The Hampshire Companies: A Driving Force in Real Estate Investment Market

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The Hampshire Companies, a full service, private real estate investment fund manager with equity in assets valued at over $1.5 billion, reports that it completed 77 closed transactions totaling 5.2 million square feet of space with a value of $1.1 billion during 2007. The company sets its sights on an even more successful 2008.

The Hampshire Companies, a full service, private real estate investment fund manager with equity in assets valued at over $1.5 billion, reports that it completed 77 closed transactions totaling 5.2 million square feet of space with a value of $1.1 billion during 2007. The company sets its sights on an even more successful 2008.

"2007 proved to be a record year for us," said James E. Hanson II, President and CEO of The Hampshire Companies. "We were successful in completing the capitalization for Hampshire Partners Fund VII, Hampshire's $350 million institutional real estate investment fund, recapitalizing Hampshire Partners Fund VI, and continue to strengthen our investor portfolios while broadening our scope with new up and coming investment opportunities. Looking forward to 2008, we will continue to be a driving force in the real estate investment marketplace throughout the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic Region."

The Hampshire Companies continues to aggressively seek new acquisitions and deliver superior, above-market returns to its investors of the following Funds:
•The Hampshire Generational Fund, one of the firm's private equity real estate investment funds tailored to high net worth investors, which closed 2007 at $240 million of equity
•Hampshire Partners Fund VI, Hampshire's $235 million institutional real estate investment fund
•The Hampshire Partners Fund VII, Hampshire's $350 million institutional real estate investment fund
In total, The Hampshire Companies acquired 37 buildings in 2007, which included a mixture of industrial, retail and office properties located predominately in the growth corridors of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. The company also secured 80 leases which totaled 2.4 million square feet and crossed over $850 million under management.

To learn more about The Hampshire Companies and its Funds please visit http://www.hampshireco.com.

The Hampshire Generational Fund, LLC, is a commingled, discretionary real estate investment fund. The Fund caters to high net worth individual investors who are looking to diversify their investment portfolio by investing in real estate. The goal of the Fund is to invest in quality income producing assets that will appreciate over time and produce stable cash flow in order to generate quarterly distributions to our investors.

Hampshire Partners Fund VI is a commingled, discretionary value-added real estate investment fund. The goal of Hampshire Partners Fund VI is to deliver superior, above-market returns to its institutional investors through the acquisition, repositioning and operation of investment-grade properties in attractive locations. The focus of investment for this value-add fund is on industrial, retail and suburban office product located in the growth corridors of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.

Hampshire Partners Fund VII is a commingled, discretionary value-added real estate investment fund. The goal of Hampshire Partners Fund VII is to deliver superior, above-market returns to its institutional investors through the acquisition, repositioning and operation of investment-grade properties in attractive locations. The focus of investment for this value-add fund is on industrial, retail and suburban office products located in the growth corridors of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.

About The Hampshire Companies
The Hampshire Companies is a full-service, private real estate investment fund manager based in Morristown, New Jersey. The Hampshire Companies is a vibrant, dynamic organization that combines creative vision and superior execution, thereby enabling it to create and enhance value in real estate investments in order to consistently outperform the market. Additional information on The Hampshire Companies and its funds is available online at http://www.hampshireco.com.

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