Berkadia announces the appointment of Michael Conway as Senior Director to Berkadia JV Equity & Structured Capital, which specializes in arranging joint-venture equity and structured capital from a wide variety of institutional sources, both domestic and international. Based in Denver, Colo., Conway will be responsible for capital raise execution and business development activities for the team, reporting to the team founders Chinmay Bhatt, Cody Kirkpatrick and Noam Franklin.
Over the past 12 months, Berkadia JV Equity & Structured Capital has successfully sourced the equity on close to 60 transactions. Since the team was launched at Berkadia in 2019, they have arranged the equity for over 19,000 multifamily/build-to-rent units and student housing beds across 19 states.
“We’re delighted to have a professional of Michael’s caliber join our growing national team,” said Kirkpatrick.
“To find a qualified experienced professional that has a real understanding and history on the equity side was very challenging, so we were excited to bring Michael into our platform,” said Franklin.
Conway joins Berkadia from a national real estate advisory firm, where he was Vice President of Equity Placement, and led equity capital raises for institutional and middle-market sponsors in the multifamily and build-to-rent sectors.
Berkadia JV Equity & Structured Capital is a dedicated team of professionals at Berkadia that focuses exclusively on the equity side of the capital stack. Drawing on their relationships with a wide variety of domestic and foreign capital sources, including HNW investors, private equity, pension funds, insurance companies and family offices, the team works with clients to structure JV equity, senior equity, preferred equity/mezzanine debt, ground leases, stretch senior A/B notes and co-GP/entity-level partnerships.
Berkadia, a joint venture of Berkshire Hathaway and Jefferies Financial Group, is a leader in the commercial real estate industry, offering a robust suite of services to our multifamily and commercial property clients. Through our integrated mortgage banking, investment sales and servicing platform, Berkadia delivers comprehensive real estate solutions for the entire life cycle of our clients’ assets. To learn more about Berkadia, please visit www.berkadia.com.