Who We Are
Entrepreneurial, Energetic and Collaborative
We invest in institutional real estate and developments in the Eastern United States on behalf of our own account, pension funds and other leading institutions and individuals.
The EAST Partnership
Founded by David Archibald and Drew DeWitt, the EAST partnership is based on mutual respect, a real and rare friendship and complementary experience + expertise. We invest thematically in high-quality assets, focusing where we see outsized growth potential driven by economic and demographic trends.
Our approach to value creation ranges from the less intensive – improving existing operations, leasing, and renovations – to more intensive activity such as major repositioning, change of use, and ground-up development. Regardless of strategy our focus is on the end-user value.
100% Privately Owned
EAST is 100% privately owned, with no outside shareholders, its co-founders make significant personal investments into each deal. EAST believes this model leads to strong alignment with our investors and promotes strategic focus and investment discipline.
EAST in Numbers
Over $7.4 Billion invested in all major US markets; and in all major investment sectors.
Co-founders have over a combined 46 years of investment experience.
Years of Experience
135 transactions made across various asset classes, including industrial, cold storage, life sciences, office, residential and retail.
Our focus is on the acquisition of off-market opportunities direct from owners. This is achieved through various proprietary avenues, relying heavily on focus and relationships.
EAST prides itself in being entrepreneurial, creative, and pragmatic in its approach to problem solving. Drawing from their vast experience, the Co-founders of EAST can creatively and quickly solve problems with a no drama mentality.
Location & Functionality Focused
Noted for developing and redeveloping properties that attract a wide variety of buyers and tenants, EAST focuses on high barrier-to-entry locations with compelling demographics. Major target markets include the Northeast, mid-Atlantic and Southeast coastal markets.
Development & Redevelopment Skills
EAST is capable of delivering turnkey development and renovation projects, transforming functionally obsolete buildings in mature infill markets into highly desirable properties.
Property Management Expertise
EAST manages all its owned assets. With the ability to make quick decisions, and with strong vendor relationships, EAST achieves maximum operating efficiencies while providing superior tenant care and responsiveness.