Northwood Investors LLC Announces Formation of Northwood Securities LLC
Rebecca Kral (212) 729-2483
Edelman Financial Communications
July 23, 2014 (New York, NY) — Northwood Investors LLC, a leading privately-held global real estate investment advisor and property management firm announced today the formation of an affiliate, Northwood Securities LLC, which will focus on global publicly-traded real estate securities. James E. Rehlaender, an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in real estate securities investment management, has been hired as Chief Executive Officer effective today.
“We are pleased to welcome Jim to the Northwood organization,” said John Kukral, President and CEO of Northwood Investors. “We believe that Jim has the vision, experience, integrity and passion required to lead Northwood Securities while generating attractive returns for clients invested in liquid securities. His insight into public markets and global capital flows will complement our existing real estate investment infrastructure in the United States and Europe.”
“I am both honored and excited to join such an energetic and ambitious organization, while being given the opportunity to lead Northwood Securities from its inception,” said Rehlaender. “I have known the principals of Northwood for a long time, and I am thrilled by the opportunity that John and the rest of the Northwood team have extended to me. I believe that Northwood’s entrepreneurial culture and intellectual capital will provide an advantageous environment for Northwood Securities to participate in the global real estate securities markets.”
Prior to joining Northwood Securities, Mr. Rehlaender was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager -International & Global Real Estate Securities at EII Capital Management in New York where he managed global public real estate portfolios, which included institutional separate accounts and mutual funds. Prior to that, Mr. Rehlaender founded Global Property Advisors, a global property securities investment manager, and later merged Global Property Advisors into EII Capital Management in 2000. He began his real estate career at La Salle Partners in Chicago and prior to that he was in the investment banking group at First National Bank of Chicago. He holds a B.A. degree from the College of William and Mary and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
About Northwood Investors LLC:
Northwood Investors is a leading privately-held global real estate investment firm currently managing approximately $4 billion of real estate across a diverse portfolio. Northwood has extensive experience investing in a wide range of real estate assets including office buildings, shopping centers, hotels and residential properties. For further information on Northwood, visit: www.northwoodinvestors.com