About MacFarlane

About MacFarlane Partners

MacFarlane Partners has provided real estate investment management services to institutional investors since 1987, building an impressive track record that spans multiple market cycles and a broad range of investment strategies, property sectors and capital structures.

For more than three decades, we have worked extensively in acquiring stabilized real estate assets, developing new projects, rehabilitating and repositioning existing properties, taking over underperforming portfolios, and managing assets to higher value.

Today, we focus exclusively on investments that promote smart growth, urban revitalization and sustainability in urban and high-density suburban submarkets of select “Gateway Cities” within the United States. We also acquire equity stakes in emerging/growth real estate companies active in such submarkets.

Our objective: to achieve investment success while making a difference in the communities in which we invest.


Pioneer of the urban investment concept among institutional real estate managers

of urban/smart growth properties

$13 Billion

Have invested in $13
billion in properties since launching urban program in 1996.

development capabilities

Internal development capabilities and construction management expertise


Institutional investment management experience over multiple
real estate cycles

to some of the world's
largest pension funds
and institutions

socially responsible

$25 Billion

Senior executives have invested in more than $25 billion in real estate assets during their careers

Focus &

Research-driven investment focus and rigorous investment-risk-management discipline

“The success of our urban/smart-growth program is tied to a simple concept: real estate is a use derived from the presence of people (supply) with a need (demand) and that significant investment opportunities arise when many people live within a small area. An added benefit is that these investments use resources more efficiently and transform urban and suburban communities alike by making them better places to live, work and play.”


30 Years of Investment Experience

  • Our Funds

    From core accounts to higher-yield funds, we strive to provide clients with high-quality investment-management services.

  • Expertise

    We have the expertise in-house to successfully navigate the difficult terrain of urban property markets.

  • Our History

    Travel through our company timeline as MacFarlane Partners builds off its success to become an urban/smart growth market specialist. 

  • Leadership Team

    Our senior executives have acquired, developed and managed institutional-grade properties through numerous market cycles.

  • Community Involvement

    Real estate investments, corporate practices, support for local charities and non-profit groups.

  • Awards and Recognition

    See how our award-winning properties are transforming neighborhoods from coast to coast.