SOURCE: The Carlton Group

The Carlton Group

November 02, 2015 14:42 ET

Top Real Estate Deal Maker Howard Michaels of The Carlton Group Visiting Abu Dhabi, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait and Dubai

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 2, 2015) - Top real estate dealmaker and Carlton Group Chairman Howard Michaels and senior executives are one of the sponsors of the Super Return Middle East 2015 Conference in Dubai November 8 - 11. However, starting this week, Mr. Michaels is meeting with investors in Abu Dhabi, Qatar, and Dubai on November 2-10 to discuss the more than $6 billion in real estate transactions which Carlton controls, most of which are in Manhattan and Western Europe.

Mr. Michaels is one of the top real estate deal makers in the Unites States having closed over $125 billion in real estate transactions including billion dollar transactions at the General Motors Building in Manhattan, 20 Times Square in Manhattan and Park Lane Hotel in Manhattan, the Bank of America Tower in San Francisco and the Four Seasons Hotel in Milan, Italy, to name just a few of the many deals Mr. Michaels has completed.

About Howard Michaels and The Carlton Group
Howard L. Michaels, age 59, is the Owner, Chairman and Founder of The Carlton Group which has been in business since 1991. Mr. Michaels was at the forefront of the securitized finance business going back to 1994 and Carlton, under his leadership, has completed well over $125 billion of structured finance, equity joint ventures, investment sales and principal investments.

Carlton also is a principal investor and has owned and managed in excess of 3 million square feet as the managing member and also has significant investment interests in well over $1 billion of real estate with clients of the firm.

In general, Carlton is a "situational investor and advisor" and specializes in completing large, often complicated time sensitive transactions. The firm enjoys worldwide relationships which allows it to fund development and transitional assets especially when capital needs to be raised quickly or when a multi-tranche capital stack is required in order to maximize terms and/or pricing.

The firm is well known for arranging joint ventures and equity partnerships between international capital partners and local operating partners. To this point Carlton, within the last 20 months, has completed over $6 billion of transactions with Middle Eastern and Asian investors particularly on large Manhattan development and transitional assets.

Mr. Michaels has an established reputation as one of the top deal makers in the United States (and globally), and has arranged capital for such notable transactions as The General Motors Building, 666 Fifth Avenue, Trump SoHo and the Starrett-Lehigh Building in New York, Bank of America Tower in San Francisco, Sears Tower in Chicago as well as the EUR 230 million recapitalization of the Four Seasons in Milan, Italy at the low point of the European credit crunch. He is a graduate of American University with a BS in Business Administration and also a supporter of numerous charities.

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