BETHESDA, MD - CWCapital Asset Management LLC (CWCAM), one of the largest special servicers in the industry, today announced expansion of its integrated real estate services platform via the hiring of Eric D. Ellison and Toni V. Meyer Walker as Managing Directors. Ellison and Meyer Walker will be responsible for diversifying services and building CWCAM’s third-party business and integrating the offerings of the CW platforms. Both Meyer Walker and Ellison will report to David Iannarone, President of CWCAM.
Ellison and Meyer Walker join a team of 150 elite professionals with deep expertise in multiple asset management disciplines and across a broad range of asset types. They will have the advantage of showcasing the firm’s expertise in the handling of some of the most widely recognized distressed assets in the country, including Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village, Extended Stay Hotels and General Growth Properties. These portfolios showcase not only expertise in diverse asset classes, but also in managing the most complex of transactions.
Eric Ellison brings over 25 years of real estate industry expertise in the U.S. and abroad, with a core concentration in distressed and performing real estate, CMBS, RMBS and other consumer loans. He previously worked at Morgan Stanley where he founded and co-headed Morgan Stanley’s Asia real estate lending and principal finance business, building and overseeing sourcing, underwriting, execution, risk management, distribution and research. He also served as a member of the Global Large Loan Credit Committee and the Japan Investment Banking Management Committee.
Toni Meyer Walker brings over 25 years of commercial real estate industry expertise in special assets and under-performing loans and real estate. Prior to joining CWCAM, Ms. Meyer Walker served as Senior Vice President, Special Asset Management at TriMont Real Estate Advisors, where she led a team of asset managers working primarily with European-based institutional clients who held investment positions throughout the U.S. Previously, she was Senior Manager of Ocwen Financial Corporation’s Commercial Division and has also been affiliated with Real Estate Recovery and the RER Financial Group, a SAMDA contractor for the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC), working with their Receivership Division.
David Iannarone stated, "The hiring of Eric Ellison and Toni Meyer Walker strengthens CWCAM’s prominent position in the industry. I am pleased to have Toni and Eric as part of our team. Both come with deep and broad expertise that will be instrumental to our growth and ongoing dedication to provide best-in-class special servicing and real estate solutions to our clients.”
CW Financial Services LLC (CWFS) is a unique, vertically integrated commercial real estate finance and investment management company offering a diverse range of services to investors in commercial and multifamily real estate debt. CWFS’ business platforms collectively encompass all aspects of the real estate capital structure, providing CWFS and its clients with the expertise, experience and resources needed to develop the most successful real estate strategies. CWFS employs approximately 430 employees in 17 offices across the country and provides transactional services, lending and servicing, advisory/research services, and special servicing through four subsidiaries – Rockwood Real Estate Advisors, CWCapital LLC, CWCapital Investments LLC and CWCapital Asset Management LLC.