Gateway is a merchant banking organization focused on the development, acquisition & financing of real estate.



Planning the exit is as important as planning the investment. We do both by aligning micromarket opportunities with macroeconomic capital flows. 

 We actively de-risk individual investments through appropriate use of leverage and structuring, allowing optionality to exit or hold in the event of a market dislocation.


 We cannot perfectly predict when the cycle will turn, but we are closer to the end than the beginning.  However, we believe there are profitable investments to be made regardless of stage in cycle.  We are pursuing defensive investments in non-cyclical strategies that can be scaled nationally:  Student Housing, University related real estate, Affordable Housing, Build to suit and net leased commercial.


Gateway works with its partners to solve complex investment issues. We are highly effective at meeting property owners’ objectives of maximizing both money and mission. Infusing expertise and capital into local partnerships leads to proprietary deal flow and mutual success.

Typical Partners: Developers, Cities, Universities, Churches & Non-profits

Since 1999 Gateway has invested in, developed or co-developed +2,000 apartment units or approximately 2.5 million square feet of mixed-use, mixed-income, and student housing assets across 13 markets in 7 states.  Additionally its principals have led, and participated in over $15 Billion of real estate debt & equity transactions with leading institutions and sponsors.


Our business model of investing throughout the capital stack differentiates Gateway from other capital providers and creates greater access to deal flow. Our principals have led ground up development, environmental remediation, global financing assignments, and investments in multiple asset classes. This experience gives Gateway the ability to leverage our network to bring the appropriate resources, expertise, and capital needed to properly execute a deal.


The Ecology of Cities

Gateway’s principals look at cities as unique and delicate ecosystems that require the right balance of live, work, play and educational opportunities to thrive. Gateway approaches each situation by looking at how using Time, Local Engagement and Capital will add value to the community, create returns for their investment partners and add a signature property to a city.