Starwood Names Execs For SPT Management

Starwood Capital Group has hired a team of executives to help lead commercial real estate (CRE) finance subsidiary Starwood Property Trust Inc. The four executives, Boyd Fellows, Stew Ward, Chris Tokarski and Warren de Haan, joined Starwood Capital Oct. 1 as senior executives of SPT Management LLC – an external adviser to and manager of Starwood Property Trust.

The executives collectively founded Countrywide Financial Corp.'s CRE finance business, as well as founded and served as managing partners at Coastal Capital Partners LLC, which acquired distressed CRE debt, advised owners of CRE on restructurings and financed healthcare properties.

All four will be in Starwood Capital's expanded San Francisco office and expect to open an office in Los Angeles.

Fellows serves as president and managing director of SPT Management; Ward has been named the firm's chief financial officer, head of capital markets and risk management, and managing director; Tokarski joins the company as its chief credit officer and as a managing director; and de Haan is the chief originations officer and a managing director.

SOURCE: Starwood Capital Group


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