New Fund to Employ Primarily Value-Add Strategy Focused on Renovation, Lease-Up, and Improving Operations, Alongside Select Ground-Up Development
New York, NY – March 22, 2023 – Cadre, a leading technology-driven commercial real estate (CRE) investment manager, today announced the launch of the Cadre Direct Access Fund II (CDAF II) – the latest offering in Cadre’s suite of products that aims to provide institutions and accredited investors with access to actively managed commercial real estate assets. As price dislocations materialize in private markets, the fund will allow both institutions and individuals to invest in a diversified portfolio of assets.
Institutions have historically allocated more than 10% of their portfolio to real estate given its potential to offer attractive risk-adjusted returns, even in volatile market environments. Validating this approach, a recent Cadre analysis revealed that private real estate has yielded stronger risk-adjusted returns than both stocks and bonds over the past 20 years. Now, following a volatile period for traditional asset classes, individuals are expected to begin allocating to strategies like real estate historically pursued by institutions. Individual wealth invested in alternative assets is expected to rise about 12% annually over the next 10 years, according to a recent Bain & Company report.
“We believe current dislocations in the market are creating attractive investment opportunities to acquire assets at a discount to recent pricing,” said Dan Rosenbloom, Chief Investment Officer at Cadre. “With our deep sourcing relationships, rigorous diligence, and active management of each asset in the fund, we are confident in our ability to construct a portfolio of high-quality investments with growth potential for our investor base.”
CDAF II will follow a similar strategy to its predecessor fund, CDAF I. It will primarily focus on value-add opportunities, purchasing assets in need of capital expenditures, improved operations, lease-up, and may include ground-up development. Cadre plans to allocate approximately 50% of the fund to multifamily assets with the remainder to be spread across industrial, hospitality, and office assets. The fund will focus primarily on mid-cap ($50 - $150 million) assets across U.S. markets with attractive growth dynamics.
CDAF II will be supported by Cadre’s high-tech/high-touch approach, which leverages decades of investment experience and proprietary technology at the firm. Cadre’s Investments team typically spends hundreds of hours executing due diligence, underwriting, and structuring for each closed transaction. The firm only closes on 2% of all opportunities it reviews each year and manages each asset throughout the hold period. To align interests with investors in CDAF II, Cadre will co-invest alongside limited partners.
“As we see macroeconomic growth slow, interest rates rise, and impending loan maturities reset values across commercial real estate, there are many opportunities for today’s investor base,” said Ryan Williams, Cadre Founder and Executive Chairman. “I launched Cadre following the Great Financial Crisis, noticing the wealth that was built among a relatively small cohort in commercial real estate at that time. As we weather another period of volatility, I am excited by the prospect of giving investors the ability to not only diversify their portfolios but also find compelling opportunities for growth.”
Cadre’s first Direct Access Fund, CDAF I, was launched in 2020 and closed to new investors in early 2022. With investments from the Harvard Management Company, MacArthur Foundation, and a partnership with the BlackRock Impact Opportunities Fund, the fund empowered individuals to invest directly alongside premier institutions. In September 2022, Cadre also announced the launch of the Cadre Horizon Fund, which provides income-oriented investors the opportunity to access a diversified portfolio of assets positioned for long-term growth. For more information on all of Cadre’s investment products, please visit cadre.com.
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