Round Hill Capital Enters the U.S. Multifamily Housing Market Through Partnership with Cortland

Round Hill Capital (“Round Hill”), a global leading real estate investment, development and asset management firm, today announces that it is partnering with Cortland (“Cortland”), an Atlanta-based, vertically integrated multifamily investment and management firm, around an income and growth strategy to deliver access to the U.S. multifamily housing sector for European and international institutional investors.

As part of the strategy, Round Hill has closed on its first investment in the United States, The Exchange at North Haven, a high-quality, 411-unit inner suburban apartment community located in the Brookhaven/Chamblee neighborhoods of Atlanta, GA.  This transaction represents the start of an ongoing program of investment in the U.S. to build a significant multifamily housing portfolio, focused on stable, attractive, income-producing assets.

Round Hill and Cortland are working in partnership as part of this multifamily housing sector strategy. Investment management will be led by Round Hill, with their long-established international expertise in this area. The community and day-to-day operations of the partnership will be managed by Cortland’s first-class local management teams.

Round Hill has a successful track record of investing in and operating residential and student accommodation assets across the UK and Europe. The firm has acquired, built and managed over 110,000 residential accommodation and student housing beds in eight European countries. Round Hill’s approach incorporates multiple strategies, including acquiring existing assets, developing purpose-built assets, forward-funding and repositioning assets across the UK, Europe and Americas.

Commenting on the partnership, Rob Reiskin, Senior Managing Director, Head of Americas said:

“Round Hill principals started investing in the U.S. in 2010. Since then, we have been carefully evaluating the U.S. real estate market, building a team and seeking strategic opportunities to partner with best-in-class operators and managers.  Accordingly, we are pleased to partner with Cortland and acquire The Exchange and we expect to make further investments through our strong identified investment pipeline.

We believe that recently renovated, suburban residential assets located in select growth areas of Southeastern U.S. cities are an attractive area for investment and we look forward to bringing our significant resources and experience to bear in this market and for the benefit of our partners and investors.”

Michael Bickford, Founder and CEO of Round Hill Capital commented:

“We are proud to offer our European investment partners access to high-quality, defensive investments in multifamily housing across Europe and the USA. This investment represents a strategic first step for Round Hill as we carefully enter the U.S. real estate market and a solid base to expand our investment platform in the select cities in the Americas, which continue to exhibit attractive investment fundamentals and strong future growth drivers.”

Steven Defrancis, CEO of Cortland said:

“Cortland is delighted to be working together with Round Hill to bring this attractive investment opportunity to the European and broader international capital markets. Cortland’s fully integrated, product-to-people model creates a level of quality and control that’s unmatched in multifamily.”

About Round Hill Capital:

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

Round Hill Capital is a highly focused investor and is experienced in establishing and running first class operating companies, having invested more than €7 billion of capital in real estate assets since its inception in 2002.

Round Hill has a successful track record of investing in and operating residential and student accommodation assets across Europe. The Group currently manages circa 65,000 residential units and student housing beds in eight European countries. Round Hill’s approach incorporates multiple strategies, such as acquiring existing assets, developing new purpose-built assets, forward-purchasing assets and repositioning assets.

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

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

About Cortland

Atlanta-based multifamily real estate company Cortland is a product-to-people, multifamily real estate investment, development, and management company, dedicated to resident-centric, hospitality-driven living experiences. All aspects of Cortland’s business are in-house, including construction, design, and property management. Cortland owns and manages 153 apartment communities with more than 50,000  homes in the US with regional offices in Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Houston, and Orlando. In 2015, the company opened a global materials sourcing office in Shanghai, and in 2017, it expanded its development platform into the UK. Cortland is a National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) Top 50 Owner and Manager and is ranked 7th among Atlanta’s “Top 25 Large Workplaces” (2017). For more information, please visit www.cortland.com.

 

For further information, please contact:

PR Advisers to Round Hill Capital

Newgate Communications / Gasthalter & Co.

James Benjamin / Nathaniel Garnick

Tel: +44 (0) 7747 113 930 / +1 (212) 257-4170

roundhill@newgatecomms.com / NG@gasthalter.com

PR Advisers to Cortland

Allison + Partners / Lydia Wilbanks

Tel: +1 205 529 0506

cortland@allisonpr.com