Accountability and partnership are fundamental to our approach

ERI adheres to a strict set of investment principles:


We invest a significant amount of our own capital in ERI investments and portfolios.

Partnership and aligned incentives

We believe in the value of building long-term relationships with sponsors. Beyond capital, we bring extensive expertise in solving operational and financial challenges and a network of contacts, built on investment in over 2,000 entities, to our investment partners. ERI structures investments to align incentives between the firm and its sponsors.

Off-market sourcing

The ERI acquisitions team sources the majority of our investments off market through our proprietary network of sponsors and managers. We also make strategic platform investments when they allow the firm to secure access to captive opportunities.

Risk mitigation and diversification

We believe in the value of building highly diversified portfolios and thus invest with sponsors across geographies, asset classes and strategies. We employ rigorous due diligence, target deals that are expected to generate cash on cash returns, either immediately or upon completion of the business plans and favor long-term fixed rate debt at the property level.

Emphasis on long-term value

Real estate investing is long-term in nature and we take a long-term view in making our investments. We are willing to accept illiquidity and to spend significant time on hard-to-evaluate opportunities to access real estate in markets we prioritize.