Since its founding, the Urban Century Group and its affiliates have made large investments in the housing sector. Its strategy focuses on large international gateway cities where housing shortages are most acute. It seeks to capitalize on the accelerating migration of people toward large metropolitan centers; the growing clout of young, affluent and lifestyle-conscious urban dwellers; and the growing demand for environmentally-conscious development. The firm anchors its overall approach around these macro trends and believes they will continue to affect property and financial markets for decades to come.
The Company’s properties are primarily Class B+ buildings of historical significance located in well-known neighborhoods and along major residential corridors. They benefit from strong, established locations in premier neighborhoods with a rich history near city centers, offering easy access to public transit, major employment areas, and retail and restaurant amenities.
Urban Century also owns an Accredited Property Management Organization solely focused on the management of its residential assets. This business unit, which also manages all permitting and renovation activities within our portfolio, has received many service awards and has been in operation since 1935. It gives our team a unique ability to tailor our resident experiences around branded assets, and to maximize our asset value creation.