Round Hill Capital Completes the Acquisition of a Portfolio with 60 Properties and 925 units in Frankfurt, Wiesbaden and other Greater Frankfurt Area locations

Round Hill Capital (“Round Hill”), a leading specialist real estate investment, development and asset management firm, announces the acquisition of a portfolio comprising 60 properties with 925 residential and commercial units located in Frankfurt, Wiesbaden and other towns in the Greater Frankfurt Area with Starwood Capital Group, a leading global private equity firm, and co-investor StepStone Real Estate, a global asset manager and advisor.

Round Hill is one of Europe’s leading accommodation investment management specialists, with over 56,000 units currently under management across Europe. Round Hill and its affiliates currently own and manage over 4,000 units in Germany for several institutional and private clients.

Advisors to the transaction were Simmons & Simmons, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, E&Y, PWC and Forspol.

About Round Hill:

Round Hill is a leading specialist real estate investment, development and asset management firm. Round Hill has a long and proven reputation for successfully identifying and acquiring high quality European real estate.

Round Hill is a highly-focused investor and is experienced in establishing and running first class operating companies, having invested more than €6.5 billion of capital in European real estate assets since its inception in 2002. Round Hill has successfully acquired and managed more than 100,000 residential units across Europe and currently is one of the largest private residential landlords in multiple countries. Round Hill has a significant and growing residential development pipeline across the UK and Continental Europe.

Round Hill has an established track record of generating high risk adjusted returns and invests and asset manages real estate with some of the world’s leading institutions and private investors.

Further information on Round Hill is available at: www.roundhillcapital.com

About Starwood Capital Group:

Starwood Capital Group is a private alternative investment firm with a core focus on global real estate, energy infrastructure and oil & gas. The Firm and its affiliates maintain 11 offices in five countries around the world, and currently have approximately 3,700 employees. Starwood Capital Group has raised $44 billion of equity capital since its inception in 1991, and currently manages approximately $56 billion in assets. The Firm has invested in virtually every category of real estate on a global basis, opportunistically shifting asset classes, geographies and positions in the capital stack as it perceives risk/reward dynamics to be evolving. Over the past 26 years, Starwood Capital Group and its affiliates have successfully executed an investment strategy that involves building enterprises in both the private and public markets. Additional information can be found at starwoodcapital.com.

About StepStone Real Estate:

StepStone Real Estate (“SRE”) is the real estate asset manager and advisor of the StepStone Group (“StepStone”), a leading private markets firm that oversees approximately US$135 billion of private capital allocations, including more than US$35 billion of assets under management. In January 2018, SRE announced its agreement to acquire Courtland Partners by the end of Q1 2018. Founded in 1995, Courtland Partners is a leading institutional investment adviser focused exclusively on real assets and currently advises on approximately US$95 billion.

StepStone prudently integrates fund investments, secondaries and co-investments across private equity, real estate, infrastructure and private debt to create solutions that are customized according to the objectives of any private markets investment program. StepStone is a global firm with 15 offices in 11 countries around the world including in Beijing, Dublin, Hong Kong, La Jolla, London, Luxembourg, New York, Perth, San Francisco, São Paulo, Seoul, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Zurich.

Further information on StepStone is available at: www.stepstoneglobal.com.

For further information, please contact:

PR Adviser to Round Hill

Newgate Communications

James Benjamin / Kai Störmer

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7680 6550

Email: roundhill@newgatecomms.com

For Starwood

Tom Johnson or Patrick Tucker

Tel: +1 (212) 371-5999

Email: tbj@abmac.com/pct@abmac.com

For StepStone

Owen Blicksilver Public Relations, Inc.

Caroline Luz

Tel: +1 (203) 656-2829

Email: caroline@blicksilverpr.com