Flexible. Creative. Hands on.

With more than $1.4B assets under management, we welcome complex opportunities.1 We specialize in middle-market real estate opportunities and have invested throughout the U.S. As a result, our portfolio is diverse and our risk is not tied to a single niche or strategy. Our hands-on approach allows us to uncover underlying value. Our principals and leadership team are involved in every deal. From site visits to financial analysis, we dig into the details of every deal. We invest our own money, and our co-investors range from high net worth individuals to family offices to institutional investors. Our real estate-focused strategies are diverse across the risk spectrum, including:



We invest in middle-market opportunities. Platform approaches each investment opportunity with an eye towards the appropriate location within the capital stack where downside risk can be minimized and where we believe outsized returns can be achieved. Platform believes this flexible capital is crucial in limiting the negative impact economic cycles can have on returns, and provides the advantage of being able to move quickly as situations arise.


Core Plus

Our core plus strategy focuses on acquiring stabilized properties with a strong operating history and established market position.  These investments aim to provide predictable income to investors, capital preservation, and appreciation over time through active and thoughtful asset management.


Tax Strategies

Certain real estate investments provide investors with potential tax benefits that may reduce and/or defer tax payments, resulting in the potential for stronger long-term cash flows and returns.  We apply our disciplined middle-market investment approach to help clients execute their tax strategies through both actively-managed and passive investment vehicles.

Learn more about: Qualified Opportunity Funds, 1031s, DSTs

real estate operating companies

The management and sourcing of real estate operating companies can be a very specialized process, with the need for specific knowledge or management expertise. At Platform Ventures, we have acquired and invested in various real estate operating companies. We believe in backing experienced people who share our values and have deep, specialized industry experience.


AREA Real Estate Advisors

A full-service real estate firm with national brand recognition, headquartered in Kansas City, AREA’s expertise includes retail, office, industrial tenant representation and leasing, as well as property management and consulting.


Silverwest Hotels

Silverwest Hotels LLC is an innovative hotel investment and management company located in Denver, Colorado and Kansas City. Owned by Silverwest Hotel Partners LLC, Platform Ventures and GEF-PUE, LP, an affiliate of Global Endowment Management, Silverwest performs strategic acquisition, development, and management of hotel real estate assets.


Inspired Homes

A Midwest homebuilder and developer founded by Kansas City family businesses with over six decades of experience in the construction and real estate industries.



scott felder homes

In 2018, Platform Ventures acquired Central Texas premier homebuilder Scott Felder Homes. Scott Felder Homes builds in 28 communities throughout the Austin and San Antonio, Texas areas, controlling over 1,000 home sites. Platform Ventures brings a broad array of capital-enabling, next-level growth for the company.


Cohen/Pillar Financial

In 2010 Platform Ventures acquired a controlling interest in Cohen Financial, a national mortgage banking and loan servicing company headquartered in Chicago. In 2013, Cohen Financial merged with Pillar Financial and Pillar was sold to Suntrust Bank in 2016.