Wells Fargo Real Estate Merchant Bank Makes Equity Commitment to Elion-sponsored Investment Vehicle
Elion Partners (“Elion”), a real estate investment firm, today announced an equity commitment from Wells Fargo Bank N.A. to an Elion-sponsored investment vehicle focused on the acquisition of first, middle and last-mile logistics real estate in targeted infill coastal markets. The investment vehicle holds an existing portfolio of industrial logistics assets.
Overall, Elion’s real estate platform has transacted on $2 billion in assets. As a vertically integrated firm, Elion serves as a fiduciary for its capital partners while operating its underlying portfolio in-house through a dedicated team. The firm’s assets are held in closed-end fund structures and permanent capital vehicles.
In August 2020, Elion sold a portfolio of 12 last-mile logistics assets in South Florida that were aggregated through one-off off-market transactions. The firm also recently announced its expansion to the West Coast with the acquisition of a last-mile logistics asset in Southern California and has a near-term pipeline of additional assets within the region under contract.
“The accelerated need for supply chain efficiencies is driving demand for real estate space throughout the logistics spectrum,” said Juan DeAngulo, Managing Partner at Elion. “We are seeing increased rent growth in supply-constrained coastal markets resulting in tailwinds for the asset class.”
“We are honored to welcome Wells Fargo as a partner, DeAngulo continued. “This investment represents an important milestone in the growth of Elion. We look forward to acting on our pipeline of opportunities and continuing the expansion of Elion’s logistics portfolio across our identified markets.”
“Our longstanding relationship with Elion Partners is the cornerstone of our investment approach,” said Pat Ramge, Senior Vice President and Florida Market Manager, Real Estate Banking at Wells Fargo.
The Real Estate Merchant Bank and Real Estate Banking are groups within Wells Fargo’s Commercial Real Estate platform.
“This investment deepens our relationship with Elion and provides exposure to an attractive asset class with a proven, cycle-tested operator. Wells Fargo is excited to take this next step with Elion Partners,” concluded Ramge.
About Elion Partners
Elion Partners is a real estate investment firm and minority-owned registered investment adviser. As a vertically integrated platform, Elion is both a fiduciary and operator, managing more than $1.6 billion in real estate assets through closed-end funds and permanent capital investment vehicles. As long-term stewards of capital, principals of Elion invest personally in each of the firm’s funds to ensure alignment of interests and transparency with its capital partners.
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.92 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through 7,200 locations, more than 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 31 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 30 on Fortune’s 2020 rankings of America’s largest corporations.
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