MetLife Provides $235 Million in Financing for Houston Office Building

  MetLife Provides $235 Million in Financing for Houston Office Building

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- August 22, 2013

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) announced today, that through its real estate
investments department, it has closed a $235 million loan secured by BG Group
Place, for a partnership advised by Invesco Real Estate.

The newly-constructed BG Group Place is a 973,861 square foot high-rise office
building in downtown Houston, Texas that is LEED Platinum certified.

“The BG Group Place investment aligns well with our overall commercial real
estate strategy and allows MetLife to grow in a key market for us,” said
Robert Merck, senior managing director and head of real estate investments for
MetLife. “We are confident that BG Group Place will prove to be a beneficial
component of our Texas portfolio.”

MetLife originated, through its real estate investments department, more than
$9.6 billion in commercial mortgage loans in 2012. The company continues to be
the largest portfolio lender in the insurance industry with $43.1 billion in
commercial mortgages outstanding at year end 2012. MetLife’s real estate
portfolio includes investments in office, apartment, retail, industrial and
hotel properties.

The transaction was led by Chad McKenney and John Hall from MetLife’s Dallas
regional office.

About MetLife

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MetLife) is a subsidiary of MetLife,
Inc., a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit
programs, serving 90 million customers. MetLife is a global leader in real
estate investment and real estate asset management, with a vast network of
regional offices that keep in close contact with major real estate markets.
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Chris Montemurro, 212-578-7129
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