"Prudential Real Estate Investors shares our appreciation forthe value of urban retail and residential properties," says RichardWagman, one of the founding principals of Madison Capital. "Ourbusiness model seeks stable cash flow with substantial upside.There continues to be strong demand for supply-constrained space inmajor, 24-hour cities."

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The venture plans to purchase retail and mixed-use propertiesranging from $5 million to more than $100 million. Madison Capitalwill source the acquisition opportunities and operate theproperties. Representatives from Cushman & WakefieldSonnenblick Goldman were unable to confirm the details of the jointventure's future plans prior to deadline.

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"With many building owners and developers feeling the effects ofa tighter debt and equity market, it is a perfect opportunity forthe venture to acquire the retail portion of hotels, residentialand office buildings as many owners need to raise additionalcapital or monetize a portion of the asset while maintainingownership and control of the component in which they haveexpertise," says Steven Kohn, president and principal of Cushman& Wakefield Sonnenblick Goldman

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This transaction is not the first venture Cushman &Wakefield Sonnenblick Goldman has arranged for Madison Capital andPrudential Real Estate Investors. In 2006, Cushman & WakefieldSonnenblick Goldman arranged the $80 million debt andequity financing for Madison Capital's partnership interest in theretail condominium at 1880 Broadway, as GlobeSt.com previouslyreported. Cushman & Wakefield Sonnenblick Goldman'srelationship with Prudential Real Estate Investors also spansseveral years when the firm arranged a programmatic joint venturein 2003 between PREI and the Clarett Group, forming real estatedevelopment company Clarett Capital LLC.

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