Urban Investment Partners (UIP) is a real estate investment, asset and property management organization specializing in multi-family residential properties, primarily in the Washington DC area. The firm’s core activities include the creation and management of multi property investment funds as well as “one-off” project investments. By combining local entrepreneurial, management and construction expertise with global financial strength, UIP focuses on maximizing returns for its private and institutional investors across a multitude of investment strategies. UIP’s market expertise and cutting-edge, vertical integration approach is based on its multi-disciplinary skills, creativity, and customer/resident focus. Since its founding, UIP has successfully introduced more ten real estate funds, along with numerous stand alone investments, with a total valuation of over $300 million. UIP has acquired, developed and/or redeveloped residential properties totaling more than 3,800 units.
UIP is dedicated to preserving and providing quality rental accommodations in the District of Columbia. Many DC neighborhoods are dotted with older multi-family apartment buildings that have not been updated in many years or suffer from extreme deferred maintenance. UIP adds to DC’s rental housing inventory by renovating and restoring underutilized housing inventory. UIP purchases properties in core residential neighborhoods, at compelling values often based on deferred maintenance and a long term lack of capital improvements. Cost efficient capital investments then allow UIP to rent renovated apartments at market rates.
UIP’s strength is based on its principals’ unique combination of skills, experience, and expertise. The company’s senior management team combines extensive real estate and finance experience with proven success throughout economic cycles. UIP founders Steven Schwat and Wout Coster collectively have over sixty years of experience in real estate investment, acquisition, finance, restoration and management. Wout Coster, a native of The Netherlands, brings diverse global funding sources to UIP, along with unmatched knowledge and skill sets to successfully execute projects from start to completion.
The company’s roots as a preeminent advisor to US, Dutch and Belgian private clients helped UIP effectively link local real estate product markets with the increasingly global real estate capital markets. With the vision and discipline that only comes from experience, UIP remains committed to providing the highest quality investment opportunities and services to the investor community.
Our subsidiary companies, UIP Property Management, Inc. (www.uippm.com) and UIP General Contracting, Inc. (www.uipgc.com) provide the needed services and management to fulfill our strategies and investment goals.