FAIRWAY, Kan., June 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mariner Real Estate Management, a real estate investment management firm that invests and manages more than $1.13 billion in assets1 and has originated $968 million of loans located throughout the United States, today announced the launch of Platform Ventures. As a part of this launch, both Mariner Real Estate Management and its affiliate, RealtyClub Investment Advisors, have rebranded to Platform Ventures.2
The new brand is intended to more accurately reflect the firm's position as a "platform" for various real estate-related ventures. In recent years, the firm has expanded its scope of services from fund-level investments to also include entity-level investments such as Silverwest Hotels, AREA Real Estate Advisors and Pillar Financial.3 In addition, the firm created RealtyClub, an online access point for registered investment advisors to provide accredited investors with investment opportunities sponsored by the firm and its trusted partners.
According to Ryan Anderson, co-president of Platform Ventures, "When we took on the name Mariner Real Estate Management in 2008, we were focused on providing distressed real estate investment opportunities to accredited investors. Since that time, we have experienced rapid growth and have developed into a diversified real estate investment company focused on providing opportunities to both institutional and accredited investors. I believe our new brand more accurately reflects the wide scope of opportunities we offer through our expanded platform."
The firm's major initiatives include:
- A continued focus on the firm's main business, which is to identify what the team believes are attractive commercial real estate opportunities for its fund investment business, including both single and multi-asset funds, and debt origination business2
- A joint venture with Silverwest Hotels, a hotel investment and management company that invests in, develops and manages hotels throughout the United States
- Ownership in AREA Real Estate Advisors, a commercial real estate company which specializes in retail, office and industrial tenant representation and project leasing as well as property management and consulting
- The development of Platform Technologies, a real estate investment technology affiliate focused on providing commercial real estate applications to operators of commercial real estate as well as financial advisors and investors. The firm has a dedicated team of individuals working to assist the investments team in using new technology applications to enhance our investment process. RealtyClub is one such application that provides access to institutional quality investment opportunities for advisors and their accredited investor clients
It is important to note that the firm's ultimate ownership, key professionals and driving business objectives remain unchanged. Individuals will continue to work with the same team in the same roles as before the rebrand.
"Our goal is to provide custom solutions specifically designed to meet the needs of real estate investors," said Terry Anderson, co-president of Platform Ventures. "Our diverse team of professionals works to identify distinct opportunities tailored to investors' needs with a goal of providing value and diversification to a portfolio. I believe our firm's new brand signals the start of a new chapter for us, and I look forward to what the future holds for our partners and investors."
About Platform Ventures
Platform Ventures is a firm that, through certain asset management subsidiaries, manages and invests in real estate, real estate-related assets, real estate technologies and real estate-focused companies located throughout the United States. Platform's experienced team seeks to add value to client portfolios by applying its knowledge of the long-term cycles and macro-economic trends that shape the real estate market in order to create price-to-value dislocations.
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Disclaimer: All information herein is relating to general business information and is intended for informational purposes only. Nothing herein constitutes an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security and may not be relied upon in connection with the purchase or sale of any security. In addition, nothing herein constitutes investment advice.
1 Please note, this does not represent Regulatory Assets Under Management as defined by the SEC.
2 Investment advisory services are provided by Platform Investments, the registered investment advisory firm. Please note, registration of an investment adviser does not imply any level of skill or training.
3 Please note that, although the firm previously owned a minority interest in Pillar Financial, it does not currently. This minority interest was owned at the time when the company was Mariner Real Estate Management and neither Platform Ventures nor Platform Investments have any current ownership interest in Pillar Financial.
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