Hodes Weill Hires Ray Potter

Hodes Weill & Associates, an advisory and investment business focused on real estate private equity and private funds, hired Ray Potter has joined the firm as a Principal. Mr. Potter will focus on the firm’s property underwriting, due diligence and principal investment activities.

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Hodes Weill & Associates (“Hodes Weill”), a global advisory and principal investment business focused on the real estate private equity and private funds industry, today announced that Ray Potter has joined the firm as a Principal. Mr. Potter will focus on the firm’s property underwriting, due diligence and principal investment activities.

“We are excited to welcome Ray to the firm,” said Doug Weill, Co-Founder and a Managing Partner of Hodes Weill. “Given his considerable experience in various aspects of the commercial real estate industry and his strong property underwriting skills, we expect Ray to have an immediate impact on our advisory and restructuring engagements, as well as our principal investment business.”

“I am delighted to join the growing team of professionals at Hodes Weill & Associates,” said Mr. Potter. “The current market dislocation is generating significant distressed real estate investment opportunities, including the recapitalization and restructuring of fund managers and fund portfolio investments, which Hodes Weill is actively evaluating.”

Before joining Hodes Weill, Mr. Potter worked on property restructuring assignments and identified distressed debt opportunities within the commercial banks and special servicers sectors while at Rainew Realty Advisors. Previously, Mr. Potter was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse in the Real Estate Finance Group, where he was responsible for a Commercial Mortgage Backed Securitization origination team located in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and Tampa. Mr. Potter’s career in commercial real estate also includes a variety of roles at Column Canada, Chase Manhattan Bank and HSBC. Mr. Potter received his BS and MBA from Cornell University.

About Hodes Weill & Associates

Hodes Weill & Associates is a New York-based independent advisory and principal investment business focused on the real estate private equity and private funds industry on a global basis. Hodes Weill offers independent advisory services to fund managers, limited partners, advisory committees, lenders and other interested parties. In addition, the firm sources and invests capital to assist in the recapitalization and restructuring of fund managers and fund portfolio investments. For more information, please visit www.hodesweill.com.