Raith Capital Partners was started in 2012 by Bill Landis, Nelson Hioe and Michael Suchy. The firm was founded on the belief that a fully integrated real estate investment and asset management platform provides for a higher level of control over the assets, leading to better performance at the asset level and ultimately better returns for our investors.
Headquartered in New York City, Raith has decades of commercial real estate investment experience over multiple cycles in both the commercial real estate debt and equity markets. The breadth of experience gives Raith a unique perspective on relative value in the capitalization of the asset class. The Raith team has worked together since 2009 and believes in the cyclicality of real estate and the importance of constantly reevaluating the investment landscape in which we operate.
Since inception, Raith has executed on distressed debt investments, direct equity acquisitions, high yield commercial mortgage-backed securities, and mezzanine loans. Raith’s long-term relationships with investors are a critical measure of our success, the basis for which is open communication and the proper alignment of our capital. Building on the team’s relationships with institutional investors, Raith raised its first discretionary real estate private fund in 2013. Today, across its equity and debt platforms, Raith has invested over $800 million in debt and equity investments. For all of these opportunities, Raith leveraged its vertically integrated asset management capabilities to add value through investment capital, operating synergies, and leasing. Raith’s lack of reliance on operating partners is one of the unique characteristics of its platform. This approach has multiple advantages, including full control over operating and leasing decisions and the ability to roll out initiatives and best practices efficiently and quickly across the portfolio. It also allows Raith to bypass the tax of paying significant economics to an operator.
At its core, Raith is a deep value investor that focuses on sourcing and acquiring assets at a discount to intrinsic value, then leveraging its operating expertise to drive value at the underlying properties.