Distressed & Opportunistic Real Estate Investors

About Machine Investment Group
About

Founded by former senior executives from Garrison Investment Group, Andy Kwon and Eric Rosenthal, Machine Investment Group is a real estate investment platform focused on opportunistic, distressed and special situations across the United States.

Machine invests primarily in the middle market, where our reputation for being a reliable counterparty, having a solutions-oriented approach and possessing extensive lender relationships distinguishes us from the competition.

Machine’s strict risk discipline, institutional operating processes and well-developed sourcing network has been cycle-tested and is designed to deliver consistent, opportunistic returns while minimizing losses.

≈50
Investments
≈$1.5B
Capital Deployed
Across Strategies
≈$500M
Distressed Debt
Investments
TOP 25
US MSAs
Includes investments made by Machine principals while working together prior to Machine Investment Group.
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Investment Philosophy

Disciplined. Unemotional. Fact-based Analysis.

We believe our investment philosophy yields opportunities and delivers results that produce consistent, opportunistic returns while minimizing losses.

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Seek advantageous entry points

Machine focuses on current cash flow and arbitrage opportunities in order to minimize risk.

As such, advantageous entry points, with attractive current cash flow, a significant discount to replacement cost or a cap rate differential across market buyers are important components of a Machine investment.

Be disciplined, diligent and non-emotional

Having invested across cycles, we have developed a comprehensive investment process.

Our belief is that value is created or lost at every step and it is our goal to be disciplined in our diligence from underwriting, through asset management and ultimate exit.

Eliminate binary outcomes

Even the most transparent and efficient markets can produce unpredictable results.

In order to mitigate risks, Machine will pursue investments that have multiple business plans available, thus accommodating inevitable shifts in market dynamics and providing downside protection to investors.

Be a trusted partner

We take the long view on our relationships with all of our stakeholders and believe this to be another critical component to our success.

Our reputation as a desirable counterparty that has executed successful transactions helps maintain our broad sourcing network.

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Investment Criteria
Size

MIDDLE MARKET ASSETS (approximately $15-50 M in equity)

Market

TOP 25 US MARKETS AND SHADOW PRIMARY MARKETS

Transaction Structure

VALUE ADD, OPPORTUNISTIC, DISTRESSED AND SPECIAL SITUATIONS

Property Type

PROPERTIES IN SECTORS WITH ATTRACTIVE LONG TERM DEMAND DRIVERS

Leadership

Machine was founded upon our principals’ expertise in real estate investing, with nearly 50 transactions and ≈$1.5 billion of capital invested on behalf of institutional investors.

Andy Kwon Co-Founder
Andy Kwon
Co-Founder
Eric Rosenthal Co-Founder
Eric Rosenthal
Co-Founder

Andy Kwon is Co-Founder of Machine Investment Group. Prior to founding Machine in 2020, Mr. Kwon headed the Real Estate Group at Garrison Investment Group where he was a member of the Executive Management Committee and Investment Committee. Mr. Kwon was involved in all aspects of the business, including fundraising, acquisitions, asset management and dispositions.  While at Garrison, Mr. Kwon and his team were responsible for in excess of $4 billion of real estate assets, which included fund investments, co-investments, and separate accounts. Mr. Kwon has originated, structured, underwritten and closed equity and debt investments across essentially all property types.
 
Prior to Garrison, Mr. Kwon led acquisitions for Urban Residential, where he focused on ground-up development and conversion opportunities. Prior to that, Mr. Kwon was with Bear Stearns in the Large Loan Group. Previously, Mr. Kwon was with Hatfield Philips, a special servicing company.
 
Mr. Kwon received his Bachelor of Arts from Duke University and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Urban Land Institute.  

Eric Rosenthal is Co-Founder of Machine Investment Group. Prior to founding Machine in 2020, Mr. Rosenthal served as a Managing Director at Garrison Investment Group where he led Real Estate originations across Garrison's debt and equity strategies. While at Garrison, Mr. Rosenthal was a member of the Investment Committee and held investment and asset management responsibilities across the firm’s structured finance and special situation businesses. Mr. Rosenthal has extensive experience investing across the major commercial asset classes, and other specialized verticals including net-lease, seniors housing, self-storage and convenience & gas.

Prior to joining Garrison, Mr. Rosenthal worked at Gramercy Capital Corp., a publicly traded specialty finance REIT, where he worked on debt originations and distressed workouts across all major property types and capital stack positions.

Mr. Rosenthal earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia and is a member of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care and the Urban Land Institute.

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609 Greenwich Street, 4th floor
New York, NY 10014
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