Our Investment Thesis

Atlantic Creek aims to build a strong risk adjusted and diversified portfolio of CRE assets primarily in the Multifamily, Office and selectively other property sectors on behalf of its investors through investment in “select” opportunities exhibiting compelling investment bases and theses and value-add or opportunistic strategies coupled with strong locational and demographic characteristics in high barrier-to-entry United States markets.
  • Focus on mid-to-small-cap transactions leveraging relationships with local operating partners – Atlantic Creek typically focuses on transactions with an equity requirement of $5 million to $30 million while investing almost exclusively with seasoned local or regional operating partners
  • Diversified approach to property type allocation – primary focus on multifamily and office assets with a secondary focus on other property types (e.g. industrial, medical office, self-storage) which the firm believes may outperform the broader market
  • National investment strategy with an emphasis on top twenty-five U.S. markets – Atlantic Creek targets major metropolitan and suburban U.S. markets that exhibit compelling locational and demographic characteristics in the Southeast, Southwest (Texas and Arizona), Interior West (Colorado and Utah), Pacific Coast, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast regions.
  • Focus on assets with identifiable upside potential achieved through renovation, repositioning, or development – focus on value-add and opportunistic strategies with ability to improve performance of the CRE asset through renovation and repositioning of existing assets as well as ground-up development.
  • Targeting “capital stack distress” – keen focus on opportunities where a cost basis competitive advantage is created due to displacement within the existing equity and debt capitalization
  • Disciplined approach to risk mitigation – Atlantic Creek implements disciplined underwriting practices with a focus on generating returns commensurate with risk while employing a strategy of prudent JV financial structuring, detailed due diligence and asset management, and thoughtful partnership level risk mitigation strategies to limit downside and maximize investment returns and transparency

Our Investment Criteria

Atlantic Creek is primarily focused on acquiring Multifamily and Office properties with a secondary focus on other property types that the firm believes may outperform the broader market. The firm’s general investment criteria includes, but is not limited to, the following characteristics:

MultifamilyOfficeIndustrial & Other
Class A and B existing assets and to-be-built garden style, wrap, and mid-rise communitiesCBD and suburban class A and B office buildings that can be purchased below replacement costSelectively considering investments in other property types including:
Established markets with strong employment drivers and demographics with projected further growth High growth markets with strong employment drivers, positive absorption trends, and high barriers-to-entry Industrial: cold storage, warehouse, or last-mile distribution centers with strong locational and physical attributes serving major residential and commercial markets
Identifiable upside potential through targeted value-add renovation programs and / or improved management and operations of existing assets to drive a strong ROITransitional or stabilized assets with under-market rents, as well as adaptive reuse strategies Medical Office: in-patient or outpatient tenancy backed by major medical institutions
Ground-up development in markets with sustained demand, strong employment drivers, and limited new supply Reliance on achieving increased rents through targeted value-add improvements to the asset rather than overall market growthSelf-storage: targeting under-supplied trade areas supported by strong demographics
Located proximate to major employment centers with convenient commuting options for tenantsTransit oriented assets located within major CBDs or strong performing suburban markets Student Housing: serving major universities with constrained supply and competitive proximity to campus
Generally targeting properties with at least 150 unitsGenerally targeting properties with at least 75,000 square feetRetail: highly selective; consideration of well located “necessity” oriented retail centers

For more information please contact:

Daniel L. Sachs
Founder and Managing Partner
Eric M. Bylin
Founder and Managing Partner