June 4, 2024, New York, NY—Lument today announced it has doubled the size of its real estate capital markets team, expanding the array of capital solutions it offers multifamily investors and extending the company’s reach to all major commercial real estate sectors. The team is under the leadership of Senior Managing Director Rick Warren and now includes some of the leading real estate capital markets experts in the industry. They collectively secure or place an average of $1.44 billion annually across a wide range of asset classes. Lument’s capital markets group recently opened a new office in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

“In this economy, it is more important than ever to have a wide range of options to offer clients,” said Lument CEO James Flynn. “Our decision to create a capital markets group of this caliber reflects our determination to connect an even broader universe of investors with the capital they need to pursue their goals.” Through this initiative, Lument now offers a broad selection of alternative debt and preferred equity finance solutions from such capital sources such as banks, debt funds, life companies, and conduits. The expanded team also originates agency and balance sheet loans.

Lument recently added Managing Directors Hirsch Simins, Jacob Cohen, and Mark Vinitsky, Senior Director David Jungreis, and Director Ben Retter, who all previously worked together at Walker & Dunlop. They join Lument Managing Director Ryan Norwood, and Senior Directors Joshua Perew and Ralph Wurzburger, and together the team will provide investors who need more than agency and balance sheet financing access to construction debt, bridge loans, permanent debt, and preferred equity placement.

“Building an experienced group is a critical element in Lument’s strategy of developing deeper relationships throughout the commercial real estate industry,” Warren said. “These new additions bring extensive relationships that complement our existing strengths in multifamily and investment sales, enabling us to do more for our clients.”

About Lument

Lument, a subsidiary of ORIX Corporation USA, is a national leader in commercial real estate finance and delivers a comprehensive set of capital solutions customized for investors in multifamily, affordable housing, and seniors housing and healthcare real estate. Lument is a Fannie Mae DUS®, Freddie Mac Optigo®, FHA, and USDA lender. In addition, Lument offers a suite of proprietary commercial lending, real estate investment sales, investment banking, and investment management solutions. The company has approximately 600 employees in over 30 offices across the United States. Securities, investment banking, and advisory services are provided through Lument Securities, LLC, member FINRA/SIPC. Lument Investment Management, LLC, is registered as an investment adviser with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. For more information, visit https://www.lument.com.