Saturday, July 13, 2013

The Wilbert Group’s Expansion Continues, Adding Seven New Clients

Tony Wilbert
ATLANTA (July 12, 2013) The Wilbert Group, a full-service public relations firm based in Atlanta with a national reach, continued its strong growth with the addition of seven new clients in the first half of 2013.

 Founded four years ago, Wilbert’s capabilities include media relations, social media, thought leadership, crisis communications/issues management and content creation. Since the beginning of 2012, Wilbert has won 15 accounts.

 “We started this company with two clients, and we have steadily grown month over month and year over year,” said Tony Wilbert, founder and president of The Wilbert Group.

 “The continued growth speaks both to the strength of our team and to the fact that we consistently deliver results that drive value to our clients’ bottom lines. Much of our new business has come via referrals from existing clients, which is particularly meaningful.”

 The Wilbert Group has added clients this year in the commercial real estate, residential real estate, technology and renewable energy industries.

 New clients include: Hubzu, FrontDoor Communities, Cortland Partners, Multi Housing Advisors (MHA), Franklin Street, KontrolFreek and Renewvia.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Tony Wilbert                                          
The Wilbert Group
404-965-5022 (O)
 404-405-3656 (C)

Cohen Real Estate Capital Closes $12 Million in June

Todd F. Cohen

ORLANDO, FL – Todd F. Cohen of Cohen Real Estate Capital LLC, a seven-yr old commercial real estate company located in Orlando, procured preferred equity and a joint-venture partner for the development of a 138-room nationally flagged select-service hotel in downtown Orlando.

 A significant portion of the financing is from a fund with investors qualifying under the requirements of the USCIS’ EB-5 Investor Visa Program due to significant job creation attributed to the project. 

This was our third deal for the developer since 2004 and the fourth deal with the majority equity partner since 2005.  The JV partner investment was co-arranged with Fred Fletcher and John Davis of Jones Lang LaSalle. 

Fred Fletcher
Cohen also arranged for $2,000,000 in equity for the acquisition of a 144-unit apartment complex in St. Petersburg, Florida.  Equity was provided from a South Florida-based real estate investment company and debt financing was via Freddie Mac.

 This was our eighth deal for the developer since 2005 and our fifth deal with the equity partner since 2008. 

An affiliate of Cohen Real Estate Capital also acquired a 6-unit historic apartment building in downtown Orlando for $620,000.  The building was under threat of foreclosure with the prior owners, and is undergoing a renovation.  It is located one block from Lake Eola in the South Eola / Thornton Park neighborhood.

John Davis
 Both the equity and acquisition financing was local and totaled 93% of all costs.  This is the company’s sixth acquisition in the neighborhood since 2006.   Another $30,000,00 in deals are expected to close in the next 30 days.

Cohen Real Estate Capital has facilitated the purchase and sale of close to $300 million in commercial real estate since 2011 secured by over nearly 600 for-sale condos, 1,000 rental apartments, 140 hotel rooms, units and 715,000 SF of commercial space in Florida and Puerto Rico.

Todd F. Cohen