The prolonged low interest rate environment has prompted many institutional investors to search for higher yielding alternative investment options.
In addition, the length of the current economic and real estate cycles suggests a cautionary investment environment and commercial mortgage investments can provide attractive returns on a relative basis to other fixed income investments while offering a defensive risk profile to real estate equity alternatives.
The TH Real Estate Workshop 2017 will explore several types of CRE debt investment strategies available to institutional investors, the lending environment in the UK and the U.S, and look at the relative attractiveness of CRE debt returns as compared to alternative fixed income and equity investments.
Jack Gay - Global Head of Commercial Real Estate Debt
With over 32 years of investment experience, Jack Gay oversees TH Real Estate’s global origination, portfolio management and business development.
Previously, he was lead portfolio manager and head of the TIAA General Account portfolio management team responsible for the company’s investments in areas such as equity real estate, commercial mortgages and single asset CMBS investments. Other prior roles include heading capital markets activities and managing commercial mortgage production teams.
Gay joined the company in 2002, having previously worked at JP Morgan Chase in a variety of roles. He holds a BS in Finance from Lehigh University and an MBA in Finance from New York University and is a member of TH Real Estate’s investment committee.
Jason Rodrigues, Vice President, Debt Underwriting & Execution
As Vice President in the debt team, Jason Rodrigues is responsible for underwriting and completing new transactions. He has 13 years of experience in the real estate industry.
Rodrigues was previously responsible for indirect investments at TH Real Estate. He joined the company in 2009, having started his career in 2001 at Lehman Brothers, eventually working in the real estate finance team in New York. In 2006, he moved back to London to work at UBS.
Rodrigues holds a BA (Hons) in Business Economics with French at Exeter University and an MSc (with Merit) in Real Estate Investment from CASS Business School