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U.S. Property Achieves Globally-Unique LEED Status: 1900 Sixteenth Street, Denver, Colorado

TORONTO, October 7, 2014 - Bentall Kennedy proudly announces that 1900 Sixteenth Street in Denver, Colorado has received Platinum-level status under the LEED for Existing Buildings (EB) program administered by the U.S. Green Building Council, and at the same time 1900 Sixteenth Street attains a globally-unique achievement as the only multi-tenanted building with its combination of simultaneous LEED certifications.

With this certification, 1900 Sixteenth Street, a commercial office building owned by Multi-Employer Property Trust (MEPT) and for which Bentall Kennedy acts as real estate advisor, becomes one of fewer than 175 buildings globally to have earned this LEED Platinum distinction. This distinction and the previous LEED achievements are also shared by CBRE as property manager for 1900 Sixteenth Street.

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AFL-CIO Equity Index Fund Surpasses $5 Billion in Market Value

The AFL-CIO Equity Index Fund offers low fees and promotes shareholder activism

Washington, DC, October 17, 2014 -The AFL-CIO Equity Index Fund has surpassed $5 billion in market value through investments by more than 75 union, Taft-Hartley, and public employee pension funds.

The AFL-CIO Equity Index Fund (Fund) is a collective investment fund available to qualified employee benefit plans. Launched in March 2011, the Fund tracks the returns of the broad U.S. large-cap equity market at an ultra-low annual fee of only 1.5 basis points (0.015%). The Fund is managed by ASB Capital Management (“ASB”), a registered investment advisor based in Bethesda, MD.

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Five Questions with Adam Blumenthal, Managing Principal, Blue Wolf Capital

By David M. Toll                                                                                                                                                          

Originally Published July 24, 2013

Blue Wolf Capital Partners, New York, this month announced the closing of its third fund at $300 million, earmarked for control-stake investments in companies experiencing complex challenges, such as troubled union relations, financial problems or operational weaknesses. Sister magazine Buyouts caught up with managing principal Adam Blumenthal for five quick questions.

How long did it take to raise your fund, and did you have help?  We began talking to our first potential LPs at the beginning of November. We had a first closing in April, and a final closing in mid-July. So nine months from start to finish. We worked with Stanwich Advisors LLC.

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The Brooklyn Hospital Center and Blue Wolf Capital Announce Path-Breaking Partnership

Press Release November 4, 2014

The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) and Blue Wolf Capital Partners announced today the formation of a joint venture aimed at dramatically expanding the provision of community-based health care across underserved neighborhoods in Brooklyn. The partnership will provide capital to construct and operate a new network of urgent care centers that will complement the 169-year-old Fort Greene hospital's existing neighborhood-based health facilities. The news of health care expansion comes at a time when community hospitals across the region are focused on expanding delivery of outpatient services in areas where access to ambulatory care is often limited.

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