ACORE Capital Appoints Michael Wilkinson as CFO and Brian Abbott as Head of Asset Management

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ACORE Capital, LP, one of the leading U.S. commercial real estate debt managers, is pleased to announce new additions to its senior leadership team with the appointments of Michael Wilkinson as Chief Financial Officer and Brian Abbott as Head of Asset Management. Wilkinson reports to Chief Executive Officer Warren de Haan and Abbott reports to Chief Investment Officer Kyle Jeffers

“The strategic additions of Michael and Brian – two highly experienced finance and commercial real estate experts – further enhances our leadership team as ACORE prepares for its next chapter of growth,” said De Haan. “Both are consummate professionals with impressive track records who bring a wealth of knowledge and extensive relationships that will help advance our near and long-term strategic initiatives. We are glad to welcome them to the ACORE team and look forward to benefiting from their hard work and insights.”

Prior to joining ACORE, Wilkinson served as Executive Director in the Financial Institutions Investment Banking group at Wells Fargo Securities, where he focused on the alternative asset management, specialty finance and commercial real estate sectors. In this role, he served as a trusted advisor to corporate executives, guiding them through transformative transactions. Prior to rising through the ranks at Wells Fargo Securities, Wilkinson held positions at HighTower Advisors and Alpha Fiduciary Wealth Management.

Abbott comes to ACORE from advisory firm Bellwether Asset Management, where he served as Managing Director. In this role, he oversaw an asset management team responsible for managing an approximately $6 billion portfolio of debt investments across the capital stack and property types. Before this, Abbott was Chief Operating Officer at Pacshore Partners, where he oversaw all corporate operations and investment activities. Abbott previously managed Gramercy Capital Corp.’s Los Angeles office and was responsible for the workout of a $1.2B portfolio of specially serviced loans and REO assets.

About ACORE Capital

ACORE Capital, LP is one of the leading U.S. commercial real estate debt managers with approximately $20 billion of assets under management. With offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco and Dallas, ACORE originates, acquires and manages first mortgages, B-notes, mezzanine debt and preferred equity. ACORE’s success has been fueled by its long-standing industry relationships and access to a consistent pipeline of origination opportunities. For more information, please visit