Since its inception in the late 1970s, Avanti has become one of the nation’s largest and most successful investment firms dedicated exclusively to land investment, development, and finance. Avanti's eight institutional funds, operating under the Avanti Strategic Land Investors (ASLI) banner since 1992, and capitalized by major endowments, foundations, pension plans, and private investors, have committed over $1.3 billion to residential, commercial, and industrial land in more than 25 of the fastest growing US markets.
Opportunities in Land Investment
After enduring the painful legacy of overbuilding, America is now underbuilding – even as the demand for housing accelerates. This gap between supply and demand is pronounced. Based on historical 15-year averages, housing starts are well below the supply needed to meet normal levels of demand in the majority of Avanti’s large, economically diverse and rapidly growing target markets.
The gathering strength in the housing market is translating into demand for land of all kinds. While the fundamentals in housing and commercial real estate continue to improve, there remains a significant number of motivated sellers of well-located medium term land.
As markets strengthen toward normal – not peak – historical trends, Avanti will reap strong risk-adjusted returns and capital multiples acquiring properties at substantial discounts from user values.
Doing Business with Avanti
Avanti seeks to acquire or finance land with a medium term (3-8 years) absorption horizon. Avanti is currently investing Avanti Strategic Land Investors VIII. Investments by the fund typically range in size from $5 million to $35 million.
With many decades of combined experience in land investment, Avanti's senior management offer development partners, borrowers, and sellers quick, knowledgeable decision making, transaction flexibility, efficient due diligence, and timely closings.