Oxford Capital Group, LLC is an award-winning international real estate investment, development and management firm. Oxford Hotels and Resorts, LLC is its wholly owned hotel operating affiliate, which specializes in operating, managing and branding distinctive, high design lifestyle hotels, and food & beverage venues. Oxford Living, LLC is its senior housing investment and management platform. Oxford Residential, LLC is its multi-family residential development affiliate.
In addition to being Chicagoland’s largest independent hotel investor, owner, manager and developer – having developed 15 hotels in the market representing 4,062 rooms, 12 of which have been downtown – Oxford is active throughout the US and North America as well as having select projects overseas.
Oxford prides itself in being an agile sponsor, a disciplined investor, a creative developer, a savvy operator and sophisticated financier. It marries the highest ethical standards with entrepreneurial creativity, dynamism and energy along with rigorous, data-driven analysis, thorough research and an institutional level of educational attainment. Oxford Capital Group has long brought an environmentally conscientious approach to its development and operational practices.
Oxford’s investment activities have concentrated on complicated, large-scale acquisitions, developments and redevelopments. Its primary areas of focus are hospitality, mixed use, senior housing, multifamily, urban retail, parking, and other operationally intensive forms of lifestyle real estate, including health, fitness, spa, athletic and sports/entertainment destination clubs, rooftop/nightlife venues and other destination food & beverage outlets.
Oxford’s geographic focus includes Canada and the Top 25 US MSAs and select resort markets including: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Portland, Minneapolis, Austin, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa, Nashville, Washington D.C., Charleston, New Orleans and select markets throughout Florida.
Oxford’s investors and joint-venture partners include leading institutional fund managers, endowment funds, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, foundations, family offices and publicly traded companies including REIT’s. Lenders include investment banks, commercial banks (balance sheet and CMBS) and credit companies.
Oxford Capital was initially founded as a platform to take advantage of what he and a partner felt was a compelling secular arbitrage opportunity resulting from the dramatic overbuilding in the nation’s property markets, particularly the lodging sector, in the early to mid-1990’s. Since that time, in four major contrarian buying waves, starting during the RTC crisis in the early 90’s, again after the dotcom bubble burst / September 11 and after the “Great Recession” of 2008/2009, Oxford has participated in approximately $3B+ of real estate projects, with a primary focus on hospitality (15,000+ hotel rooms) and hospitality anchored mixed use projects including multifamily (1,000+ units), retail, parking, senior housing (approximately 3,000+ units) and other operationally intensive forms of real estate. Oxford led transactions have generated in excess of $1.2B of profits for its principals and investors across four distinct lodging cycles since the early 1990’s.
Oxford also has a growing national collection of lifestyle hospitality brands. These include About Last Knife (ALK), Audrey, Cass, Felix, Godfrey, Griffon, I|O Rooftop, Julian, King George, Le Meridien Essex Chicago, LH Rooftop, LondonHouse, Ruka, Hotel Los Gatos, Porter, Spa Boutique, Thompson (Chicago), Versey and Vertigo. Though most of Oxford’s recent projects have been “pure play” independents and/or independents with “soft brand” affiliations with some of the major chains, it has also developed, owned and/or managed “hard branded” assets affiliated with nearly all the major international chains including Carlson/Radisson, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, Langham, Marriott, Starwood, Wyndham, etc.