With this investment, Cushman & Wakefield acquires a 40% stake in Greystone’s Agency, FHA and Servicing businesses
CHICAGO - Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK), a leading global real estate services firm, announced today that it finalized its strategic investment of $500 million in Greystone, a leading national commercial real estate finance company, acquiring a 40% stake in Greystone’s Agency, FHA and Servicing businesses.
With this investment, Cushman & Wakefield and Greystone have officially closed and entered into a previously announced strategic joint venture to deliver best-in-class advisory services and capital solutions to existing, joint and new clients of both firms nationwide. Greystone intends to use the capital to create innovative product offerings which will position the company for future expansion.
“Our goal is to build the finest multifamily platform in the country, and by integrating our respective capabilities, we can now offer our clients a seamless, full-service advisory experience,” said Andrew McDonald, Chief Executive, Americas, Cushman & Wakefield.
Greystone is a top multifamily lender, including HUD, Fannie Mae DUS®, Freddie Mac Optigo®, and bridge financing, now giving Cushman & Wakefield’s client base more direct access to a broad range of debt products for property acquisition, refinancing or substantial rehab / new construction. In turn, Cushman & Wakefield brings a well-established network of advisory professionals in core U.S. markets, enabling both firms, together, to offer commercial property investors a holistic, one-stop approach.
“By bringing together our areas of expertise, we are committed to leading the multifamily market,” said Stephen Rosenberg, Founder and CEO, Greystone. “This strategic joint venture and investment in Greystone significantly enhances the ability to execute on our clients’ investment strategies and our own plan for growth.”
About Cushman & Wakefield
Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) is a leading global real estate services firm that delivers exceptional value for real estate occupiers and owners. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest real estate services firms with approximately 50,000 employees in over 400 offices and 60 countries. In 2020, the firm had revenue of $7.8 billion across core services of property, facilities and project management, leasing, capital markets, valuation and other services. To learn more, visit www.cushmanwakefield.com or follow @CushWake on Twitter.
Greystone is a private national commercial real estate finance company with an established reputation as a leader in multifamily and healthcare finance, having ranked as a top FHA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac lender in these sectors. Loans are offered through Greystone Servicing Company LLC, Greystone Funding Company LLC and/or other Greystone affiliates. For more information, visit www.greystone.com.
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