a distinctive approach
Equity International (EI) co-invests with outstanding operating partners in high-growth opportunities outside the United States. We add value beyond our capital in a number of ways, delivering institutional credibility, best practices, a commitment to the highest corporate standards, a unique operating perspective and an active participation style that transforms our portfolio companies into industry leaders. As a result, EI is recognized as a partner of choice. EI was founded by Sam Zell in 1999 to capitalize on the vast, untapped real estate opportunities in emerging and frontier markets.