Ballast is a vertically integrated owner-operator of residential 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.
Ballast specializes in low and medium density multifamily, campus adjacent student housing and single-family homes. The team has discovered these assets are typically sold by non-institutional owners and overlooked by the asset management industry, creating price dislocation and favorable buying opportunities. In addition to favorable pricing, these undermanaged properties present Ballast with meaningful rental upside, underutilized square footage, and value optimization opportunities not as prevalent in institutionally owned assets.
We take a unit-by-unit approach to value creation. Sometimes it’s as simple as light, cosmetic upgrades. For units requiring a heavier lift, Ballast will leverage its architectural and construction experience to renovate units or reconfigure floorplans to add living space. We further refined our investment strategy by building a proprietary platform to efficiently manage a high volume of smaller assets.
As a residential asset aggregator, our value-add strategy rewards patient capital. Ballast builds portfolios of assets with institutional quality and scale that command value premiums at exit, rather than paying scale premiums at acquisition.
Exhibited through clear communication, active listening, and collaboration
Centered around consistency, transparency, and being fair-minded
Shaped by earned trust, demonstrating respect, and being humble
Achieved through clearly designed processes and personal initiative