INVESTMENTS

We pursue investments with the intention to generate measurable, beneficial
social and environmental impact alongside market rate financial returns.

INVESTMENTS

We pursue investments with the intention to generate measurable, beneficial social and environmental impact alongside market rate financial returns.
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IN WHAT DO WE INVEST?

Although Wayfare’s primary focus remains real estate investments, the firm also selectively pursues impact investments in private equity, venture capital, and principal investments—those that result in benefits to people, planet, and profit under our “Be Good. Do Good.” philosophy. Finally, drawing on its in-house team and know-how, Wayfare selectively engages in impact advisory engagements.

Have an investment opportunity for us?

We always like to learn about new investment possibilties that fit our general criteria. Please find more information about the types and requirements of our investment strategies.

REAL ESTATE

Wayfare’s real estate investment focus is on income producing properties with long-term appreciation potential.  At this point in time, our primary focus is multi-family residential real estate in the United States.

Our investment horizon is flexible and we opportunistically pursue markets based on where we see the greatest potential for impact, value creation and appreciation.

Generally, our investments meet the following criteria:

  • Multi-family or mixed use residential only
  • $10 to $100 million total deal size
  • $3 to $30 million equity per investment
  • Value-add with current yield or non-speculative development
  • Down-cycle resistant assets
  • No excessive leverage
  • Direct investments only

Traditionally, our focus has been on the Sunbelt states but we consider investments in all lower 48 states. The common thread is that we gravitate towards properties and markets where we can leverage our domain expertise and see long-term growth prospects supported by demographic trends and quantifiable demand drivers.

PRIVATE EQUITY

Our private equity investment focus is on growth companies with a clearly defined commitment or potential to measure their success in terms of social responsibility (“people”), environmental impact (“planet”), and financial returns (“profits”).

Our investment horizon is flexible and we opportunistically pursue sectors and markets based on where we see the greatest potential for impact, value creation and appreciation.

Generally, our investments meet the following criteria:

  • Humanity+ business
  • $5 to $50 million total deal size
  • $1 to $25 million equity per investment
  • Growth stage with proven business model & demand
  • Talented management team
  • No excessive leverage
  • Direct investments only

VENTURE CAPITAL

Wayfare’s venture capital investment focus is on start-up and early stage companies with a clearly defined commitment or potential to measure their success in terms of social responsibility (“people”), environmental impact (“planet”), and financial returns (“profits”).

Our investment horizon is flexible and we opportunistically pursue sectors and markets based on where we see the greatest potential for impact, value creation and appreciation.

Generally, our investments meet the following criteria:

  • Humanity+ business
  • $500,000 to $5 million total deal size
  • $100,000 to $2.5 million equity per investment
  • Functional product with early evidence of demand
  • Talented management team
  • No excessive leverage
  • Direct investments only

PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT

Principal investments include operating subsidiaries and wholly-owned ventures that were acquired or launched by Wayfare using exclusively its own funding sources. All Wayfare principal investments operate with the commitment to measure their success in terms of social responsibility (“people”), environmental impact (“planet”), and financial returns (“profits”).

ADVISORY

Wayfare selectively engages in impact advisory engagements with well-established firms and companies that have a strong desire to make a shift towards making the triple bottom line part of their corporate DNA and daily operations.

We always welcome to learn about investment opportunities that meet our general criteria.  Please contact us if you have an opportunity you would like us to consider.