Founded in 1992, Savanna is a vertically integrated real estate investment manager based in New York City and focused on strategic property investments throughout the City’s five boroughs.
Since inception, Savanna has pursued real estate equity and debt asset investments, including major repositioning and ground-up development projects. Savanna’s equity investments generally target value-add/opportunistic returns across market cycles by aiming to add value through the implementation of an intensive redevelopment or development plan and leasing effort. Savanna also selectively invests in real estate debt instruments that have the potential to generate equity-like returns, including preferred equity instruments, high yield bridge and mezzanine loans, and B-notes.
In 2006, Savanna took its track record of investing in one-off deals with institutional partners and raised its first discretionary institutional real estate private equity fund. Since then, the firm has launched and invested a series of subsequent funds with commitments from a broad cross-section of institutional investors including public and private pension funds, fund of funds, insurance companies, foundations, endowments, wealth management companies, high net worth family offices and sovereign wealth funds. Through the funds, Savanna has invested approximately $3.1 billion in total capital across nearly 14 million square feet of real estate assets of all types and sizes, and in positions up and down the capital stack.
As a well-established New York City real estate firm, Savanna believes that its active and entrepreneurial culture allows the firm to adapt as market cycles shift, keeping an eye towards new opportunities to create value within its portfolio. Savanna’s hands-on approach to real estate—both in the office and in the field—is the same now as it was at inception.
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