C-III commenced operations with the purchase of Centerline Capital Group’s institutional real estate debt fund management and commercial mortgage loan servicing businesses in March 2010. Since that time, C-III has successfully launched mortgage origination, investment sales and title insurance businesses and it has expanded its principal investment, loan origination, fund management, and primary and special loan servicing businesses. In August 2011, C-III announced that it had acquired the special servicing and CDO management businesses of JER Partners. In June 2011, C-III announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire NAI Global, which is the largest world-wide network of independent commercial property services companies that provide property management, leasing, investment sales brokerage and ancillary commercial real estate services. That transaction has not yet closed.
“The USRG and PWM acquisitions represent C-III’s next step in creating a fully diversified commercial real estate services company,” said Andrew L. Farkas, Chief Executive Officer of C-III and the former founder and Chief Executive Officer of Insignia Financial Group, Inc. “With the same leadership team that built Insignia, C-III is focused on building a diversified real estate services company designed to meet the demands of all constituents in the commercial real estate industry in today’s environment. We are confident that USRG, its management team and its strong client relationships will make valuable contributions toward achieving C-III’s goals, and we look forward to serving USRG’s clients and enhancing and expanding the services C-III and USRG can provide to them.”
“Joining forces with C-III and Andrew Farkas is a very exciting opportunity for USRG to accelerate the national expansion strategy we began a year ago,” said Fenstermacher, who will continue as President of USRG. “This transaction will position USRG to continue providing first class property management services to our loyal clients within our current markets and enable us to provide great service wherever our clients choose to invest. This transaction also presents a tremendous opportunity for our employees to grow within our organization,” Fenstermacher added.
Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.