We’re a real estate investment firm with one common goal—do what’s right. Always.
With over 25 years of experience we’ve learned that what’s most important are solid partnerships.
Relationships and reputation create value beyond individual deals. Asking what is the right thing to do creates a framework for doing business and successful investments.
Steven Buss founded Likewise Partners in 2020 after leading the Minneapolis based capital markets teams at CBRE and JLL—with a focus on Midwest properties. His principal activities included ground-up development of multifamily properties, acting as an advisor and partner in a Minneapolis value-add investment fund, and the successful repositioning of Minneapolis industrial assets.
Likewise Partners focus is value-add infill industrial acquisitions in Midwest markets—including the development of new properties. Our firm utilizes a 25-year relationship network to source on and off-market opportunities. We place a high value on our connection to market participants, especially the brokerage community.
As a principal and institutional advisor—we’ve completed over $200 million of core plus and value-add industrial, office, and multifamily acquisitions in the Midwest since 2017. We've created and executed bottom-up investment strategies in multiple markets.
Our $10.5 billion of historical market activity provides a deep understanding of value creation, liquidity, and asset management solutions. We’ve completed over 130 industrial transactions totaling 44 million square feet—advising the largest national industrial investors and developers.
There is no substitute for the wisdom gained through the experience of a core real investment team and their carefully selected service providers. A track record combined with energetic and accountable execution correlate to performance.
Real estate transactions create unnecessary friction as participants lose sight of the natural alignment of desiring the same outcome—a sale, a completed lease, or a financing. Better results can be achieved by treating each other as partners in communication on expectations, problem solving, and objectives.
Real estate revolves around both people and assets. Operators that maintain a connection to customers and work with service providers to demonstrate they care through actions maintain a competitive advantage.