Alternative Investments

The Alternatives Group at Manhattan West invests in four key areas to generate returns for clients in any market cycle.  By having direct access to real estate, venture capital and exposure to private transactions on the debt and equity side, our clients are intimately aware of the investments that underlie their portfolios.  This is much different than large scale wire house deals, where clients have a fractional interest in large investments and very little transparency around their underlying holdings.  Our clients benefit from transparency and access in a unique way.


Real Estate

Manhattan West Real Estate, LLC (“MWRE”) seeks opportunistic investments in value-added and distressed multifamily and industrial investments in West Coast markets with a focus on Southern California. The investment strategy is to acquire, manage, and reposition assets for stable, long-term cash flow. MWRE adds value through hands-on management, leasing, and extensive capital improvements.



We work with portfolio companies and their management teams to curate strategies for growth and long-term sustainability. The core of our operation is to execute with discipline and deliver impactful results. We build enduring relationships with sponsored companies through trust and respect. We fully engage with management teams through the power of shared values, collaboration and clear communication.

By leveraging an extensive network and broad relationships across multiple industries, our investment team brings a robust skill set to drive success of underlying portfolio companies. Given our reach, we develop and attract exceptional people who strive for ongoing improvement. We think independently and draw upon entrepreneurial core values to define success. Prospective investors must meet certain admission standards.



Our Venture Capital group seeks to invest in fast-growing businesses that leverage technology or new business models to bring new products to the world. Innovation is unpredictable; our investments come from a range of industries. Our firm is fortunate to possess a wide network of clients and colleagues that serve as a wealth of knowledge for access and expertise around companies and their underlying markets. We find that the key to success in venture-backed companies is execution, rather than a unique idea. With this is mind, it is core to our investment thesis to partner with exceptional management teams.

It is clear that these new, innovative companies are achieving the vast majority of their growth in the private markets. We help our clients navigate the private markets and provide access to these growth opportunities. In addition, to investing directly into companies, we will also partner with well-established fund managers that possess a unique focus or market access.



We believe that private debt is an exceptional asset class that can enable higher yield and greater diversification for income investors. The low correlation to traditional asset classes provides positive diversification and stable performance across market cycles for portfolios that include multiple credit strategies.

Private debt utilizes direct and indirect investments in commercial loans to privately held businesses throughout the United States. These investments may include, among other things, loan participations, individual or syndicated loans, convertible securities, bonds, debentures, notes, participations in collateral or other asset purchase rights, pledged assets, liens and other security interests, asset-backed securities, and equity and debt securities and other instruments issued by commercial lenders and other pooled investment vehicles that, in turn, directly and/or indirectly have investments in loans to businesses located in the United States.

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Manhattan West Asset Management, LLC is a Registered Investment Adviser. Advisory services are only offered to clients or prospective clients where Manhattan West, LLC and its representatives are properly licensed or exempt from licensure. This website is solely for informational purposes. Past performance is no guarantee of future returns. Investing involves risk and possible loss of principal capital. No advice may be rendered by Manhattan West, LLC unless a client service agreement is in place.