About Us

Young-Lewin Capital exists to serve our investors and our society

Our Story

Shane Young and Dan Lewin first started working together in 2014 at Marcus and Millichap where they began their careers as multifamily (Shane) and student housing (Dan) investment sales specialists. Shane achieved the rank of First Vice-President, one of the youngest people in company history to do so. Dan established a niche as the most active broker of USC student housing while also participating in numerous joint venture developments.

Dan and Shane joined forces to acquire their first value-add real estate deal in March 2019 and have been growing at a rapid pace ever since. Dan and Shane exited, via a cash out refinance, the first two projects they bought within a year of purchase (2901 Van Buren Place and 3991 Denker Avenue – both Los Angeles, CA) after doubling the value of the equity. They also currently have a 5-unit renovation project under construction at 753 Washington Place in Downtown Long Beach.

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Young-Lewin Capital officially formed in 2020 in response to the passage of AB-68 the CA “ADU Law” which created a significant unrealized development potential in many previously undevelopable properties. Young-Lewin has developed a strategic two-pronged approach with a focus on student as well as multifamily housing in order to take advantage of the above-market risk-adjusted returns available under the recent changes.

Young-Lewin Capital currently owns and operates 4 student housing properties at Chapman and 2 at CSU Long Beach. All of those projects have nearly identical business plans (expand an existing house near a college campus to a 6/6 house as well as build a 4/4 ADU) which has allowed the venture to continually optimize the design and the strategic process. The firm also owns and operates several market-rate multi-family assets around Southern California as well as a house/ADU project in Silicon Valley.

Young-Lewin Capital currently has $15 Million in assets under management in a variety of markets – Los Angeles, Long Beach, Orange (Chapman) and Silicon Valley with a robust acquisition, planning, and construction pipeline and an eye towards continuing the rapid momentum of our initial growth.

By the Numbers
$15 Million

Assets Under Management

12

Properties Owned

17

ADUs in Planning or Under Construction

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Young-Lewin Capital offers our investors above-market returns because we are able to create significantly more value than a typical private real estate syndication. Learn more about our product and investment strategies today.

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Our Team

Dan Lewin

Partner

Shane Young

Partner

Evan Reed

Associate Director of Construction

Kathleen Claire

Marketing Coordinator
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Our Mission

Due to a legacy of NIMBY land policies and an aggressive population growth, California is deeply short of housing units, 3 million or more by some studies. Young-Lewin recognizes that this lack of housing is an issue that limits the social and economic mobility of younger and underprivileged groups in our society. We believe that this is ultimately a supply and demand issue. Too much demand, not nearly enough supply.

We believe that this supply and demand rental housing imbalance provides Young-Lewin and our capital partners a high degree of security in terms of long-term value and appreciation, providing a stable floor and a high ceiling for property values and rental demand. Because our product is designed for the individual renter with a relatively low per-person rental cost, we believe that it will be counter-cyclically protected.

From a social perspective, the partners of Young-Lewin are proud that each new unit that we bring to market helps in some small way to alleviate this housing crisis. Our projects are designed to be as efficient as possible at comfortably housing as many people as we are able while still complying with local regulations.

Increased density near universities and transit-proximate job centers is a key component of environmental sustainability, socioeconomic mobility, and racial equality, and we are proud that our investment projects benefit the communities in which we operate.