Delivering Results.

We are real estate practitioners who use our expertise to deliver results for our investors.

A Superior Reputation

Our Advantages

Since our founding in 2001, our focus has been multifamily investing. We seek opportunities where we can improve performance, generate distributable cash flow, protect investor principal, and achieve appreciation.

Real Estate

We have depth of experience in multifamily acquisitions, dispositions, financing, asset management, property management, risk management, and construction management.

Industry Relationships

Our relationships with owners, lenders, brokers, and property managers give us marketplace advantages. We are preferred borrowers with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Alignment of Interests

We align our interests with those of our investors. HZ principals make material investments in every property we acquire.

Hands-On Apartment Operators

Our asset managers diligently monitor property performance, looking for opportunities to improve net operating income and value.

Our Markets

An Expanding Footprint

Laying the Groundwork

Acquisition Criteria

Our acquisition strategy focuses on identifying opportunities where we can add value, such as through unit upgrades, major capital projects including green initiatives, new management, and new capitalization.
We typically seek properties that are:

  • Class B or better
  • 1985s vintage or newer
  • Garden-style communities in infill locations, which tend to have high barriers to new development
  • Underperforming or undermanaged with attractive acquisition capitalization rates
  • Located in U.S. markets with strengthening long-term employment and population trends
  • Able to be purchased with intermediate to long-term financing, with leverage up to 75% loan-to-value

How It Works

We begin each investor relationship by first understanding your individual investment objectives. To invest with HZ, you must be an accredited investor.

Review Your Objectives

During an initial meeting or call, we give you a thorough overview of our company, investment portfolio, and available investment opportunities and evaluate the suitability of this investment for your immediate goals.

Make an Investment

When you invest, we will coordinate your acquisition paperwork and funding. Our investment offerings can vary from a private standalone investment to a multi-property portfolio investment or multi-property fund. We are not paid commissions, so there is never any sales pressure.

Receive Distributions

Generally, our properties distribute cash flow to investors monthly or quarterly through direct deposit (ACH). The distribution amount may change based on property performance.

Keep Up-to-Date

During the ownership of the property, we will provide you tax documents, property updates, distribution statements, and notification of new investment opportunities via our investor portal or by email.


With most of our investments, you have the option to exchange your sale proceeds on a tax deferred basis into a new acquisition with HZ through a Section 1031 exchange.

Industry Integration

Mission Rock Residential

Mission Rock Residential (MRR) was created by HZ and MRR principals to perform onsite and offsite property management using a streamlined platform for more management uniformity and better execution across our markets.

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Graham Street Realty

Graham Street Realty is an SF Bay Area-based commercial real estate company created by HZ principals to invest in commercial properties with a focus on improving asset values.

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Paramount Property Company

Paramount Property Company is an SF Bay Area-based independent commercial property management company created by HZ principals. Its mission is to maximize return on investment while delivering the highest quality of care and service to investors, tenants, and team members.

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Focused on Sustainability

We strive to better our communities and environment through our green investment initiatives. Our Construction & Risk Management, Acquisitions, and Asset Management teams work closely prior to acquisition and throughout the hold period to identify opportunities to improve the energy efficiency of our assets while reducing recurring expenses.

Water Conservation

Upon unit turn, we upgrade unit interiors with several water- saving initiatives, including low-flow shower heads, faucets and toilets. We also install xeriscaping, replanting outdoor area with native plants that minimize irrigation requirements.

Energy-Efficient Electricity

We work to reduce utility costs by installing energy efficient appliances, modern HVAC systems, smart thermostats, dual-pane energy-efficient windows, insulation, and LED lighting in units and throughout common areas.

Eco-Friendly Amenities

We strive to provide the environmentally friendly amenities popular to residents in our areas, including bicycle storage facilities, electronic vehicle charging stations, green areas and walking trails, and on-site recycling.

Utilization of Incentive Programs

Our teams investigate the rebate and incentive programs available to us to improve our properties while maximizing value for our investors. Additionally, where applicable, our Acquisitions team seeks Green Financing Loan products that benefit borrowers who invest in energy and water efficiencies while offering a reduced interest rate.

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We make it straightforward for accredited investors to invest in high-quality multifamily real estate.
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