Athena Real Estate, LLC Announces Addition of Matthew Allen

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

DANBURY, Conn., Feb. 8, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Athena Real Estate, LLC announced that Matthew Allen recently joined Athena as a Vice President, Business Development. He is responsible to help grow Athena's investment portfolio and institutional advisory business. The institutional advisory business is expected to grow generally through asset and property management services. Prior to Athena, Mr. Allen worked for a large Connecticut private owner - operator of approximately 10 million square feet of class A and B office properties. He also held positions with a private REIT with approximately $700 million of total assets and a private owner – operator diversified by collateral type. Mr. Allen graduated with an MBA from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in 2003.

Richard O'Brien, Chief Executive Officer & Founder stated: "We are pleased to have Matt Allen, a talented investment professional, join Athena. We think 2011 will be a solid year for acquisitions in our targeted sectors. There is an increase in the inventory of product for sale, which should lead to a reduction in prices. The spread between buyers and sellers will close over the next twelve months resulting in a favorable acquisition market."

About Athena Real Estate

Athena Real Estate, LLC () is a real estate investment and services firm focused on small property types, including self storage facilities, mobile home parks, RV parks/resorts, and multifamily.  In addition to its acquisition activities, Athena is also seeking to grow its asset, property and receivership management services business. Athena operates with 25 employees in five states:  Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, New York, and Connecticut.  The Company was founded in 2004 by Richard O'Brien, the Company's President & CEO and sole owner. Mr. O'Brien is a former executive of a mid-cap public REIT and a large real estate financial services and investment company.

Athena Real Estate, LLC is located at 100 Mill Plain Road, 3rd Floor in Danbury, CT 06811.

CONTACT: Elizabeth Carola (203) 791-3837