AION Partners acts as principal and arranger of opportunistic real estate investments in the US and was founded by the principals who built the real estate investment and asset management company DCD America over the last decade. The AION team has a proven track record of creating value and managing risk through redeveloping, repositioning and managing assets in order to maximize returns to its investors.
The AION executive team's experience as hands-on operators with the ability to structure and execute complex capital markets transactions provides a competitive edge which will allow the company to take advantage of future pricing dislocations on hard assets and debt. Led by Siraj Dadabhoy and Michael Betancourt AION's executive team has extensive experience in property acquisition and management, capital raising, debt restructuring and foreclosure.
Over the past 10 years in the U.S., through a series of stand alone partnerships sponsored by investors, the AION team has purchased and operated a 1.3 million square foot office portfolio, over 2,000 residential units and a dozen retail properties. The assets are located primarily in the New York - Washington D.C. corridor as well as the south east and southwest regions of the United States. AION has acquired properties by buying direct fee interests as well as through purchase of the underlying debt as a means to control the real estate. Since January 2009, the executive team has acquired and subsequently taken title to eight properties, predominantly in the multifamily space.