Christopher Hilbert and R. Kyle Winning, two commercial real estate investment and financial services industry veterans, have launched boutique advisory firm, 3G Capital Advisors LLC.
3G Capital Advisors plans to focus its investment strategies on real estate portfolios in secondary and tertiary markets throughout the United States. The firm will initially target investment opportunities in the $35 million to $50 million range via joint ventures and future exempt private placements under Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933.
“3G Capital Advisors leverages our years of successful institutional and retail fundraising experience by bringing debt, equity and operating partners together to deliver innovative investment products and strategies,” said Hilbert, who serves as the firm’s chief executive officer.
In addition to his role as co-founder and CEO of 3G Capital, Hilbert currently serves as the chief executive officer and chairman of Stira Alcentra Global Credit Fund, a global, direct lending closed-end fund that is sub-advised by BNY Mellon’s Alcentra Group, a specialist manager of global sub-investment grade credit.
Previously, Hilbert spent more than 12 years with Steadfast Companies in a variety of senior roles, including chief investment officer and president of the organization. During his tenure at Steadfast, he directed the acquisition, development and management of more than 45,000 multifamily units and helped grow the firm’s assets under management from $500 million to $5.5 billion, the company said.
Earlier in his career, Hilbert served in several investment, underwriting and finance roles with NationsBank and Bank of America.
Co-founder Winning, who serves as 3G’s president and chief strategist, focuses on economic, finance and real estate analytics to provide product-specific recommendations to the firm’s partners. Winning has more than 30 years of experience in multifamily investment and management involving more than 50,000 units across the United States.
For 15 of his 30 years in the multifamily space, Winning was a principal and managing director of the multifamily division of Steadfast Companies, as well as the firm’s chief investment officer.
“3G Capital Advisors will work with our strategic partners to deliver innovative investment opportunities for institutional investors as well as developing proprietary investment offerings for retail investors,” explained Winning. “One of our principal goals is to bring long-term capital to successful small and midsize multifamily developers who have traditionally lacked ready access to institutional investors.”
3G Capital Advisors provides strategic advisory services, product development and real estate advisory services.