Oxford Capital Group, LLC is a diversified national real estate private equity investment, asset management, property management and development firm. In the real estate arena, Oxford's primary focus, investment activities have historically concentrated on complicated, large scale acquisitions, developments and redevelopments. The firm's primary areas of focus have included hotels, resorts, conference centers, senior housing and other operationally intensive forms of real estate, including health, fitness, spa, athletic and sports/entertainment destination clubs. Other areas of interest include office, retail, residential, light industrial, self-storage and land. Oxford's corporate private equity activities have focused primarily on the consumer sector including quick service restaurants and other food companies, consumer retail, healthcare, a mobile technology platform and financial services, including financial software and banking. In addition to its Chicago headquarters it has an office and/or property level presence in Boston, Charleston, New York City and Washington, D.C. (Northern Virginia). Oxford began aggressively acquiring properties during the RTC crisis in the early 90's and again after the dotcom bubble burst/September 11th. The company and its affiliates have sponsored, co-sponsored and/or participated in the acquisition, development, investment, asset management, property management and ownership of approximately $2.5 billion of assets, representing approximately $650 million in annualized revenues including approximately 12,000 hotel rooms and approximately 5,000 employees, generating profits in excess of $600 million for its investors. When coupled with its corporate private equity activities Oxford’s portfolio company investments represent in excess of $1 billion in revenues and approximately 10,000 employees. As a highly disciplined investor Oxford historically employs conservative capital structures and longer term debt solutions for maximum flexibility and staying power. Having harvested much of the value from its first two acquisition legs Oxford is now actively engaged in its third major contrarian investment wave.
Oxford's recent projects include: the launching of the Hotel Felix, Chicago’s first “green hotel” designed to meet Silver LEED Certification in Chicago’s River North neighborhood; the acquisition and conversion of a portion of the landmark, Mies Van der Rohe designed IBM Building into the LEED certified luxury Langham Chicago Hotel; the distressed note acquisition, repurposing, remobilization and development of The Godfrey Hotel Chicago from an unfinished high-rise hotel development project in downtown Chicago; the acquisition and conversion of a defaulted historic office building in downtown Boston into an upscale boutique hotel; and the acquisition of the landmark London Guarantee & Accident Building at 360 N. Michigan Avenue in Chicago along with an adjacent parcel of land at 77 East Wacker Drive with the plans to convert the properties into a new lifestyle hotel above two stories of upscale retail.