“Stamford is glad and grateful to have Jim and Joe in our community. They’ve proven in so many ways that they are committed both personally and professionally to advancing the future and well-being of our city,”DANIEL MALLOY, GOVERNOR OF CT (THEN MAYOR OF STAMFORD, CT AT TIME OF QUOTE)
“Since it began acquiring properties in the tristate area five years ago, Antares has amassed billions of dollars in capital from the likes of Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers and, for the South End project, Lubert-Adler Real Estate Funds.”The New York Times
“Real estate insiders have begun to mention Antares in the same breath as marquee firms such as Tishman Speyer, the successful and aggressive buyer that owns Rockefeller Center, the Chrysler and MetLife buildings and other Manhattan landmarks.”The Stamford Advocate
"Together with hedge funds, private equity funds and others [Antares] bought Pickwick Plaza. In January 2007Antares and its partners sold the building for $235 million about twice what they paid.”The Wall Street Journal
“Aggressive purchaser, developer and marketer of commercial property.”The New Yorker
"In partnership with a real-estate private-equity firm in Philadelphia called Lubert-Adler, Antares had assembled more than a hundred acres in Stamford's South End."
The New Yorker
"Its $3.5 billion plan to revitalize the city's [Stamford's] underused South End over 10 years covers "easily a third of the real estate in that neighborhood."
Michael Freimuth in The New York Times
"They show a true commitment to the area, I have worked with a lot of people in the South End and they are happy that things finally are going to really happen there."Rick Redniss in the Stamford Advocate
"Antares has profited handsomely by turning a ho-hum office building in downtown Greenwich into sleek office space for prestigious financial companies and private-equity firms. Antares also helped transform the Delamar hotel -- which replaced a run-down motor lodge -- into a popular place."The Wall Street Journal
A good, quality firm can execute multiple transactions in a relatively short time. Antares has shown to be fairly smart at what they do. If they have the right strategy and the right people, they will be fine."Jeffrey Dunne, a vice chairman at the Stamford office of Los Angeles-based CB Richard Ellis commercial real estate,
It's a likely bet that the Antares mansions will be stars in the area.The Modern Estate
"The town (Greenwich) is their play. They feel this town is exploding."Mark Finerman, who provided financing to Antares and is a managing director at RBS Greenwich Capital,
The Wall Street Journal
"Most groups will be in either office, hotel or multifamily. They invest in various different property types within a certain region. They are more regionally focused than focused on one property type. We like the whole Fairfield market with Greenwich as the epicenter. They are the most dominant firm in that market and we think that is a good strategy." Charlie Schoenherr, a managing director at Lehman Brothers, which provided financing for two of Antares' projects in Greenwich
The Wall Street Journal
One Hundred West Putnam is another major victory in an already distinguished Antares track record for creating massive real estate value in their projects. C&W is excited to be working with Antares to bring more global leading companies into their groundbreaking office development at Harbor Point on the Stamford waterfront as C&W knows we can count on Antares to provide Class A + buildings on schedule and on budget."Bruce Mosler, Chairman and CEO of Cushman & Wakefield
"Waterside has been interested in locating a site and building a permanent facility as impressive as its work since our very founding. The Antares site and the great kindness and vision that have made it available to us accommodate our desire to serve more students, to serve them better and to become a defining institution and a meaningful point of excellence in the redevelopment of Stamford's South End."Duncan Edwards III, Waterside board chair and executive director
The donation of property at Harbor Point is a wonderful gift to Waterside School, its students, and the entire City of Stamford. We thank Antares for their generosity. Mark Finerman, who provides financing to Antares and is a managing director at RBS Greenwich CapitalGovernor (then Mayor) Dannel P. Malloy.