of funds and other family offices.
Vertically Integrated Value-add Platform
“Cradle-to -Grave” investment management process ensures our team is fully accountable for an investment and has experience across the span of real estate disciplines including asset management, acquisitions, dispositions, development, research, property operations, financing, and capital raising. We seek to acquire high quality investments at discounts to replacement cost. We then improve the properties through our cradle to grave investment management process and targeted value-add initiatives to maximize returns for our investors.
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Research-Based Decision Making
Amstar utilizes an extensive top-down and bottom-up research approach in all of the investment decisions it makes. Amstar’s research allows it to be an “early mover” in markets and property types before they attract broader investment interest. Emphasis is placed on markets that have broad, diverse economies and are dominated by industries with long-term growth prospects. Amstar is experienced in identifying and acquiring or developing exceptionally well-located, high-quality properties in strong markets and locations with significant potential.
Nimbleness & Responsiveness
One of Amstar’s primary competitive advantages is its ability to move quickly. It has a flat organizational structure that is reinforced by a team of seasoned and experienced real estate professionals who recognize that opportunities can often be lost without quick and accurate responses. Amstar’s investment teams regularly review investment strategies for each property so that as markets change they are ready to make quick decisions. Amstar is well positioned to respond quickly to investment opportunities and exercise judgment as a disciplined real estate investor.
Rigorous Asset Management
Amstar demands the highest level of execution from each of its properties. Each investment team develops, refines and executes specific asset strategies in order to manage risk, maximize performance and enhance long-term values. This can include leasing, asset repositioning and refinancing. Amstar prides itself on being proactive, decisive and rigorous in the management of all of its investments to ensure it achieves superior risk-adjusted returns for its clients.
“Cradle-to -Grave” Investment Management Process
At Amstar, the investment professionals underwriting a particular investment are responsible for the performance of the investment from acquisition through disposition. This ensures a seamless transition between acquisition and operations and aligns the interests of the organization directly with those of our clients.
While Amstar is nimble and responsive, it views all of its investments with a long-term perspective. Its investment outlook embraces patience and persistence while demanding immediate accountability. Amstar is steadfast in its commitments, it honors its obligations, and it always treats others with respect.