Originated in 2005, Goldenrod Companies (Goldenrod) hosts a fully integrated platform of Real Estate professionals solely focused on creating the most innovative and beneficial outcomes in the Central United States markets. Goldenrod has the vast experience to manage discretionary capital through Goldenrod Capital Advisors (GCA), its Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), but also lead the cutting edge of Public Private Partnership (P3) space with governmental, education and other public entities partnerships with T&G Investments. We also possess the knowledge, oversight and long-term planning experience necessary to deliver development projects on time and within budget through our service company Tetrad Property Group (TPG). We pride ourselves on the people, knowledge and resources to deliver the best results for our partners.
Goldenrod Capital Advisors (GCA) was formed in 2016 to manage the investments of a series of funds, exclusively focused on delivering cash flow and above market, average risk-adjusted returns within the Central United States markets. Today, GCA is uniquely positioned with a large discretionary capital base, which allows us to view and analyze deals before the general market. This specialized approach, coupled with decades of experience and established relationships, allows GCA to execute and close developments with the scale and speed that creates compelling solutions for our investors.
Goldenrod Companies along with its Joint Venture Partner Tetrad Corporation formed a company in 2011 called T&G Investments, which primarily works with governmental, educational and other public entities through Public Private Partnerships (P3) to formulate best outcomes in a variety of project types. T&G Investments is a leader in the P3 space having completed over $800 Million of projects in various product types locations and partnerships.
Director of Acquisitions
Director of Acquisitions
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Director of Asset Management
Director of Capital Markets
Real estate remains a local business, and a successful real estate investment strategy requires the ability to identify and execute within local markets. We believe that the Partnership is well positioned to capitalize on current opportunities in the Central United States (which we define as South Dakota to Texas, and Utah to Tennessee) and adjacent markets. We have strong relationships in all areas of real estate expertise throughout the targeted investment area. We will leverage these relationships to conservatively underwrite investments in an effort to manage risk and maximize cash flows.
Funds that focus on more nationally competitive markets, where acquisitions are made at lower cap rates, must create value through an exit strategy approach only. Geographically, focusing in the Central United States within specific Metropolitan Statistical Areas (“MSAs”) where the Investment Advisor has strong relationships, we believe will generate more quality investment and development opportunities. We believe that these targeted markets will create opportunities for the Partnership to develop and acquire properties at higher market cap rates, which will provide higher operating cash flows and create less dependence on creating value for investors through a creation of value exit strategy approach.
We believe the Partnership’s targeted markets are more insulated from volatility of the overall U.S. Real Estate economy and generally will continue to operate with relative stability through favorable or unfavorable national market trends. MSAs within the targeted markets that have a growing population, low unemployment, growing median income, and stable housing markets, have shown the ability to acquire and develop at higher cap rates, as compared to the larger U.S. market, and should allow for better acquisition prices and more predictable cash flows for the Partnership. We believe that investments in these geographic areas are sound and will remain good future prospects and that our strategic relationships will continue to create access to attractive transactions at higher-than-market cap rates, thereby delivering higher yields to the Partnership and favorable risk-adjusted returns.
Using a composite scoring criteria from U.S. census data along with what we view as “irreplaceable amenities” (such as State universities and other large NCAA Division I universities, U.S. Military Bases, Fortune 1,000 companies, and top 100 ranked hospitals), Goldenrod has developed a system to identify markets that we believe demonstrate a growing vibrant economy and have the ability to weather a downturn in the real estate market better than the national average. These characteristics in secondary and tertiary markets should result in more favorable capitalization rates during the acquisition and development phase, which results in higher cash flowing assets and solid annual distributions for our investors.
The investment objective of the Partnership is to provide investors with attractive risk-adjusted returns by employing a successful investment philosophy to make equity and debt investments in U.S. real estate assets, concentrated in the Central United States, through development, acquisition, financing, and management of commercial real estate assets with strong cash flow characteristics. The Partnership will acquire and develop income-producing commercial real estate assets in strategic locations in its target geographic areas. The Partnership will manage properties in a way that is designed to minimize risk and maximize current income, creating what we believe will be long-term value for the Partnership’s investors. The Partnership will seek to maximize cash flow distributions to investors by investing in assets with strong cash flow characteristics.
After a decade of working in Commercial Real Estate (CRE) as an investor and developer, Zach formed Goldenrod Companies in October 2005 to oversee his own portfolio of assets. Since his retirement from the NFL in 2007 after a 12-year career, Zach has led the acquisition and development of over $2.3 Billion in CRE, currently overseeing $1.1Billion of Assets Under Management (AUM). He began his pursuit of growing his newly formed CRE investment company to focus on creating the best outcomes for investors in the Central US markets.
In 2016, Zach decided to bring his proven track record to the Fund Management sector. Building upon his previous successes, Zach continues to always look at CRE through the eyes of the investor to maximize returns. To oversee this endeavor, Zach started Goldenrod Capital Advisors (GCA) to manage a series of real estate debt and equity funds in conjunction with strategic partners. GCA is a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and oversees two closed-end real estate funds with approximately $300 million of capital commitments
Zach attended the University of Nebraska Lincoln where he studied economics. In 1994, he was voted Captain by his peers of the undefeated University of Nebraska National Championship football team, while also being awarded the Outland Trophy, an award given to the best interior lineman in the nation. In 2016, Zach was nominated for the College Football Hall of Fame.
Zach is very proud of the philanthropic endeavors in his community and focuses the majority of his efforts on the health and education of future generations. Zach has served, or is currently serving, on many non-profit boards and has chaired events for The Salvation Army’s DJ’s Hero Awards, The United Way, The Omaha North Magnet STEM School, The Boy Scouts of America, and The Teammates Foundation, along with many other non-profit organizations. Zach is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of Nebraska.