NEW YORK CITY-After C-III Capital Partners surprised the CRE community by agreeing to acquire NAI Global earlier in the year, chairman and CEO Andrew Farkas is continuing to expand in the special servicing sphere by snatching up JER Partners’ CDO management businesses. JER, a private real estate investment management company, will merge its special servicing operations into C-III’s wholly owned subsidiary, C-III Asset Management LLC.

Under this acquisition, JER will act as special servicer for $35.5 billion of commercial real estate loans, of which $4 billion is currently under active management. C-III is now the special servicer for approximately 14,000 loans, with an aggregate balance in excess of $152 billion, of which $17 billion is currently in special servicing.

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