Joseph Iacono and Industry Leaders Launch Crescit Capital Strategies: A New Commercial Real Estate Finance Platform
Crescit Capital Strategies, a commercial real estate finance platform, today announced its entrance into the marketplace as a provider of highly structured and flexible debt products across the capital stack. Crescit Capital Strategies’ mission is to provide superior service to its borrowers by meeting the totality of their financing needs while retaining the ongoing servicing of its loans. Crescit Capital Strategies’ approach provides borrowers with the benefits of a full-service financing source while fostering and maintaining long-term relationships.
“Our team strives to be a best-in-class commercial real estate debt provider, bringing a powerful combination of experience in both fundamental real estate credit analysis and capital markets to every transaction,” said Joseph Iacono, Crescit Capital Strategies’ Chief Executive Officer. “We offer our partners investment opportunities that capitalize on market inefficiencies while prudently navigating investment cycles.”
Joseph Iacono and co-founder, Nik Chillar founded Crescit Capital Strategies on the premise of creating attractive yielding and diversified investment opportunities for its partners while providing the full spectrum of lending products for borrowers.
Crescit Capital Strategies’ products are designed to meet the needs created by the retrenchment of traditional financing sources in the commercial real estate debt market while also prudently traversing cyclical market changes. Crafted and executed by a team of industry veterans who have successfully advised both borrowers and investors through four major market corrections, Crescit Capital Strategies offers partners significant and wide-ranging experience in managing risk.
Crescit Capital Strategies provides its borrowers and investors the advantage of a ‘one-stop’ solution. Borrowers benefit from increased certainty of execution and creative financing solutions, while investors benefit from a diversified business model with access to investments tailored to their specific risk profile. These investments span across loan products as well as the entire capital stack. Crescit Capital Strategies offers the entire spectrum of commercial real estate debt products, including construction, transitional and term financing across all property types.
“It is impossible to successfully run a long-term commercial real estate finance business today without having a full understanding of fundamental commercial real estate credit as well as capital markets and global capital flows,” said Joseph Iacono.
“Thoughtful and responsible client service leads to repeat business which creates a significant advantage for both our clients and our investors and will manifest itself through better credit performance,” said Crescit Capital Strategies’ co-founder, Nik Chillar.
Joseph Iacono has more than thirty years of experience in the commercial real estate debt capital markets and structured finance industries, ranging from direct origination and securitization to distressed debt acquisitions and loan workouts. Over the course of his professional career he has created and built multiple commercial real estate debt businesses and directed commercial real estate investments through multiple economic cycles at institutions ranging from commercial and investment banks to private equity firms.
Nik Chillar, co-founder, will serve as Crescit Capital Strategies’ Head of Banking. In this role, Nik Chillar will provide innovative financing solutions for clients and build upon nationwide relationships with borrowers, mortgage brokers and other strategic partners. He brings a unique combination of twenty years of experience in commercial real estate loan origination, underwriting, securitization and trading.
Kim Diamond will serve as Crescit Capital Strategies’ Head of Structuring & Credit. Kim Diamond brings thirty years of experience and knowledge in the commercial real estate structured finance and debt capital markets industries. She uniquely positions the firm to thoroughly analyze investment credit risk and prudently utilize capital market tools to enhance Crescit Capital Strategies’ return while mitigating risk.
Edmund Taylor rounds out the executive team as Chief Operating Officer. He joins Crescit Capital Strategies with over thirty years of senior COO experience in the financial services industry, including extensive work in the commercial real estate and structured finance markets. His experience in running large complex businesses through economic cycles positions the firm to have best-in-class business operations and controls through all business environments.
Members of the Crescit Capital Strategies leadership team are actively involved in multiple professional organizations, including the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council, the Mortgage Bankers Association and other CRE-related organizations.
In the coming months, Crescit Capital Strategies plans to make additional announcements regarding its growing roster of talented professionals and activity in the market.
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