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FDIC Selects ColFin Milestone North Funding, LLC Winning Bidder for an Equity Interest in $204 Million in Commercial Real Estate Loans

FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION  – December 21, 2010 – The Cogsville Group Participates as an Equity Partner The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has closed on a sale of a 40 percent equity interest in a newly-formed limited liability company

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Viewpoint: A 3-Point Plan to Recapitalize Minority Banks

AMERICAN BANKER by DONALD P. COGSVILLE – November 9, 2010 – Donald P. Cogsville is founder and chief executive of The Cogsville Group LLC, a private-equity and advisory firm. Minority banks have a central role to play in our nation’s

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Distressed for Success: Donald Cogsville on His Eponymous I-Firm’s Delicate Dance

THE COMMERCIAL OBSERVER  by JOTHAM SEDERSTROM – September 7, 2010 – Since 2007, the Cogsville Group has aligned itself with some of the largest development projects and distressed assets in the nation, including Brooklyn’s 46-building Starrett City complex. A former

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Colony, Cogsville Team Up in FDIC Asset Sale

WALL STREET JOURNAL  by LINGLING WEI – July 14, 2010 – The FDIC retained the remaining 60% and offered seven-year, zero-interest financing to the Colony-Cogsville group, which reduces the venture’s upfront cash input to $218 million. This deal is the

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FDIC Selects Colony Capital as Winning Bidder for Equity Interest in $1.85 Billion in Commercial Real Estate Loans

FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION  – July 14, 2010 – FDIC Selects Colony Capital as Winning Bidder for Equity Interest in $1.85 Billion in Commercial Real Estate Loans The Cogsville Group Participates as Junior Equity Partner The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

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The Cogsville Group Launches Cogsville Capital Partners Fund I, L.P.

March 15, 2010 – NEW YORK, NY First
 fund 
will 
focus 
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distressed 
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opportunities The Cogsville Group, LLC, a private equity firm with primary focus on commercial real estate, has formed Cogsville Capital Partners Fund I, L.P. The fund

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The Cogsville Group Teams with Colony Capital to Invest in 1.8 Billion FDIC Loan Portfolio

July 14, 2010 – NEW YORK, NY Colony Capital, LLC and The Cogsville Group, LLC have closed on the purchase from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) of a $1.8 billion portfolio of more than 1,600 commercial real estate loans

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The Cogsville Group Addresses Banking Issues Forum

September 25, 2009 – NEW YORK, NY On Friday, September 25, Donald P. Cogsville, CEO of The Cogsville Group LLC, addressed a Washington D.C. forum exploring the barriers faced by minority-owned firms to participate in the government’s financial recovery programs.

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Ahh, the allure of toxic assets

CRAIN’S NEW YORK BUSINESS by AARON ELSTEIN – March 17, 2009 – Stymied in his attempt to acquire Starrett City when the federally subsidized housing complex was taken off the market earlier this year, financier Donald Cogsville is trying something

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After Two Years of Trying, Owners Give Up on Selling Starrett City

THE NEW YORK TIMES by CHARLES V. BAGLI – February 18, 2009 – The owners of Starrett City, the country’s largest federally subsidized housing complex, have abandoned their heady dream of selling the property for more than a billion dollars.

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