New York City

Steven A. Rivers

Senior Managing Director & General Counsel

Steven Rivers is a Senior Managing Director and General Counsel at ACORE Capital. He oversees the legal affairs of the company, primarily focusing on fundraising and general corporate matters.

Prior to joining ACORE Capital, Mr. Rivers served as the General Counsel of the Real Estate Investing and Servicing Division of Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: STWD), a public mortgage REIT, from 2013 to 2017, where he was responsible for managing the legal affairs for the division which included, among other things, the LNR Partners subsidiary, historically one of the largest investors in subordinate CMBS and one of the largest special servicers of distressed CMBS loans. From 2011 to 2013, Mr. Rivers served as a Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of Starwood, where he was responsible for originating, structuring and negotiation of loan originations.

Prior to Starwood, Mr. Rivers practiced real estate finance law in San Francisco at Dechert LLP.

Mr. Rivers received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law.