The Niki Group is a boutique real estate investment company that provides sale-leaseback financing and invests equity with seasoned, professional development partners. Retailers and restaurant operators use our net lease programs to finance acquisitions and accelerate growth. We provide developers with the equity for their projects under a joint venture arrangement allowing them to expand the use of their own capital, and benefit from our broad-based real estate experience. Since 1979, we have earned the reputation of a responsive company with the capital, flexibility, and sophistication to tailor performance to needs.
In 1979, Niki Developments was founded by Peter A. Zarcades. Niki Developments expanded and in partnership with United Midtown Properties formed The Midtown Niki Group; the merged companies focused on real estate development of a broad nature. After the completion of numerous flex space buildings in San Diego with larger real estate and finance companies such as Britain’s Slough Estates Plc., and Chicago’s Draper & Kramer, the group focused on build to suits and sale-leasebacks for major regional and national retailers and restaurants. In 1993, the group expanded to include providing equity to developers of shopping centers, hotels and drug stores under a joint venture arrangement. Today, the Niki Group actively invests in all areas of real estate, development projects, and tenant industries.