Slate was founded by Blair and Brady Welch in 2005 because they saw an opportunity to create a real estate-focused asset manager with a fresh perspective.
From its initial portfolio of Canadian office properties, Slate has expanded its footprint across North America and Europe with exposure to multiple asset classes that are part of a variety of investment strategies.
Today Slate manages and co-invests in assets exceeding $6.5 billion. Our team includes 90 professionals, each of whom brings their unique point of view and experience to bear helping our tenants and investors reach their goals.
Slate today has multiple capital sources from institutional and pension fund investment partners, private equity, family offices and public markets. We are highly transactional, having successfully launched public listings, completed public-to-private takeovers, and executed on public and private mergers and acquisitions. As a participant in every investment strategy, Slate has demonstrated the embedded value in building real estate portfolios organically, often one asset at a time.
At Slate, we believe our people are our best assets. We pride ourselves on a collaborative culture that demands creativity and curiosity. Our vision and our team are also built on a strong foundation of values: Do what you say you will do. Be there for every investor, tenant and partner. Deliver outsized returns. Think like an owner – because we are one.