Lombard Street in San Francisco

Our Firm

Ballast is a vertically integrated owner-operator of multifamily, student housing and single family rental properties in the Western United States. The firm was founded in 2014 by Principals with extensive residential experience and a working relationship that dates back to 2007. The Ballast team has a proven track record of acquiring, managing and repositioning residential properties. With over $2.0 billion of assets under management, Ballast oversees all aspects of the property journey with dedicated in-house teams partnered with an institutional platform of third-party relationships.



Architecture & Engineering

Construction Management

Asset Management

Property Management


Portfolio Management

Finance & Accounting

Investor Relations


At Ballast, our team of 170+ passionate employees are careful stewards of capital and preservers of communities where we work and live. Our culture is founded on teamwork, accountability, and a shared purpose to create value for our investors and communities. Above all, we value unique perspectives and integrity. Meet senior members of the team at the center of our success.


Ballast is growing! We seek independent thinkers with the ability to collaborate and solve the challenges of a dynamic real estate market. Together, we can deliver value to our investors and communities.