Transwestern Investment Company announces its new name, Pearlmark Real Estate Partners, and Chicago headquarters relocation.

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Real Estate principal firm, Transwestern Investment Company, recently announced its new name, Pearlmark Real Estate Partners. This new branding and headquarters relocation marks the end of its affiliation with Texas-based Transwestern and reflects a management-led buyout that closed at year-end 2010.

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“The name change to Pearlmark Real Estate Partners marks an exciting new phase in the growth of our firm as we continue to work closely with our institutional investment partners to provide outstanding results,” stated Stephen R. Quazzo

Real Estate principal firm, Transwestern Investment Company, recently announced its new name, Pearlmark Real Estate Partners. Since its founding in 1996, the firm has invested over $11 billion in office, industrial, retail, and multifamily assets, as well as mezzanine loans throughout the United States. This new branding and headquarters relocation marks the end of its affiliation with Texas-based Transwestern and reflects a management-led buyout that closed at year-end 2010.

Under its new name, Pearlmark Real Estate Partners (“Pearlmark”) will continue to be led by Chief Executive Officer Stephen R. Quazzo, with the experienced and long-standing senior team that remains in place from Transwestern Investment Company. Over the past 15 years, Pearlmark’s executive team has led the acquisition of interests in 470 properties and plans to build on this proven execution capability in its pursuit of value-add real estate investment strategies nationwide. Currently, Pearlmark oversees approximately $4 billion of U.S. commercial real estate investments.

Pearlmark also recently relocated its Chicago, IL headquarters to 200 West Madison from its previous space at 150 North Wacker. The new headquarters location at 200 West Madison is a Pearlmark investment made on behalf of one of its existing funds. Other national offices in Denver, Los Angeles and New York remain the same under the new name.

About Pearlmark Real Estate Partners:
Pearlmark Real Estate Partners, L.L.C. is a principal-oriented, private equity real estate investment firm that pursues U.S. investment strategies through a series of institutional equity fund vehicles. Pearlmark’s private equity investments are organized under three platforms: (1) the Aslan private equity investment funds, targeting office, retail and industrial assets; (2) the multifamily private equity investment funds, targeting institutional-quality rental apartment properties; and (3) the high-yield debt funds. Over the last 15 years, Pearlmark has sponsored 13 private real estate investment funds and together with its capital partners, including insurance companies, public and private pension funds, foundations and endowments, banks, corporations, and high net worth investors, has committed nearly $4 billion of equity capital. The company currently employs 60 professionals and is based in Chicago with offices in Denver, Los Angeles and New York.

For more information about Pearlmark Real Estate Partners, please visit our website at http://www.pearlmarkrealestate.com.

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