Anderson Joins Katz from Boston’s Wilder Companies; Positioning with Institutional GroupsSeptember 13, 2018 - By The Real Reporter
NEW YORK– Katz Properties is making their launch into partnering with institutional groups. The company has collaborated with Velocis, a private equity real estate fund manager, located in Dallas, Texas. The two organizations have partnered on Brandywine Crossing, a reposition investment in Brandywine, MD. This deal signifies the first institutional joint venture for Katz Properties. To aid in the expansion, Shelley Anderson will be joining as Managing Director of Investors Relations and Marketing. Anderson will implement new strategies and develop new partnerships with institutional investment capital groups, expanding Katz Properties’ capacity for new acquisitions. Anderson will also be responsible for growing the marketing platform and will report directly to managing partners Daniel Katz and Daniel Kaufthal.
Anderson has over ten years’ experience in the real estate industry, having previously worked in acquisitions for groups including Pacific Retail Capital Partners and UBS Realty. Anderson joins Katz Properties from the Wilder Companies of Boston, where she held the position of Director of Acquisitions and Joint Venture Partnerships.
Anderson shared some insight on Katz Properties’ impact on the retail market. “The retail market continues to show a strong demand for operating partnerships that extract unique opportunities…with an investor mindset, Katz is one of the more dynamic and active operators on the East coast,” acknowledged Anderson.
Managing Partner and Principal, Daniel Katz, elaborated on Anderson’s addition. “Ms. Anderson joins our team as an established professional in the industry…her experience working with joint venture partnerships was exactly what we were looking for to fill this role,” extolled Katz. Katz also spoke about the direction the company is heading towards. “Given the success, we are seeing today, we find it to be an optimal time for expansion…the market is favorable to this growth, and our history displays potential for great economic success,” stated Katz.
Since 2009, Katz Properties has completed approximately $1 billion worth of transactions, with current holdings over $725 million across 4.4 million square feet of retail space. In the last year, Katz properties has exponentially exceeded expectations, closing almost $260 million and adding 1.1 million square feet to their portfolio.