We invest in the reinvention & transformation of iconic properties & businesses that enhance urban living.
The Urban Century Group is a holding company focused on the development of land, property and energy related assets in North America.
The Urban Century Group was founded in 2007 with the goal of creating a pioneering property investment company that could apply its founders’ capital and experience to tackle the major challenges of urban housing and placemaking in the 21st century.
Since its inception, the company has invested in projects worth over four billion dollars and expanded its activities across sectors and geographic markets in the U.S.. We now operate businesses and investment affiliates active in housing, commerce, and energy. Our growth is funded solely with private capital.
We aim to change our world for the better by using the depth of our resources and human capital. We focus on secular shifts in the way people live and do business and we seek to innovate in the production of space and energy for tomorrow’s urban marketplace.
Across sectors, our core focus is the transformation of under-valued or under-developed assets and businesses offering scalable growth opportunities. We aim to innovate and make a meaningful impact on our markets.
We create great properties or businesses and seek to own them for the long run. The bedrock of our strategic framework is simple: we apply experience, ingenuity, and capital against the headwinds of near-term risk in order to generate long-term gains.
We focus on dense cities, so we invest in the deepest and most liquid demand markets. We reinvent existing properties, so we benefit from the market inefficiencies of initially “problematic assets”. And we transform assets into innovative 21st century destinations, so we build durable competitive positions.
Our capital base allows us to profit from a long-term stance on ownership, value creation, and transformation. Our team brings a distinct value-investment focus with a hands-on, control-based management style. Our projects and businesses combine aggressive operational strategies with conservative financial strategies and risk taking.