Corporate Overview

GTIS Partners is a global real estate investment firm in the Americas, headquartered in New York with 10 offices across the US, Europe, and Brazil. GTIS was founded in 2005 and is managed by President Tom Shapiro and partners Tom Feldstein, Rob Vahradian, João Teixeira, Peter Ciganik, Maristella Diniz, Ed McDowell and Robert McCall. 

The leadership team is comprised of seasoned real estate professionals with deep expertise in investment, development, asset management, legal and operations across multiple economic cycles. The collective experience of the leadership team allows GTIS to pursue and lead vertically integrated operating businesses in each of its chosen markets in the US and Brazil. GTIS is active across a wide range of real estate sectors including including land development/ homebuilding, build-to-rent, single-family, multifamily, office, industrial/logistics and hospitality as well as opportunity zones investments. The firm invests at various points in the capital structure, including credit, common equity and structured equity. 

GTIS’ dedicated research professionals work hand-in-hand with its investment teams to identify macro trends early, including investing in Brazil in 2005, US residential in 2009 and single-family rental as an emerging asset class in 2010. In the US, GTIS has invested in over 200 assets across 40+ markets, including cities such as Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, Denver, Atlanta, Tampa and Charlotte. The US residential portfolio comprises assets across four primary strategies: land development, homebuilding, multifamily, and build-to-rent. 

GTIS takes a local approach to real estate investing with on-the-ground teams with over 100 employees and $4.5bn of gross real estate assets under management. With broad expertise in structuring, design, development and asset management, GTIS professionals oversee projects in residential, office, industrial/logistics and hospitality from concept to completion.

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