Jamestown is a global, design-focused real estate investment and management firm with a 40-year track record and a mission to transform spaces into innovation hubs and community centers. Since its founding by Christoph Kahl in 1983, Jamestown has executed transactions totaling approximately $40 billion. As of March 31, 2023, the company has assets under management of $12.5 billion and a portfolio spanning key markets throughout the U.S., Europe, and Latin America.
Jamestown employs more than 500 people worldwide with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and Cologne, Germany, and offices in Amsterdam, Bogotá, Boston, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.
Current and previous projects include One Times Square and Chelsea Market in New York City, Industry City in Brooklyn, Ponce City Market in Atlanta, Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, the Innovation and Design Building in Boston, the Innovation and Design Buildings in Boston and Lisbon, and Groot Handelsgebouw in Rotterdam.
Jamestown differentiates itself through its enhanced vertical integration. In addition to experience in the traditional functions of a real estate management company, such as acquisitions, capital markets, and asset management, Jamestown possesses extensive internal expertise to bring added value to all aspects of the real estate business. Through in-house capabilities in Development & Construction, Architecture & Design, Retail Leasing, Creative & Marketing, and Food & Beverage Curation, employees strive to maximize value throughout an asset’s ownership period.
Jamestown is well-known in the industry for its market discipline. For example, ahead of the Great Recession in 2006 and 2007, Jamestown sold more than $5.1 billion in assets, a majority of its then portfolio, believing the real estate market was overheated.
In 2019, Jamestown launched Jamestown Invest, its first digital investment platform for U.S. investors.