CLAYTON, MO/March 5, 2017 (STLRealEstate.News) A Clayton-based boutique commercial real estate finance and consulting firm, Capstone Financial Solutions, LLC, this week was officially absorbed and acquired by CBRE Group Inc., a provider of integrated commercial real estate and investment management services with over 70,000 employees presently. Terms of the deal were officially laid down this past Monday, but were not disclosed with the St. Louis Business Journal at this time. This acquisition will add to CBRE’s debt and structured finance service offerings, while adding additional client services in the greater Midwest region.
As part of the acquisition in St. Louis, four of Capstone’s employees will join CBRE’s ranks. The Capstone leadership team will remain in tact and join the entire CBRE team as well, stated a spokesperson from CBRE.
After the announce of the acquisition, the CBRE Global President of Debt and Structured Finance, Capital Markets Brian Stoffers, proclaimed in a statement, “Capstone Financial’s processes for quickly closing commercial loans will be a valuable asset to CBRE. We intent to leverage its proprietary technology platform and process to more efficiently serve our clients on their acquisition financing needs.”
Capstone Solutions, a reputable business in itself, in addition to its Clayton headquarters also has offices in Tampa; Irvine, California; Kansas City; Dallas; and Indianapolis. Indianapolis-based Jon Faulkenberg and St. Louis-based Shawn Givens lead the entire Capstone operation. CBRE, on the other hand, is a Los Angeles-based commercial real estate services and investment firm – the largest one of its kind in the world – with more than $13 billion in annual revenue.
CBRE’s Midwest region, which includes the St. Louis market, accounts for leasing transactions of $8.7 billion and investment transactions of $12.2 billion. The firm plans to continue expanding its reach and assets in blossoming Midwestern cities, with St. Louis being a prime example of its intentions in upcoming years.