New York Life Real Estate Investors Originates $75,000,000 Mortgage Loan Secured by a Multi-State Industrial Portfolio

New York, October 19, 2015—New York Life Real Estate Investors announced today the financing, on behalf of institutional investors, of a $75 million loan secured by a portfolio of bulk industrial and warehouse buildings that total 1,976,000 square feet. The loan has a term of ten years.

The properties are located in seven cities: Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Nashville, Portland, Seattle, and Tampa. The borrowing entity is owned by Lion Industrial Trust, a privately held, open end REIT which owns, acquires and develops institutional quality core-plus bulk distribution, warehouse and service center properties.

“We are excited to refinance this well-diversified portfolio of Class A and B space,” said Leslie Cassingham, senior director of Loan Origination in New York Life Real Estate Investors’ Southwest Regional Office.

About New York Life Real Estate Investors

New York Life Real Estate Investors is a division of NYL Investors LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company. Please visit New York Life Real Estate Investors’ website at for more information.

New York Life Real Estate Investors is a full service, fully-integrated real estate enterprise with more than 100 professionals. The division has market-leading capabilities in origination, underwriting, and investment in real estate equity products and related debt, including real estate equity investments, commercial mortgage loans, commercial mortgage backed securities, and unsecured REIT bonds. With over $45 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2015, New York Life Real Estate Investors is actively seeking to acquire additional properties throughout the U.S.

About New York Life

New York Life Insurance Company, a Fortune 100 company founded in 1845, is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States* and one of the largest life insurers in the world. New York Life has the highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any life insurer from all four of the major credit rating agencies: A.M. Best (A++), Fitch (AAA), Moody’s Investors Service (Aaa), Standard & Poor’s (AA+).** Headquartered in New York City, New York Life’s family of companies offers life insurance, retirement income, investments and long-term care insurance. New York Life Investments*** provides institutional asset management. Other New York Life affiliates provide an array of securities products and services, as well as retail mutual funds. Please visit New York Life’s website at for more information.

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