Jeff Conti 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.

Mr. Conti has over 25 years of commercial real estate investment experience and has an in-depth knowledge of the commercial mortgage lending industry, across all major asset classes, and in various economic cycles. He has extensive experience in business development, balance sheet lending, real estate credit, and equity investments, including bridge loans, mezzanine debt, B-notes, preferred equity, and joint venture equity, across the risk-return spectrum. Mr. Conti has originated over $5B of commercial real estate debt, equity and real estate private equity investments throughout his career.
Mr. Conti was previously an Executive Director with Annaly Commercial Real Estate Group, a New York-based commercial mortgage REIT, where he was responsible for originating, structuring and underwriting fixed and floating rate debt, bridge loans, mezzanine debt, preferred equity and B-notes, on a national basis. There he led the full investment process from deal sourcing, credit analysis, structuring, underwriting, negotiation, investment committee presentations, and legal documentation.
Prior to Annaly, Mr. Conti was a Vice President with Prudential Real Estate Investors (PREI), in the Merchant Banking Group, where he was responsible for originating and structuring entity level investments in real estate operating companies, joint venture equity and mezzanine debt. There he managed real estate private equity investments and ventures by serving on company boards, and oversaw the timely preparation of investment level reports to fund investors.

Prior to PREI, Mr. Conti was a Managing Director-Regional Head of Commercial Mortgage Originations, with TIAA-CREF, where he oversaw the large loan production team for the Eastern United States and Canada. The team he managed was responsible for originating $1B of commercial loans on an annual basis. Over his 18-year career at TIAA-CREF, Mr. Conti also served in various other capacities including real estate acquisitions, portfolio management, loan surveillance, loan restructuring, and the loan closing process.
Mr. Conti received a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Rider College and a Diploma in Real Estate from New York University.