Prospect Capital Group (PCG), a boutique capital markets firm, has joined Eastern Consolidated in its expanding Capital Advisory Division.
PCG partners Adam Hakim and Sam Zabala, who specialize in highly structured financing deals and have overseen a combined $8 billion in transactions, will both hold the title of managing director with Eastern Consolidated.
Hakim and Zabala join managing director Jonathan Aghravi, who launched Eastern’s Capital Advisory Division in 2014.
Hakim and Zabala are bringing their book of business to Eastern, with a track record of executing highly structured mezzanine and senior portfolio debt transactions with various developers and owners.
They will also service the firm’s existing clients while continuing to develop new business in conjunction with Aghravi and the Capital Advisory Division.
Before founding PCG in 2009, Zabala spent 15 years as a on both the equity and debt sides. At CapitalSource, PB Capital, and Tishman Speyer Properties, he developed expertise in structuring and closing senior debt, mezzanine debt, and equity involving all types of commercial and residential real estate in markets throughout the United States.
Prior to joining PCG, Hakim spent 17 years at GCP Capital Group, where he honed his deal making skills raising capital for hospitality, multifamily construction, and transitional assets across all levels of the capital stack.
Former PCG Associate James Murad has also joined the Eastern Consolidated team.