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BGL Expands Its Real Estate Capital Markets Business

June 25, 2014

Cleveland, Ohio, June 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL) (www.bglco.com), a leading middle market investment bank, is pleased to announce the formation of Brown Gibbons Lang Real Estate Partners (BGLRP).

BGLRP (www.bglco.com/real_estate) provides advisory services to owners and investors that are interested in monetizing, recapitalizing, or acquiring commercial real estate assets, as well as developers and owner-users in providing debt and equity financing solutions for new projects. This new division extends BGL's existing real estate investment banking platform into investment sales. 

"Commercial real estate investment sales is a logical extension of our growing real estate advisory team," said Michael Gibbons, BGL founder and senior managing director. "Our clients will benefit from the strong synergies across the company's services and industry sector teams."

BGLRP operates in all U.S. markets, representing private and institutional clients in Healthcare, Commercial, Industrial, and Self-Storage real estate. The team's principals are veterans that bring extensive and broad expertise across the focus industry sectors, with collective experience representing over $5 billion in transaction volume. By utilizing leading-edge financial, marketing, legal, and tax strategies, BGLRP delivers best-in-class representation and advisory services to assist our clients in pursuing advanced strategies and maximizing the value of their real estate assets.

With access to BGL's resources and extensive market reach, BGLRP offers the specialized expertise, local market knowledge, and personalized service found in boutique firms, while leveraging the scope, scale, and breadth of a global investment banking and real estate advisory firm. BGL is able to bring clients a deep industry knowledge from its dedicated sector teams, and a broad product capability from its corporate finance and real estate advisory groups, creating an integrated approach to long-term sustainable client relationships.

"We have established a unique position in the marketplace, having built a real estate investment banking team that can deliver a seamless blend of advisory and transactional services," said Anthony Delfre, managing director in BGL's real estate advisory group.

Christopher L. Stai joins as a managing director based in Newport Beach, Calif., and Clinton J. Parker as a managing director based in San Antonio. Mr. Stai and Mr. Parker will lead BGL's efforts in healthcare real estate advisory. Also joining the healthcare real estate team are Jay J. Crotty, senior vice president, based in Tampa and Darian G. Padua as an associate in San Antonio. Brian J. Lenahan joins as senior vice president in Cleveland, focusing on industrial real estate. Thomas A. Doyle joins as an associate in Tampa, focusing on self-storage real estate.

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About Brown Gibbons Lang & Company

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company is a leading independent investment bank serving the middle market. BGL specializes in mergers and acquisitions advisory services, debt and equity placements, financial restructuring advice, and valuations and fairness opinions, with global industry teams in Consumer Products & Retail Services, Energy & Environmental Services, Healthcare & Life Sciences,  Industrials, Metals & Metals Processing, and Real Estate. BGL has offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Newport Beach, San Antonio, and Tampa, in addition to Global M&A partner offices in more than 50 countries across five continents, which allows us to deliver to our clients unparalleled access to corporations, investors, and opportunities globally. For more information, please visit www.bglco.com.

CONTACT: Contact: Patricia Maldonado 305-490-8831 patricia@littlefishmedia.net



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