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GWL Acquiring Guggenheim, Creates $3.6B CRE Portfolio with EverWest

GWL Realty Advisors Inc. is acquiring Guggenheim Real Estate LLC (GRE), the real estate private equity platform of Guggenheim Investments. GRE manages gross assets of $1.8 billion through fund vehicles investing in the multifamily, office, industrial, retail, self-storage and seniors housing sectors, as well as public REIT investments.

Terms of the transaction, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2018, were not disclosed. The acquisition is being made through its U.S. subsidiary, GWL Realty Advisors U.S. Inc.

GRE was founded in 2001, and has offices in Boston and Charlotte. GRE will combine with EverWest Real Estate Investors, a Denver-based real estate investment management and operating business acquired by GWLRA U.S. in February 2018. The combined platform will comprise $3.6 billion in gross assets, and will be led by EverWest President, Rick Stone.

The CenterCap Group, LLC acted as financial advisor to GWL Realty Advisors U.S.

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