Our Story

Universe Holdings was established in 1994 by Henry Manoucheri after his transition from a highly successful 15-year career as a multifamily investment brokerage specialist at Marcus & Millichap. Two decades later, the company has completed investment transactions encompassing the purchase and sale of more than 6,000 units of multifamily housing. Today, the company owns and internally operates a diverse portfolio of multifamily holdings in Southern California’s largest cities and highest barrier-to-entry coastal markets.

Universe Holdings focus on identifying off-market, value add investment opportunities, using proprietary market analytics, consistently delivers optimized returns through varying economic cycles. Universe Holdings operates within a privately held structure, allowing superior flexibility when sourcing acquisitions and extraordinary agility in executing strategic plans. Universe Holdings remains an active investor entering its third decade of operations. A key ingredient to its investment strategy and overall success is the application of readily available equity sources to take advantage of specific, high return, high value creation opportunities as they arise.

Our Approach

Universe Holdings offers its investment and financial partners a variety of strengths and specializations that define its unique approach to the multifamily investment markets, including:

  • Proven history of generating returns that outperform market norms

  • Focus on value-add and off-market transactions in researched submarkets

  • Strategic plan unique to every asset enabling best-in-class IRR

  • Specialty in properties ranging from 50-150 units; a profile overlooked by sector dominant publicly traded REITS

  • Extensive transactional history in Southern California’s coastal markets

  • Ability to source new investments and qualifying submarkets nationally and internationally

  • Flexible, nimble, privately-held structure able to rapidly execute on strategic opportunities

  • Ready internal capital resources on hand for certainty of close

  • Ability to source new investments and qualifying submarkets nationally and internationally

  • More than 80-years of collective principal experience

  • Internal management team experienced in operational excellence across all aspects
    of property maintenance, improvement and tenant attraction/retention

The Organization

Executive Team – Henry Manoucheri has assembled a senior team of executives skilled in capital markets, real estate transactions, property/asset management and investor relations.

Property & Asset Management – Universe Holdings employs a highly qualified team of professionals at all levels who are responsible for the day-to-day operations, accounting and maintenance of the portfolio.

Acquisitions Team – Universe Holdings employs a team of acquisition professionals capable of sourcing and identifying new investment opportunities in select markets, offering strong return fundamentals and best in class returns.


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