NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL FINANCIAL NETWORK FINDS NEW OFFICE SPACE IN WILMINGTON, NC

Sep 1, 2009

Wilmington, N.C. – September 1st, 2009 – Cape Fear Commercial, LLC is pleased to announce the recent lease of approximately 5,400 square feet at The Renaissance (1111 Military Cutoff Road) to Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. Brian Eckel represented the Landlord in this transaction. This building is now 100% occupied, with a variety of Class A Office tenants including Woodbury & Co, Morgan Stanley and Z.A. Sneeden & Sons.

Brian M. Cox, Managing Director at Northwestern Mutual, has been extremely pleased with the move. “Brian Eckel has turned the potentially stressful relocation of 20 plus employees into a seamless effort. Brian and his team at Cape Fear Commercial worked with the Landlord [of 1111 Military Cutoff Rd] to provide a cost-free move of all of our office furniture and files, which allowed us to focus on business rather than worry about the logistics of setting up a new office.” Brian Cox also commented that, “We are excited about our new space in the Renaissance building. It’s a good move for Northwestern, the building and surrounding property is well maintained and managed, which provides for a professional atmosphere for our clients.”

Northwestern Mutual is the nation’s largest direct provider of individual life insurance. The company was named one of the “Best Places to Launch a Career” by BusinessWeek magazine (September 15, 2008 edition) and earned the top ranking in its industry in Selling Power’s 25 Best Service Companies to Sell For (Selling Power, November/December 2008). For more information on Northwestern Mutual, please visit www.nmfn.com.

The Renaissance is leased and managed by Cape Fear Commercial, LLC. Cape Fear Commercial is a full service commercial real estate advisory firm based in Wilmington, North Carolina. For more information on the Renaissance or Cape Fear Commercial, visit them online at www.capefearcommercial.com.

Information on The Renaissance:

Address: 1111 Military Cutoff Rd, Wilmington, NC 28405.

Leasing information: Class A Office Space in the Landfall Submarket.

Fully Leased Total Gross Building SF: 29,489 SF Year Built: 2000