Investment Strategy

Long term involvement by experienced professionals has been vital to the company's success, and the EBL&S employees remain committed to developing new strategies for underutilized, underperforming and neglected assets. Management expects that the current real estate environment, with the dislocation of major tenants and further consolidation within the retail community, presents significant repositioning opportunities for assets within the current EBL&S portfolio as well as for future acquisitions.

EBL&S targets value-added and opportunistic investments in commercial properties across the United States. The company has aligned interests with key strategic partners who share a vision for recapitalizing and redeveloping underutilized real estate assets. EBL&S is currently focusing on several wide scale, value-added programs with national retailers to revitalize underperforming properties through redevelopment and adaptive reuse.

In addition to direct equity acquisitions, EBL&S is pursuing performing and non–performing whole loans as part of a debt to control strategy. Investments may be funded directly by the company or through joint ventures or other co-investment arrangements.

Target Investments

  • Shopping centers and free standing retail facilities with the potential for redevelopment and retenanting
  • Commercial real estate debt
  • Controlling positions of companies that own or manage real estate
  • Transit oriented development