Shop Talk: A Conversation with Hawkeye Partners
Hawkeye Partners, a boutique real estate private equity firm based in Austin, Texas — has made a name for itself among institutional investors as a matchmaker of sorts. Through its first tailor-made investment program, Scout Fund I, the company works to facilitate relationships between institutional investors looking for new opportunities and new managers looking to earn their stripes among the major players. Claudia Faust and Scott McArtor,co-founders and managing partners of Hawkeye, recently spoke with The Institutional Real Estate Letter editor Rachel Speirs,about their company, their services for investors and their outlook on the market.
Hawkeye’s Scout Fund I raised approximately $700 million from institutional investors. Can you tell me about the program and its goals?