The original Hunting Gate company and investment entities were founded near London, England in 1946. In the U.K., Hunting Gate engaged in a broad range of real estate-related investment activities, including development, construction, management, and investment in both commercial and residential assets.

Hunting Gate Investments, Inc. was subsequently established in 1976 in California as a separate legal entity to invest in California real estate. The company accumulated a portfolio of assets in Northern California and then formed HG Capital in 1995 to better serve the increasing demand for private equity capital. Since its creation, HG Capital has provided equity and participating debt to support nearly 100 real estate projects with an aggregate completed value in excess of $1.8 billion.