Investment advisory firm, American Realty Capital hired Andrew Winer to lead a number of the firm’s strategic debt initiatives.
Winer reports directly to Nicholas Schorsch, CEO, and Bill Kahane, President. He is responsible for arranging corporate lines of credit and other loan facilities for all of ARC’s investment programs, including its business development company, Business Development Corporation of America, and its NASDAQ-listed company, American Realty Capital Properties.
Winer will also work actively with rating agencies on securing corporate credit ratings for all of ARC’s companies, and designing investment strategies for both commercial debt and structured debt products. He will work closely with Boris Korotkin, the firm's vice president of real estate finance, on all REIT financings.
“As we continue to grow ARC’s advisory responsibilities across a wider array of investment vehicles and platforms, it is vital that we remain 'best-in-class' with regard to all of our capital market activities," said Kahane in a press statement. "[Winer] brings with him an extensive background in real estate debt capital markets, enabling us to manage risk and improve performance of all of our REITs."
Winer’s experience includes 20 years in commercial real estate finance (17 years at Credit Suisse and its predecessors). Most recently, he oversaw pricing, hedging and execution of commercial securitized real estate debt at Credit Suisse. He was responsible for the asset management of legacy loan and warehouse positions at the company.
From 2004 to 2008, Winer was responsible for syndicating new CMBS issues. Prior to this, he spent five years as a fixed income salesperson and the previous six years in various roles covering all facets of the commercial real estate finance business, including loan originations and securitizations.