Through an innovative suite of creative financing solutions across the capital structure and risk spectrum, we originate loans and invest in debt securities collateralized by high-quality properties. Further, we offer in-house legal expertise to identify and mitigate issues that would normally delay the closing process.
John Lettera is a proud veteran of the US Marines and the founder of Fairbridge Real Estate Investment Trust, LLC (“Fairbridge Asset Management LLC”). In his role as Partner, he is responsible for all debt originations and is a member of the firm’s Credit Committee. Mr. Lettera has more than 20 years of legal experience and has spent more than 25 years in real estate debt originations, acquisitions and equity investing. He also founded and managed two successful real estate finance funds that together invested in excess of $100 million.
Brian Walter is the Managing Partner of Fairbridge. He is responsible for Portfolio Management, Finance, and Operations and is a member of the Credit Committee. He previously served as Chief Investment Officer for the Tannenbaum Family Office LLC, where he analyzed and invested in multiple asset classes, including private equity, real estate, real estate debt, credit, preferred stock, equity, structured products, tax liens and litigation claims. Prior to the family office, Mr. Walter was Managing Director, Head of Institutional Products at Fifth Street Asset Management – a $5 billion public asset manager.
As the Head of Underwriting & Asset Management, Steve Wissak focuses on alternative lending and bridge financing for real estate-secured deals. He is also a member of the Credit Committee and brings more than three decades of experience in real estate. Prior to Fairbridge, Mr. Wissak was a principal in several real estate companies that acquired multifamily apartment buildings in the New York City area. He was also instrumental in the rehabilitation of nearly 5,000 workforce housing units across the region.
Anthony Balbo is Fairbridge’s Director & Head of Secondary, where he is responsible for all secondary business. Mr. Balbo has been in the real estate industry for more than 13 years. As Director of Operations for a New York-based real estate investment company, he oversaw the commercial leasing, financing and day-to-day operations of a portfolio of properties that included office space, warehousing, mixed-use buildings and residential units. During his tenure, he helped close numerous portfolio-backed loans.