After nearly 20 years of developing and managing airport related properties domestically as well as internationally, our entrepreneurial origins remain at the core of our endeavors as well as our spirit of innovation and creativity to develop and manage high-quality projects around the world.
Lynxs has the expertise, resources, geographic reach, and access to capital sources to engage in aviation related infrastructure and real estate projects around the world. We offer customized development, investment, management, and operational solutions for airports and financial investors and have experience in a wide range of asset classes including air cargo & logistics facilities, perishable & distribution centers, MRO facilities & hangars, low-cost carrier passenger terminals, temporary facilities, FBO facilities, airport hotels, and rental car & parking facilities, and facilities for all types of government agencies which need to be on airports. Please contact us with any questions.
Founded by Ray Brimble, Lynxs began its operations in Austin, Texas, in 1994 with the pursuit of the competitive tender for the development of new air cargo facilities at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport – at the time the largest new commercial airport to be opened in the U.S. in decades. Lynxs, a local partnership of experienced Texas businesspersons, real estate developers, and private investors, won the Austin tender and went on to successfully develop and operate air cargo facilities across the U.S. Along the way, Lynxs refined the design and technical specifications of air cargo facilities to increase efficiency and improve airport and tenant operations. In addition, Lynxs became involved in increasingly more sophisticated transactions involving tax-exempt project finance structures and a variety of partnership and investment structures. Over time, Lynxs emerged as a leader in its sector with full-service capabilities and a rapidly growing portfolio.
In late ’06, Lynxs formed a 50/50 joint venture partnership with GECAS, a wholly owned subsidiary of GE Capital and the world’s largest financier of aircraft and aviation-related assets with a portfolio exceeding $40 Capital and the world’s largest financier of aircraft and aviation-related assets with a portfolio exceeding $40 billion in aviation-related investments. In the GECAS partnership, GE was Lynxs’ exclusive capital partner and Lynxs provided the development and operational know-how that formed the cornerstone of GE Capital’s major strategic initiative into airport investment and development. The GECAS partnership transformed Lynxs into a major, institutional-grade global player through the adoption of GE best practices in the areas of operational excellence and risk management as well as significant investments in establishing world-class infrastructure with global capabilities. After a quick and successful start, which included more than $250 million in closed transactions, the financial-market turbulence of late ’08 forced GE to reduce and eventually abandon its ambitious investment targets.
In early ’09, Lynxs returned to private ownership through a friendly de-merger with GECAS. The strong and ongoing GECAS relationship remains today in the form of the property and asset management services Lynxs provides for GECAS’ investments in the air cargo sector.