Transwestern’s Northeast headquarters yesterday (Tuesday) announced that the firm has hired two additional real estate veterans to join its capital markets team.
Gary Sopko and Matthew Schnurr will serve as managing directors in the Northeast. The duo joins Peter Schubert, Tom Ashforth and Pat Bisceglia, bringing the team’s combined experience to more than a century.
“The group that we have compiled has a strong foundation in sales, investment banking, structured finance, principal ownership and development, as well as a demonstrated ability to source and secure highly desirable investments,” said Patrick Robinson, president of Transwestern’s Northeast territory.
“With more than 100 years of combined experience, they are fully equipped to handle a wide range of transactions throughout the Northeast.”
With more than 30 years of experience in banking and commercial real estate, Sopko focuses on structured finance transactions.
He has sourced, underwritten, structured/negotiated more than $6 billion worth of commercial real estate transactions. Prior to joining Transwestern, he was head of acquisitions and capital markets for Advance Realty Group.
Schnurr has completed more than $4 billion of equity, debt and structured finance transactions on office, industrial, multifamily and retail properties throughout his 30-year career.
Prior to Transwestern, he served with the Institutional Services Group of Grubb & Ellis Company and, before that, in the Institutional Properties Group of CB Commercial Real Estate Group, Inc. He began his career in corporate finance at Drexel Burnham Lambert.
Peter Schubert previously managed a Manhattan portfolio of 13 million square feet for The Moinian Group, and served as a senior investment sales broker at Massey Knakal
Tom Ashforth is head of Transwestern’s Connecticut office. Prior to joining the firm, he was instrumental in executing and expanding The Ashforth Company’s East Coast acquisition program, acting as the head of acquisitions for the Northeast. Before that, he worked for Hines.
Pat Bisceglia specializes in investment sales transactions with a primary focus on multifamily properties during a 25-year career.
Previously, Bisceglia served at Grubb & Ellis, CB Richard Ellis and Rockwood Realty. He has closed more than $4 billion in transactions and has extensive experience acting as both a principal and developer.