Institutional investment and commercial real estate media veteran Jonathan Schein today launched The Real Estate Limited Partner Institute (RELPI), to connect asset managers and operating companies with institutional investors on a local, national and global scale. RELPI, is the first platform developed to exclusively use virtual meeting technology to link investors with asset managers in carefully curated, intimate, targeted gatherings.
“Access is key to meeting and exceeding fundraising goals, and the Real Estate Limited Partner Institute is providing that access in a reliable, efficient, affordable manner with many options for engagement,” said Jonathan Schein, RELPI’s chief executive and executive director. “The last year revealed the adaptability of our industry and the ease and enthusiasm with which virtual meeting platforms were adopted. Meetings – especially early introductions among managers, operating companies and investors – are going to take place online and RELPI is going to be a vital facilitator and connector.”
Nearly 60 organizations have signed on as members of the RELPI community of investors, fund managers, consultants, operating companies, and advisory firms. The list includes: ACORE Capital; Drake Real Estate Partners; GCM Grosvenor; Hines; Praedium Group; Accordia Realty Ventures; Outshine Properties and The Law Firm of CSG, PC.
“‘Interests aligned’ is more than a tagline for us,” Schein said. “We are creating an ecosystem of best-in-class organizations and individuals devoted to the best practices in real estate asset allocation and investment for pension funds, endowments, foundations, asset managers and family offices.”
Schein, who created GlobeSt.com, and RealShare Conferences, most recently served as Global Head of Business Development for Institutional Real Estate, Inc. Recognized as a leading executive in the fields of commercial real estate and institutional investment, he has long focused on bringing industry professionals together to network, transact business and share best practices.
RELPI will offer a number of platforms to connect its members, including “virtual salons” — intimate peer-to-peer roundtables focused on pressing issues, giving all stakeholders involved in investment and allocation of capital in real estate an opportunity for open and transparent conversations. RELPI will also organize virtual global summits, enabling face-to-face roundtables as entryway to reaching new sources of capital investment from markets including Europe, Asia, Latin America, Australia and the Middle East.
RELPI will also be the first organization to offer networking programs designed specifically to support small and emerging managers. These customized programs will help small and emerging managers raise their visibility and profile and put them in front of sought out investors.
“We are the nexus for this vast community of institutional investment in real estate, utilizing technology and also long-established relationships to open new doors for all parties on a platform that is easy, affordable and effective,” Schein said.
For more information about RELPI, please visit www.RELPI.org.