AllianceBernstein Real Estate Group and Centerboard Acquire the Temporary Lodging Accommodations Assets of Signor Group

AUSTIN, Texas--()--AllianceBernstein Real Estate Group (“AB RE Group”) and Centerboard Group, LLC (“Centerboard”) today announced an acquisition of a majority interest in a new company which owns all of the temporary lodging accommodations assets of Signor Group (“Signor”). Signor develops, owns and operates temporary lodging accommodations for oil and gas workers in high growth areas of the Permian and Eagle Ford Shale Basins with limited lodging alternatives. The company has six current facilities located in Midland, TX, Pecos, TX, Barnhart, TX, Jal, NM, Carrizo Springs, TX, and Kenedy, TX.

The temporary housing facilities were purchased through Roughneck Lodging, LLC (“Roughneck”), a joint venture between AB RE Group and Centerboard focused on oil and gas related housing properties. Roughneck has also committed significant additional capital to expand the number of rooms at the existing lodges and to develop several new locations within the next 12 months. The Signor management team will remain unchanged and continue to operate under the well-recognized “Signor Lodging” brand.

“This is a transformative transaction for Signor, its customers and employees,” said Lane Wall, Head of Strategy and Business Development for Signor Lodging. “With the substantial financial resources of Roughneck and its investors, we will be able to continue growing and providing the highest quality service to our customers wherever needed.”

About AllianceBernstein Real Estate Group

In September of 2009, AllianceBernstein formed the Real Estate Group in order to build out a preeminent private equity real estate platform by leveraging the firm's current resources and existing infrastructure. AllianceBernstein is a leading global investment management firm that offers high-quality research and diversified investment services to institutional investors, individuals and private clients in major world markets.

About Centerboard Group

Centerboard Group, LLC was founded in 2009 as a boutique private equity firm investing in early stage and middle market opportunities. Centerboard strives to create lasting value for its partners and the companies in which it invests through the breadth of its experience and the depth of its execution capabilities. Centerboard and its affiliates have offices in New York, Denver and Calgary and participate primarily in the real estate, natural resources, industrial and technology industries.

Cautions Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

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Release Summary

AllianceBerstein Real Estate Group and Centerboard acquire all Signor Group's lodging assets in Midland, Pecos, Barnhart, Jal, Carriszo Springs and Kenedy Texas.

Contacts

Media:
Riedman Communications
Laurie Riedman, 585-820-7617
laurie@riedmancomm.com