Oaktree's Real Estate group pursues a wide range of global investment opportunities, across six areas of investment focus (commercial real estate, corporate real estate, structured finance, commercial non-performing loans, residential real estate and non-U.S. real estate). Investments may include direct property investments; investments in real estate-related corporations; commercial mortgage-backed securities and related securities; residential land, assets and loan pools; small-balance commercial loan pools; and non-U.S. investments. The group will also occasionally pursue development opportunities with aligned, high-quality partners. Our opportunistic approach and our team’s extensive expertise at the intersection of real estate and distressed debt allows us to capitalize on continued flow of over-leveraged and distressed real estate in need of rescue capital or asset repositioning.
"Our investments emphasize Oaktree's bedrock philosophy of risk control," says John Brady, head of global real estate, "and fall into one or more of the following strategic areas, in order of priority: distress, inefficiency, value-added and long-term growth."
The Real Estate group is particularly well positioned to leverage the firm's product, industry and geographical reach in global markets, where corporate and real estate assets are often bundled inefficiently. With dedicated real estate personnel in the U.S., Japan, Hong Kong, Korea and the UK, the Real Estate team benefits from Oaktree’s multi-disciplinary strengths and global footprint.