RESTON, VA-Net lease company Calkain Cos. is steadily growing its international footprint: the company has just inked an exclusive partnership with the China-based Platinum Investment Corp. to source deals in that market. This transaction follows a recent deal it forged with an undisclosed brokerage firm in Miami to focus on South America.

EVP David Sobelman returned from China last week, he tells exclusively–and already there is some $50 million of transactions in the company’s pipeline. “This has been a deal long in the making, however it’s moving very fast for us,” he says. One of the partnership’s goals–which Sobelman describes as lofty but realistic–is to generate $100 million a year from the venture. With $50 million already under consideration, he observes, it is doable.

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