Jupiter Communities and First Guardian Group to Manage University Commons Student Housing Project in Minnesota

Announces Collaboration with Eagle Law Group and First Guardian Group to Serve TIC Ownership Groups

Mar 21, 2011, 12:53 ET from Jupiter Communities

CHICAGO, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jupiter Communities, a national multifamily property management firm, announced today that, in conjunction with First Guardian Group Asset Management, they have taken over management of University Commons in Minneapolis, Minnesota. University Commons is a premier student-housing complex with 164 units and 480 beds located just a few blocks from the University of Minnesota campus.

The University Commons project was recently transitioned from previous management through the combined efforts of First Guardian Group, Jupiter Communities, and the Eagle Law Group (David Fogg and Paul Mangiantini).The trio actively seeks to bring their combined knowledge and expertise to bear to meet the needs of TIC ownership groups.

Jupiter Communities, LLC, a subsidiary of RAIT Financial Trust, is a full-service multifamily property management company with approximately 12,600 apartment units under management nationwide. The leadership at Jupiter Communities has more than 50 years of industry experience managing and maximizing the value of apartment communities across the nation, giving it the ability to offer expert advice and superior services including property management, valuations and market studies, accounting, due diligence, dispositions, and construction management. For more information, please visit www.jupitercommunities.com or contact Kellie DeVilbiss at 312-924-1601.

First Guardian Group (FGG) is a full-service brokerage firm that manages commercial, multifamily, retail, and student housing properties that are valued in excess of $700 million. The firm currently works with several hundred TIC co-owners and has successfully transitioned many TIC-owned properties from failed sponsors and management firms. FGG also offers financing services including sourcing new loans, restructuring existing loans, and assisting owners with loan workouts and modifications.

We are committed to strong client services, comprehensive transparent reporting and a personalized approach to investor relations. Our goal is to keep investors informed while minimizing the time and effort required to protect their investments.  Our management team is highly accessible and available to consult with clients. We also provide accurate and timely tax reporting information on our investment funds, making our working relationship completely transparent.

Learn more at www.firstguardiangroup.com or contact us at 408.392.8822.

About the Eagle Law Center

The Eagle Law Center specializes in real estate law and in dispute and conflict resolution. David Fogg, Esq. is a former real estate broker and has assisted hundreds of TIC owners in dealing with legal and management matters. His firm is a leader in establishing best practices in dealing with owners of DBSI sponsored real estate investments and is highly regarded by clients as seeking cost effective solutions to complex legal real estate matters.  He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Idaho and also holds a Master's of Science & Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Technology. For more information, please visit www.fogglawoffice.com  or call 208.246.8848.

SOURCE Jupiter Communities