We are a minority business enterprise (“MBE”) and real estate investment firm focused on redeveloping existing and creating new mixed-use assets in highly accessible urban locations near urban centers with strong anchor institutions.
Our thesis is predicated on a substantial increase in demand for investments that foster social equity and offer measurable impact on community and economic development.
Principals have advised and executed on sourcing debt and equity capital for best in class real estate investors + investment advisory.
Experience with innovation hubs and knowledge centers including Boston, Seattle, San Francisco.
Our philosophy is grounded by rigorous analysis and intensive approach to transactions and markets.
Quaker Lane principals have deep, long-lasting relationships with sophisticated institutional investors and lenders.
We seek to incorporate social impact potential and community benefit in every investment scenario where feasible.
Quaker Lane has been a speaker at public and private sector sponsored events and is currently providing advisory services to select Opportunity Zone advocates and participants.
We believe that the demand for social impact investment will continue to increase at a more rapid rate than other subsectors of the investment industry.
There is empirical evidence that impact-oriented investments outperform expectations, have tighter dispersion rates, and fewer losses than non-impact investments. There is also evidence of a NETWORK EFFECT with investors, tenants, collaborators, and lenders driving capital to projects with an impact-oriented value proposition.
The Federal Opportunity Zone Program, by definition, is a social impact tax incentive program, and offers enormous flexibility and tax efficiency for investors, while also offering potential for measurable outcomes.
“…over the next several decades, the flows of capital within our whole system are going to be directed in a more purposeful way... Not just because people feel a moral imperative, as the millennial generation does, but also because it’s going to become the key to being a leader in your business area.”
- Sir Ronnie Cohen, Co-Founder Apax Partners
Throughout the Northeast corridor with an initial focus on Boston and Philadelphia, we seek to invest in urban areas within markets that exhibit high growth potential, significant innovation and entrepreneurial activity, and established anchor institutions.
The Qualified “OZ” Program, part of the 2017 Tax Act with bipartisan sponsorship, provides for deferral and phase-out of capital gains tax – for investments in companies and/or real estate located in Opportunity Zoned Census Tracts.
Quaker Lane Capital has become an early expert in the subject and is working with public and private sector stakeholders to grow awareness and share specifics around direction of this monumental legislation.
We have been a first-mover in this space, and have identified assets and land in key urban for immediate acquisition and repositioning.