Longfellow Real Estate Partners Announces the Closing of Longfellow Strategic Value Fund, a $500 Million Investment Vehicle to Invest in Life Science and Technology Real Estate

June 29, 2018

(Boston, MA/New York, NY) - June 29, 2018 - Longfellow Real Estate Partners has announced that it has successfully closed Longfellow Strategic Value Fund, an investment vehicle with an initial equity capitalization of $500 million. The Fund will target the acquisition, development, and operation of life science and technology real estate across the United States. The new investment vehicle will seek to identify investments in growth markets that support innovation and clustering of knowledge industries.  

 

Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with additional offices in Durham and Morrisville, North Carolina, Longfellow has established itself as a leading player in the life science real estate segment, having aggregated a portfolio totaling over 2.0 million square feet. Longfellow has pursued this strategy since inception in 2009 and has invested capital on behalf of institutional investors through multiple investment vehicles.

 

Longfellow Strategic Value Fund will continue to build upon Longfellow’s expertise and experience in this investment segment. The vehicle will seek to create a diversified portfolio of assets by employing several strategies, including the purchase of stabilized assets, the conversion of properties for use by life science and technology tenants, as well as ground up development of new properties.

 

Adam Sichol, Managing Partner of Longfellow, commented “We are pleased to establish this fund, which will allow us to continue to solidify our position as a market leader in the life sciences and real estate segment.” Additionally, Jamie Peschel, Managing Partner of Longfellow, said “Our confidence in life sciences real estate continues, given its compelling fundamentals and demonstrated growth. This fund will allow us to take advantage of opportunities in markets across the U.S. that are supporting innovation.”

 

Hodes Weill Securities, LLC, a global real estate advisory firm, acted as the exclusive financial advisor and placement agent to Longfellow.

 

 

About Longfellow Real Estate Partners:

Longfellow Real Estate Partners serves the unique demands of science and technology companies and focuses on the most innovative cluster locations in the US. The firm acquires and develops facilities in strategic locations and builds long-term relationships with research-centric organizations including life science companies, universities, medical centers and research institutes. The principals of Longfellow have developed more than 3.5 million square feet of laboratory and high-tech space over their careers including numerous high profile projects on the East Coast. The Company’s institutional capabilities and entrepreneurial vision enable Longfellow to deliver high-quality laboratories and innovation space while satisfying each tenant’s unique requirements. For more information about Longfellow, please contact info@lfrep.com or visit www.lfrep.com.

 

 

 

About Hodes Weill & Associates:

 

Hodes Weill & Associates is a real estate advisory firm with a focus on the investment and funds management industry.* The firm has offices in New York, Denver, Hong Kong and London. Founded in 2009, Hodes Weill provides institutional capital raising for funds, transactions, co-investments and separate accounts; M&A, strategic and restructuring advisory services; and fairness and valuation analyses. Clients include investment and fund managers, institutional investors, lenders, property owners and other participants in the institutional real estate market. For more information, please contact info@hodesweill.com or visit at www.hodesweill.com.

*All U.S. regulated capital market and securities advisory services are provided by Hodes Weill Securities, LLC, a registered broker-dealer with the SEC, and a member of FINRA and SIPC, and internationally, by non-U.S. Hodes Weill affiliates.

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All U.S. regulated capital market and securities advisory services are provided by Hodes Weill Securities, LLC, a registered broker-dealer with the SEC, and a member of FINRA and SIPC, and internationally, by non-U.S. Hodes Weill affiliates.