Peter Steier: Mr. Steier serves as Senior Managing Director, Head of Equity Capital Markets for First Wall Street Capital and is charged with overseeing and building a full-service equity capital markets platform. The equity capital markets platform allows First Wall Street Capital clients access to a broad array of equity-focused transactions, including recapitalizations, joint venture equity, sponsor equity, passive promotable equity, acquisition capital, pari passu equity, entity level equity, and preferred equity, as well as highly structured transactions to accommodate the most complex situations. Prior to joining First Wall Street Mr Steier was with Meridian Capital Group with similar responsibilities. He has relationships with and has raised equity (in excess of $10 billion) from varied types of sources including; private equity funds, hedge funds, pension funds, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, family offices as well as high net worth individuals.
Prior to joining Meridian Mr. Steier was Managing Director with The Carlton Group focusing on Investment and Loan Sales together with debt and equity investments .Mr. Steier has been involved in over $20 billion of structured financings and acquisitions since 1985, in particular over two billion dollars of structured equity in the last two years. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Inland Capital Corporation (part of The Inland Group of Companies-one of the largest private REITS in America) where he oversaw the East Coast Region on behalf of several REITS. His primary responsibilities were overseeing one of the REITS and originating, structuring and closing value add and repositioned transactions for both debt and equity, focusing on office, multifamily, retail and light industrial properties. In addition, raising equity for several of the private REITS as well. He has over 25 years experience in commercial real estate structured finance, mortgage banking, and portfolio management as well as both an owner and developer of commercial real estate projects.
Throughout his career, Mr. Steier has been involved in the origination, underwriting, closing and servicing of over $10 billion of mortgage transactions though his primary focus is in structured finance which totals in excess of $15 billion, which include participating mortgages, convertible debt, preferred equity, mezzanine financing, equity placement, hypothecation of partnership notes, tax-exempt bond financings, joint ventures and portfolio restructurings.
Prior to joining Inland Capital Corporation, Mr. Steier, had similar responsibilities with Lubert Adler Funds, (LEM Mezzanine) where he assisted in creating the Fund, raising equity for several of the Funds and structured the acquisition of complex portfolios, preferred equity, and mezzanine transactions. Previously, he was a principal in several private commercial real estate transactions focusing on investment strategies, development and equity placement and was Senior Director of mortgage loans and real estate with Provident Mutual Life Insurance Company where he managed the mortgage loan and equities portfolio totaling in excess of $15 billion.