PGIM Real Estate
Justin Gleason is an executive director at
PGIM Real Estate and a portfolio manager of
the flagship open-end, US core-plus real estate
fund with $11.7-billion in gross AUM. On a
national basis, he has a leadership role in all
aspects of the fund’s strategy. In 2015, Gleason relocated from New
Jersey to PGIM Real Estate’s San Francisco office where, in addition
to his national role, he leads an eight-person team responsible for
the fund’s West Coast investment activities. He began his career
with PGIM Real Estate directly out of undergraduate studies.
During the past 14 years, Gleason has accumulated considerable
commercial real estate experience through multiple roles spanning debt capital markets, acquisitions, asset management and
workouts at various points in the real estate cycle.
Mesa West Capital
Ronnie Gul co-heads the West Coast and
Midwest originations teams, overseeing
Northern California, the Pacific Northwest,
Denver and Chicago. He joined Mesa West
Capital in 2005, shortly after the firm was
formed, and since that time, he’s played an integral role in the
firm’s remarkable growth. Having earned a reputation for consistently providing creative financing solutions with certainty of execution, Gul and his team have contributed to Mesa West Capital
becoming one of the most successful CRE balance sheet lenders in
the US. Gul and his team have sourced, structured and closed in
excess of $3 billion in transactions. Under his direction, the firm
opened an office last year in Chicago to establish a local base to
support its increasing lending activities in the Midwest and Denver.
Thorofare Capital, Gutnikov leads a
team that’s closed nearly $1 billion of
senior, fixed and floating-rate financ-
ings across the country. He is principally
responsible for new-transaction origination, credit analysis
and loan monitoring for the firm’s open fund vehicles and
active managed accounts, as well as tracking existing invest-
ments in closed funds. He has structured and closed in
excess of 85 complex capitalization facilities for a broad
range of commercial property types. Gutnikov has gained a
reputation as a “go-to guy” among many of the industry’s
most active middle-market sponsors, with an established
book of business after just six years in the game.
Partner and EVP, Origination
Thorofare Capital Inc.
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