Management

Management

Managements

Greta Guggenheim
Greta Guggenheim
Chief Executive Officer and President
Greta Guggenheim

Greta Guggenheim has served as a director since February 2016 and as chief executive officer and president since January 2016. Ms. Guggenheim is also a partner of TPG, TPG Real Estate and our Manager, and is chair of our Manager’s investment committee. Ms. Guggenheim is a co-founder of Ladder Capital Corp. (NYSE: LADR) and was president of Ladder from its formation in October 2008 through June 2012, when she was appointed chief investment officer. Prior to co-founding Ladder, Ms. Guggenheim served as a managing director and head of originations at Dillon Read Capital Management (“DRCM”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of UBS AG, as a managing director in originations at UBS, as a managing director at Bear Stearns & Co., and in a range of real estate investment banking and commercial real estate lending roles at Credit Suisse and Credit Suisse First Boston. Ms. Guggenheim earned a BA in Economics and Spanish Literature from Swarthmore College and a MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Robert Foley
Robert Foley
Chief Financial and Risk Officer
Robert Foley

Robert Foley has served as our chief financial and risk officer since August 2015. Mr. Foley is also a managing director of TPG and a member of our Manager’s investment committee. Mr. Foley joined TPG Real Estate and our company in August 2015 from TPG Sixth Street Partners (formerly known as TPG Special Situations Partners), where he directed credit-based investment activity in U.S. commercial real estate for TPG’s special situations and credit investment platform from 2014 to August 2015. Mr. Foley is an experienced principal investor and business builder. Mr. Foley was a co-founder, chief financial officer, and later chief operating officer of Gramercy Capital Corp. (NYSE: GPT), a publicly-traded REIT with debt and net lease investments throughout the U.S. Prior to his tenure with Gramercy Capital, Mr. Foley was co-head of high yield commercial real estate debt investing for Goldman Sachs & Co.’s special situations group, and led the domestic commercial real estate capital markets business at Bankers Trust Company (since merged with Deutsche Bank). He began his career with Touche Ross & Co. in its San Francisco office. Until recently, Mr. Foley served on the Board of Governors and Executive Committee of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council and chaired its governmental policy committee. He is a full member of the Urban Land Institute, the Zell-Lurie Real Estate Center at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the Stanford Real Estate Center, and the Real Estate Lenders Association. He earned B.A. degrees in Economics and Political Science from Stanford University, an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and is a certified public accountant (inactive in California).

Matthew Coleman
Matthew Coleman
Vice President
Matthew Coleman

Matthew Coleman has served as our vice president since February 2016. Mr. Coleman is a partner of TPG and the chief operating officer of TPG Real Estate and is based in San Francisco. Before joining TPG in 2012, Mr. Coleman was the general counsel of the real estate private equity group at D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P. From 2000 through 2005, Mr. Coleman was an attorney in the New York office of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where he practiced in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, leveraged finance, and securities. Mr. Coleman graduated summa cum laude from Wake Forest University with a B.A. in Economics and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He earned a J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal and as the editor-in-chief of the Yale Journal on Regulation. Mr. Coleman currently serves on the Boards of Directors of AV Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVHI) and Bluegrass Senior Living.

Peter Smith
Peter Smith
Vice President and Manager’s Head of Originations
Peter Smith

Peter Smith has served as our vice president and our Manager’s head of originations since November 2016. Mr. Smith is a managing director of TPG and a member of our Manager’s investment committee. Mr. Smith has more than 25 years of commercial real estate debt financing experience, including transitional loans, mezzanine loans, long-term fixed rate loans, loan portfolio acquisitions, and workouts and restructurings. Prior to joining TPG in November 2016, Mr. Smith was a managing director at Ladder focusing on loan originations. Mr. Smith’s prior experience includes senior positions with Credit Suisse, UBS, Credit Suisse First Boston and Heller Financial. Mr. Smith is a graduate of the University of Michigan from which he earned a B.B.A. in Accounting.

Deborah Ginsberg
Deborah Ginsberg
Vice President and Secretary
Deborah Ginsberg

Deborah Ginsberg has served as our vice president and secretary since November 2016 and our Manager’s General Counsel since May 2016. Ms. Ginsberg is a managing director of TPG and a member of our Manager’s investment committee. Prior to joining TPG in May 2016, she was a principal with Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies, an affiliate of the Blackstone Group L.P., in New York and London from December 2012 to March 2016. While at Blackstone, she was responsible for legal structuring, due diligence, loan closing processes, and documentation for all real estate debt investments for the firm’s private equity funds and mortgage REIT. Prior to Blackstone, Ms. Ginsberg was a director at CT Investment Management Co., LLC, a commercial real estate investment manager that was wholly-owned by Capital Trust, Inc. (NYSE: CT) which was acquired by Blackstone in December 2012, where she was responsible for all legal aspects of structuring, closing, and asset management of the firm’s real estate debt investments. Before joining Capital Trust, Inc. in 2006, Ms. Ginsberg practiced law in the real estate group at Sidley Austin LLP. Ms. Ginsberg received a B.S. from Cornell University and a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Ms. Ginsberg is a member of Commercial Real Estate Finance Council and WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate and is on the Board of Directors of the NY Private Equity Network—Real Estate.