Investment Strategy

Lakeside is committed to generating attractive risk-adjusted returns by purchasing well-located, under-valued properties, by improving operating performance through active management, and by utilizing its capital markets expertise to maximize proceeds upon disposition.

Deliberate Market Selection

Lakeside focuses on urban property markets with the following economic characteristics:

  • Barriers to new supply due to geographic, regulatory, and political constraints

  • Educated, skilled, and growing population proximate to world-class educational and research institutions

  • ​Diverse and growing employment base located within commuting distance to major employment centers with access to efficient mass-transit systems

Focused Property Identification

​​Within its selected markets, Lakeside identifies under-valued properties facing the following challenges:

  • ​Poor market-awareness of the property’s investment-potential

  • Under-performance due to significant vacancy, below-market rental rates, and deferred maintenance

Value-Enhancement and Risk-Mitigation through Professional, Active Management

​Lakeside leverages the expertise of its affiliate companies to enhance values in a number of ways including:

  • Raising property profiles through effective marketing, capital improvements, and tenant services

  • Negotiating optimal rental rates by understanding leasing market conditions

  • Reducing operating expenses through efficient vendor management and justifiable system upgrades

Appropriate Financing Strategy

With its capital markets expertise and relationships with real estate finance companies, Lakeside is able to enhance its investors’ returns by obtaining attractive mortgage financing terms.