Peter Smith Joins TPG Real Estate Finance

Smith will assume the role of managing director & head of originations in late November.

Fort Worth, Texas & San FranciscoTPG Real Estate Finance Trust Inc. has announced that Peter Smith will be joining the company as managing director & head of originations. Most recently serving as managing director at Ladder Capital Corp., Smith brings to TRT more than 25 years of commercial real estate lending experience, having previously worked with Credit Suisse, UBS and Heller Financial.

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Smith’s position is the latest key addition to TRT’s leadership team, which is headed by Greta Guggenheim, who joined as CEO in January 2016. “Peter is an accomplished investor with an extensive relationship network and a unique knowledge of the real estate and debt sectors, making him a highly talented, valuable addition to our team,” said Guggenheim. “I have enjoyed knowing and working with Peter and look forward to the opportunity to work with him again.”

TRT originates first mortgage loans secured by properties undergoing value-creating transformations involving re-leasing, repositioning, renovation, and occasionally construction. Smith will start at TRT in late November and will be based in the firm’s New York office.

“TPG has earned an industry-leading reputation as an investor with deep expertise across a variety of industries and asset classes. It’s an exciting time to join TRT and I look forward to helping build upon its momentum,” added Smith.

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