Our Story

A trusted manager of real estate investment offerings

Founded in 2006 in Rochester, N.Y., by Norman Leenhouts and Amy and Robert Tait, Broadstone Real Estate is a full-service real estate company that serves as the sponsor of two privately offered real estate offerings and manages commercial and residential properties across 42 states. Our lines of real estate management include:

  • Broadstone Net Lease, Inc. – a publicly reporting, privately offered Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) that invests in freestanding, single-tenant, absolute net-leased properties located throughout the United States. Broadstone Net Lease, LLC, the REIT’s operating company, holds an investment grade credit rating (Baa3 with a stable outlook) from Moody’s. The REIT currently owns 558 healthcare, industrial, retail, and office properties in 42 states.
  • Broadtree Residential, Inc. – a private Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) designed to provide Shareholders with predictable, tax-sheltered cash flow, and generate attractive total returns via investment in a diversified portfolio of multifamily apartment communities.

A different kind of firm

Broadstone believes that the most important word in our business is “trust.” Which is why our management style is as vital to success as our investing strategy. We work to build lasting relationships with tenants, brokers, lenders and business partners. We keep the conversation open and honest.

And, of course, we take investors seriously, too. Real estate is a very capital intensive business, so serving our investors is critical to our growth. We carefully select acquisitions to generate and preserve shareholder wealth, while providing a consistent and predictable stream of current income.

A family tradition

The Leenhouts family entered the real estate industry in 1967, laying the foundation for a business that has continued to flourish. Today, new generations of the family have continued that legacy, preserving a tradition of service and investment excellence that has lasted more than 40 years.

An uncommon mission

Broadstone provides exceptional real estate management services by placing a strong emphasis on understanding our customers’ needs, both as investors and as tenants. Our experienced team is committed to doing what we say we will do, conducting business with integrity, and continuing to provide perspective gained from many decades of regional and national experience, in several property types and through both public and private ownership structures.

Our People

One of the many things that make our organization great is the talent and the experience we have in our key management staff. Each of these people is an expert in his or her field with years of experience.


“People are a significant investment here. So we spend a lot of time looking for professionals who are enthusiastic about their work, committed to excellence, and exceptional in their client service.”

–Amy Tait, Executive Chairman & Chief Investment Officer

Consider a career with Broadstone Real Estate

At Broadstone, we’re as passionate about people as we are about real estate. Our team is the ultimate key to our success. That’s why we’re continuously looking for experienced, talented professionals—and why we strive every day to create a culture that attracts outstanding candidates.

People are a significant investment here. So we spend a lot of time looking for professionals who are enthusiastic about their work, committed to excellence, and exceptional in their client service.

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Broadstone Real Estate, LLC
phone: 585.287.6500
fax: 585.287.6505
800 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
[email protected]
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