January 30, 2013 § Leave a comment
The Carlton Group has developed a reputation as one of the premier advisers for both equity and debt placement, with a focus on the construction and redevelopment of commercial and residential real estate. We are able to quickly secure financing for a range of transactions, and we are known for our highly favorable terms. The Carlton Group employs a broad spectrum of equity and debt solutions to offer institutional and high-net-worth individuals some of the most flexible financial solutions available anywhere.
Owners and operators come to the Carlton Group primarily for assistance with acquisitions and major recapitalizations. The Carlton Group finds less expensive alternatives to existing capital that allow owners to retain management control over their real estate assets. We achieve this goal by accessing pools of non-traditional capital, held by overseas investors seeking an entry point into the U.S. real estate investment market. Financing of up to 95 percent is available through this model, often more rapidly than through traditional sources.
In addition, the Carlton Group holds expertise in providing innovative debt solutions that may include first mortgages, mezzanine debt, and structured financial products. The company holds a prominent position in the large-scale debt transactions sector, arranging debt-based financing in the range of billions per year. Toward this end, the Carlton Group brings together a diverse range of investors and lenders, from Wall Street investment banks to private investors, developing customizable financing terms tailored to the investment project at hand.
About Gabe Weinert: A Senior Vice President at the Carlton Group, Gabe Weinert provides valuation and structuring services for opportunistic private equity transactions, focused on alternative energy and real estate.
July 30, 2011 § Leave a comment
Senior Vice President Gabe Weinert provides origination and valuation services for many of the Carlton Group’s private equity acquisitions. Here are some highlights from the Carlton Group’s most recent successes, which have totaled nearly $3 billion in equity and debt transactions so far in 2011.
Manhattan Condo Conversion Acquisition for Macklowe Properties
A beautifully preserved, pre-war building on East 72nd Street in New York, the Carlton Group recently confirmed that the 72,000-square-foot property will be converted into condominiums by Macklowe Properties. Carlton Chairman Howard L. Michaels was able to secure a first mortgage for the development of $90 million, along with secondary mortgages totaling approximately $30 million. Macklowe Properties is recognized as one of the most innovative residential property developers working today.
San Francisco Phelan Building Mortgage for Thor Equities
Located on San Francisco’s Market Street, this building is one of the oldest flatiron office buildings in the city. It consists of approximately 52,000 square feet of retail space and 226,000 square feet of office space. Carlton assisted Thor Urban Operating Fund II in acquiring a $75 million first mortgage for the property.
Manhattan Park Avenue Luxury Apartment
One of the few remaining unconverted pre-war apartment buildings in Manhattan, this property is located at Park Avenue and 71st Street in New York. Following fierce competition by several developers, the sale was awarded to Macklowe Properties and financed by the Carlton Group.