Landlords in favour of a fast track housing tribunal

Paragon | July 04, 2019

Almost four out of 10 landlords want the Government to introduce a fast track housing tribunal if the Section 21 no-fault eviction process is abolished as planned, a new survey has found. Overall 39% back a tribunal being introduced while 24% want to see a shorter court process for evictions, according to the latest private rented sector trend report from Paragon. The Section 21 no-fault eviction process was introduced in the Housing Act 1988 and has been a mainstay of the UK’s PRS. It allows landlords to give tenants two months’ notice of their intention to take possession of a property at any time after the initial fixed term of the tenancy agreement has expired.

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SWBC Real Estate Sells Royalton Portfolio for $350M

SWBC | June 22, 2022

SWBC Real Estate, LLC, announced that it recently sold five multi-family properties in the Royalton Portfolio. Marcus & Millichap's Institutional Property Advisors (IPA) handled the sale for SWBC Real Estate. It's apparent that there is still a very aggressive appetite for new multi-family properties in the Dallas and Austin markets, as there was a large amount of interest in the sale of these properties. Additionally, the recent uptick in interest rates are causing some concern with the future values of commercial real estate properties; however, the continued interest in the multi-family sector in well-located areas throughout Texas has remained strong at this time." Stuart Smith, Chief Operating Officer of SWBC Real Estate, LLC Each property is a Class A multi-family complex situated in high-growth areas, within close proximity to a major city in Texas. The continued population growth across the state helped escalate the leasing velocity for each property, while also providing attractive rent growth throughout the lease-up of the portfolio. IPA's Joey Tumminello, Will Balthrope, Jordan Featherston, Michael Ware, Taylor Hill, Kent Myers, Asher Hall, Grant Raymond, Jeffrey Kindorf, and Drew Kile represented SWBC Real Estate in this transaction. "Our statewide team worked seamlessly together to deliver the utmost results for our client, producing two top buyers in Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin, Texas," said Drew Kile, IPA. "Handling the sale of five new construction assets in different markets came down to finding the right buyers looking to expand their footprint in best-in-class, Suburban Core product." The purchaser of the Dallas-Fort Worth area properties was Lightbulb Capital Group, the Family Office of Jay Schuminsky. Brixton Capital purchased the Austin Property. Both buyers are located in California. "This was a special opportunity to scale our DFW multi-family footprint with four best-in-class properties in highly desired markets," said Jay Schuminsky, Lightbulb Capital Group. SWBC Real Estate recently began construction on its latest project The Royalton at Creeks of Legacy in Celina, Texas, and has several more developments currently planned, of which will be included as part of the recently raised SWBC Real Estate Fund. About SWBC Real Estate SWBC Real Estate, LLC is owned by SWBC Enterprises, Ltd. SWBC Real Estate is managed by an experienced team of real estate professionals located in Dallas, Texas, with a primary focus in multi-family development. SWBC Enterprises, Ltd. is owned by Charlie Amato and Gary Dudley, co-founders of SWBC. SWBC is a diversified financial services company providing a wide range of insurance, mortgage, and investment services to financial institutions, businesses, and individuals. With offices across the country, SWBC is committed to providing quality products, outstanding service, and customized solutions in all 50 states. About Institutional Property Advisors (IPA) Institutional Property Advisors (IPA) is a division of Marcus & Millichap, a leading commercial real estate services firm in North America. IPA's combination of real estate investment and capital markets expertise, industry-leading technology, and acclaimed research offer customized solutions for the acquisition, disposition and financing of institutional properties and portfolios.

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Vietnam's Flamingo Group Wins Big in Prestigious International Real Estate Awards

Flamingo Group | June 24, 2022

The Flamingo Holding Group (Flamingo Group), a key player in the real estate arena both in Vietnam and around the world, has emerged as the winners of two vital categories at the prestigious International Property Awards (IPA) 2022. The Flamingo Group is also the only Vietnamese enterprise to be awarded a pair of wins at the BCI Asia Awards 2022. At the IPA 2022 June 23 event in London, the Flamingo Group surpassed hundreds of prestigious real estate developers worldwide. It came out on top as the project with the best landscape architecture in the Asia Pacific and the best complex architecture in the Asia Pacific for the Flamingo Hai Tien located in Thanh Hoa, an investment hotspot in Vietnam. Tasked with innovating on the luxury resort real estate model, Flamingo Group received high praise from the professional judges for its green architecture and unique "Forest in the Sky" style. In addition, the Flamingo Hai Tien project was developed according to the model of Ibiza - the largest party island in the world - with the result of a paradise of villas and plenty of entertainment and food options stretching for kilometers. Established in the UK with nearly 30 years of operation, the IPA is considered one of the most prestigious annual real estate awards on the planet and is often indicative of a guarantee of excellent quality in global real estate. The Flamingo Group was also awarded double honors at BCI Asia Awards 2022 to be held on June 30, they have won 2 awards categories: Top 10 Developer 2022 and IDA Interior Design Award 2022 for the Flamingo Cat Ba project, the first Vietnamese enterprise to do so. In addition to the sustainable profit factor and towards the highest standard of a 5-star resort, Flamingo's design is also associated with the everlasting philosophy with nature. We apply this philosophy in architectural design, green space renovation, and application of green technology in operation, bringing the difference and portraying the "Flamingo identity" in our customer's and partners' hearts." Mr. Truong Xuan Quy, General Director of Flamingo Land Business JSC, a subsidiary of Flamingo Group "Projects in Dai Lai - Vinh Phuc, Cat Ba - Hai Phong, Hai Tien - Thanh Hoa will all have the fastest access to the rigorous standards of world-renowned 5-star resorts," he added. The BCI Asia Awards have been held annually since 2005, where the BCI Media Group and its judges help provide an overview of the architecture and construction industry in the region by recognizing the various architects & developers. They have had a significant impact on the Vietnamese market. About Flamingo Group Established in 1996, Flamingo Group has constantly been developing with exponential growth in many industries: leisure, real estate, tourism, hospitality services, construction, architecture, etc. Motivated by an ambitious desire for Vietnamese brands to achieve international reach with world-class products and services, Flamingo Group is now recognized as a leading leisure realty and hospitality developer in Vietnam and the surrounding region, with a series of renowned projects and a hall of fame including 65 prestigious national and global awards.

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REXFORD INDUSTRIAL ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF ANGELA KLEIMAN TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

REXFORD INDUSTRIAL | December 28, 2021

Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc. (the "Company" or "Rexford Industrial") (NYSE: REXR), a real estate investment trust focused on creating value by investing in and operating industrial properties located in Southern California infill markets, today announced that Angela Kleiman has been appointed as an independent director to the Company's Board of Directors effective December 31, 2021. Ms. Kleiman is currently Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Essex Property Trust (NYSE: ESS), a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) and an S&P 500 company. Essex acquires, develops, redevelops and manages multifamily residential properties in select West Coast markets. Ms. Kleiman leads operations, which includes asset and property management, technology and data analytics, research and redevelopment. Ms. Kleiman previously served as the Essex Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2015 to 2020 and managed the Essex Private Equity platform from 2009 to 2015. Prior to joining Essex, Ms. Kleiman held roles in institutional investment management and investment banking including Senior Equity Analyst and Vice President of Investor Relations at Security Capital and Vice President within J.P. Morgan's Real Estate & Lodging Investment Banking Group. Ms. Kleiman began her career in real estate development management in 1991. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management. She is a member of NAREIT and the National Multifamily Housing Council. We are excited to add Angela to Rexford Industrial's Board of Directors, Angela brings a wide breadth of real estate industry knowledge and valuable experience in the areas of operations, finance and real estate investments. We look forward to benefiting from her engagement and guidance as we continue to grow our platform and create value for our shareholders by investing in the infill Southern California industrial market." Diana Ingram, Director and Chairperson of the Company's Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. In connection with Rexford Industrial's ongoing pursuit of enhanced board diversity and refreshment, Peter Schwab will be retiring from the Board at the end of his current term and will not stand for re-election. Mr. Schwab's decision was not due to any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to its operations, policies or practices. We are thankful for Peter's many years of service to the Company, having served on the board since 2014. At the same time, we look forward to Angela joining the Board as we continue to add new perspectives and expertise." Richard S. Ziman, Chairman of Rexford Industrial. About Rexford Industrial Rexford Industrial, a real estate investment trust focused on creating value by investing in and operating industrial properties throughout Southern California infill markets, owns 288 properties with approximately 36.1 million rentable square feet and manages an additional 20 properties with approximately 1.0 million rentable square feet.

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MWest Holdings Acquires Newly Constructed Class-A Long Beach Apartment Community

MWest Holdings | February 28, 2022

MWest Holdings, a Los Angeles-based real estate company with over 2 million square feet of residential and commercial property across the U.S., announced today that it has acquired 442 Residences, a five-story, 94-unit multifamily asset in Downtown Long Beach. We are thrilled to expand our California portfolio in the Long Beach submarket. With a prominent location in a growing metropolitan market, nearby business centers, and public transportation, 442 Residences provides quality housing for this dynamic area. It also has abundant outdoor amenity spaces and refined interiors that are attractive to residents of the community." Karl Slovin, President of MWest Holdings. Built in 2019, 442 Residences is comprised of studio, one- and two-bedroom loft-style units ranging from 524 to 1,043 square feet, with 9'9" to 11'1" ceiling heights, oversize balconies and wrap-around outdoor terraces, designer kitchens, washer and dryers, keyless entry doors, and smart thermostats. Residents have access to an array of high-end amenities including an ocean view roof deck, outdoor movie lounge, a hotel-inspired lobby, outdoor yoga and cardio areas, a state-of-the-art fitness studio, secure underground parking with EV charging stations, and an onsite bike share and e-scooter hub. Located in the center of Downtown Long Beach, 442 Residences is well-positioned in a walkable neighborhood with a variety of nearby shopping and dining options, and a thriving area for business. It is directly across from the new Long Beach Civic Center, home of City Hall, Port of Long Beach headquarters, and the Main Library. About MWest Holdings. MWest Holdings is an experienced real estate company with over 2 million square feet of residential and commercial property across the United States. Founded in 1991, MWest is known for creating innovative development solutions that instill a sense of neighborhood and integrity and create a lasting, tangible value. As a highly successful and stable owner of real estate, MWest has continually employed sound business practices, low leverage, and stringent underwriting guidelines for each investment opportunity. The company's success is anchored in a philosophy that imagination is the only limiting factor to growth.

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