The Real Deal: Atlanta investment firm ANiMAL has $200M to spend on distressed assets.

The Real Deal: Atlanta investment firm ANiMAL has $200M to spend on distressed assets.

ANiMAL previously acquired the former Atlanta Humane Society and a neighboring city block in West Midtown Atlanta, the once dilapidated industrial district that has been transformed into a trendy, walkable neighborhood with tech hubs, restaurants and nightlife.

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Atlanta Business Chronicle: The Power 10 reshaping Atlanta’s urban districts

Atlanta Business Chronicle: The Power 10 reshaping Atlanta’s urban districts

The ABC recognizes ANiMAL's Max Cookes' "bold plans to impact a neighborhood, a district or a city" and names him amongst its Power 10: the People Reshaping Atlanta's Urban Districts.

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Atlanta Business Chronicle: ATL real estate investors have $200M for ‘serious buying spree’ in Southeast

Atlanta Business Chronicle: ATL real estate investors have $200M for ‘serious buying spree’ in Southeast

ANiMAL will primarily target opportunistic assets across the Southeast. “Over the next 12 to 18 months, there’s a really big opportunity for groups that are well capitalized and are able to close quickly without contingencies," says ANiMAL founder Max Cookes.

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Charlotte Business Chronicle: Atlanta real estate investment firm ANiMAL plan on ‘buying spree’ in Charlotte

Charlotte Business Chronicle: Atlanta real estate investment firm ANiMAL plan on ‘buying spree’ in Charlotte

ANiMAL's strategy is to buy infill properties that can be redeveloped such as office buildings, parking decks, hotels and malls. In Charlotte, the firm has already acquired two former Duke Energy Corp. properties in Uptown, and has expressed interest in assets in NoDa, lower South End and South End.

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