Our Investment Strategy
DRA's funds are designed to capitalize on inefficiencies in real estate markets. In doing so, we can acquire high-quality operating assets at discounts to replacement cost.
After an acquisition, DRA's dual expertise in both real estate operations and capital market dynamics helps drive the execution of the investment strategy. Our team will also employ value-enhancement strategies to improve an investment's potential for capital appreciation.
Collectively, our partners have an average of 26 years’ experience in real estate, in addition to an average tenure of 23 years with DRA. Together, they have executed our value-added strategy since our very start.
We believe in supporting big thinkers, which is why we’ve built a progressive work environment free of bureaucratic interference. We encourage independence of thought, active questioning, and a critical attitude. Among our leadership, there is a drive to evolve beyond conventional wisdom – something that is reflected in our innovative approach to investing.
We recognize the importance of aligning our interests with those of our clients. As founders and owners of the company, DRA's partners have dedicated their careers to investing on behalf of our clients. Furthermore, the partners invest personal capital in our funds and share the firm's incentive compensation with key professionals across the organization.
The DRA professional network is vast and acts as a consistent source of opportunity. By fostering our industry relationships, our team effectively sources acquisitions, often at extremely attractive price points. What’s more, DRA's reputation as a reliable and efficient buyer further enhances our ability to source high-quality investments for our funds.
For over three decades, DRA has executed its value-added investment approach to great success. We seek out investments with attractive cash flow potential and make a conscious effort to curate a diverse range of property types across the United States.
DRA has developed a proprietary capital markets team that is equipped to structure all forms of secured and unsecured financing and preferred equity. Skilled in complex corporate transactions, this team has built deep relationships with key lenders, including commercial banks, Wall Street-sponsored organizations, and insurance companies, enabling us to obtain low-cost financing to facilitate the execution of our business plans.
Our investors are partners in our business and their success is our success.