ARA Brings Senior Director on Board in LA Office

Industry veteran Doug Vikser will spearhead the company’s capital markets team while focusing on originating structured debt and preferred equity investments.

Doug Vikser, Senior Director, ARA
Doug Vikser, Senior Director, ARA

American Realty Advisors tapped Doug Vikser as senior director of its capital markets team. Vikser will be based in the company’s Los Angeles headquarters and will be responsible for boosting ARA’s presence into the structured finance market, nationwide. His responsibilities will include originating structured debt and preferred equity investments.

The newly appointed industry veteran comes from a managing director position held with Hunt Mortgage Group. Prior to this, he occupied a similar position with Prudential Mortgage Capital and was a member of the distressed debt team at Lone Star Fund. During his 30 years of experience in the structured finance segment, Vikser originated and structured several types of loans, including senior and mezzanine, as well as preferred equity investments on a variety of non-stabilized developments such as transitional value-add properties.

Vikser is a University of Michigan graduate and also holds an MBA from the University of Texas. He is a licensed real estate broker in California and Texas and is also a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association.

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