Our philosphy is based on the following six core principles that inform all of our functional disciplines:
Integrity is the foundation upon which our business is built. Profitability is secondary to maintaining the confidence of our partners, contractors, and the communities in which we work.
Research is fundamental. Our entire firm is oriented around our research function. We maintain a fastidious commitment to primary research in the markets and expanding our research capabilities.
Invest with energy. We approach each investment as an opportunity to buy into a business. We do not make passive investments. Active management is the key to our success.
Design is an important driver of value. The rate of return on investment in design and construction is extremely high and it contributes heavily to the financial success of a project.
Leverage is a tool, not a strategy. The primary risk factor in property investments is financial leverage risk. As students of risk, we exploit inefficiencies in the market to identify opportunities while at the same time carefully monitoring and hedging our own exposure.
Technology is the market. We are in the technology business. The firm embraces technology as a factor of competitive advantage.