Real Estate

We target middle market opportunities through open architecture investments focused on capturing fee alpha and value creation

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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. 

How We Invest

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. 

Related News and Insights

Ethos Real Estate Closes Second Multifamily Acquisition as Part of Joint Venture with GCM Grosvenor Programs

CHICAGO and LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12, 2023 — Ethos Real Estate, an affordable and mixed-income multifamily investment firm, today announced the company has closed on the $76 million purchase of the Residences at Woodlake, a 276-unit multifamily property in the Crenshaw District of Los Angeles. Under the deal, Ethos will …


Matter Real Estate welcomes GCM Grosvenor funds as a new strategic investor as part of a £140m equity recapitalisation of Placefirst

LONDON, July 05, 2022 — Matter Real Estate (“Matter”), a real estate investment firm focused on value-add and opportunistic real estate across evolving sectors in Europe, is proud to announce GCM Grosvenor (Nasdaq: GCMG), a global alternative asset management solutions provider, as a strategic investor in a £140m equity recapitalisation …


Data is as of March 31, 2023 unless otherwise noted. AUM data includes real estate investments made prior to the forming of our dedicated real estate team in 2010. 

*Data as of June 30, 2023.


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.