TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT Inc. (“CVMCR”) of Tampa, Florida has been recognized in the Business Observer’s 2014 Gulf Coast 500 rankings. CVMCR is a commercial real estate investment trust that invests in mission critical real estate assets located throughout the United States.
The Business Observer annually ranks the top 500 companies from Tampa to Naples by their gross revenues. On this year’s list, which reflects 2013 fiscal year data, CVMCR ranked number 124 with over $68 million in revenue – a 140% increase from 2012.
CVMCR was established in 2010 by CEO, John Carter, and President, Michael Seton, along with partner, Mario Garcia Jr., who sits on the board for CVMCR and is the founder of the Validus Group, an investment firm based in Tampa, Florida that develops, owns and manages real estate and real estate related businesses.
As of October 20, 2014, CVMCR has 59 data center and healthcare real estate assets, which were acquired for an aggregate purchase price of nearly $2 billion, and total 5.6 million rentable square feet of property across 21 states.
CVMCR’s sponsor, Carter/Validus REIT Investment Management Company, LLC has over 50 employees performing administration, due diligence, underwriting, accounting and asset management on behalf of the REIT at its headquarters in Tampa.
About Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT Inc.
Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT Inc., is a real estate investment trust that invests in mission critical real estate asset throughout the United States. Mission critical real estate assets are purpose-built facilities designed to support the most essential operations of tenants. Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT, Inc. focuses its acquisitions of mission critical assets in the data center and healthcare sectors. www.cvreit.com.
About the Validus Group
Validus Group is an investment firm based in Tampa, Florida that develops, owns and manages real estate and real estate related businesses. Other affiliates of Validus Group include Gulfshore Bank, Carter/Validus REIT Investment Management Company, LLC, Carter Validus REIT Management Company II, LLC, and Validus Senior Living. Formed in 2004, the company currently owns a portfolio of over 500,000 square-feet of industrial, flex, office, and retail space across the Southeast. Validus Group specializes in the acquisition, leasing, management and disposition of all types of real estate properties. The company is consistently seeking new investment opportunities in the $5-$15 million range. www.vgres.com.