American Realty Capital Adds Seven to Team

American Realty Capital, an investment advisory firm, has added seven people to its team over the past month. They are: Doug Lyons, James Fisher, Joseph Taylor, Carol Loundon, Jonathan Stein, Marc Tolchin, and Daniel Schapiro.

Investment advisory firm American Realty Capital announced today that it has added seven key executives over the past month who will add to the firm’s core competencies and strengths. These additions are in line with the company’s overarching objectives and continuing commitment to deliver demonstrable results for the shareholders in its sponsored offerings. To this end, the company has assembled, and continues to attract and retain, dedicated management teams whose members bring deep and broad experience to the business areas in which American Realty Capital and its affiliates operate.

A primary driver of the firm’s ability to deliver results is the intellectual capital embedded in the multi-disciplinary teams running and supporting its business units. The company has attracted a skilled and seasoned group of professionals and support staff. Over the past month the following individuals have joined American Realty Capital’s business development company and commercial real estate debt teams:

Business Development Company Team
Name Title Previous Affiliations Experience
Doug Lyons Senior Vice President UBS Investment Bank; Mr. Lyons, a Certified Public Accountant, has over 20 years’ experience in investment banking and leveraged finance, most recently at UBS Investment Bank where, for over six years, he was a Managing Director responsible for managing the leverage finance practice in the Consumer, Retail, Gaming, Real Estate, Lodging and Leisure industries. In his role at UBS, Mr. Lyons was responsible for the origination, structuring, negotiation and execution of senior debt, unsecured debt, high yield and mezzanine financing transactions for key corporate and sponsor clients.
and Chief Credit CIBC World Markets; Deutsche Bank Securities; Duff & Phelps; Coopers & Lybrand
Officer, BDCA Adviser
James Fisher Senior Vice President and Managing Director, BDCA Adviser True Course Capital Advisors, LLC; Praesidian Capital Inc.; Allied Capital/AC Finance/Callidus Capital; JPMorgan/The Chase Manhattan Bank Mr. Fisher has over 30 of experience lending to and investing in middle market and small businesses. He spent 22 years at JPMorgan Chase, with his last position as the Senior Vice President and Division Executive running the Bank’s Middle Market Structured Finance business, including Sponsor Coverage, Asset Based Lending, Leasing, and Middle Market M&A. Most recently, Mr. Fisher was the Founding Partner of True Course Capital Advisors; a firm focused on advisory work related to middle market leveraged finance, as well as small business investments.
Joseph Taylor Senior Vice President and Managing Director, BDCA Adviser True Course Capital Advisors, LLC; Allied Capital; Callidus Capital Management; JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A.; First Union/First Fidelity Bank Mr. Taylor, a CFA charter holder, has over 20 years of experience investing in middle market companies and has been directly involved in originating, underwriting and syndicating over $8 billion of middle market senior, unitranche and mezzanine debt. Mr. Taylor spent 7 years at JPMorgan Chase and was the founding partner of the Middle Market leveraged loan structuring and syndication group. Most recently, Mr. Taylor was a Senior Advisor at True Course Capital Advisors; a firm focused on advisory work related to middle market leveraged finance and small business investments.
Carol Loundon Senior Analyst, BDCA Adviser Churchill Financial, LLC; CapitalSource Finance LLC; Bank of Ireland; Lehman Brothers Ms. Loundon brings 12 years of experience in underwriting as well as providing debt financing for private equity backed leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations in the middle market. In her previous roles, Ms. Loundon assisted in due diligence initiatives, syndications and portfolio monitoring.

Commercial Real Estate Debt Team
Name Title Previous Affiliations Experience
Jonathan Stein Vice President, ARC Brookfield Asset Management; Credit Mr. Stein has spent most of the last 10 years in the real estate finance, asset management, origination and securitization groups of prominent asset management firms. Over his career Mr. Stein has participated in the origination or underwriting of more than $15 billion of transactions. In his most recent role at Brookfield Strategic Real Estate Partners, he originated equity and debt investments for the North American sleeve of the fund through direct relationships with sponsors, lenders, special servicers and brokers.
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Marc Tolchin Assistant General Counsel, American Realty Capital Alston & Bird LLP; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP; Law Offices of Marc A. Tolchin; Town of Harrison, NY; Rattet, Hollander & Pasternak, LLP Mr. Tolchin brings 17 years of experience in real estate law, most recently at Alston & Bird LLP. In his role as Senior Real Estate Associate, Mr. Tolchin represented major portfolio and capital markets lenders in the origination of commercial real estate financings secured by hotel, office, retail, mixed-use and multifamily properties.
Daniel Schapiro Assistant Vice President, ARC Realty Finance Advisors Brookfield Asset Management; Perseus Realty Partners and Perseus Realty Capital; AFL-CIO Investment Trust Corporation Mr. Schapiro has 6 years of experience in real estate investment management, real estate private equity and investment banking. In his most recent role at Brookfield Asset Management, Mr. Schapiro provided investment analysis in hard assets and loan portfolios and assisted with acquisition and asset management functions.

American Realty Capital’s Chairman and CEO, Nicholas S. Schorsch noted, “The addition of well-experienced and highly skilled individuals to our dedicated business units serves to enhance the intellectual capital that has helped us successfully grow our business segments over the past five years. We are committed to constructing our business with a clear emphasis on best practices and an investor-first focus, making certain that management’s interests and capabilities are always squarely aligned with the needs of our programs’ shareholders.”

About American Realty Capital

American Realty Capital is a full-service real estate advisory firm founded in 2006 that sponsors real estate investment programs and provides advisory services to retail and institutional investors. American Realty Capital is an active sponsor and manager of public and private real estate investments, a business development company and other investment solutions. Collectively, American Realty Capital’s senior team of seasoned professionals has acquired and managed over $10.0 billion of real estate, as well as $5.0 billion of corporate sale-leasebacks as of 2012.

SOURCE American Realty Capital