BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UC Funds, a vertically-integrated commercial real estate specialty finance firm, announced today its involvement in presenting Timeless – The Works of Seward Johnson. Stamford, Connecticut’s annual Art in Public Places exhibit that will be on display from June through August in Stamford Downtown. Seward Johnson’s renowned sculptures will be placed around the Stamford Business Improvement District’s boundaries on sidewalks, street corners, and in surrounding parks. A full map of the exhibit will be available in June at stamford-downtown.com/events/timeless-the-works-of-seward-johnson.
UC Funds CEO Daniel M. Palmier and his team are working closely with Stamford Downtown to ensure the success of Johnson’s exhibit. UC Funds is an active member of Stamford Downtown’s community. Leaders within the local commercial real estate market, UC Funds currently owns the Courtyard Stamford Downtown at 275 Summer Street and the Residence Inn by Marriott at 25 Atlantic Street.
Timeless – The Works of Seward Johnson will feature one monumental piece and 35 life-size sculptures representing two of Johnson’s well-known collections, Celebrating the Familiar and Icons Revisited. In Celebrating the Familiar, Johnson’s sculptures represent ordinary people engaged in everyday activities. Headlining Johnson’s Icons Revisited collection is Forever Marilyn, the renowned 26-foot-tall and 30,000 pound sculpture capturing Marilyn Monroe in her classic pose from The Seven Year Itch. Stamford is the sixth city in the world to host Forever Marilyn. The iconic sculpture will be installed in Latham Park on June 4 and will remain open to the public through August.
“Having the opportunity to present an exhibit of this caliber in a city we love, with such close proximity to our three Class A properties is a tremendous honor,” said Daniel M. Palmier, president and CEO of UC Funds. “Seward Johnson’s lifelike sculptures are visually stunning, and will illuminate the entire Stamford Downtown community. As an active Stamford community participant, we are delighted to be part of it all.”
Since 1994, Stamford’s annual Art in Public Places outdoor sculpture exhibition has attracted local and regional audiences. Each year, the summer-long event increases Stamford’s presence as a regional tourism destination, and fosters art appreciation within the diverse community.
The exhibition will kick off with an opening night celebration on Wednesday, June 6, hosted by Stamford Downtown. The event will be held at the Palace Theatre at 61 Atlantic Street from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served at the reception. Trolley tours are set to run throughout the evening, offering guests a chance to view each sculpture. For more information on the opening celebration, visit stamford-downtown.com/events/timeless-the-works-of-seward-johnson.
For more information about UC Funds and its involvement in Stamford Downtown, please visit www.UCFunds.com.
About UC Funds
Founded in 2010 by Daniel M. Palmier, UC Funds is a vertically integrated commercial real estate specialty finance firm that originates, structures, underwrites, and asset manages its estate investments. A national balance sheet provider of both debt and equity capital solutions, UC Funds has provided over $2 billion of capital solutions to date. UC Funds offers quick and customized financial solutions throughout the entire capital stack, including joint venture equity. One of the nation’s most entrepreneurial lending institutions, UC Funds focuses on multifamily, retail, office, hotel, industrial/warehouse, adaptive reuse, and construction assets nationwide. The firm has developed strong relationships with past and current borrowers through their renowned customer service, creativity, speed, and reliability. In July 2017 UC Funds announced the launch of their industry leading non-recourse commercial mortgage bridge loan, UC GO. This is the most transformative and competitive commercial mortgage product available in commercial real estate. The variable rate non-recourse product, which starts at LIBOR +350, is available for loans as little as $5 million. To apply for UC GO financing, please contact Joe Ambrose, Senior Vice President, at 857-288-6819. For more information on UC Funds, visit www.UCFunds.com or https://danielpalmier.ucfunds.com/.