Calmwater Capital, an investment manager focused solely on commercial real estate bridge lending, has appointed Jerry Aversano as director of investor relations, Aaron Greene as vice president, originations and Ryan Morrell as vice president, underwriting.
Aversano brings nearly 20 years of expertise across client service, product development and capital raising from J.P. Morgan Asset Management, PGIM Real Estate and Franklin Templeton.
Greene joins the firm with more than 18 years of experience and longstanding relationships in commercial real estate. Greene most recently spent 10 years at Signature Bank, primarily as a lender in its commercial real estate group. His expertise is in structuring senior loans for bridge and other transitional assets through his broad network of brokers and borrowers throughout the New York Metropolitan area.
Both Aversano and Greene will be based in New York.
Stationed at Calmwater’s main office in El Segundo, Calif., Morrell has more than a decade of institutional investing experience. He was previously a vice president in the originations group at Starwood Property Trust, CMBS Underwriter at Morgan Stanley and NYC, Bridge Loan Originator/Underwriter at Walker & Dunlop Investment Partners. Morrell began his real estate career in the CMBS group at Moody's in New York City.
“With impressive track records and extensive experience in both commercial real estate and private debt, our new additions are poised to bring a fresh perspective and valuable insight to the company,” said Calmwater Capital officials.