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About The Related Companies, L.P.

The Related Companies, with its team of more than 1,500 professionals who oversee a real estate portfolio valued in excess of $8 billion, is a fully integrated real estate firm with divisions specializing in development, acquisitions, financial services property management, sales and marketing.

Founded in 1972 and headquartered in New York City, Related has become synonymous with architectural excellence throughout the country and has major developments, partners and offices in Miami, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Key members of The Related Companies’ management team, President Jeff Blau, BBA ’90, and CFO Michael J. Brenner, MBA ’68, are University of Michigan Business School graduates.

The company currently has approximately $4 billion in projects under construction, making it one of the most prominent developers in the United States. The Related Companies is also the largest shareholder in CharterMac, the country’s largest financier of affordable housing in the United States, with approximately 250,000 units in 44 states.

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