WHO WE ARE
Standard Management Company (SMC) is a private real estate investment and management firm founded in 1961 by Samuel K. Freshman.
Over the past 50 years SMC has acquired and managed over 6,000 apartment units and five million square feet of office, retail, mixed-use and industrial space valued at over $2 billion, across 12 states and 25 cities throughout the U.S.
SMC’s investment partners have included, Northwestern Mutual, Kemper Insurance, Prudential, as well as, multiple high net worth, private equity and family office investors of both domestic and foreign sources.
Today, SMC’s current investment portfolio encompasses more than 3,200 multi-family units, 1 million square feet of retail/office and industrial space and land for future development.
Standard Management views that long term growth and appreciation in select real estate strategies are integral to an investment portfolio, as an uncorrelated return to the stock market, and as a vehicle to hedge against inflation. Standard Management is conservative in nature and perpetually concerned for the downside. As such, leverage is used modestly.
Standard Management’s current macro allocation of time and dollars is 70% directed to Multi Family with a long term hold view, and 30% to Commercial asset classes with a short to medium term hold plan. The long term hold view is rooted in the principals of capital preservation and reliable dividends. Shorter term opportunities include turnaround of assets in a variety of classes, both on a fee basis and as a bridge lender.
Superior returns to our investors
Superior service to our tenants
Superior culture and partnerships with our employees and stakeholders