Drawing upon a global, multi-manager investment platform exclusively focused on real assets, Townsend Group combines an information and sourcing advantage with research and execution expertise to create investment opportunities for our clients.

Strategy and
execution expertise

Founded in 1983, The Townsend Group provides custom real asset solutions that help clients worldwide achieve their unique investment goals.

  • Exclusive focus on global real assets Real estate • Infrastructure • Timberland • Agriculture
  • Strategy expertise and execution Core • Non-core • Global • Regional • Specialized
  • Global investment platform Cleveland • San Francisco • London • Hong Kong
  • Scale and scope Proprietary information • Global sourcing • Thought leadership

by the numbers

Townsend scale, scope and expertise of our investment platform delivers an information, sourcing and execution advantage for our clients.

41 Years of experience

$196.2 B1 | $22.1 B2 Advised Assets | Assets under Management

$221 B Aggregate capital invested or committed since 2004

80 | 121 Investment professionals | Total firm

Investor profiles

Townsend serves a diverse group of global institutional investors, including public and private pension plans, insurers, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations. We adapt to the unique investment and business needs of each client.

Access our investment expertise in three ways:

Managed Solutions

Townsend works with your team to design and manage a comprehensive, custom investment program including investment strategy, investment research and selection, and advocacy and oversight.


Advisory Solutions

Townsend provides advice and counsel for your real estate and real asset investment programs, working with your investment team and governance structure to implement effectively.


Fund Solutions

Townsend offers open-end funds, closed-end funds and co-investment programs designed to help meet your specific style and risk profile within your real asset portfolio.