Curated Destinations & Experiences

Experiences Meet Experience


Downtown Properties is a multi-faceted real estate investment, management and development company focused on uncovering opportunities and adding value at every point, from every angle.

An associate of Gaw Capital Partners, Downtown Properties has over 20 years of expertise in all aspects of real estate, with a portfolio of commercial, residential, land, hotels and resorts that span Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Hawaii. 

The company’s passion for creating signature experiences has produced a list of acclaimed properties – from the likes of Los Angeles’ Bradbury Building to The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

Downtown Properties’ diverse abilities and services are complemented by a nimble, entrepreneurial approach. This allows the company to be extremely hands-on and detailed while still moving swiftly and efficiently – all with a comprehensive understanding of the marketplace, financial factors and trends.

Fund Management

Downtown Properties and its associate, Gaw Capital Partners, have raised and managed over $2 billion of capital. Funds are invested in residential, retail, office and other real estate asset classes and have generated exceptional returns. With in-house Asia- and U.S.-based teams experienced in all investment aspects, from acquisitions to property management, the firm is well positioned to tie capital to strong investments.

Direct Investments

With direct access to capital, the ability to transact quickly, and a proven ability to close, Downtown Properties has successfully transacted numerous direct investments. Prior direct investments have ranged from $5 million to $350 million in size, and have also ranged across multiple asset classes, including office, retail, mixed-use, residential, golf courses, ski resorts, land and hospitality.

Development & Operations

Downtown Properties has developed and operated millions of square feet of commercial and residential real estate.


Downtown Properties has in-house asset management, property management, brokerage (leasing and sales), advisory and construction management capabilities.


"All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts or stimulates the persons in that space."
— Philip Johnson

Global Expertise.


The team of professionals at Downtown Properties brings a unique depth and breadth of experience from across the real estate spectrum, with the foundation of its strengths in fund management, acquisitions, development, asset management and property management.

Executive team bios
We create experiences. Places that evoke, move and intrigue. That are original. That require vision. That are opportunistic. That others have missed. We use insight, originality, craft and detail—and we create.

Let's Connect.

The Downtown Properties team is always looking for new opportunities and acquisitions. For inquiries, please contact:

Downtown Properties 818 West 7th Street, Suite 410 Los Angeles, California 90017
General Inquiries and Leasing
New Acquisitions
Dan Lee 213.213.8504

News & Press

Click below to view news articles and press releases. For more information about Downtown Properties or a specific project, please call 213.213.8600.

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  • - July 2013
    Downtown Properties, teamed up with Ping An, has successfully acquired the Lloyd's Building from Commerzbank's Commerz Real funds unit. This is the second property transaction in London led and managed by Downtown Properties since 2012, and the first overseas real estate acquisition by Ping An.
  • - Mar 2013
    Downtown Properties acquires a 107,103 square foot office building in downtown Los Angeles' historic core. The Washington Building represents Downtown Properties' seventh investment in downtown Los Angeles and its fifth along Spring Street.
  • - Nov 2012
    Downtown Properties closes on an investment in a 530,214 square foot office building in the Grand Central submarket of Manhattan. 285 Madison Ave, located on the northeast corner of Madison Avenue and 40th Street, represents Downtown Properties' second investment in the Manhattan market.

    Downtown Properties closes on an investment in a 174-room luxury apartment building in Miami Beach. Directly accessible to Miami Beach and the Atlantic Ocean, the Crown is located in a highly visible and desirable location, proximate to numerous renowned properties such as the Fontainebleau and SoHo Beach House.

  • - Sep 2012
    Downtown Properties successfully led the acquisition of a prestigious London property for a South Korean Consortium. Vintner's Place, located at 68 Upper Thames Street, is a 277,270 square foot Class A office building. The acquisition of Vintners' Place is the third property transaction completed by Downtown Properties and the South Korean consortium in recent years and their first in the UK market.
  • - Aug 2012
    Downtown Properties acquires a 68,745 square foot office building in San Francisco's Midmarket district. 1161 Mission Street represents Downtown Properties' third acquisition in San Francisco and its first investment in the Midmarket submarket. 1161 Mission Street is actively being leased.

    Downtown Properties closes on an investment in Sacramento Downtown Plaza. With 400,000 square feet of retail space and 280,000 square feet of office space, this asset represents downtown Sacramento's largest and most prominent mixed-use project.

  • - Jan 2012
    Downtown Properties closes on an investment in a 166,000 square foot creative office building in Manhattan. Located in the supply-constrained Chelsea sub-market, the open floor plans cater to technology, advertising, fashion and other tenants seeking creative office space.
  • - Dec 2011
    Downtown Properties is currently undergoing a major renovation project of 550 Montgomery Street, a 95,000 square foot office building acquired in 2010. The Downtown San Francisco office building is actively being leased.
  • - Aug 2011
    Downtown Properties closes on a 1.4 million square foot Class-A office building in Downtown Chicago. DP purchased 70 West Madison, an iconic SOM-designed, 57-story office building. This represents Downtown Properties second $300,000,000+ acquisition in the past two years.