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Swift Announces Key Team Expansion to Support Continued Growth of Deal Volume

Damian Manolis joins the Swift Real Estate Partners team as its new CIO

San Francisco, Calif. (January 29, 2018) — Swift Real Estate Partners (“Swift”), a West Coast focused real estate investment platform, has announced the addition of Damian Manolis as its new Chief Investment Officer.

Damian had an impressive 24 year career with PGIM Real Estate (formerly Prudential Real Estate Investors), where he most recently served as head of its U.S. Transactions Group and Chair of its Investment Committee. In this role he had responsibility for all real estate acquisitions, dispositions, development and capital markets activities on behalf of the firm’s U.S. focused investment vehicles. Damian brings a diverse array of experiences to Swift, including two years in Singapore leading Prudential’s regional business. During this time he orchestrated the consolidation of two closed-end real estate funds into the SGD $3 billion AsiaRetail open-end fund.

As Swift’s new CIO, Damian will work closely with the portfolio and asset management teams, overseeing Swift’s investment infrastructure. He will also play a key role in fundraising activities and investor relations. Founded in 2010, Swift related entities have raised approximately $1 billion in equity. Swift’s most recent fundraising effort for Fund II was completed in record time and totaled more than $400 million in equity. Approximately $560 million of discretionary buying power remains immediately available for deployment for Fund II assets.

“We are delighted that Damian is joining our team. His experience will be critical to supporting our platform as we complete the investment period for Fund II and gear-up for Fund III,” said Christopher Peatross, CEO.

Swift has grown to 71 employees with nearly 25 new hires over the past 12 months alone. The company’s rapid growth, investor support and transactional success supports its goal to expand in multiple markets.

For more about Damian Manolis, please contact info@swiftrp.com.

About Swift Real Estate Partners
Headquartered in San Francisco, Swift Real Estate Partners (“Swift”) is a vertically integrated real estate investment firm which seeks to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. Swift acquires and repositions office and industrial assets in select West Coast markets, identifying unique opportunities and executing well-defined business plans while providing real-time, day-to-day oversight for each investment. Since inception, Swift has purchased over $1.9 billion and 8.4 million square feet of real estate. Swift’s professionals bring experience encompassing all aspects of real estate investment and management, including acquisition, financing, leasing, disposition, construction management and creative and marketing services. Swift was founded in 2010 by Christopher Peatross.