REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Fifth Corner | January 07, 2022
Fifth Corner, founded by industry veterans Tenel Tayar, Chad Braun and Kerr Taylor, announces that it, through an affiliate, has acquired Ella Oaks Shopping Center.
Fifth Corner continues to execute the time-tested investment strategy with the acquisition of Ella Oaks Shopping Center. Ella Oaks is a 28,056 square foot shopping center located at the southwest corner of Ella Blvd. and 34th Street in the GOOF (Garden Oaks/Oak Forest) and Greater Heights submarket of Houston Texas. The property is located on 2.46 acres of land, has six different points of vehicular access and enjoys an average household income within a 1-mile radius of $131,000 with 126,000 people in a 3-mile radius.
The property is home to 15 different tenants, including BB's Café, Aladdin, Specialized Bikes, Oak Pointe Pediatric Dentistry, Sunday Press and other essential and experiential tenants that are woven into the fabric of the local community.
Garden Oaks and the Greater Heights is one of the most dynamic submarkets in Houston, When we land in the middle of the 5D's of our investment framework with the wind in the sails of the community, we usually find opportunities better than we expected…and I think Ella Oaks is just that!"
Tenel Tayar, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Fifth Corner.
Fifth Corner focuses on 'creating value on community focused Irreplaceable CornerTM properties' within the major markets of Texas.
Our Irreplaceable CornerTM investment thesis has been honed over 30-years and proven through multiple economic and real estate cycles, We believe that our locational investment focus combined with our vertically integrated and dedicated operations team of professions will continue to create long term value for investors."
Chad Braun, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Fifth Corner.
Fifth Corner Property Fund I, LP was fully invested as of April 2021 into eight different real estate projects, and realized its first monetization in May 2021 when it sold Sugarland Plaza, generating a 2X equity multiple and an 18% IRR on that property.
For its current investment vehicle, Fifth Corner has two additional properties under contract in Fifth Corner's target markets with an anticipated closing in early April 2022.
ABOUT FIFTH CORNER
Fifth Corner is a Houston-based real estate company investing in and creating value on community-focused Irreplaceable Corners™ located in the fastest growing metros. The real estate strategy and culture are time-tested and refined over 30 years to create value for the properties, investors, and communities.
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
Florida State Board of Administration | May 05, 2020
Florida State Board of Administration (SBA) is investing $375m (€344.1m) in opportunistic real estate funds. The pension fund told IPE Real Assets that it is committing $225m to the Cerberus Institutional Real Estate Partners V fund and $150m to the Trigate Property Partners IV fund. According to Florida SBA, Cerberus Partners V, which is planning a $2bn fundraise, has now raised $640m of equity. The fund targets investments that can produce gross annual internal rate of return of 17% to 20% over a one- to five-year holding period. TriGate IV has so far raised $414.75m and targets a $500m hard cap. The fund seeks investments where a net return of 15% and gross return of 18% can be achieved.