NEW YORK, NY - Fortress Investment Group LLC announced today that affiliates of certain Fortress managed funds have agreed to acquire CW Financial Services (branded as "CWCapital"), a market-leading provider of servicing, special servicing, investment management, advisory and origination capabilities with a specific focus on commercial and multifamily real estate debt. Fortress has agreed to acquire CWCapital from majority shareholder Otera US Holding Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Closing of the transaction is expected during the third quarter subject to regulatory approvals and closing conditions. Beekman Advisors, Inc. served as advisor to CWCapital.
Source: Fortress Investment Group
Founded in 1972, CWCapital manages, invests in, originates, and advises on commercial and multifamily real estate debt products. Over the past eight years, the company has grown organically and through strategic acquisitions to become one of the leading commercial and multifamily real estate debt platforms in the U.S. As of April 30, 2010, CWCapital was the investment manager, servicer or special servicer for a portfolio of US $183.6 billion of loans and securities. With over US $160 billion of named special servicing assignments, CWCapital is the second-largest special servicer in the United States and is a significant Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHA lender servicing over $11.5 billion of multifamily and commercial loans.
Fortress has broad, global capabilities in real estate, credit and structured finance. These capabilities, combined with CWCapital's origination, servicing and special servicing expertise, result in a unique capacity to participate in, and benefit from, the real estate market's recovery and reconstitution.
Fortress is a leading global investment manager founded in 1998. Fortress offers alternative and traditional investment products. For more information regarding Fortress Investment Group LLC or to be added to our e-mail distribution list, please visit www.fortress.com.
CW Financial Services is a unique, vertically integrated commercial real estate debt platform comprised of CWCapital LLC, CWCapital Investments LLC and CW Capital Asset Management LLC. Offering a full range of products and services including multifamily lending, servicing, special servicing, consulting and investment management, CW Financial Services employs approximately 350 professionals in 14 offices nationwide. For more information, visit www.cwcapital.com.