Global Growth Trust and Crescent Resources to Develop Charlotte Apartments

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Partnership to invest $33.6 million in luxury apartments

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Global Growth Trust, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on providing capital appreciation for investors, will partner with Crescent Resources to build a 320-unit, Class A luxury garden apartment community in northeast Charlotte, N.C. The 18.6 acre development will cost an estimated $33.6 million. Global Growth Trust will contribute 60 percent of the required equity investment and Crescent will contribute the remaining 40 percent.

The apartment community, named Circle Alexander Village, will feature one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans, and include amenities such as a clubhouse, business center, fitness center, nature trail, dog park and resort-style pool.

Circle Alexander Village is the second joint project between Global Growth Trust and Charlotte-based Crescent Resources. In March 2012, Global Growth Trust announced the pair would develop Circle Crosstown, a $37 million Class A apartment development in Tampa, Fla. That project is under construction and expects to open the first phase in the first quarter of 2013.

“We are excited to move forward on another project with Crescent Resources,” said Andy Hyltin, president of Global Growth Trust. “Circle Alexander Village is a logical choice for the Global Growth Trust portfolio as we continue to seek growth opportunities in the multifamily sector.”

The property is located within University Research Park, three miles from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and near Interstate 85, with convenient access to downtown Charlotte and the greater Charlotte area. Circle Alexander Village will be in the first phase of Alexander Village, a 62-acre mixed-use development that Crescent plans to eventually develop.

Circle Alexander Village will be Global Growth Trust’s second multifamily development in Charlotte. Whitehall Parc, the REIT’s first apartment complex in Charlotte, is under construction and scheduled to be completed in February 2013.

Global Growth Trust is sponsored by an affiliate of CNL Financial Group and advised by CNL Global Growth Advisors, LLC.

Financial advisors can contact the managing dealer of the REIT, CNL Securities, member FINRA/SIPC, at (866) 650-0650 (http://www.CNLSecurities.com).

About Global Growth Trust
Global Growth Trust is a non-traded real estate investment trust with a focused growth philosophy. It intends to take advantage of opportunities in the commercial real estate market, in the United States and internationally. With a flexible investment strategy, the REIT is able to target assets it believes provide the greatest opportunity for growth and capital appreciation. For more information, visit http://www.GrowthTrust.com.

About CNL Financial Group
CNL Financial Group (CNL) is a leading private investment management firm providing global real estate and alternative investments. Since inception in 1973, CNL and/or its affiliates have formed or acquired companies with more than $26 billion in assets. CNL is headquartered in Orlando, Florida. For more information, visit http://www.cnl.com.

About Crescent Resources
Crescent Resources is a real estate development company with interests throughout the southeastern United States. Based in Charlotte and established in 1969, Crescent Resources is known for its single-family, multifamily and resort residential communities. Crescent also develops business and industrial parks and shopping centers. Visit http://www.crescent-resources.com for more information.

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