Commercial real estate lending, investment and advisory company Greystone has expanded its capabilities into special servicing with the acquisition of Dallas-based C-III Asset Management LLC (C3AM) and its $20.7 billion servicing portfolio. C3AM was previously a wholly owned subsidiary of New York-based C-III Capital Partners LLC.
The new special servicing group at Greystone will be led by Paul Smyth, who joined Greystone earlier this year, and previously served as president of C3AM before taking the global chief credit officer, CRE position at Credit Suisse in New York for several years.
“Adding special servicing to our already vast commercial real estate finance expertise is very exciting,” said Stephen Rosenberg, CEO and founder of Greystone. “The C3AM team brings some of the brightest minds and greatest talents in this industry to Greystone, and, under the leadership of Paul, we look forward to working with new clients, lenders, and other participants in the special servicing market.”
“I’m thrilled to be reunited with the team that leads the special servicing market and to collaborate together under Greystone’s industry-leading umbrella, which includes originating loans in excess of nearly $14 billion annually across a variety of platforms,” Smyth said. “Now, the addition of a special servicing group will complement Greystone’s new B-piece initiative and will also give Greystone the ability to provide our clients with an added customer-focused asset management service.”