Boyd W. Fellows is a founder and one of the four Managing Partners of ACORE Capital, with $11+ billion in assets under management in commercial real estate debt strategies. He oversees capital market activities, marketing and is a member of ACORE’s investment committee.
Mr. Fellows has 34 years of experience in the commercial real estate finance industry and capital markets. Prior to ACORE, he was President and a member of the board of directors of Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: STWD), a public mortgage REIT, from October 2010 to September 2014.
Prior to STWD he, along with Mr. de Haan, Mr. Tokarski and Mr. Ward, founded Countrywide Financial Corporation’s commercial real estate finance business that was launched in 2004 and grew into one of the largest lending platforms in the United States focused on middle markets, closing over 1,250 commercial real estate loans totaling over $11.5 billion. In 2001 Mr. Fellows was a founding partner of Coastal Capital Partners, LLC, a firm focused on acquiring distressed debt and advising clients on restructurings. Prior to Coastal Capital, Mr. Fellows was a partner at Thomas Weisel Partners and the CEO of Scudder Weisel Capital, a joint venture with Zurich Insurance from 1999 through 2001. From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Fellows was one of the key senior executives who led Nomura’s commercial real estate finance division that is credited with many structural innovations that helped shape the commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS) business. In 1998, Mr. Fellows was named Co-CEO of the division. Prior to Nomura, Mr. Fellows worked at Morgan Stanley from 1987 through 1994, where he was the co-head of the non-agency mortgage trading desk and before that he worked at Bank of America as a derivative securities and currency trader in the United States, Europe and Asia from 1983 through 1987.
Mr. Fellows received a B.S.B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Missouri and a M.B.A. degree from the University of Oregon.