Northwood Investors was founded in 2006 by John Z. Kukral, the former President and CEO of Blackstone Real Estate Advisors. Under Mr. Kukral's leadership from 1994 to 2005, Blackstone Real Estate Advisors invested approximately $5.8 billion of equity in over 160 transactions worldwide, becoming one of the largest and most successful real estate managers globally.
Northwood has built a best-in-class investment and asset management team comprised of highly-experienced professionals with a wide range of institutional backgrounds. The members of the team previously held positions with other real estate investment advisors, private equity firms, investment banks and public companies.
The Northwood team has extensive experience investing in a wide range of real estate assets over multiple cycles. The team members' experience spans a wide range of property types and geographies, providing Northwood with a deep knowledge base, strong relationships, and access to global real estate resources.