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FD STONEWATER AND LYNXS GROUP ACQUIRE SINGLE-TENANT ASSET IN GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO

Arlington, VA – FD Stonewater and Lynxs Group announced today they had completed the acquisition of a single-tenant property located in Grand Junction, Colorado. The multi-purpose industrial hangar and office facility is located within the airport grounds of the Grand Junction Regional Airport, and is fully leased to a single-tenant with a long-term lease. The transaction exemplifies FD Stonewater’s strategy of acquiring single-tenant, mission-critical facilities nationwide. The company has acquired in excess of $200 million of these types of assets encompassing more than 3.0 million square feet.

The facilities were acquired in a joint venture with Lynxs Group, a developer specializing in airport facilities worldwide; the seller, P&L Properties, also remains a partner in the new ownership structure. David Stade, a Principal at FD Stonewater, commented, “Complicated deals with ground leases and multiple parties at the table such as this one can be more challenging to transact, but we tend to specialize in them and have built a solid track record doing it.” Andrew Schwartzman, FD Stonewater’s newest partner, added, “We’re excited by the opportunity to work with our new partners to continue to build value at the Grand Junction Airport in an enterprise that will continue well into the future.”   Ray Brimble, Founder of Lynxs Group, said, “The location is outstanding with a world-class business aircraft maintenance and refurbishment service in the facility. We are pleased to be associated with this site.”

About FD Stonewater

FD Stonewater is a boutique real estate service and investment firm based in Arlington, Virginia, with offices in Los Angeles and New York with a track record of more than $10 billion in investment, advisory, development and acquisitions and over 40 million square feet of lease transactions. FD Stonewater offers a fully-integrated, national real estate platform with capabilities in Principal Investment, Development, Asset Management and Brokerage activities. www.fdstonewater.com.

 About Lynxs Group

For the past 20 years, Lynxs Group has invested, developed and managed aviation related properties domestically as well as internationally. Lynxs’s entrepreneurial origins remain at the core of our endeavors as well as our spirit of innovation and creativity to develop and manage high-quality airport related projects around the world. Lynxs Holdings LP owns and/or operates aviation related properties in the following cities: Austin, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and Houston, TX; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Sacramento, CA; Anchorage, Alaska; and Vienna, Austria. Please visit our website for more details. www.lynxs.com.


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FD STONEWATER ACQUIRES SINGLE-TENANT ASSET IN NASHVILLE, TN

Arlington, VA – FD Stonewater announced today it has closed on the acquisition of a single-tenant property located in Nashville, TN. The transaction exemplifies one of FD Stonewater’s platform strategies; namely, acquiring single-tenant, mission-critical facilities nationwide. The company has acquired and developed in excess of $275 million of these types of assets encompassing more than 2.8 million square feet.

The 123,000-square foot building is located in the Airport South submarket of Nashville and is 100% leased to Asurion, a leading technology company headquartered in Nashville. Asurion provides mobile protection, electronics warranty protection and customer support services globally.

Andrew Schwartzman, FD Stonewater Principal of Acquisitions commented, “We are truly excited to add to our portfolio in the Nashville market. The asset basis, tenant quality, high parking ratio and improving location were strong drivers in our decision to acquire the property.” Jeff Toporek, a Principal at FD Stonewater, further commented, “2014 was a busy year for us acquiring 300,000 square feet of single tenant assets and expanding our other investment and development strategies nationally. We look forward to growing that significantly in 2015 and are on target to close on multiple investments in the first quarter.”

About FD Stonewater

 FD Stonewater is a boutique real estate service and investment firm based in Arlington, Virginia, with offices in New York and Los Angeles. The firm has a track record of more than $10 billion in investment, advisory, development and acquisitions and over 40 million square feet of lease transactions. FD Stonewater offers a fully-integrated, national real estate platform with capabilities in Principal Investment, Development, Asset Management and Brokerage activities. www.fdstonewater.com


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FD STONEWATER EXPANDS PARTNERSHIP

Arlington, VA – FD Stonewater announced today that Andrew Schwartzman has been named a Principal in the firm’s partnership. For the past three years, Mr. Schwartzman has been leading FD Stonewater’s acquisition efforts identifying, analyzing and executing investment strategies for the company and its partners. Andrew was the first hire of the merged firm in 2011 and has been instrumental in expanding the firm’s investment activities with 15 building acquisitions.

Co-founding partner David Alperstein said, “Andrew exemplifies all of the qualities we embody as a firm. He is entrepreneurial, creative, passionate, dedicated and a tremendous young ambassador of the firm. Joseph Delogu further commented, “Adding someone to a partnership is a serious matter but adding Andrew was a unanimous and natural evolution based on what he has contributed to our firm in such a short period of time. Andrew is a rising star and will be a significant force in the real estate community for years to come.”

Mr. Schwartzman has a graduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland – College Park. He is an active member of Real Estate Group and Urban Land Institute and serves on the advisory board of Next One Up Foundation.

About FD Stonewater

FD Stonewater is a boutique real estate brokerage, investment, development and advisory firm with offices in New York, Los Angles and Washington, DC. Collectively, the firm’s leadership has a track record of more than $10 billion in investment and acquisitions and over 40 million square feet of lease transactions.


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FD STONEWATER COMPLETES LARGE GSA LEASE TRANSACTION

Arlington, VA –  FD Stonewater announced today it has represented the owner of a two-building complex in Covington, KY in securing a value-critical, long-term renewal with the General Services Administration (GSA) for 413,000 square feet. The complex known as Gateway Center and Gateway Center West is situated less than a mile from downtown Cincinnati, OH and contains amenities such as an on-site cafeteria, health center, and training areas. The property is fully occupied by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and utilized as one of only two business tax processing centers of its kind in the nation. GSA utilized its full 10-year leasing authority granted by Congress for the renewal term.

About FD Stonewater

FD Stonewater is a boutique real estate brokerage, investment, development and advisory firm with offices in New York, Los Angles and Washington, DC. Collectively, the firm’s leadership has a track record of more than $10 billion in investment and acquisitions and over 37 million square feet of lease transactions.


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FD STONEWATER ACQUIRES TWO SINGLE-TENANT ASSETS TOTALING OVER $20 MILLION

Arlington, VA – February 18, 2014FD Stonewater announced today it has completed in separate transactions the acquisition of single-tenant properties located at 7321 Parkway Drive South in Hanover, MD and 1365 Technology Court in Dayton, OH. The transactions exemplify FD Stonewater’s strategy of acquiring single-tenant, mission-critical facilities nationwide with near- term lease expirations. The company has acquired in excess of $200 million of these types of assets encompassing more than 2.8 million square feet.

7321 Parkway Drive South, a 52,063-square foot building located in the BWI submarket of Anne Arundel County, is 100% leased to the charter school Chesapeake Science Academy with approximately 5 years remaining on the lease term. The property recently underwent an upgrade of nearly $2 million. Jeff Toporek, a Principal at FD Stonewater, commented, “FD Stonewater has extensive experience in underwriting charter schools and this acquisition exemplified one of the best performing schools we have identified. The school has demonstrated a significant commitment to the facility and is located in a superb office park near the BWI airport.”

1365 Technology Court is a 125,000-square foot office, R&D and light manufacturing facility leased to Alliant TechSystems, Inc. (ATK). The lease term has approximately 5 years remaining and ATK has the ability to expand its presence by 30,000 square feet. David Stade, a principal at FD Stonewater said, “Complicated deals such as this, with higher levels of binary termination risk, are always difficult to complete, but we tend to specialize in them and have built a solid track record doing it.”

About FD Stonewater
FD Stonewater is a boutique real estate service and investment firm based in Arlington, Virginia, with offices in New York and Los Angeles with a track record of more than $10 billion in investment, advisory, development and acquisitions and over 40 million square feet of lease transactions. FD Stonewater offers a fully-integrated, national real estate platform with capabilities in Principal Investment, Development, Asset Management and Brokerage activities.www.fdstonewater.com


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FD STONEWATER / LYNXS GROUP JOINT VENTURE TO DELIVER NEW U.S COAST GUARD FACILITY IN CORPUS CHRISTI, TX

Arlington, VA – October 22, 2013 – FDL – CC, LLC (FDL), a joint venture partnership between FD Stonewater and Lynxs Group, has recently been awarded a long-term lease by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) for the development of a 160,503-rentable square foot, build-to-suit facility for the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Sector Headquarters located in Corpus Christi, TX. FDL executed a ground lease in February of 2013 with the City of Corpus Christi for an approximately 9.5 acre site located at the Corpus Christi International Airport (CCIA). The ground lease structure was put in place to allow the City of Corpus Christi to fulfill an economic development priority in making the USCG facility at CCIA a reality. FDL’s expertise in both federal government real estate and the aviation/logistics sector allowed the City to choose this highly qualified private development team while at the same time eliminating the financial development risks for the City.

FD Stonewater principal Claiborne Williams said, “The FDL team is truly excited about delivering this new U.S. Coast Guard, mission-critical facility at CCIA. Not only will the construction and operation of the facility support the local workforce but we all believe that it can serve as a catalyst for future development at the airport, which will greatly benefit the entire Corpus Christi community for many years ahead.” The new USCG Sector Headquarters will consist of an aircraft hangar and maintenance shops, office and support space, mission critical command facilities, data centers, berthing for ready crews, and amenities such as a food service area, gymnasium and outdoor courtyard. The facility will provide direct access to taxiways for USCG aircraft operations. The project will meet strict federal security standards and will be designed with sustainable practices to achieve LEED Silver certification. The Groundbreaking Ceremony will take place on December 16th, 2013. Guest speakers will include Mayor Nelda Martinez and Captain Sam Creech, USCG Sector Corpus Christi. The facility is expected to be delivered in early 2015.

About FD Stonewater
Washington, DC-based FD Stonewater LLC is a national real estate advisory, investment and development firm that has completed $10B+ of transactions and has a specialization in developing, financing, owning and operating public entity-related lease build-to-suit projects around the country. The firm has completed the development of numerous federal design-build projects, including two U.S. Customs and Border Protection secure mission-criticalfacilities in Texas; a sophisticated U.S. Department of Energy archival facility in Morgantown, WV; a U.S. State Department logistics and shipping facility in Lorton, VA; and a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in McAllen, TX. FD Stonewater is committed to long-term asset and investment viability and currently asset manages over $300 million of assets totaling over 3 million square feet.

About Lynxs Group
Lynxs Group is an Austin, Texas-based international real estate development firm specializing in airport real estate and transportation infrastructure assets. Founded in 1994, Lynxs is privately owned and controlled yet maintains an ongoing strategic relationship with GE Capital Aviation Services & St. Joe Company (NYSE “JOE”). Lynxs is well established in the air cargo and airport infrastructure sector, having completed over 4.2 million square feet of projects in North America, Latin America and Europe. Lynxs has the expertise, capital resources, and flexibility to develop and manage most airport-related real estate projects at airports around the world. Having worked with and for airport authorities, airport owners, airlines, and other end users of airport-related real estate around the world, the company has successfully completed multi-tenant facilities, build-to-suits, master-planned airport projects, redevelopments, and development and public-private partnerships.

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For Further Information: Claiborne Williams (703) 537-7653; cwilliams@fdstonewater.com


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FD STONEWATER AWARDED DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS TO GOVERNMENT FACILITY IN CARY, NC

Arlington, VA – July 24, 2013 – FD Stonewater announced today that it has been awarded the development rights to a new U.S. Immigration and Customs (ICE) facility in Cary, NC. This property, which will be issued long term by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) on behalf of ICE, will consolidate several existing ICE offices. The project consists of the renovation and expansion of an existing 14,430-square foot mission-critical facility currently occupied partially by ICE. The building will remain occupied during a phased build out consisting of new general office space, fitness facility, and special use areas.

Upon completion, the facility will consist of 15,460 square feet and 50 parking spaces. The exterior improvements will include the addition of a secured sallyport, the expansion of the first floor office area, new windows and fencing surrounding the expanded parking area. The development will feature sustainable and energy efficient design and will achieve LEED certification once completed.

About FD Stonewater

FD Stonewater is a boutique real estate brokerage, investment, development and advisory firm with offices in New York, Los Angles and Washington, DC. Collectively, the firm’s leadership has a track record of more than $10 billion in investment and acquisitions and over 37 million square feet of lease transactions.

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For further information:

David Alperstein

703-537-7654 / dalperstein@fdstonewater.com


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CHAD HABEEB BRINGS AN ADDITIONAL 5 MILLION SF OF EXPERIENCE TO FD STONEWATER’S MARKET-LEADING FEDERAL LEASING TEAM

Arlington, VA – July 11, 2013 – Chad Habeeb has joined FD Stonewater from CBRE where he had specialized in federal tenant representation. He began his real estate career with the U.S. Department of Justice and over the last 6 years has represented over 5 million square feet of federal agency activity under the GSA National Broker Contract.

FD Stonewater’s recruitment of Mr. Habeeb, is a strategic hire that will continue the expansion of FD Stonewater’s rapidly growing platform. “Chad is one of the best and brightest, up and comers in the federal leasing arena.” said David Alperstein, a principal at FD Stonewater. “His unique depth of experience working closely with federal occupants over the last decade makes his transition to advising our owner and investor clients on federal procurements extremely valuable – particularly in today’s highly competitive marketplace”.

Mr. Habeeb’s tenure with FD Stonewater formally commenced on July 1 when he began his post as Vice President of Leasing for the firm’s brokerage division. Mr. Habeeb, whose career has focused exclusively on federal government leasing, spent the last 6 years co-leading the GSA National Broker teams for the DC region at both CBRE and Jones Lang LaSalle. On joining FD Stonewater, Mr. Habeeb stated, “Over the years, I have had the opportunity to sit across the table from every major federal leasing team in the region. It was clear to me that the technical expertise and strategic intelligence at FD Stonewater is unmatched.” During his tenure as a National Broker, Mr. Habeeb was directly involved in brokering numerous award-winning deals including the Washington Business Journal’s Best Real Estate Deal of the Year in 2009 (USDA at Patriot’s Plaza), 2010 (NCI at Shady Grove) and 2012 (HHS at Parklawn). Mr. Habeeb joins a team with over 40 million square feet of lease transaction experience already in the federal space and that focuses on representing building owners and investors across the country primarily in federal real estate pursuits.

About FD Stonewater
FD Stonewater is a boutique real estate service and investment firm based in Arlington, Virginia and with offices in New York and Los Angeles which has a track record of more than $10 billion in investment, advisory, development and acquisitions and over 40 million square feet of lease transactions. FD Stonewater offers a fully-integrated, national real estate platform with capabilities in Principal Investment, Development, Asset Management and Brokerage activities. www.fdstonewater.com

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For further information:
David Alperstein 703-537-7654 phone dalperstein@fdstonewater.com


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FD STONEWATER COMPLETES 93,650 SQUARE FOOT GSA LEASE TRANSACTION IN RESTON, VIRGINIA

Arlington, VA – March 4, 2013FD Stonewater closed a major lease transaction with the General Services Administration (“GSA”) totaling 93,650 square feet at Parkridge Center 2 (10803 Parkridge Blvd.) in Reston, Virginia. The GSA renewed and expanded by an additional 19,000 square feet for a 5- year lease term. FD Stonewater’s Richard Mann and Wes Machowsky brokered the transaction on behalf of building owner, Garrison Investment Group (“Garrison”). GSA, who has been a tenant in the building since 2008, was represented by Mash Braimah of DTZ. The building which was built in 1985 is now back to 100% leased.

Garrison acquired the property as part of a portfolio sale in 2011. Since that time, Garrison and FD Stonewater, in its capacity as Asset Manager, have made numerous investments in the portfolio properties. FD Stonewater Principal and lead asset manager Jeff Toporek stated, “Expanding and renewing GSA in the facility was a key repositioning milestone within the portfolio and provides significant stabilized cash flows going forward. Our significant expertise with GSA transactions allowed us to attain our client’s objectives.” FD Stonewater guided the deal to a successful completion drawing on its vast experience as the nation’s preeminent advisor in transacting deals with the U.S. Government. Collectively, the group has over 50 years of experience in the government sector and has completed leases totaling over 35 million square feet to government agencies.

The Parkridge Center office park sits at the eastern gateway to the Dulles Corridor, and is within close proximity to Dulles International Airport and numerous retail amenities at South Lakes Village Center, Plaza America and Reston Town Center.

About FD Stonewater

FD Stonewater is a boutique real estate service and investment firm based in Arlington, Virginia and with offices in New York and Los Angeles which has a track record of more than $10 billion in investment, advisory, development and acquisitions and over 40 million square feet of lease transactions. FD Stonewater offers a fully-integrated, national real estate platform with capabilities in Principal Investment, Development, Asset Management and Brokerage activities.www.fdstonewater.com

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For further information:
David Alperstein
703-537-7654
dalperstein@fdstonewater.com


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FD STONEWATER COMPLETES NEW GOVERNMENT BUILD-TO-SUIT IN LORTON, VIRGINIA

Arlington, VA – February 15, 2013 – FD Stonewater announced today it has completed construction of an 112,500- square foot build-to-suit facility which is under a long-term lease to the U.S. General Services Administration for use by the Department of State. The project was completed on time and on budget. The building supports the Department of State’s overseas mission and replaces and consolidates a number of functionally obsolete facilities into one secure state-of-the-art logistics and distribution center. The new facility is situated on a 12-acre site. The building consists of 102,500 square feet of warehouse space and 10,000 square feet of office space. The office portion is designed with future expansion capability. The building will earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification.

FD Stonewater is a leader in designing, constructing and owning facilities leased and occupied by the government. This is one of ten such build-to-suit lease projects the firm has successfully delivered to the U.S. General Services Administration in the last few years.

About FD Stonewater

FD Stonewater is a boutique real estate brokerage, investment, development and advisory firm with offices in New York, Los Angles and Washington, DC. Collectively, the firm’s leadership has a track record of more than $10 billion in investment and acquisitions and over 37 million square feet of lease transactions.

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For further information:

David Alperstein
703-537-7654 / dalperstein@fdstonewater.com


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