GREENWICH, Conn., June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: STWD) today announced that Dennis Schuh has been appointed Chief Originations Officer of Starwood Property Trust. In this role, Mr. Schuh will oversee loan originations and report directly to Jeffrey DiModica, President of Starwood Property Trust.
"We are pleased to welcome Dennis to the Starwood team and believe his strong experience in the real estate debt and capital markets industry will be highly beneficial for the Company. The powerful combination of Dennis's industry knowledge, market expertise and long standing relationships will further strengthen our loan origination platform as we continue to pursue attractive opportunities in the current dynamic market environment. Our large loan lending business will remain the cornerstone of our investing platform alongside our property, securities investing, servicing and conduit origination businesses," stated Jeffrey DiModica, President of Starwood Property Trust.
Previously, Mr. Schuh worked for J.P. Morgan Securities, where he held numerous roles since 1997. Most recently, Mr. Schuh served as Managing Director and Head of CMBS Origination. Prior to this role, he was Head of Capital Markets and Securitization at J.P. Morgan and was responsible for managing the securitization business and high yield debt distribution. He has over 20 years of experience in the real estate debt markets and prior to working at J.P. Morgan, Mr. Schuh worked at Fitch Ratings as a ratings analyst for CMBS and REITs. He served on the Board of Governors for the Commercial Mortgage Securities Association (CMSA) from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Schuh is also a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). He graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.
About Starwood Property Trust, Inc.
Starwood Property Trust (NYSE: STWD), an affiliate of global private investment firm Starwood Capital Group, is the largest commercial mortgage real estate investment trust in the United States. The Company's core business focuses on originating, acquiring, financing and managing commercial mortgage loans and other commercial real estate debt and equity investments. Through its subsidiaries LNR Property, LLC and Hatfield Philips International, Starwood Property Trust also operates as the largest commercial mortgage special servicer in the United States and one of the largest primary and special servicers in Europe. With total capital deployed since inception of approximately $27 billion, Starwood Property Trust continues to solidify its position as one of the premier real estate finance companies in the country.
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