WHY IS FINDING REAL ESTATE SO DIFFICULT EVEN FOR THE WELL-CAPITALIZED TENANT?
To exist legally, operators need to have a premise that is zoned properly, with no federal loans, and a welcoming owner. That’s a tall order presenting obstacles to many companies.
Given the scarcity, operators must pay a premium for spaces even before accounting for quality and features.
To date, Gateway has repositioned 4 properties out of hundreds vetted,
with more in the pipeline.
Of hundreds vetted, Gateway has selected 9 quality tenants and we are in ongoing talks with many more.
Our tenants' success has been the key to our success.
Robert Dvorin has over 16 years of real estate experience. A graduate of NYU’s Stern School of Business, Robert has been an entrepreneur from the age of 8, from baseball cards and cell phones, to IT and real estate. To date, he has put together over $1 billion in transactions. The Wall Street Journal ranked him the #20 residential real estate broker in New York, and #91 in the entire country. Robert sold the 5th most expensive apartment in NYC in 2015, a full floor at One57 for $47.8mm. His experience includes both residential and commercial sales and leasing as well as new development planning and sales. Robert has purchased, leased and sold multiple properties over the years. He has relocated to California with his family and is devoting his time to building the portfolio.
Lucien Lidji has been in real estate since 2001, working with Robert for the entire time. Lucien has done $200M in New York real estate sales and has himself bought and sold 7 properties in the past decade. A native New Yorker, Lucien is energetic and personable, and is always happy to share his time and experience. The key precepts that have made him successful are his diligence and commitment. Lucien is disciplined in his approach to vetting each property and each tenant, and having experienced the roller coaster activity of the 2004-2012 period without a loss, he maintains his financially conservative practices sometimes to a fault. He holds an MBA from Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business in New York, and relocated to California with his family in late 2016 specifically to manage the acquisition and leasing of cannabis properties throughout the state. To this end, he attends all the important conventions to connect with as many industry players as possible. Having lived in Paris and travelled extensively, he adds worldliness to his insight and speaks fluent French.
We are committed to being responsible stewards of your capital and together, we can continue to take advantage of this outstanding arbitrage opportunity.