NEW YORK CITY-Net lease certainly isn’t the sole province of smaller-scale investors. Industry leaders such as CapLease, W.P. Carey & Co. and US Realty Advisors work on behalf of institutional clients. Yet Iridium Capital founder Marilyn Kane, a 24-year veteran of commercial real estate, believes the triple-net lease sector is a natural for first-timers, and has launched the company’s first hedge fund with an eye toward cultivating what she calls “mini-moguls.”

The recently launched IC Income and Growth Fund is “very much a single-strategy fund,” Kane tells “We really wanted the investors to become well versed and comfortable with this particular aspect of real estate, one that we felt it was time they learned about as a more prudent real estate investment than so much of what they’ve been hearing about.”

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