We bring energy and agility to an acute understanding of how the digital era and consumers will intersect in the future.

We leverage data science, deep relationships, and decades of hard-won experience to make it happen.

Investing with intent

We unlock hidden value because we understand the seismic shifts occurring in real estate and commercial retail development – and how to profit from them.

We always know how we will add value and what it will take to make that happen.

We rely on

Data science

We leverage the power of big data and access to both traditional and non-traditional data sets to uncover the unique DNA of every opportunity.

Deep relationships

We are on a first name basis with the biggest global companies. We are a valued partner whose advice they know and respect.

Vast experience

We have been hands-on operators and investors for decades. We understand the small moves that can deliver big results.

This makes us perfectly positioned to operate the next generation of real estate:

Mission Critical Centers

About us

Direct Partners was founded in 2021 in Dallas, Texas, by experienced real estate entrepreneurs with a singular aim:

To procure and operate Mission Critical Centers in the fourth industrial revolution and beyond.

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