Oxford Capital Group, LLC is a diversified national real estate private equity investment, asset management, property management and development firm. Oxford Hotels and Resorts, LLC is its primary and wholly owned hotel operating affiliate. Oxford's institutional and private equity investors and partners include family offices, sovereign wealth funds, endowment funds, pension funds, foundations, publicly traded companies including REIT's and institutional fund managers. Lenders include investment banks, commercial banks and credit companies. 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, again after the dotcom bubble burst/September 11th and after the "Great Recession" of 2008/2009. 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 acquisition of Chicago's historic Essex Inn-Michigan Avenue at 800 South Michigan Avenue which Oxford plans to transform into an upscale lifestyle hotel, the acquisition of the landmark London Guarantee & Accident Building at 360 North Michigan Avenue in Chicago along with an adjacent parcel of land at 77 East Wacker Drive for conversion into a new lifestyle hotel above two stories of upscale retail; 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 two defaulted historic office buildings in downtown Boston into The Godfrey Hotel Boston; 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 launching of the Hotel Felix, Chicago's first "green hotel" designed to meet Silver LEED Certification in Chicago's River North neighborhood; and the acquisition, re-development, operational repositioning and re-branding of the Hotel Cass Chicago, a high-design boutique hotel just west of Michigan Avenue.