company profile



Blue Vista was founded in 2002 in Chicago as a real estate investment firm with a mission to co-invest alongside successful investors and developers across all property sectors in the U.S. Today, Blue Vista offers investors best-in-class investment strategies focused exclusively on Student Housing and Middle Market real estate equity and debt.


Blue Vista’s experienced professionals have proven track records, long-term industry relationships and expertise across a wide array of property sectors, investment types, real estate and capital markets, and investment management processes. Collectively, our senior professionals have completed over $25 billion in real estate transactions and have over 250 years of experience in the real estate industry.


Blue Vista offers investors well-conceived, efficiently executed real estate investment strategies in Student Housing, Middle Market equity and Middle Market lending. Our professionals apply an academic, research-driven process to identify attractive investment opportunities, with the goal of achieving the best possible performance results for our investors and operating partners.


We pride ourselves on being a relationship-oriented culture versus transaction-driven, and always strive to do the right thing. Blue Vista is a trusted partner for a broad range of investors, including pension funds, insurance companies, endowments and foundations, sovereign wealth funds and family offices.


With over $9.0 billion in total capitalization invested since 2002, Blue Vista is a proven industry leader in Middle Market real estate and Student Housing. Our investment teams utilize rigorous, data-driven analytics to support value creation and achieve performance objectives on behalf of investors.

Who We Serve

Blue Vista is pleased to partner with a wide variety of institutional investors in achieving their real estate investment objectives.

Endowments & Foundations

Blue Vista works with the nation’s largest university endowments and foundations to develop income-producing portfolios.

Retirement Plans

Public and private retirement plans are aligned with Blue Vista to meet their obligations to their pensioners.

Investment Consultants

Blue Vista works with the most sophisticated global consultants to provide real estate services to their discretionary and non-discretionary clients.

Sovereign Wealth Funds

The world’s largest sovereign wealth funds have utilized Blue Vista’s investment expertise to gain exposure to U.S. real estate in a tax-efficient manner.

Insurance Companies

Since inception, Blue Vista has worked with some of the largest insurance companies in structuring real estate investments in a way that meets their investment objective.

Family Offices

Family office investors seeking calculated real estate exposure have selected Blue Vista funds for the execution of a variety of real estate investment strategies.

How We Deliver

We believe in a better way of doing business: relationships, innovation, performance, trust, and action are what define us.

Our investors represent our most important relationship—we relentlessly strive to do what's best for them. We listen to their needs, put their interests first and keep them well-informed—a policy that results in rewarding, long-term relationships.
By listening to both our investors and real estate operating partners, we’ve developed innovative investment strategies that consistently deliver exceptional risk-adjusted returns through cycles. We take great pride in creating the first institutional fund focused on investing in sponsor equity, as well as the first institutional fund focused on student housing. We look forward to more industry “firsts.”
Our team culture is one of seamless collaboration, with a goal to consistently improve process, refine performance and improve investor satisfaction. We integrate our investors into our culture and enlist them in our constant effort to improve process and overall satisfaction. This alignment yields exceptional performance through cycles.
By nurturing long-term relationships, consistently exceeding expectations and providing timely, accurate communication, we establish trust with our investors.
We’re structured to be nimble and responsive to extract maximum value from market opportunities for our investors. Our proactive approach allows us to navigate the opportunities unveiled by our research and ultimately execute on well-informed decisions on behalf of our investors.
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