Western is a Manhattan-based private equity real estate investment company. Operating in New York since 1985, we have invested more than $700 million of capital in over 1.5 million square feet of real estate across multiple asset classes.
Tracing our origin back to 1896, we are the wholly-owned subsidiary of Western Heritable Investment Company, founded by the first Sir John Mactaggart in Glasgow, Scotland. Over the years Western Heritable has developed and owned an extensive portfolio of properties in London and Glasgow. Today, four generations later, the Mactaggart family continues to control the company. Chaired by the current Sir John Mactaggart, it maintains significant interests in prime location office and hotel assets in Central London.
Firmly footed in New York City, Western, has acquired and developed over 1.5 million feet of office and commercial properties, as well as more than 1,000 luxury apartment units. Notable projects include 589 Fifth Avenue, 590 Fifth Avenue, 576 Fifth Avenue, 55 West 47th Street and 64 West 48th Street.