Greystone acquires C-III Asset Management

Greystone, a commercial real estate lending, investment, and advisory company, has expanded its capabilities into special servicing with the acquisition of Dallas-based C-III Asset Management LLC (C3AM) and its USD20.7 billion servicing portfolio. 

C3AM was previously a wholly owned subsidiary of New York-based C-III Capital Partners LLC. 

The new special servicing group at Greystone will be led by Paul Smyth, who joined Greystone earlier this year, and has previously served as President of C3AM in a prior role before taking the Global Chief Credit Officer, CRE position at Credit Suisse in New York for several years. Mr. Smyth will leverage three decades of industry expertise to grow special servicing as part of Greystone’s wide range of existing commercial real estate finance solutions.

“Adding special servicing to our already vast commercial real estate finance expertise is very exciting,” says Stephen Rosenberg, CEO and founder of Greystone. “The C3AM team brings some of the brightest minds and greatest talents in this industry to Greystone, and, under the leadership of Paul, we look forward to working with new clients, lenders, and other participants in the special servicing market.”

“I’m thrilled to be reunited with the team that leads the special servicing market and to collaborate together under Greystone’s industry-leading umbrella, which includes originating loans in excess of nearly $14 billion annually across a variety of platforms,” says Smyth. “Now, the addition of a special servicing group will complement Greystone’s new B-Piece initiative and will also give Greystone the ability to provide our clients with an added customer-focused asset management service.”

Greystone has been an active commercial lender and servicer for 30 years, currently managing a loan portfolio of nearly USD42 billion in multifamily and healthcare mortgages. Led by Sharon Briskman, Greystone’s loan servicing platform is consistently ranked in the highest category, Strong, by S&P Global Ratings.