SAN FRANCISCO, July 14, 2021 / PRNewswire / – GI Partners, a leading private investment firm, today announced the launch of the GI Real Estate Essential Tech + Science Fund (“ETS Fund” or the “Fund”), which aims to continuously invest in real estate investments to support business-critical functions in the technology and life sciences industries. The ETS Fund will endeavor to acquire data center properties, life sciences facilities and always research and development (“R&D”) facilities in the office and industrial sector.
Founded in 2001, GI Partners has focused on downside safe growth investments in all of its strategies, with a particular focus on technology and healthcare. The ETS Fund seeks to continue the company’s strategy of investing in specialized opportunities in essential technology and science real estate by leveraging the company’s collective capabilities in technology, life sciences and real estate. The ETS fund is managed by John Sheputis, former President of Infomart, and a team of over 20 investment and management professionals.
Rick Magnuson, Executive Managing Director and Founder of GI Partners, said: “Since founding the data center pioneer Digital Realty Trust in 2001, GI Partners has been a leader in technology and life sciences real estateNS For our company’s anniversary, we look forward to continuing to invest in this area with the launch of the ETS fund. ”
John Sheputis, Managing Director of GI Partners and Head of the ETS Fund, said: “The global economy is being transformed by technological and scientific innovations that affect the way people live and work the modern economy around the clock. We aim to maximize the risk-adjusted returns for our investors by identifying untapped market segments where our experience provides a critical competitive advantage. We believe our initial portfolio and extensive pipeline will reflect the opportunities in these important sectors. . “
Since its inception in early 2021, the ETS fund has actively invested in a diverse portfolio of data centers, life sciences and R&D facilities across The United Statesincluding:
- Walsh-Bowers Montage (207,534 sq. Ft., Santa Clara, California), a portfolio of three buildings in the primary data center hub of Silicon Valley;
- Mt. Eden Research Park (369,986 sq. Ft., Hayward, California).
- The Pointe (89,145 sq. Ft., Redwood City, California), two life sciences buildings adjacent to a rapidly developing life sciences submarket in the Bay Area;
- 3701 Market St. (140,913 sq. Ft., Philadelphia, PA), a purpose-built laboratory and R&D facility whose infrastructure supports high-quality wet lab, research, doctor’s office and data center space.
“The GI Partners Real Estate team has a proven track record of sourcing, acquiring and managing mission-critical properties by identifying assets that have the potential for both attractive short-term income returns and long-term value appreciation,” said John Saer, Managing Director and Head of GI Partners Real Estate, currently about $ 13 billion in assets including a significant technology and life sciences real estate portfolio in 13 leading US markets.
“We are pleased to expand our offering with the company’s first open-ended fund focused on the technology and life sciences sectors. We are grateful for the trust our limited partners have placed in us to continue our track record of investing in these areas . ” growing and essential real estate areas, “said Philip Yau, Managing Director of GI Partners.
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GI Partners was founded in 2001 and is a private investment company with over 100 employees based in San Francisco, California with offices in new York, Chicago, Greenwich, CT, and Scottsdale, AZ. The company has over $ 28 billion in capital from leading institutional investors around the world to invest in private equity, real estate and data infrastructure strategies. The private equity team invests primarily in companies in the healthcare, IT infrastructure, services and software sectors. The real estate team primarily focuses on technology and life sciences real estate, as well as other specialized real estate types. The data infrastructure team primarily invests in infrastructure companies for the hard assets that underpin the digital economy. GI Partners is a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment, a UN-sponsored network of international investors, and also participates in the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark. More information is available at www.gipartners.com.
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