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 on investments that promote smart growth, urban revitalization and sustainability in urban “Gateway Cities” and select high-density “Growth Cities” within the United States.

In addition to direct investments, we serve as a strategic capital partner providing real estate operators, developers, and private owners with preferred equity, mezzanine debt or JV co-investment equity to complete transactions and/or recapitalize existing assets that require more equity. We also acquire equity stakes in growth stage real estate companies active in our target markets.

Our Objective

To achieve investment success while making a positive difference in the companies and communities in which we invest.

Founder & Executive Chairman, Victor MacFarlane receives San Francisco Business Times Lifetime Achievement Award


Pioneer of the urban investment concept among institutional real estate managers

of urban/smart growth properties

$20+ Billion

Have invested in more than $20 billion in real estate on behalf of 40+ institutional investors in over 30 metro markets in the US.

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

30+ year track record of sustainable investing practices in properties, companies, and communities


35+ year track record of championing diversity equity and inclusion across the PE and real estate industries

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.”

VICTOR MACFARLANE, Founder & Executive Chairman

35 Years of Investment Experience

  • Our Funds

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

  • Expertise

    We have the expertise in-house to successfully navigate the difficult terrain of today’s complex market conditions.

  • 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.

  • ESG Leadership

    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.