SOURCE: Varde; The True Life Companies

Varde; The True Life Companies

March 23, 2015 08:15 ET

Varde and The True Life Companies Forge Strategic Alliance

MINNEAPOLIS, MN AND SAN RAMON, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 23, 2015) - In a move that dramatically increases its stature as a major supplier of lots and land to America's top homebuilders, The True Life Companies (TTLC) has entered into a strategic alliance with Värde Partners, a $10 billion alternative investment firm based in Minneapolis, MN. The alliance provides TTLC with access to a reliable global capital partner who has extensive experience in the single-family residential development and homebuilding industry. In turn, Värde gains access to TTLC's solidly established resources and capabilities specializing in strategic land acquisition, entitlement and disposition throughout the Western United States.

Scott Clark, President and CEO of TTLC, commented, "Our relationship with Värde gives us a unique opportunity to accelerate our aggressive growth objectives by teaming with a substantial institutional capital partner, and industry leader, who understands our business and shares our vision. For both of us, this is a recipe for significant expansion."

Brendan Bosman, of Värde Partners, stated, "The True Life Companies is a strong match for us because they have already established themselves as a premier player in the single-family residential market by owning or controlling more than 7,500 lots in the Western U.S. They have a solid foundation and an experienced management team that we can align with our extensive capital base to achieve considerable scale."

The TTLC-Värde partnership is already off to an auspicious start. In just the first few months working together, the companies have deployed more than $50 million in capital in support of three new projects collectively representing nearly 1,400 prime home sites in Silicon Valley, Elk Grove/Sacramento and North San Diego County, CA.

TTLC has projects in various stages of entitlement throughout the United States. Headquartered in San Ramon, CA, the company maintains regional offices in Phoenix, AZ; Sacramento, CA, Newport Beach, CA, San Diego, CA and Denver, CO. For more information regarding TTLC's residential land or recreational master-plan portfolio visit www.TheTrueLifeCompanies.com.

The True Life Companies is a strategic real estate investment and management firm composed of top-tier professionals experienced in all aspects of real estate including acquisitions, development, management and homebuilding. This cohesive team of experts focuses on optimizing value, employing replicable, scalable business models through innovative acquisition and management strategies. For more information regarding TTLC's land acquisition or recreational master-plan portfolio visit www.TheTrueLifeCompanies.com or visit www.facebook.com/thetruelifecompanies.

Värde Partners is a $10 billion global alternative investment firm that employs a credit-oriented, value-based approach to investing across a broad array of geographies, segments and asset types, including corporate credit, residential mortgages, real estate, specialty finance, transportation and infrastructure. Värde has extensive presence in the residential development market with over $700 million in equity invested since 2010. Founded in 1993 Värde Partners employs 200 people with offices in Minneapolis, London and Singapore.

Contact Information

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    Fran Bangert
    Kovach Marketing for The True Life Companies
    714-335-9646
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    Paula Prahl
    Varde Partners
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