Philosophy


At AEI, we believe that ownership of income-producing real estate can add value to every well-diversified portfolio. Reliability of income, stability of value and control of risk over the long-term are essential to successful investing. Commercial real estate net leased to creditworthy corporate tenants can provide these benefits.

To produce reliable returns, we believe commercial real estate is best owned debt-free under long-term leases. We prefer leases that contain contractual rent escalations. We believe in sound investment management and strive to transfer the risk of property-related expenses (such as taxes, maintenance and insurance) back to tenants to the fullest possible extent.