In 2019, Rob Brown – formerly of JCR Capital – joined ArrowMark Partners (“ArrowMark”), a $20B asset management firm headquartered in Denver, CO – to build a nationwide commercial real estate lending and structured finance platform. Brown’s vision is to build an enduring investment management business whereby we invest alongside and on behalf of insurance companies and other institutional clients of the firm. Since joining, he and his team have invested more than $350M in transaction volume over 15 transactions and plans to invest more than $500M in 2021.
Recently joining Rob at ArrowMark is John Maher, formerly of Sun Life; and Mark Fallon, formerly of JCR Capital. Maher will lead loan origination efforts with an emphasis on the platform’s core permanent loan product and Fallon’s focus will be on business development on a nationwide level.
A part of Brown’s strategy is to provide capital solutions to sponsors/owners of income producing real estate. He is executing a large loan/small loan team strategy to provide capital with both fixed & floating rate and duration ranging from two to ten years. Loan sizes and investment can range from $1M -$100M.
The small balance loan product is run out of Stronghill Capital which targets $1M-$10M loans on stabilized cash flow properties nationwide. The Austin, TX based operation is a subsidiary of Arrowmark. Brown recruited industry veteran Jack Cohen (Cohen Financial & 3650 REIT) to be president and run the Stronghill platform. Stronghill will do $400M in loan origination in 2021.