Franklin Capital Group makes real estate equity investments both with our own funds and on behalf of our investor partners. Franklin Capital has a large group of investor partners, including several banks, financial services firms and insurance companies, and serves as investment banker for several of our investor partners. Franklin Capital arranges for equity investments by investors in qualified properties nationwide. Whether investing our own or investor funds, Franklin Capital's objective is to ensure investment quality and safety. Franklin Capital has successfully placed over $600 million in equity from over 60 institutional investor partners in 135 investment properties in 25 states with a development cost of nearly $1.7 billion.
Franklin Capital Group has substantial credit facilities which enable us to finance investment acqusitions prior to the admission of investors and to bridge finance large portions of deferred investor equity payments for properties which we finance or develop. In addition, these facilities can be used, in certain cases, to make interim bridge or pre-development loans to third-party developers/managers for properties that meet competitive loan criteria and for which Franklin Capital has been engaged to arrange long-term equity capital. Franklin Capital has made and/or arranged over $250 million of equity bridge loans in connection with real estate investments sponsored by it.