News Release

The Carlyle Group Raises $4.2 Billion for Seventh U.S. Real Estate Fund


Opportunistic Strategy Identifies Market Inefficiencies Across U.S.

Washington, DC – Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today announced that it has raised $4.2 billion for its seventh U.S. real estate fund, Carlyle Realty Partners VII (CRP VII), reaching the fund’s hard cap. Focused on the U.S., the CRP team of 85 investment professionals makes opportunistic investments across all major real estate sectors and major metropolitan areas within the U.S.

In the U.S., Carlyle has completed more than 500 real estate investments across its seven funds, seeking to identify investments that benefit from strong fundamentals across 11 sectors and 30 markets in the U.S.

Carlyle Realty Partners’ six prior funds have been active in both residential and commercial real estate. In residential, the group has invested in a total of 62,000 housing units, including 42,000 multifamily apartment units and more than 20,000 senior living, student housing and for-sale residential units. In commercial real estate, CRP has invested in approximately 41 million square feet of office, industrial, data center and retail, including investments in the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley, New York City and Washington, DC markets.

Robert G. Stuckey, Managing Director and head of Carlyle’s U.S. Real Estate team since 1998, said, “We appreciate the strong support of our investors. We believe the robust interest in CRP VII is acknowledgement of our successful focus on opportunistic investments in U.S. real estate, and we look forward to continuing to create value in our portfolio.”

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About The Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global alternative asset manager with $193 billion of assets under management across 128 funds and 159 fund of funds vehicles as of June 30, 2015. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. Carlyle invests across four segments – Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Market Strategies and Investment Solutions – in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America. Carlyle has expertise in various industries, including: aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, real estate, technology & business services, telecommunications & media and transportation. The Carlyle Group employs more than 1,700 people in 35 offices across six continents.




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