A Forward-thinking Partner for Joint Ventures

Over our history, DRA has invested extensively through joint ventures with both public and private real estate companies. Most of DRA's acquisitions have been made with joint venture partners who invest capital alongside the equity of DRA's Funds.

We provide JV equity across all product types, typically with vertically integrated operators with local market expertise. Building programmatic JVs is a fundamental key to DRA's platform.

In addition to capital, DRA brings a disciplined investment approach and robust capital markets expertise to every joint venture relationship. We have an extensive professional network, and by sourcing many of our joint venture acquisitions we are consistently bringing in new opportunities to our proven partners. We’re innovative in how we structure our ventures, with the principal goal of establishing mutually beneficial, long-term investing partnerships.

We encourage operators with leasing and property management capabilities to please contact us to discuss JV equity opportunities.
Investment Criteria
Size: +$20 million | Location: U.S. primary & secondary markets
Class A/B: CBD | Suburban | Medical | Life Sciences | R&D
Grocer | Power | Community | Lifestyle
Class A/B (200+ units): Garden style | Mid-rise or High-rise
Distribution | Last mile | Flex | Cold storage
Value-Added Strategies:
- Aggressive leasing approach
- Asset repositioning/rehabilitations
- Strategic capital investments
- Cost reduction programs
- Pre-leased development
- Portfolios or single-assets
- Property recapitalizations
- Outright acquisitions or joint ventures
- With or without existing debt
- Equity capital
- Note purchases
- Target mid to high teens gross IRR
- Strong current cash flow
Target returns are subject to limitations, including the fact that they do not take into account the impact that market and economic risks may have on actual results. In addition, target returns are subject to uncertainties that may change at any time, and therefore, actual results may differ materially from those projected. The investment performance of the funds offered by DRA cannot be guaranteed. Inherent in any investment is the possibility of loss.
Life Sciences
Let's Innovate Together

DRA Advisors is an established investor in laboratory and life sciences real estate, with a proven track record of supplying critical lab facilities to partner companies across the country. Our portfolio includes projects in the key innovation centers of Greater Boston, the San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego, and the Raleigh Research Triangle.

Contact us for more information about our expertise in facilities across diverse end-use applications, including: chemistry, medical devices, biosciences, and materials research.

Our Projects, Our Properties

Our projects combine the facilities needed to support cutting-edge research with the amenities modern companies want, all in a collaborative, park-like setting.

Our properties include the facilities necessary to support diverse end-use applications, including clinical, biological, chemical, materials, electrical, and medical device research.


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