Firm Profile

7 Offices

across 4 Countries

AUM of $4.3 B

of gross real estate assets

82 Employees

GTIS Partners is a leading real assets investment firm in the Americas, headquartered in New York with offices in São Paulo, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Paris and Munich. The firm was founded in 2005 by Tom Shapiro and is managed by President Tom Shapiro and Partners Thomas Feldstein, João Teixeira, and Rob Vahradian.

The leadership team is comprised of seasoned real estate professionals with deep expertise in investment, development, design, asset management, legal and operations across multiple economic cycles. The collective experience of the leadership allows GTIS to pursue and lead vertically integrated operating businesses in each of its chosen markets in the United States and Brazil.

GTIS’ dedicated research professionals work hand-in-hand with its investment teams to identify macro trends early, including investing in Brazil in 2005, United States residential in 2009 and single-family rental as an emerging asset class in 2010. As a pioneer in its business fields, GTIS ranks among the largest real estate private equity investors in Brazil, and a leading diversified residential investor in the United States. Most recently in 2018, GTIS established a Brazil Renewable Energy Infrastructure platform to pursue investment opportunities in i) onshore wind development ii) solar pv development, and iii) operational renewable energy assets.

GTIS takes a local approach to investing with on-the-ground teams in seven key markets with 82 employees and $4.3 billion of gross assets under management(1). With broad expertise in structuring, design, development and asset management, GTIS professionals oversee projects in residential, office, industrial/logistics and hospitality from concept to completion. 

(1) Gross Assets under Management (Gross AUM or Gross Property AUM) differs from Regulatory Assets Under Management, as reported in regulatory filings, and represents the gross appraised value of assets managed by GTIS and its joint venture partners as of Q3 2021. Figures include minority joint venture partners' ownership interests where applicable. Figures also include any Limited Partner unfunded commitments to GTIS separate accounts, funds, and co-investment vehicles. For the US GTIS Qualified Opportunity Fund, figures include uninvested cash on Fund's balance sheet. Figures exclude both property-level debt as well as working capital at the joint venture or aggregating vehicle entities.