REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Swift Real Estate Partners | August 17, 2021
Swift Real Estate Partners ("Swift"), a San Francisco based real estate investment manager and operating company, announced today, the successful purchase of 1111 Broadway in Oakland, CA.
1111 Broadway is a "best-in-class" office building located in the heart of Oakland's dynamic CBD and situated directly atop the 12th Street BART station. The 24 story Class-A office building totaling 565,877 square feet features 24,000 square foot floor plates. Tenants also benefit from panoramic views, destination dispatch elevators, onsite parking, and a recently renovated lobby. The asset is 91% leased to a premier roster of diverse tenants. Swift was represented by Jack Machalow with Orrick.
"We celebrated our eleventh anniversary in July and are continuing to grow and expand in our target West Coast markets. 1111 Broadway has been one of the best performing assets in Oakland since it was built and we're excited to add this marquee building to our expanding East Bay portfolio," said Christopher Peatross, President of Swift Real Estate Partners.
Swift is currently investing on behalf of its third institutional value-add fund focused on West Coast office and industrial assets.
About Swift Real Estate Partners
Founded in 2010, Swift Real Estate Partners is headquartered in San Francisco, and has regional offices in Orange County, Portland, the San Francisco East Bay and the Silicon Valley. Swift is a vertically-integrated real estate investment firm which seeks to generate superior risk-adjusted returns for its partners. Swift acquires and repositions office and industrial assets in select West Coast markets, identifying unique opportunities and executing well-defined business plans while providing real-time, day-to-day oversight for each investment. Since inception, Swift has owned and operated real estate valued in excess of $4 billion across more than 10 million square feet. Swift is currently investing on behalf of its third institutional investment vehicle, Swift Fund III. Swift's professionals bring experience encompassing all aspects of real estate investment and management, including acquisition, financing, leasing, disposition, construction management, property management and marketing services.
prnewswire | October 06, 2020
The Real Brokerage Inc. a national, technology-powered real estate brokerage in the United States, is expanding to Alaska. As part of the expansion, Real also welcomes the Aspire Realty Group, a top Anchorage real estate team, and Nate Baer, a 20-year veteran of Anchorage real estate with significant average year sales volumes. Aspire Realty Group was attracted to Real's mobile technology and to Real's recently launched an agent compensation plan, which incentivizes real estate agents who contribute to the company's continued growth and success. "You don't need an office to make you successful in Alaska real estate, and the pandemic has really driven that point home," said Justin Millette, founder of Aspire Realty Group and recipient of the Alaska Journal of Congress's 2019 Top Forty Under 40 award in 2019."
Starwood Real Estate Income Trust, Inc | August 19, 2021
Starwood Real Estate Income Trust, Inc., an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group, a leading global private investment firm focused on real estate and energy investments, today submitted an enhanced all-cash, fully financed, fully actionable proposal to acquire Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation for $19.93 per Monmouth share reduced by the termination fee owed to Equity Commonwealth ("EQC") of $72 million or $0.73 per share. Starwood’s enhanced proposal would provide net consideration of $19.20 per share to Monmouth shareholders after payment of the EQC termination fee, which was increased by $10 million by the Monmouth Board on August 16, 2021. Starwood’s proposal offers Monmouth shareholders a premium to EQC’s revised offer with 100% cash-certain value (versus EQC’s offer, where approximately 35% of the aggregate consideration would be paid out in cash1), and does not subject Monmouth shareholders to the uncertain and unsubstantiated future value creation from the EQC transaction, which is already worth less to shareholders given the decline in EQC shares since its revised proposal was announced.
Ethan Bing, Managing Director of Starwood, said, "Our increased all-cash offer is superior to EQC’s revised proposal given the higher certain value that is not exposed to market risk or dependent upon unproven execution. The EQC offer requires Monmouth shareholders to forego the certainty of our higher cash offer in exchange for speculative value creation from a merged entity with no synergies and no obvious competitive advantages in the highly competitive industrial sector where EQC has not actively participated.”
Bing added, “The Monmouth Board, whose initial process was led by a strategic alternatives committee that ISS rightly criticized as ‘not fully independent,’ appears committed to the interests of Monmouth insiders rather than its fiduciary duty to maximize value for all Monmouth shareholders. The Monmouth Board’s decision to increase the termination fee for EQC, without having engaged in a single conversation with a committed all-cash bidder already at a significant premium to EQC, is yet another disappointing breach of faith to its shareholders – a clear effort to protect EQC from competing bidders willing to offer superior and more certain value to Monmouth shareholders. In contrast, Starwood has not raised its termination fee in connection with its revised offer.”
Bing concluded, “We stand ready to sign the already-negotiated merger agreement with Monmouth. We urge the Monmouth Board to act in the best interest of all its shareholders by immediately declaring our increased offer superior, foregoing any future actions which would deprive shareholders from realizing maximum value, and proceeding quickly to finalize our proposed transaction for the benefit all Monmouth shareholders.”
About Starwood Capital Group
Starwood Capital Group is a private investment firm with a core focus on global real estate, energy infrastructure and oil & gas. The Firm and its affiliates maintain 16 offices in seven countries around the world, and currently have approximately 4,000 employees. Since its inception in 1991, Starwood Capital Group has raised over $60 billion of capital, and currently has approximately $90 billion of assets under management. Through a series of comingled opportunity funds and Starwood Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. a non-listed REIT, the Firm has invested in virtually every category of real estate on a global basis, opportunistically shifting asset classes, geographies and positions in the capital stack as it perceives risk/reward dynamics to be evolving. Starwood Capital also manages Starwood Property Trust, the largest commercial mortgage real estate investment trust in the United States, which has successfully deployed over $69 billion of capital since inception and manages a portfolio of over $18 billion across debt and equity investments. Over the past 29 years, Starwood Capital Group and its affiliates have successfully executed an investment strategy that involves building enterprises in both the private and public markets