CREATING VALUE IN CORPORATE REAL ESTATE
Drawbridge is a San Francisco-based real estate investment and development company that targets commercial property investments in growth markets across the U.S. Its portfolio primarily consists of office properties leased long-term to large corporations with an emphasis on strategically important locations. Drawbridge has a long history of successfully creating value for corporate clients and investors and has completed transactions with companies including Bayer, Broadcom, IBM, Google, Johnson & Johnson, L3Harris Technologies, Lockheed Martin, Medtronic, National Instruments, and Northrop Grumman. The current Drawbridge portfolio is comprised of over 5 million square feet located in growth markets across the United States.
Drawbridge has a strong 20+ year history of executing on its investment strategy and assisting major public and private corporations and institutional owners of commercial property with their real estate needs while creating value for investors. Its Co-Founders, Mark Whiting and Mark Pearson, formed Drawbridge Partners in 1999. In late 2011, Drawbridge Partners recapitalized the company with a major institutional investor, Almanac Realty Investors, and changed the name of the company to Drawbridge Realty Trust. During the next three years Drawbridge tripled the size of its portfolio and generated steady growth in profitability and valuation. In December 2014, Drawbridge formed a partnership with international asset management firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., LP ("KKR") which made a significant investment in the Company to substantially grow the platform. The jointly owned Company is now known as Drawbridge Realty. With the financial backing of KKR and an investor group from The Townsend Group, a leading global provider of investment advisory and investment solutions for real estate, Drawbridge has access to significant equity capital. The structure of Drawbridge's equity base enables the Company to be a long-term owner of assets, which is attractive to corporate tenants seeking continuity with a relationship-focused landlord. Drawbridge is operated independently from KKR and The Townsend Group.