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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 18, 2018


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Item 8.01

 Other Events.  

On October 18, 2018, BBX Capital Corporation and certain of its subsidiaries (“BBX”) entered into an agreement pursuant to which BBX has agreed, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions to closing, to acquire a fifty percent (50%) membership interest in The Altman Companies, LLC (“Altman Companies”), which includes membership interests in Altman Development Company, Altman-Glenewinkel Construction, and Altman Management Company, for $11.8 million.   Simultaneously with the investment in Altman Companies, BBX has agreed to acquire interests in the manager of eight multi-family real estate developments (the “Developments”) for a total purchase price of $10.9 million.

Altman Companies is a real estate development company which operates a fully integrated platform covering all aspects of the development process from site selection, underwriting, design, construction, management and sale of apartment communities. Its real estate and development activities are typically financed through a combination of internal and external equity and institutional debt.  In some instances, Altman Companies may decide to hold and operate an apartment community rather than selling it. In those cases, efforts are pursued to refinance third party equity and debt with longer term capital.

BBX has also agreed, subject to various terms and conditions, to acquire an additional forty percent (40%) of the membership interests in Altman Companies for $9.4 million in approximately four years after the closing of the initial purchase. The seller, Joel Altman, can also, at his option, or in other predefined circumstances, require BBX to acquire the remaining ten percent (10%) interest in Altman Companies for $2.4 million.

BBX expects that Altman Companies will continue to operate primarily as a real estate developer with Joel Altman serving as its Chief Executive Officer. Initially, Altman Companies will be managed by a four-member executive committee, two of which members will be selected by BBX and two of which will be selected by Joel Altman. In certain instances, actions by the executive committee will require approval by a majority of a board of managers, which will initially be comprised of the four members of the executive committee and a fifth member. In addition, certain major decisions will require unanimous approval of the members of the executive committee. Composition of the executive committee and the board of managers will change at the time BBX acquires additional membership interests in Altman Companies. It is anticipated that if the transaction is consummated, BBX and Joel Altman will invest in future projects based on their relative ownership percentages in Altman Companies going forward.

Closing of the investment in Altman Companies and the Developments is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of certain conditions, including obtaining consents from lenders and investors in the Developments. BBX anticipates completing the investment by year end, 2018.

The acquisition of Altman Companies and the Developments is not anticipated to be a significant acquisition as defined by Rule 11-01(b) of Regulation S-X. 

See the Press Release attached as Exhibit 99.1 for additional information regarding the transaction including risks and uncertainties regarding forward looking information all of which is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.







Press release



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

DateOctober 19, 2018

BBX Capital Corporation


By:         /s/ Raymond S. Lopez

Raymond S. Lopez,

Chief Financial Officer