Validus Group is an investment firm based in Tampa, Florida that develops, owns and manages real estate and real estate related businesses. Other affiliates of Validus Group include Carter/Validus REIT Investment Management Company, LLC, Carter Validus REIT Management Company II, LLC, and Validus Senior Living. Validus Group also serves as the lead investor in Gulfshore Bank, a Tampa Bay area community bank focused on serving small to medium sized companies. Since inception in 2004, Validus Group and its affiliates have formed, acquired or managed companies with assets that have grown to more than $3 billion. The company, through its subsidiary company Validus Group Properties, currently owns a portfolio of over 600,000 square-feet of industrial, flex, office, and retail space across the Southeast. They are actively seeking future investment opportunities in the $5-$15 million range.