News – Bridge Investment Group Acquires Fairlead Commercial Real Estate to build its Office Management Investment Platform – Bridge Investment Group
Bridge Investment Group Partners, LLC (“Bridge”) announced today the acquisition of Fairlead Commercial Real Estate, LLC and Fairlead Capital Partners, LLC (collectively, “Fairlead”).
Bridge principals have invested in value added office assets since 1991, often working with Fairlead and other operating and investment partners. Since 2009, Bridge has acquired 37 office buildings and currently manages over 5.5 million square feet of space. Fairlead has distinguished itself as a productive and effective acquirer, operator and manager of office assets.
Bridge and Fairlead recognized the strategic opportunity to combine forces and take advantage of the enormous current potential in the commercial office sector of the US real estate market. Jeff Shaw and John Ward, key principals of Fairlead, will be joining Bridge to expand its office investment and management platform. Jeff and John have 24 and 18 years of experience respectively in the commercial office sector. With them, they bring a team of 45 professionals who currently lease, asset manage, and property manage over 4 million square feet of commercial office real estate.
Robert Morse, Chairman of Bridge-IGH said “We are delighted to welcome the Fairlead operating platform and professionals to our Firm. After years of working together, we appreciate the professionalism, dedication and operating expertise of the Fairlead professionals, and believe that we can collectively create success in the office sector.”
Jeff Shaw, CEO of Fairlead elaborated “This merger is a natural progression in the Fairlead and Bridge evolution, representing the full expression of our common work ethic, culture, and office investment strategy. We are now able to use our operational expertise in commercial office to boost Bridge’s already exceptional operating platforms. This with Bridge’s powerful fund raising abilities and long record of success across multiple investment lines, provides a full service and fully integrated platform to take advantage of the next cycle of investment opportunity.”
About Bridge Investment Group Partners
Bridge is a SEC-registered investment adviser with $6.7 billion AUM. The principals have 25 years of successful investing experience in the multifamily, office, seniors housing and CRE-backed fixed income sectors. Bridge manages private equity funds, separately managed accounts, co-investments, and joint ventures. A vertically-integrated real estate platform, Bridge and its affiliates collectively employ over 1,000 people and manage assets across 22 states and over 50 metropolitan statistical areas.
Fairlead specializes in commercial office acquisitions, asset management, brokerage leasing, property management, and construction services. Fairlead has a current portfolio of 28 buildings in five states.
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