REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Seefried Industrial Properties | June 10, 2022
Seefried Properties, a national real estate firm specializing in the development, leasing and management of industrial properties, along with capital partner and leading real estate investment manager Clarion Partners, LLC., have recently acquired an 80-acre site for the development of a 969,620-square-foot Class A logistics center known as Buford North Distribution Center. Located in the dynamic northeast Atlanta submarket along Interstate 985 in Hall County, GA., construction on the first phase of development is expected to begin in August 2022 with completion during the fourth quarter of 2023.
Buford North Distribution Center will include 969,620-square-feet of logistics space across three buildings featuring flexible designs to accommodate multiple tenants with varying size requirements. Phase two of the project is scheduled to begin construction in the third quarter of 2023 and will include 434,320-square-feet of space across two buildings. Features of all three buildings will include 185' deep concrete exterior truck courts, 36' clear heights, ample parking, and ESFR sprinklers.
Seefried and Clarion Partners are very excited about this new project in Northeast Atlanta. The location of Buford North at Interstate 985 and Friendship Road is square in the middle of one of the most desired locations for businesses and distributors in metro Atlanta and the Southeast."
Doug Smith, Senior Vice President of Seefried
The Civil Engineer on the project is Eberly & Associates; the Architect is Atlas Architecture. Leasing efforts for the project will be led by the Seefried leasing team comprised of Joseph Kriss, Tripp Ausband and Doug Smith.
Buford North Distribution Center is located approximately 40 miles northeast of Atlanta. The location will afford tenants easy access to I-85 as well as Metro Atlanta and other nearby states.
About Seefried Industrial Properties
Founded in 1984 by Ferdinand Seefried, Seefried Industrial Properties specializes in the development, leasing and management of industrial real estate in key markets across the U.S. Seefried leases and manages approximately 40 million square feet for its institutional and European clients and has developed, or is in the process of developing, approximately 190 million square feet of space valued in excess of $17 billion across 120+ markets. Based in Atlanta, the firm has regional offices in Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Phoenix.
About Clarion Partners
Clarion Partners, LLC, has been a leading real estate investment manager for 40 years. Headquartered in New York, the firm maintains strategically located offices across the United States and Europe. With $75.9 billion in total real estate and debt assets under management, Clarion Partners offers a broad range of real estate strategies across the risk/return spectrum to 500 institutional investors across the globe. Clarion is scaled in all major property types and was an early entrant into the Industrial sector. The Firm's global industrial team manages a 900+ property portfolio in the U.S. and Europe consisting of more than 206 million square feet.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
letus (previously RentMoola) | June 02, 2022
Furthering efforts to help renters balance their paychecks and landlords to collect rent on time, letus (previously RentMoola), an award-winning FinTech platform, announces its partnership with MRI Software, a global leader in real estate technology. The partnership enables commercial and residential real estate companies to streamline the payments process and offer an innovative, flexible payment experience for customers.
MRI's partnership with letus will give our Canadian community of renters and landlords easier access to a world-class payments platform. The integration will enable flexible payments, which can be a key differentiator in today's market."
Sean Slack, VP of Partner Connect at MRI
letus integrates with MRI LivingTM residential management suite and MRI @WorkTM commercial management suite of products to improve the payment experience by reducing manual entry to increase reliability and security. MRI clients now enjoy enhanced experiences through:
Streamlined experience with MRI Resident Connect and Tenant Connect
Real-time transaction reconciliation
Flexible payments and credit reporting to increase credit scores
Automated SMS messaging and payments via TXT2PAY
The partnership is a step forward in delivering comprehensive and simple solutions that empower landlords to get real-time transaction information while providing flexible payment solutions to customers. Now, MRI clients can access more payment options, financial tools, enhanced communication, and more.
"Modern property management requires real-time management," shares Karthik Manimozhi, CEO of letus. "This integration brings ultimate convenience to landlords, providing them automation and data-driven insight to provide value to their tenants."
A disruptive cloud platform offering flexible rent payments with credit reporting that empowers renters to better balance their paychecks while landlords achieve predictable and scalable on-time revenue streams. letus has processed $2Billion transactions with 2Million+ individual transactions.
About MRI Software
A leading provider of real estate software solutions that transform the way communities live, work and play. MRI's open and connected, AI-first platform empowers owners, operators and occupiers in commercial and residential property organizations to innovate in rapidly changing markets. MRI has been a trailblazer in the PropTech industry for over five decades, serving more than two million users worldwide. Through innovative solutions and a rich partner ecosystem, MRI gives real estate companies the freedom to realize their vision of building thriving communities and stronger businesses.
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Cantor Fitzgerald | July 29, 2022
Cantor Fitzgerald Income Trust, Inc. ("CF Income Trust"), a non-traded real estate investment trust and affiliate of Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P., announced today the completion of more than $118 million in real estate-related transactions since the beginning of 2022. As of June 30, 2022, the portfolio exceeds 6.9 million square feet1 with total assets controlled of $1.05 billion.2 Chris Milner, President of CF Income Trust, stated, "We have been active, thus far in 2022, and continue to execute on our high conviction themes of acquiring well-located multifamily properties and net lease assets with strong tenants."
Recent acquisitions include:
Eisai Inc. North American Headquarters – Nutley, New Jersey – Class-A Office
On April 22, 2022, CF Income Trust, through a joint venture with a subsidiary of Cantor Fitzgerald Investors, LLC, indirectly acquired 10% of the interests in a Delaware Statutory Trust that purchased a 15-story, 332,000 square foot Class-A office tower located in Nutley, New Jersey. The property is leased to Eisai Inc. and serves as the North American headquarters for Eisai Co., Ltd. ("Eisai"), a Japan-based global pharmaceutical company.
The property was most recently renovated in 2021 and is designed to nurture the company's hybrid flexible working model, which allows for collaboration and interaction among colleagues. Additional features include a 405-seat auditorium, private outdoor garden, and amenity area. "The property is located within the master planned ON3 life sciences campus, an area that will ultimately include 1.4 million square feet of office/R&D/medical space, multifamily residential, retail amenities, a full-service hotel, and significant green space," said Roger Shreero, Managing Director, Cantor Fitzgerald. "This newly renovated, high-quality asset is a great addition to the portfolio and is a centerpiece within the growing life sciences landscapes of the Nutley and Clifton townships."
Landings of Conroe, Conroe, Texas – Multifamily
CF Income Trust, through a joint venture with an affiliate of CAF Management, LLC, acquired a 200-unit multifamily property located in Conroe, Texas.
Built in 2005, the property features one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartment home floor plans with amenities including a clubhouse, 24-hour fitness center, swimming pool, picnic and grilling area, sport court, dog park, and gated access.
"The area has seen significant growth in recent years due to corporate expansions by ExxonMobil, HPE, HP Inc., and ABS in neighboring The Woodlands and Springwoods Village," said Matt Keefer, Managing Director, Cantor Fitzgerald. "Housing demand continues to rise and the property is in a position to benefit from that demand."
Mars Petcare - Columbus, Ohio - Cold Storage Warehouse
CF Income Trust, Inc., through a wholly owned subsidiary of its operating partnership, acquired a 465,256 square foot cross-dock dry/cold storage facility in Columbus, Ohio. The property is 100% leased to Mars Petcare, U.S. Inc., the domestic segment of Mars' global pet care business. Located adjacent to Mars Petcare's primary production facility, the property features 168,245 square feet of freezer space, LED lighting, 30' clear heights, 27 dock doors, two drive-in doors, 212 car spaces, and 100 trailer spaces on a 21.6-acre site.
"We are pleased with the performance and growth of CF Income Trust, We remain focused on adding well-located properties with predictable income streams to our defensively positioned portfolio. Our ability to be selective in today's market is key to our success."
Jay Frank, President, Cantor Fitzgerald Asset Management
About Cantor Fitzgerald Income Trust, Inc.
Cantor Fitzgerald Income Trust, Inc. is a publicly registered, non-traded, monthly-valued perpetual NAV real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns and manages a diversified portfolio of institutional quality, income-producing commercial real estate including apartments, industrial, office, and necessity retail properties located in the United States
About Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P.
Cantor Fitzgerald, with over 12,000 employees, is a leading global financial services group at the forefront of financial and technological innovation and has been a proven and resilient leader for over 77 years. Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. is a preeminent investment bank serving more than 5,000 institutional clients around the world, recognized for its strengths in fixed income and equity capital markets, investment banking, SPAC underwriting and PIPE placements, prime brokerage, and commercial real estate, and for its global distribution platform. Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. is one of the 24 primary dealers authorized to transact business with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Cantor Fitzgerald is a leading SPAC sponsor, having completed multiple initial public offerings and announced multiple business combinations through its CF Acquisition platform.