Brent Wagner is a Managing Director of Capital Markets and Syndication, operating out of the firm’s Los Angeles office.
Prior to his current role with ACORE Capital, Mr. Wagner was part of the originations team at Starwood Property Trust (ticker STWD), a public mortgage REIT that is externally managed by Starwood Capital. During his time at Starwood, Mr. Wagner also acted as an underwriter on many transactions ranging from $25mm - $750mm, and assisted on senior debt syndication efforts. Mr. Wagner evaluated, structured, and negotiated new loans in addition to conducting due diligence and credit work.
Prior to joining Starwood Property Trust, Mr. Wagner worked at Countrywide Financial Corporation’s commercial real estate finance business that was launched in 2004. Countrywide Commercial Real Estate Finance experience included originations and underwriting for CMBS and balance sheet loans, as well as capital markets / pricing where he was responsible for pricing and structuring whole loan, mezzanine, and B-note investment opportunities.
Mr. Wagner attended the University of Pennsylvania, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a minor in Urban Real Estate and Development co-sponsored by the School of Arts & Sciences and Wharton.