Maverick Real Estate Partners closes another NYC distressed debt fund

The fund closed with $200M in commitments

TRD New York /
Dec.December 13, 2018 06:15 PM

(Credit: iStock)

When the defaults come, the vulture investors get to work. Maverick Real Estate Partners announced on Thursday that it closed another fund that targets defaulted commercial mortgages in New York City. The latest fund has $200 million at its disposal, and appears to be the largest of Maverick’s distressed debt vehicles.

The announcement from the distressed private equity firm comes amid jitters about some segments of New York City real estate, particularly from those who believe the market may be near the end of the cycle. In 2017, the number of bank-owned commercial properties in New York City increased by 8 percent year-over-year, according to data from California-based research firm ATTOM Data Solutions.

Last May, Maverick bought $40 million in loans from Signature Bank that were backed by 31 properties controlled by Brooklyn investor Cheskel Strulowitz. Strulowitz was battling foreclosure proceedings amid accusations of running a Ponzi scheme. Maverick also sued the developer of a luxury condominium in Hudson Square to force a foreclosure sale of a portfolio and attempted to foreclose on Hans Futterman to gain control of five retail condos at 2280 Frederick Douglass Boulevard.

Maverick’s third fund closed in 2015 with $25.9 million committed. Its fourth fund’s closing last year nearly tripled that–with $75 million in commitments. There does not appear to be public information about its first two funds.

David Aviram, who co-founded Maverick in 2010 with Ted Martell, declined to comment. In a press release, Aviram said the firm’s specific investment focus “positions us well to capitalize on opportunities that will emerge in the later stages of the real estate cycle.”


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Renderings of The William Vale and Denizen Bushwick with a Tel Aviv Stock Exchange ticker

All Year eyes sale of William Vale to pay off bonds

Breather CEO Bryan Murphy (Credit: LinkedIn and iStock)

Breather bloodbath: Flex-office startup fires 17% of staff

Stephen Levin, REBNY's Jim Whelan and Brad Lander (Credit: Getty Images)

The bill that won’t die: Will commercial rent control finally pass?

Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son (Credit: Getty Images)

SoftBank’s $3B payout to WeWork’s investors is delayed

John Legere (Credit: Getty Images)

WeWork reportedly in talks to hire T-Mobile exec as CEO

(Credit: iStock)

Small Talk: Every community meeting. About every development project. Ever.

An example of roll-off waste management (Credit: YouTube, iStock)

A win for big building owners in trash-collection fight

Duke Long and Poshtel International CEO Morten Lund

“I can talk about erections all day”: NAR tech consultant’s bizarre fireside chat

arrow_forward_ios
Loading...