Since 1998, Paladin Realty has been an active real estate investor throughout Latin America on behalf of its institutional and high net worth investor clients. The firm targets select countries where the combination of favorable demographics (growing workforce and middle-class populations), rising prosperity and burgeoning access to mortgage financing are generating demand for virtually every type of modern real estate product. Paladin Realty actively manages all aspects of the investment process and has extensive experience in evaluating and mitigating risk in emerging markets on behalf of its investors. The firm is a controlling investor and, as such, does not take passive minority positions in investments. Paladin Realty typically seeks to achieve annual returns in excess of 25% after taxes on its Latin America investments using conservative amounts of leverage, which averages 30-40% of cost.
To date, the firm has sponsored a series of investment funds focused on Latin America that have made investments in Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Colombia and Costa Rica with a total projected capitalization in excess of $5 billion. Paladin Realty’s strategy focuses mainly on primary housing, including low, middle and high-income products. Paladin Realty also invests selectively in resort projects and commercial properties, including industrial, office, hotel and retail. The firm typically forms "platform ventures" (i.e., programmatic joint ventures encompassing multiple projects) with experienced local operating partners intended to acquire or develop multiple projects over time within a particular product segment or geographic region. These local partner relationships have been instrumental in generating attractive returns to Paladin Realty's investors while accelerating the growth of our local partners’ businesses.