GDS Development Management (GDSNY) is a full service, vertically integrated owner, operator, lender, asset manager, designer and developer of residential and commercial real estate in the New York metropolitan area. Founded in 2007, GDSNY has delivered in excess of $4.5 billion in real estate assets throughout New York City.

From ground-up development to adaptive reuse and repositioning of existing assets, the GDSNY team leverages their extensive experience in the residential and commercial asset classes, with a disciplined approach towards executing a business plan to maximize risk-adjusted returns to its partners. Our combination of in-house Development, Architecture, Marketing & Branding, and Asset Management enable our teams to cultivate an evolving, integrated approach to real estate development and easily identify the wider opportunities in adding value to a project. As design-led developers the team focuses on quality, long-term sustainability, as well as market and building technology innovation.

GDSNY purchases assets with opportunities to add significant value through repositioning or development and focused management. Utilizing 25 years of local experience, market knowledge, and long-term relationships with many groups in the New York City real estate community, GDSNY manages the entire acquisition process, including sourcing, financial underwriting, zoning analysis, business plan designing, structuring, financing, and asset management. Investment decisions are based on the results of sophisticated fundamental analysis, detailed market research, extensive due diligence, and input from all departments of the company.

GDS Brightstar, GDSNY’s commercial real estate lending platform, provides loans to development projects in New York, with a focus on construction lending, condo inventory loans, special situations lending, and core assets.

GDS has international best-in-class investor partners who invest alongside of GDSNY in its projects. These are relationships that have been fostered over decades of experience by the managing principals on various platforms, and include predominantly Institutional Investors, as well as family offices and UHNW individual investors.

GDSNY is actively pursuing investment opportunities in and around New York City and is interested in development and value-add investments, as well as cash flowing assets. Below are our general investment parameters:

Commercial / Office
Deal Location: New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens)
Deal Size: $50 Million – $500 Million
Property Type: Office, retail, mixed-use. Ground-up and redevelopment, core assets.

Multi-Family, Mixed-Use, And Condominiums
Deal Location: New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens)
Deal Size: $50 Million – $500 Million
Property Type: Residential & Mixed-Use, Condo. Ground-up and redevelopment

Deal Location: New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens)
Deal Size: $75 Million – $500 Million
Property Type: Residential, Commercial, Hospitality & Mixed-Use. Construction, inventory, acquisition, special situations.