Cole Real Estate Investments, Inc. Common Stock Begins Trading on the NYSE

Cole Real Estate Investments, Inc. Common Stock Begins Trading on the NYSE
PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Cole Real Estate Investments, Inc. (NYS: COLE) , a full-scale real estate and investment management firm, today announced that its common stock has begun trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker …
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Cole Real Estate Investments starts trading, drops below Schorsch offer

Cole Real Estate Investments starts trading, drops below Schorsch offer
Shares of Cole Real Estate Investments Inc. dropped 5.2% in their first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange amid a broad market selloff. The stock opened at $ 11.50, below the $ 12 per share offer that American Realty Capital Properties and …
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Longhorn III Investments, LLC Announces the Hiring of Ryan Kimura as the VP of Sales & Business Development

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 30, 2013

Over the past few years Longhorn III Investments, LLC has grown significantly. From starting out as a small funding operation for real estate transactions using their own personal monies, to growing into a regional hard money lender with multiple investor partners, they have been in growth mode for quite awhile. The announcement of hiring Ryan Kimura as the VP of Sales & Business Development just goes to show the market place how much they have grown, the type of professionals they look to hire and how aggressive they are at reaching the next level in their business.

Over the past five years, we have seen a growing need to bring onboard experienced, talented and reputable employees from the industry as Longhorn has grown, said Michael Hoffman, President of Longhorn III Investments, LLC. The first few years it was just myself and the partners expanding the business. As we grew, internally and externally, we built out a sales staff throughout Texas and Missouri. Now Longhorn needs someone to support the representatives we have in place and we think Ryan is the perfect fit! He comes to Longhorn with an extensive background in single family and multi-family real estate investing just from his own personal portfolio. But then you add in the value that he brings with marketing, social media, and knowledge of private & hard money lending, as well as mixing in his vast knowledge on self-directed retirement accounts and we really saw hiring him as a no brainer. We are lucky to have him onboard with us.”

Not all private/hard money lenders are the same. Longhorn III Investments, LLC is your lending partner in real estate investments! Their experience, expertise and access to sister companies that deal with title, legal and/or accounting make Longhorn one of the best additions to your real estate investing power team. The one stop shop for real estate investing services makes them a unique partner that most other companies compete with. Call them for approval today!

I am so elated to be a part of the Longhorn family and the complete suite of services they provide to real estate investors, stated Ryan Kimura, newly anointed VP of Sales & Business Development. Being in the Texas real estate investing industry for the last 5 years with my previous company has allowed me to watch many companies grow. One that I have seen grow and maintain a great reputation in the Texas real estate community was Longhorn. Knowing their reputation in the market, and after speaking with Michael, it made all the sense in the world to come to Longhorn with my strengths & skills. Hopefully, I will be here for many more years to come!”

Longhorn III Investments, LLC corporate office is located at 17950 Preston Road, Suite 230 Dallas, Texas 75252. Longhorn III Investments currently lends in Texas & Missouri and has access to almost $ 20MM in capital to lend from its sister private equity fund, Trident Investments.

Cole Real Estate Investments Completes $3.9 Billion of Commercial Real Estate Transactions in 2012

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) January 15, 2013

Cole Real Estate Investments (Cole), a diversified real estate company, announced it successfully completed more than $ 3.2 billion of real estate-related acquisitions in 2012 and sold approximately $ 670 million of real estate assets for a total of nearly $ 3.9 billion of commercial real estate transactions for the year. The firm finished the year with $ 12.4 billion of total real estate assets under management.

As an industry leader, we continued to see high-quality assets come to market that fit our disciplined investment strategy, which focuses on retail, office and industrial properties occupied by creditworthy tenants on long-term net leases, said Marc Nemer, president and chief executive officer at Cole. We attribute our success in acquiring more than $ 8 billion of core commercial real estate over the past three years to the experience and expertise across our real estate organization, from our in-depth research and strategy to our respected acquisitions team, and on to our rigorous legal and underwriting procedures. Weve also built strong relationships with the commercial real estate brokerage community, developers and owners, and financial institutions that have allowed us to build well-positioned portfolios.

Coles key acquisitions in 2012 included:

$ 1.1 billion of single-tenant retail properties, including a portfolio of 140 Family Dollar stores in a $ 192.1 million sale-leaseback transaction; a Stripes/Road Ranger portfolio of 20 properties for $ 80 million; a Walmart and Costco in Tallahassee, FL, for $ 25.1 million; and a Dollar General portfolio with 32 locations for $ 45.7 million.
$ 1.0 billion of single-tenant office and industrial assets, including four Amazon fulfillment centers in Tennessee and South Carolina for $ 247.4 million; a Merrill Lynch facility in Hopewell, NJ, for $ 135.0 million; a RSA Security property in Bedford, MA, for $ 93.5 million; and the Clorox Campus in Pleasanton, CA, for $ 86.9 million.
$ 894.8 million of multi-tenant retail assets, including the $ 124.0 million purchase of Canarsie Plaza in Brooklyn, NY; Eastland Center in West Covina, CA for $ 147 million; Greenway Commons in Houston, TX, for $ 68.3 million; and Valley Bend in Huntsville, AL, for $ 72.5 million.
$ 226.2 million of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and other debt-related investments.

Overall, these acquisitions included more than 450 total properties, approximately 18.8 million square feet of commercial real estate and 25 classes of CMBS bonds.

The firms active portfolio management was executed on both tactical and strategic levels across its portfolios, resulting in $ 670 million of dispositions. A key sales transaction included City Center Plaza, headquarters for Microsoft Bing, in Bellevue, WA, for nearly $ 375 million after being purchased for $ 310 in 2010.

Other transactions included a portfolio of CVS and Walgreens for $ 69.4 million and Manchester Highlands in St. Louis, MO, for $ 54.0 million.

We believe that active management of our portfolios dispositions and reinvestments aimed at harvesting gains, mitigating risks, or managing tenant and geographic exposures can help to maximize risk-adjusted returns, Nemer added. In 2012 this led us to take gains on some assets, such as City Center Plaza, and redeploy the proceeds into other attractive investment opportunities.

Other key accomplishments for the diversified real estate firm in 2012 included:

Originating 40 loans totaling more than $ 1.7 billion of financing.
Completing 2.5 million square feet of new, renewed and extended leases.
Investing $ 229.1 million in joint venture and build-to-suit transactions.

About Cole Real Estate Investments

Founded in 1979, Cole Real Estate Investments is one of the nations leading acquirers and managers of high-quality, income-producing retail, office and industrial real estate assets. Cole primarily targets net-leased single-tenant and multi-tenant retail properties under long-term leases with creditworthy tenants, as well as single-tenant office and industrial properties, using a conservative investment and financing strategy. According to Real Capital Analytics, a leading industry research firm, Cole has established itself as the No. 1 buyer of all single-tenant assets for the past 10 years. At the end of December 2012, Cole-related entities owned and managed more than 2,040 assets representing approximately 76.4 million square feet of commercial real estate in 47 states, with a combined acquisition cost of more than $ 12.4 billion. To learn more, visit

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release may be considered forward-looking statements that reflect the current views of Cole Real Estate Investments and Coles management with respect to future events. Forward-looking statements about Coles plans, strategies and prospects are based on current information, estimates and projections; they are subject to risks and uncertainties, as well as known and unknown risks, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated. Forward-looking statements are not intended to be a guarantee of any event, action, result, outcome or performance in future periods. Cole does not intend or assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, and the reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on them.

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