GID began its institutional fund business in 1993 with a co-investment joint venture between GID and the pension fund of a Fortune 100 company. GID believes the co-investment joint venture structure offers the investor a superior alternative to the traditional fee-for-service adviser paradigm. Co-investment provides a true alignment of financial interest and the critical advantage of access to the company’s service platform. These services cover all aspects of property ownership and operation, including acquisitions, dispositions, development, finance, asset and property management, leasing, construction management, accounting, legal, tax, MIS and insurance risk management. With a significant equity interest in each joint venture, GID has a strong vested interest in the returns generated by each of its co-investment joint ventures. As a consequence, acquisition, operating and disposition decisions are judged solely on maximizing returns.