Real Estate





Our real estate investments platform provides a differentiated access point to the real estate market. We target exposure to opportunistic middle market real estate through economically efficient structures including seed investments, joint ventures, and co-investments, as well as fund investments on a primary and secondary basis. Our open architecture platform is focused on capturing fee alpha and value creation at all levels of real estate ownership and can flexibly invest across the capital stack at the property, portfolio, and entity levels. 







Why GCM Grosvenor
for Real Estate?

Experienced Real Estate Investors​

Our dedicated team has extensive direct investing experience throughout the risk spectrum.

Middle Market Focus

We seek to capitalize on the fragmented middle market with higher entry yields and discounted pricing to provide differentiated, complementary exposure. 

Open Architecture Investing

Our flexible investment approach provides us with the ability to invest via a wide range of structures such as joint ventures and seed investments, co-investments, secondaries, and fund investments.

Value-Add Partners for Growth

Our early investments with managers seek to reduce the overall fee load, generate fee alpha, and grow alongside managers by sharing in the economics of seeded managers. 

How We Invest

Seeding Strategies

Capital for early-stage managers through programmatic joint ventures or anchor fund investments in return for preferential economics inclusive of revenue shares. 


Joint Ventures

Investments with talented operators and firms who specialize in a particular market or asset type with a focus on niche and nascent strategies.  



Investments made directly into an asset or portfolio alongside a manager’s fund or other investment vehicle. 


Fund Investments

Investments in a manager’s fund on either a primary or secondary basis.

Related News and Insights

Stablewood and GCM Grosvenor Form Joint Venture to fund Single Tenant Net Lease Retail Developments Across the U.S.

Providing construction financing and forward purchase options to experienced developers for well-located, shovel-ready, single-tenant-net-lease retail projects nationwide CHICAGO and HOUSTON, Dec. 01, 2023 — Stablewood, a national, multi-strategy real estate …

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Making The Case for Diverse and Emerging Managers: A Conversation with Peter Braffman, Managing Director, Real Estate Investments, GCM Grosvenor

GCM Grosvenor truly has a long history of sourcing, investing with and scaling emerging and diverse managers platforms. Over the years, the firm has built a practice focused on investing in and developing emerging and diverse managers and currently counts several of the nation’s largest pension systems including Teacher Retirement of Texas and others as its investors. Join us for a special interview with Peter Braffman, Managing Director, Real Estate Investments at GCM Grosvenor, whose team has mapped the emerging and diverse market for over a decade by tracking and collecting qualitative and quantitative data on the manager universe, as he shares his findings and makes a compelling case for investing with diverse and emerging managers.


AUM data as of March 31, 2024. AUM data includes real estate investments made prior to the forming of our dedicated real estate team in 2010. 


1 Data as of September 30, 2023, updated annually.


Number of investments represents deals made since 2010 when the Real Estate team was founded.


No assurance can be given that any investment will achieve its objectives or avoid losses. Unless apparent from context, all statements herein represent GCM Grosvenor’s opinion.

Absolute Return Strategies

We offer clients a broad range of tailored solutions across strategies, including multi-strategy, macro, relative value, long/short equity, quantitative strategies, and opportunistic credit. Levaraging our large scale and presence in the industry, we are able to offer clients preferntial exposure to hard-to-access managers and seek to obtain terms that can drive economic and structural advantages.