Ian Ponniah joined Eyzenberg & Company in September 2016 as a Managing Director. His responsibilities include originating capital raising & advisory service assignments as well as supervising transaction execution of the Firm’s current mandates.

Prior to joining Eyzenberg & Company Mr. Ponniah served as the Head of Originations for a New York based fund manager, where he was responsible for the solicitation, structuring and underwriting of bridge loans to NYC developers, operators and investors, including the purchase of non-performing notes. Additionally, Mr, Ponniah was a Senior Director of Originations and Structuring at Aristone Realty Capital from 2012. While at Aristone, Mr. Ponniah coordinated, structured, and managed in excess of $250M of high-yield subordinated financings in the form of A/B, junior debt, mezzanine, and/or preferred equity structures for the recapitalization of complex performing and non-performing real estate assets. Before joining Aristone Realty Capital, Mr. Ponniah served as a Director in the Commercial Real Estate division at New Oak Capital in 2011, where he was responsible for directing the firm's Investment Banking activities. Mr. Ponniah has also served as the Director of Acquisitions and Capital Markets at Madison Equities from 2004, a New York based real estate development and investment firm. While at Madison Equities, Mr. Ponniah had coordinated, structured, and executed acquisitions, joint ventures, and new capital commitments totaling over $1 billion encompassing new residential and hospitality developments in New York City. In 2003, Mr. Ponniah served as Vice President at Wall Street Realty Capital where he had managed, coordinated and assisted in the successful execution of various financial advisory and capital raising assignments totaling over $350M in equity and debt financings. Prior to Wall Street Realty Capital, Mr. Ponniah was a Mergers & Acquisition Vice President in ABN Amro’s Global Integrated Energy Group and Global Real Estate Group and was directly involved in over $4 billion of strategic M&A, debt and equity assignments.

Mr. Ponniah had begun his real estate career as a design architect working for several prominent Australian and Hong Kong firms. Mr. Ponniah earned an MS in Real Estate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Adelaide in Australia.