SOURCE: Carlton Group

Carlton Group

August 28, 2015 12:42 ET

Manhattan-Based Carlton Group Bringing $3B in Investment Opportunities to China, Singapore

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 28, 2015) - With investors nervously watching the Shanghai stock market, Chinese are now the biggest foreign investor of American real estate. Chinese buyers have poured $28.6 billion into U.S. real estate in the past year, more than double the amount spent by Canadians, the second most active buyers, according to the National Association of Realtors. The serious volatility in China's domestic stock market -- shares in Shanghai plunged 8.5 percent on Monday and lost more ground overnight -- is seen as increasing demand for U.S. real estate, not hindering it.

Based on the slowing down of the real estate market in China, we are finding that more and more investors there are eager to look for investments in gateway cities like Manhattan, London and Los Angeles. Carlton noticed this trend almost two years ago, and has completed more than $2 billion of U.S. transactions with Asian investors.

Investing in Manhattan is quite attractive for overseas investors, given the relatively stable currency and the prospective growth in key markets in the United States. It is much more favorable than what investors are finding in China -- especially right now. "In fact," remarked Carlton Chairman Howard L. Michaels, "we just closed a $125 million equity check for a $1 billion dollar transaction in TriBeCa with a group with three major Asian investors who collaborated to invest in a highly desirable luxury condominium project which is expected to make a very substantial profit."

Founded in 1991, Manhattan-Based Carlton Group is an international real estate investment banking firm that specializes in arranging equity partnerships and executing large, complex, often multi-tranche equity and debt transactions for large development and trophy assets. The firm has offices throughout the United States and Europe and has consummated well in excess of $125 billion of transactions for its high-profile roster of clients. Carlton's expertise includes arranging passive promotable equity, typically raising 80-95 percent of the equity to facilitate client transactions by introducing capital partners with local developers. Moreover, Carlton also offers direct transactions to Chinese developers who often want to develop by themselves without a partner.

Given the strong demand for profitable U.S. and European real estate projects, the Carlton Asian team has already set up meetings with more than 50 leading Chinese investors and we love to include any of your transactions in our discussions. Carlton has completed over $2 billion of recent transactions with Asian investors.

Carlton's Asian team led by Cher Chang, Nick Chen, Howard Michaels, and Kevin Swill would like to meet with new clients to learn what kind of transactions they are looking for and introduce them to appropriate investment opportunities.

Their travel schedule is as follows:

Singapore - August 31st to September 2nd
Hong Kong - September 3rd to 6th
Beijing - September 7th - 9th
Shanghai - September 10th - 13th

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