Two decades of successful investing in
Global Real Estate

Forum Partners was established in 2002 by Russell Platt and two co-founders with the explicit mission to identify, invest in and help grow leading real estate operating companies around the world.

Since its formation, Forum has invested in, or alongside, over one hundred real estate companies in twenty countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Forum has invested with leading institutional investors worldwide through a series of regional funds, separate accounts and platform-specific partnerships.

Through its expanding balance sheet of direct investments, Forum holds minority as well as controlling positions in 7 companies that directly and indirectly own or manage over $10.3 billion of real estate assets.

Following a recapitalization transaction in 2019, Forum is wholly-owned by Mr. Platt and affiliated entities.

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Successful Exits
AUM since inception

June 2002 Forum Partners Founded

May 2003 Europe Fund I Launched

November 2004 Asia Fund I Launched

June 2005 Europe Fund II Launched

August 2006 Asia Fund II Launched

January 2007 Europe Fund III Launched

July 2010 Forum Securities is Established

September 2010 Asia Fund III Launched

July 2011 European Debt Team Joins from Credit Suisse

September 2013 Strategic Partnership Established with La Française

February 2014 Acquistion of CW Investors from Cushman & Wakefield and Created LFF Real Estate Partners

May 2015 Acquisition of Interest in The Dermot Company and German Estate Group

December 2015 Creation of Workspace Property Trust

July 2016 Sale of Minority Stake in LFF Real Estate Partners to La Française

Sale of Majority Interest in Forum Securities to La Française

January 2018 Investment by PGGM into Programmatic Venture Managed by The Dermot Company, an Investee Business of Forum

June 2018 Recapitalization of Workspace Property Trust

August 2018 Investment in Urban Retail Group

May 2019 Russell Platt Executes Management Buyout Agreement and Restructures Forum Partners

September 2019 Investment in Established Freshwater Asset Management Portfolio

January 2020 Investment in Prime Data Centers Hayward

January 2020 Launched GCIO I Fund

April 2021 Investment in Stonecrest

March 2022 Launched GCIO II Fund

May 2022 Investment in TSCG