Cantor Fitzgerald, CIM Group Establish CRE Investment Platform

Financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald and investment firm CIM Group (CIM) have formed Cantor Commercial Real Estate (CCRE), a new real estate financing business that will originate competitively underwritten fixed- and floating-rate mortgages and mezzanine loans secured by diverse real estate assets, predominantly in urban communities in major U.S. markets. CCRE will also engage in securitizations of these loans.

Cantor Fitzgerald and CIM will serve as co-general partners. The CCRE management team is led by Anthony Orso, executive managing director of Cantor Fitzgerald.

"Our strategic partnership with CIM Group will contribute to renewed liquidity for senior debt instruments," Orso says. "CCRE's powerful institutional sponsorship and capital base, combined with the strength of Cantor's fixed-income sales force and the depth of its borrower relationships, are the foundation of our capability to offer superior capital markets execution and a diverse distribution strategy.’

SOURCE: Cantor Fitzgerald

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