April 01, 2014

CenterSquare Announces Value-Added Fund III, L.P. for Institutional Investors

BNY Mellon Investment Management Boutique Seeking $500 Million in Limited Partner Commitments for Third Value-Add Real Estate Fund

NEW YORK, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CenterSquare Investment Management, Inc., the suburban Philadelphia, PA-based real estate specialist for BNY Mellon, has launched CenterSquare Value-Added Fund III, L.P.  The fund will invest in middle-market, transitional real estate assets in the U.S., focusing on the office, multifamily, retail, industrial, parking and hospitality sectors.

The fund, which is limited to qualified purchasers, is expected to raise $500 million, with the first closing date anticipated in the second quarter of 2014 and the final closing date anticipated in the second quarter of 2015.  CenterSquare said the fund plans to acquire properties with total capitalizations ranging from $25 million to $75 million.

The fund will implement a value-added strategy, focusing on acquiring and improving assets that require physical upgrades or revisions in their capital structures.  "We believe that a middle market, value-add real estate strategy represents the most attractive space in the market for creating value and reducing risk," said P.J. Yeatman, head of private real estate for CenterSquare.  "Fund III will be an acquirer of transition and a seller of stability."

CenterSquare said that it will leverage the capabilities of its national network of local real estate operating partners to source, underwrite, and execute attractive value-add investment opportunities. CenterSquare also said that the fund is being designed to employ a total return strategy that may include a significant current yield component.

Notes to Editors:

CenterSquare was founded in 1987 under the name "Urdang" with an exclusive focus on institutional investment grade real estate. CenterSquare offers a variety of strategies and products, managing approximately $6.0 billion in public real estate securities through CenterSquare Investment Management, Inc. and approximately $1.8 billion (gross) in debt and private equity real estate investments through CenterSquare Investment Management Holdings, Inc. (together referred to as "CenterSquare"), as of December 31, 2013.  It manages investments for institutional investors and high net worth individuals throughout global markets and across public and private capital sectors.  It is one of the investment boutiques of BNY Mellon Investment Management.

Securities are offered in the U.S. through MBSC Securities Corporation, a registered broker dealer. MBSC Securities Corporation and CenterSquare are both wholly-owned subsidiaries of BNY Mellon.

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