REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
prnewswire | December 01, 2020
San Diego-based Tower 16 Capital Partners, in organization with Drake Real Estate Partners, has obtained Sierra Vista Apartments, a 258-unit multifamily venture in Tucson, Ariz. The property was gained from a private vender in an off-market exchange.
Since its establishing in 2017, Tower 16 has taken comparable actions into business sectors all through the west, having gained more than 4,000 units in California, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Denver. The organization looks for business sectors with expanding interest for labor force lodging driven by work development and in-movement however with moderately low degrees of new gracefully. As indicated by organization chiefs, Tower 16 plans to fabricate an arrangement of more than 1,000 units in the Tucson market.
Sierra Vista Apartments is situated at 3535 N. First Avenue in Tucson, Ariz. The property is minutes from the I-10 turnpike and a little ways from Downtown Tucson and the University of Arizona grounds. The people group comprises of one-, two-and three-room condos with a huge clubhouse, exercise center and two pools. Pinnacle 16 will administer near $4 million in overhauls and remodels to the property including modernized unit redesigns, another clubhouse, exercise center and refreshed pool territories. The organization will likewise be adding outside civilities including grills, seating and open air gaming regions.
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Wheelock Street Capital | October 01, 2021
Timbers Company, Wheelock Street Capital and The Ronto Group are pleased to announce the joint acquisition of South Seas Island Resort on Florida's Gulf Coast. The notable acquisition of this historic property supports Timbers Company's continued plans for growth as announced earlier this year.
"At Timbers Company, we are actively looking for exceptional properties like South Seas Island Resort to diversify our offerings and expand our footprint. For more than two decades, we have been successfully developing, selling and operating master-planned resorts around the world and are delighted to add this iconic coastal Florida property to our collection of diverse destinations," said Timbers CEO Greg Spencer. "As a native Floridian and having vacationed on both Sanibel and Captiva growing up, I have an immense appreciation for just how special this resort is to all the generations that have visited over the last several decades. Securing a coastal Florida resort location was one of our primary goals when we relocated to Florida from Colorado and we are pleased to be working with such distinguished partners as Wheelock Street Capital and The Ronto Group. We plan to elevate the guest experience with expanded services and amenities while working on future plans to reimagine and restore the famed South Seas Island Resort to its original grandeur."
Following the recent announcement of a strategic partnership with Timbers Company, Wheelock Street Capital, a private investment firm, will provide the capital for this transaction. Tim Hodes – Principal and Wheelock's Head of Hotel Acquisitions – weighs in, sharing that "Wheelock is pleased to partner with Timbers and Ronto to acquire such a unique and renowned Florida property and to re-envision the future it holds. The acquisition of South Seas Island Resort is a perfect match for our team as we seek to invest in the best the upscale luxury resort market has to offer."
The successful acquisition of South Seas Island Resort highlights Wheelock's continued focus on high-end resort and residential development projects. Wheelock and Ronto have successfully developed over 700 condominium units on the west coast of Florida. South Seas Island Resort adds to Wheelock's growing collection of leisure-driven hotel assets which includes Chateau Elan Winery and Resort located outside of Atlanta, GA the 265-key all-suite, AAA Four Diamond Hotel Contessa, an independent hotel located on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas and the 167-key Perry Lane Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel located in Savannah, GA.
The Ronto Group, based in Naples, Florida, will be partnering with Timbers for the development of the property. In a statement provided by Anthony Solomon, owner of the company, "Our team looks forward to partnering with Timbers and Wheelock to create a blended vision for this iconic Florida landmark resort that has meant so much to generations of vacationers. The outcome will surely provide guests with an exemplary luxury experience for future generations."
Timbers has extensive experience with master-planned resort communities, including properties such as Castello di Casole in Tuscany, Italy, The Preserve at Botany Bay in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Hokuala Resort in Kauai, Hawaii. Timbers' past successes with master-planned communities are clear examples of how the company plans to handle future developments like South Seas Island Resort. From zoning and building roads to designing luxury accommodations, including hotels and private residences, the talented Timbers team of architects and land planners collaborate to provide the Timbers touch surrounding every detail of a project.
South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island holds an extensive history of drawing generations of families to its exclusive 2.5 miles of white-sand beaches. Since its founding in 1946, the 330-acre resort and wildlife preserve and estuary has been a staple of Florida tourism. Occupying approximately one-third of the northern tip of the six-mile-long Captiva Island, the celebrated family-friendly property boasts 434 accommodations ranging from hotel guestrooms and suites, one to three-bedroom condominiums, and private home, cottages and homes of distinction rentals, all featuring balconies or lanais to enjoy water views and wildlife. An array of activities are available for guests of all ages with 20 swimming pools and pool complex, beachfront golf, tennis, full-service spa, waterfront dining options, children's programs, watersports and boutique shopping. Guests delight in world-class shelling, eco-cruises and nature tours, epic fishing, fitness center and yoga studio as well as special event and meeting space.
This announcement follows the recent news of the Timbers Company repositioning as the company continues its trajectory of pursuing strategic projects and partnerships in anticipation of a new brand launch later this year.
For more information, visit TimbersCompany.com
About the Timbers Company:
Timbers Company, the company behind Timbers Resorts, is the developer and operator of a collection of luxury properties in over 16 of the world's most exclusive high-end destinations. The Timbers Collection includes boutique resorts, hotels and private residence clubs in some of the world's most sought-after ski, golf, leisure and beach locations. Since 1999, Timbers Resorts has been committed to being authentic, unique and respectful of the destination, focusing on family and experiences, and never compromising quality and service. Timbers Resorts also manages a luxury rental business where guests can rent some of their most exclusive residences at the resorts. Owners at properties in the Timbers Collection are granted an ownership experience with expanded benefits through a host of travel and lifestyle partners such as Sentient Jet, Hertz, MedjetAssist, The Ghurka Collection and many more, as well as access to the Timbers Reciprocity Program and the ability to trade vacation time with other destinations in the portfolio. Current Timbers Collection properties can be found in Aspen, Beaver Creek, Cabo San Lucas, Jupiter, Kaua'i, Kiawah Island, Maui, Napa, Scottsdale, Sonoma, Southern California, Steamboat, Tuscany and Vail.
About Wheelock Street Capital:
Wheelock Street Capital was formed in 2008 by Rick Kleeman and Jonathan Paul, two veteran real estate private equity investors, each with 30 years of broad real estate transaction experience across all major asset classes. Wheelock has raised over $4 billion in capital commitments from well–known institutional investors and focuses on real estate investment opportunities throughout the United States, in both public and private markets. Wheelock is currently deploying its sixth fund in its value–added series, Wheelock Street Real Estate Fund VI and its first perpetual life fund, Wheelock Street Long Term Value Fund. The Long Term Value Fund targets high–quality, cash–flowing assets with stable, yet attractive risk–adjusted returns over a 5–15 year investment horizon. The firm may invest directly or with high quality joint venture partners through a variety of capital structures and transaction types, including acquisitions, restructurings, and recapitalizations. Wheelock's investment team benefits from extensive experience from top–tier institutional investment firms and highly regarded real estate operating companies and has produced a 10–year track record of demonstrated and consistent outperformance over industry benchmarks.
About The Ronto Group:
Since 1967, The Ronto Group has been perfecting their skills in real estate development through the creation of residential and commercial projects worldwide. For over thirty years, Ronto has been developing in the Southwest Florida market, creating communities that celebrate the area's irresistible appeal, from Marco Island to Tampa. The Company has built a solid reputation for imaginative vision, steadfast integrity and reliable performance. Headquartered in Naples, Ronto's expertise in condominium and land development has been recognized internationally for communities that are lasting examples of the luxury lifestyle, thoughtful planning, and dedicated craftsmanship. In the past 8 years, the partnership between The Ronto Group and Wheelock Street Capital has resulted in three high-rise towers and two mid-rise communities, totaling 700 residences in Southwest Florida. Ronto has also received numerous awards from the southwest Florida homebuilding industry for superior design and craftsmanship. The Ronto Group's expertise and attention to detail is evident in each of their projects.
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Realogy Holdings Corp. | October 06, 2021
Coldwell Banker Real Estate, LLC and Warburg Realty, two of the most trusted and exemplary real estate companies in America, have joined together to form Coldwell Banker Warburg, a legacy New York firm leveraging the worldwide global power of the Coldwell Banker brand name. The new powerhouse Coldwell Banker Warburg will be fully rebranded in January of 2022, following filing with the State.
Warburg Realty and Coldwell Banker each bring more than 100 years of industry experience and success, originating from opposite coasts of the country. The companies were established within a decade of each other, Coldwell Banker in San Francisco in 1906 and Warburg Realty in New York in 1896. The newly combined entity is thus grounded in 240 combined years of industry knowledge and proven track records of excellence.
Chief Executive Officer of Warburg Realty Frederick Warburg Peters, along with his management team and elite brokerage force, will remain with the newly combined company. Warburg Realty will retain its two prime office locations, comprising more than 120 affiliated sales professionals.
Coldwell Banker Warburg will be the first acquisition to be fully branded under the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury program, underlining the significance of a top-quality New York presence added to the Coldwell Banker brand's best-in-class client services in such markets as Los Angeles, Aspen, Colorado and Miami.
For over 120 years, Warburg Realty has defined the highest standard in luxury real estate brokerage and has built, managed, and brokered many of New York City's most prominent houses and apartments. While Warburg has maintained a cutting-edge profile and constantly adapted to an ever-changing industry, the addition of the Coldwell Banker brand's cutting-edge suite of marketing, education, and state-of-the-art technology tools will enable the firm to even more effectively spread its wings. Led by CEO, broker, and real estate innovator Frederick Warburg Peters and headquartered on Madison Avenue, the company's affiliated agents are strategically located across Manhattan to ensure every client has seamless access to the city's finest properties.
Warburg Realty luxury agents are leaders in the New York Market and this partnership will provide them with the Coldwell Banker brand's powerful Global Luxury certification program and access to a global network of luxury experts to better serve their high-net-worth clientele. The Coldwell Banker Global Luxury program represents over $168 million in sales volume daily based on 2020 data. Having a New York presence will significantly strengthen the company's global position while reinforcing Warburg's leadership in the New York luxury space.
The newly minted Coldwell Banker Warburg will continue to deliver the same top-quality services clients have come to expect. Enjoying centuries of joint experience and on-the-ground resources, Coldwell Banker Warburg will continue to push the industry forward.
This is a groundbreaking moment for both Coldwell Banker and Warburg Realty. This marks the Coldwell Banker brand's expansion into Manhattan and solidifies our presence in the New York luxury real estate landscape. With its storied legacy and tradition of extraordinary service, Warburg has earned significant respect from customers, colleagues, and me. We have a strong personal relationship, and I have deep admiration for Frederick and the entire Warburg team. We look forward to further strengthening our position as a North Star of luxury real estate in New York City for many more decades to come.
—M. Ryan Gorman, president and CEO, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC
I am extremely proud and happy to see Warburg Realty become a partner in the Coldwell Banker brand's Global Luxury initiative. Throughout my 40-year career in residential real estate, I have worked to elevate the integrity and professionalism of our industry. Working with the Coldwell Banker brand, I am giving Warburg agents the finest tools to create even more value for our clients and customers. I know this joining of congruent brands will benefit us all. We can't wait to get started!
—Frederick Warburg Peters, CEO, Coldwell Banker Warburg
Coldwell Banker Warburg will operate as part of Coldwell Banker Realty, the company-owned offices of Coldwell Banker. A subsidiary of Realogy (NYSE: RLGY), which owns the Coldwell Banker company-owned offices, acquired Warburg Realty.
About Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC
Powered by its network of over 96,000 affiliated sales professionals in approximately 2,900 offices across 40 countries and territories, the Coldwell Banker® organization is a leading provider of full-service residential and commercial real estate brokerage services. The Coldwell Banker brand prides itself on its history of expertise, honesty and an empowering culture of excellence since its beginnings in 1906. Coldwell Banker Real Estate is committed to providing its network of sales professionals with the tools and insights needed to excel in today's marketplace and is known for its bold leadership and dedication to driving the industry forward. The brand was named among the 2021 Women's Choice Award® Most Recommended brands for customer experience and overall quality. Blue is bold and the integrity and values of Coldwell Banker give the Gen Blue network an unbeatable edge. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each office is independently owned and operated.
About Coldwell Banker Global Luxury®
The Coldwell Banker Global Luxury® program legacy traces its roots to 1933 and has been a world leader in luxury real estate since. Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Property Specialists are an exclusive group within the Coldwell Banker organization, making up under ten percent of independent sales associates affiliated with the brand worldwide. Coldwell Banker affiliated agents conducted 27,595 transactions of homes priced at $1 million or more in 2019, more than any other national real estate brand. This equates to $144.4 million in sales every day with an average sales price of $1.9 million in this category. Coldwell Banker, the Coldwell Banker logo Coldwell Banker Global Luxury and the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury logo are registered marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Each franchise is independently owned and operated.
About Realogy Holdings Corp.
Realogy (NYSE: RLGY) is moving the real estate industry to what's next. As the leading and most integrated provider of U.S. residential real estate services encompassing franchise, brokerage, relocation, and title and settlement businesses as well as a mortgage joint venture, Realogy supported approximately 1.4 million home transactions in 2020. The company's diverse brand portfolio includes some of the most recognized names in real estate: Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, Corcoran®, ERA®, and Sotheby's International Realty®. Using innovative technology, data and marketing products, high-quality lead generation programs, and best-in-class learning and support services, Realogy fuels the productivity of its approximately 194,200 independent sales agents in the U.S. and more than 142,700 independent sales agents in 117 other countries and territories, helping them build stronger businesses and best serve today's consumers. Recognized for ten consecutive years as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies, Realogy has also been designated a Great Place to Work four years in a row and is one of LinkedIn's 2021 Top Companies in the U.S.