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Forestpark Capital Advisors Merchant and Investment Bank
Serving the Hotel Industry Formed
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LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA – January 3, 2008 – Stan Kozlowski and Gavin Davis have formally announced the formation of Forestpark Capital Advisors, a real estate merchant and investment banking firm with a core focus in hotel real estate that was established earlier last year.  The firm’s investment banking services include debt and equity financing and strategic advisory.  The firm’s merchant banking service involves passive private equity investment of its own funds for client companies.  The Principals of Forestpark Capital Advisors have completed over $4.0 billion of investment banking and real estate transactions.  Forestpark has completed over $125 million of transactions since its formation in the first quarter of 2007 and has outstanding mandates for over $900 million of additional hotel financing and real estate transactions expected to close in the first half of 2008.

“Having worked for Wall Street investment banks, commercial banks, institutional private equity firms and successfully grown a large debt practice, we bring a broad skill set, tangible experience and high level relationships to our clients,” commented Stan Kozlowski.  “Our first six months have been marked by turbulent capital markets.  This volatility has affected even the largest global lenders.  Now, more than ever, the benefits of a capital advisor can not be underscored as an integral and value added part of any acquisition, recapitalization or other strategic initiative,” commented Gavin Davis.

Stan Kozlowski was previously a Principal with Neptune Hospitality Advisors, where along with Gavin Davis, from 2003 to late 2006, they acted as lead advisors on the debt and equity financing assignments of the firm, managing lender relationships, loan procurement, loan structuring, and client relationships. Mr. Kozlowski has completed over $1.5 billion of real estate transactions and assignments including senior mortgages, mezzanine mortgages, strategic asset sales, private equity placement and real estate valuations.  He has held past positions with Sonnenblick-Goldman, Insignia ESG and HVS International.  Notable transactions in Mr. Kozlowski’s past include over $575 million of financing in aggregate for American Property Management Corp. and its affiliates, over $100 million of financing for Pinnacle Hotels USA and over $40 million in financing for Hansji Hotels.  Mr. Kozlowski has completed over 75 financing transactions in the past five years.   A graduate of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, Mr. Kozlowski is a frequent participant on hotel industry panels.

Gavin Davis has completed over $2.5 billion of investment banking and real estate transactions that have ranged broadly in type and have included senior mortgages, mezzanine mortgages, strategic asset sales, private equity placement, high yield debt, convertible debt, initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, merger and acquisition advisory and interest rate hedging.  Mr. Davis has completed over 75 hotel real estate financing and advisory assignments. Formerly a Principal of Neptune Hospitality Advisors, Mr. Davis arranged the first U.S. CMBS hotel loans for Morgan Stanley and Bear Stearns in Mexico.  Mr. Davis has also held past positions with CIBC World Markets, Prudential Real Estate Investors and Legg, Mason, Wood, Walker where he assisted the Lodging REIT equity research analyst.  Mr. Davis is a past contributor to Real Estate Finance, Hotel Journal and board member of Hotel Executive.com.  He is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.
 
With a tangible breadth of real estate deal advisory skills, leading international lending and private equity relationships, over $4.0 billion of finance experience and a passion and track record of out-performance, Forestpark Capital Advisors is well positioned to serve a wide variety of real estate capital needs.  We believe that we have the most competitive solution for any given transaction. 

Forestpark Capital Advisors, Inc. is located in La Jolla, California and conducts transactions on an international basis.  Forestpark is staffed with a team of finance professionals, with experience in hotel operations in Europe, India, Asia and the United States.  Please contact Stan Kozlowski or Gavin Davis for more information.  The Company’s website, forestparkcap.com will be launched in the first quarter of 2008.

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Contact:

Forestpark Capital Advisors, Inc.
1298 Prospect Street, Suite 2A
La Jolla, CA 92037
T: (858.652.4410)
 

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