We see opportunities others don’t — and invest like others can’t

Founded by Sam Zell. Backed by his capital. Based on his principles.

Conventional wisdom is nothing but a reference point

We lean toward investments others have bypassed, often due to situational complexity. We deploy our in-house resources and leverage our considerable network to develop creative solutions – from financial restructurings to operational turnarounds. Our deep respect of risk and dedication to understanding the downside enable us to take on assets others won’t.


"When everyone is
going left, look right."

A true partner shares the risk

Every one of our senior investment professionals commits his/her own capital to every deal we do. We have skin in the game. So, we are highly engaged owners. We get involved, working alongside portfolio company management often two to three levels deep within a company to maximize opportunity, potential and performance. As a partner, we operate on the basis of transparency, alignment and trust.


A macro view advances opportunity

We are industry agnostic. Our investment portfolio ranges across sectors and geographies. We look for patterns, anomalies and disruptions in areas like demographics, supply and demand, and changing legislation to identify opportunities — for new investments and for our portfolio companies. This macro view aligns with our penchant for long-term investments; we are drawn to products and services that will be in demand for decades.


EGI news

Much of our investment activity in private companies goes under the radar, but here’s what we can share:

About EGI

The Fed should raise interest rates by a full point, says billionaire investor Sam Zell
CNBC | June 15, 2022 | Sam Zell, founder and chairman of Equity Group Investments, joins CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box’ to discuss inflation and how the Federal Reserve should respond to rising prices.
Sam Zell , industry-agnostic entrepreneur and investor talks inflation, interest rates and the real estate industry with Maria Bartiromo
FOX Business | May 5, 2022 | Equity Group Investments founder Sam Zell argues he doesn’t see many signs that there will be a reduction in inflation in the near future.
More than ever before, liquidity will be relevant going forward: Real estate mogul Sam Zell
CNBC | April 6, 2022 | Sam Zell, Equity Group Investments, joins 'Closing Bell' to discuss how the markets and economy will react to the Federal Reserve tightening its balance sheet, how painful this economic tightening cycle will be and more.