GH Capital was formed in 2001 as a real estate private equity firm focused on affordable housing investments. Since then it has expanded to other asset classes within real estate, such as market-rate housing, self storage, and development.
Managed by Michael Clark, GH Capital focuses on investing with best-in-class real estate operators and developers, with a primary focus on the affordable housing space. GH Capital is different than many “funds” as its principals own both large and small real estate operating companies themselves. This gives them an enhanced understanding of the unique challenges and risks that operators and developers encounter. Therefore GH Capital is positioned to quickly evaluate and make investments, not only as a limited partner, but also as a general partner, providing co-investment, working capital, and making investments directly into the operating company.
Mr. Clark, Managing Partner of GH Capital, previously co-founded Castle Hill Investors in 2010, a real estate private equity firm focused on operator and platform investing that helps grow real estate companies through capital investment and board level guidance. GHC and Castle Hill continue to partner on investments today.
Prior to his days with Castle Hill, Mr. Clark was a managing director with Meridian Development Partners (MDP) where he helped the company grow into a diversified development and funds management business. He also had responsibility for acquiring more than 1 million square feet of commercial real estate, including multifamily, retail and industrial. Prior to MDP he was a director at the Jamieson Group, a redevelopment consultancy, where he was responsible for land development and entitlements, feasibility analysis, project underwriting and economic development plans. Before joining the Jamieson Group, he worked for the San Diego Padres as an intern, managing retail operations.
Mr. Clark has been an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Real Estate since 2006, where he co-founded courses in Real Estate Development and Private Equity. Currently, he is a Board Member of Impact Network, an e-learning nonprofit that builds and operates schools in Zambia, and on the board for the ALL WAYS UP Foundation, a nonprofit committed to bridging the gap between ambition and achievement for children in low-income communities.
Mr. Clark holds a master’s degree in real estate development from Columbia University, and is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of San Diego with a dual degree in economics and accounting with an emphasis in real estate.