Customized Real Estate Investing for More Than a Century

As the real estate manager of NYL Investors, Real Estate Investors brings more than a century1 of expertise delivering dedicated solutions to our partners and clients through every market cycle and economic environment. With $67.2 billion under management, and more than 170 real estate investment professionals investing in 40 states and 150 markets across the U.S., our team seeks the best opportunities wherever they may arise. 

  

Our strategies include commercial mortgage lending, real estate securities, and private equity real estate investing and are offered across a range of vehicles, including funds, separate accounts, and programmatic joint ventures. Click here to learn about our capabilities.

We believe investment principles that incorporate environmental, social, governance, and resilience (“ESG+R”) best practices promote favorable relative returns for our clients over the long term.

  

  

Real Estate Investors- Total AUM: $67.2 Billion

Assets Under Management as of 12/31/2023

Real Estate Investors AUM September 2022

1. Prior to the formation of NYL Investors LLC, in October 2013 it operated as an investment division of New York Life Investment management, LLC which is an affiliated investment advisor that commenced operations in April 2000. Previously, the investment groups of NYL Investors LLC operated within New York Life Insurance Company (New York Life) managing investment program for New York Life’s General Account.

2. The “highest ratings currently awarded” refers to the highest ratings currently awarded to any U.S. life insurer, specifically: AM Best A++ (as of 2/9/2024), Fitch Ratings AAA (as of 10/6/2023), Moody’s Aaa (as of 11/17/2023), and Standard & Poor’s AA+ (as of 8/10/2023). Source: third-party reports. Learn more: https://www.newyorklife.com/about/our-strength/what-rating-agencies-say.

  

Real Estate Investing through the Capital Stack

Real Estate Investors focuses on the origination, investment, and management of U.S. real estate-related debt, equity, and securities products. With deep and relevant experience throughout the capital stack and across strategies and sectors, we can take advantage of market opportunities and address diverse client appetites. Real Estate Investors also leverages the deep credit analytics experience of our affiliated NYL Investors divisions: Fixed Income Investors and Private Capital Investors.

We invest all along the risk/return spectrum: from whole loans to structured finance and core equities to speculative development transactions.
 

Our Platforms

Commercial Lending

Origination and management of core and structured commercial mortgages.

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Direct Equity

Acquisition, development, and asset management of equity properties.

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Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities

Investment in conduits, floating rate pools, and SA/SB transactions.

 

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Meet our senior team of real estate investment experts.

Senior Managing Director, Head of Real Estate Investors
NYL Investors

Mark is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Investors. He is responsible for public and private real estate debt investments and private real estate equity investments. The group's primary activities include commercial mortgage lending, commercial mortgage-backed securities investing and the acquisition/disposition of commercial properties for both New York Life and third-party investors. He is also responsible for corporate real estate activities on behalf of New York Life.

Mark began his career in the financial services industry when he joined the firm in 1985. Previously, he was co-head of commercial mortgage production and managed the Structured Investments area within Real Estate Investors.

Mark earned a B.A. from Lake Forest College and an M.S. in Real Estate from New York University.

Recognitions

The 50 Most Important Figures of Commercial Real Estate Finance (Commercial Observer, 2016-2020)

Affiliations

Commercial Real Estate Finance Council

The Real Estate Board of New York

Urban Land Institute

Pension Real Estate Association


Paul Behar

Paul Behar

Managing Director, Head of Global Business Development

Colleen Larkin

Colleen Larkin

Managing Director, Head of Operations

Robert Boyd

Managing Director, Head of Real Estate Debt

Thomas O'Hanlon

Head of Real Estate Equity

Adam Hayden

Managing Director, Head of CMBS

Brian Seaman

Managing Director, Head of Asset Management

     

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Regional Field Offices

Co-Head of CML Lending

Eric Becher, Managing Director
51 Madison Avenue, Suite 910
New York, NY 10010
eric_becher@nylinvestors.com
(212) 576-7673

 

Midwest Region

John Howard, Senior Director
303 W. Madison Street, Suite 2050
Chicago, IL 60606-3309
john_howard@nylinvestors.com
(312) 977-2610
 

Southern Region

Scott Portnoy, Senior Director
5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1310
Dallas, TX 75244
scott_portnoy@nylinvestors.com
(972) 867-6444

 

Western Region

Kirk Kniss, Senior Director
50 California Street, Suite 2100
San Francisco, CA 94111
kirk_kniss@nylinvestors.com
(415) 362-2633

Co-Head of CML Lending

Scott Ingham, Managing Director
51 Madison Avenue, Suite 910
New York, NY 10010
Scott_Ingham@nylinvestors.com
(212) 576-5732  

 

Northeast Region

Scott Ingham, Managing Director
51 Madison Avenue, Suite 910
New York, NY 10010
scott_ingham@nylinvestors.com
(212) 576-5732

Southeast Region

Randall M. Hall, CFA, Senior Director
3475 Piedmont Road, Suite 575
Atlanta, GA 30305
randall_hall@nylinvestors.com
(770) 395-2323

Structured Lending

Head of Structured Lending

John Lippmann, Managing Director
51 Madison Avenue, Suite 910
New York, NY 10010
john_lippmann@nylinvestors.com
(212) 576-6941


Eastern Region Originations

Elizabeth Roy, Senior Director
51 Madison Avenue, Suite 910
New York, NY 10010
elizabeth_p_roy@nylinvestors.com
(212) 576-8364

Central Region Originations

Dan Hayes, Senior Director
303 W. Madison Street, Suite 2050
Chicago, IL 60606-3309
daniel_k_hayes@nylinvestors.com
(312) 977-2606

 

Western Region Originations

James Nearon, CFA, Senior Director
50 California Street, Suite 2100
San Francisco, CA 94111
james_nearon@nylinvestors.com
(415) 402-4133

 

Acquisitions

National Head of Transactions

Ross Berry, Managing Director
50 California Street, Suite 2100
San Francisco, CA 94111
ross_berry@nylinvestors.com
(415) 402-4103

 

Head of Capital Markets and Dispositions

Page Gostling, Managing Director
51 Madison Avenue, Rm 910
New York, NY 10010
(212) 576-3346
Coverage Area: Washington DC; Nashville, TN; Charlotte and Raleigh, NC
 

Coverage Area: Boston, MA; NYS Tri-State; Washington DC; Nashville, TN; Charlotte and Raleigh, NC

Kevin Smith, Managing Director
51 Madison Avenue, Suite 910
New York, NY 10010
kevin_smith@nylinvestors.com
(212) 576-7047
 

 

 

Coverage Area: Georgia; Florida

Jordan Hylton, Senior Director
3475 Piedmont Road, Suite 575
Atlanta, GA 30305
jordan_hylton@nylinvestors.com
(770) 395-2333

 

Coverage Area: Texas;
Phoenix, AZ

Chris Hunt, Senior Director
50 California Street, Suite 2100
San Francisco, CA 94111
chris_hunt@nylinvestors.com
(415) 402-4109

 

Coverage Area: Southern California; Las Vegas, NV

Daniel Gazzola, Director
50 California Street, Suite 2100
San Francisco, CA 94111
daniel_l_gazzola@nylinvestors.com
(415) 269-2240

Coverage Area: Midwest;
Denver, CO

Brian Murphy, Senior Director
303 W. Madison Street, Suite 2050
Chicago, IL 60606
brian_murphy@nylinvestors.com
(312) 977-2612

Coverage Area: Salt Lake City, UT; San Francisco Bay Area; Seattle, WA
Albert Pura, Senior Director
50 California Street, Suite 2100
San Francisco, CA 94111
albert_pura@nylinvestors.com
(415) 402-4148

    

Adam Hayden, Managing Director
51 Madison Avenue, Suite 910
New York, NY 10010
adam_hayden@nylinvestors.com
(212) 576-7511
 

John Hyland, Director
51 Madison Avenue, Rm 910
New York, NY 10010
(212) 576-6337

    

    

Paul Behar, Managing Director
51 Madison Avenue, Suite 910
New York, NY 10010
paul_behar@nylinvestors.com
 

Christie Philbrick-Wheaton, Senior Director
51 Madison Avenue, Suite 910
New York, NY 10010
christie_philbrickwheaton@nylinvestors.com