Savills Studley has added commercial lending veteran Matt Brody to its national Capital Markets Group. Based in Washington, DC, Brody has joined the firm as senior managing director, working alongside Senior Managing Director Lindsay Stroud to find strategic debt and equity solutions for the firm’s clients.
Brody’s comprehensive background in real estate finance includes roles in origination, underwriting, risk management, structuring, syndication and sales. His expertise is further anchored by extensive practice at all points along the credit cycle, across all property types, and for a variety of equity and ownership structures. For over 15 years, Brody has transacted more than $10.5 billion of fixed and floating rate first mortgages and mezzanine loans, including commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), bridge and construction loans.
“Capital Markets continues to be an active and vital piece of our business as we expand our footprint into new regions globally,” said Savills Studley Vice Chairman and Director David Lipson. “Matt’s well-established relationships and extensive experience in debt and structured finance enhances the firm’s ability to obtain the best-possible deal pricing and structure for client investments domestically and internationally.”
Brody most recently served as managing director at Cantor Commercial Real Estate (CCRE), L.P., a subsidiary of Cantor Fitzgerald. He was responsible for overseeing loan production efforts for the firm’s Washington, DC, office, in addition to assisting his client base nationwide. Prior to being relocated to DC, Brody started in New York with the firm’s parent company in 2009 as one of the first hires tasked with helping launch its commercial real estate debt platform.
From 2004 to 2009, Brody held various positions in the Real Estate Finance group at Credit Suisse, where he contributed to conduit and large loan CMBS production. He played a key role in several of the firm’s new business ventures, including creative financing structures on condo-conversions, ski resorts, casinos and peso-denominated assets in Mexico. Towards the end of his tenure there, Brody performed marketing and management duties on note sales, restructurings and workouts, and, most notably, the successful sale of more than $1 billion in first mortgage participations to a major international bank.
“I have long admired Savills Studley as one of the most transparent and respected institutions in commercial real estate,” said Brody. “Even in this evolving global economy and regulatory environment, the firm’s Capital Markets Group has a proven record of structuring financial solutions to meet the intricate needs of its clients. I’m excited to partner with Lindsay, and I look forward to joining the firm’s network of trusted advisors.”
Savills Studley is a leading global real estate advisory firm and home to more than 500 capital markets professionals worldwide. As specialists in real estate investment, development, funding and financing, the group works collaboratively to handle complex assignments across all industries and regions. Areas of expertise include cross-border investment, sales, senior mezzanine, and equity financing in the office; multifamily; hospitality; retail; and industrial sectors.