Our StrategiesReal Estate

Wafra maintains a broad view of real estate investing, with both traditional and alternative real estate strategies across the risk spectrum.

Our traditional real estate strategies target core, core-plus and value-add acquisitions of hotels, office, retail and multifamily properties, with potential for enhanced value. Our investments provide a blend of current income and capital appreciation, while also managing to achieve strong operational performance. Through repositioning of these assets and leveraging our investment expertise, we seek to generate strong risk-adjusted returns.

Our alternative real estate program focuses on niche, scalable real estate sectors that have strategic value and high potential for growth, often requiring a sophisticated, tactical investment approach.  Through a disciplined and thematic investment methodology, we identify opportunities in asset classes that are operationally intensive, fragmented and lack institutional capital.  We have invested in data centers, medical office buildings, marinas, industrial outdoor storage, car wash platforms and single family rental communities, among other asset types, often creating platforms or partnering with well-established operators. We invest directly and in joint venture with best in class operating partners.

Select Investments

Traditional Real Estate

Aurora on the Trail

Luxury garden-style apartment community in Orlando, FL

Short Pump Station

Trader Joe’s anchored shopping center in the Richmond, VA suburbs

Inland Empire Portfolio

State-of-the-art small bay logistics portfolio in the Inland Empire, CA

Ancestry Headquarters

Single tenant trophy office in Lehi, UT

Alternative Real Estate

El Car Wash

Largest and fastest growing express car wash operator in South Florida

Heartland Homes

Develops, owns and manages purpose-built single family rental communities across the U.S.

Shoreline Science Center

Life sciences headquarters for a cutting-edge medical robotics company in Silicon Valley

Vantage Data Centers

Acquisition of a hyperscale data center development platform