Profile

Roger Cozzi
Managing Director & Head of Real Estate Credit
Carlyle

Roger Cozzi is Chief Investment Officer, Real Estate Debt for the Real Estate Investment Group. Prior to joining AllianceBernstein, From 2008 to June 2012, Mr. Cozzi was Chief Executive Officer at Gramercy Capital Corp., a NYSE listed REIT, where he was responsible for repositioning and recapitalizing a $7.9 billion balance sheet consisting of 1,000+ net lease investments, $3 billion commercial real estate CDOs with $2.2 billion of whole loans and subordinate investments and $800 million of CMBS. Prior to Gramercy Capital, in 2007 Mr. Cozzi was a Managing Director at Fortress Investment Group responsible for commercial mortgage investments.  From 1998 to 2007, he held various senior positions including Chief Investment Officer and Co-Head of Investment Committee at iStar Financial Inc. He successfully priced, structured and originated approximately 60 transactions totaling over $3 billion of first mortgages and subordinate positions.  Prior to iStar, Mr. Cozzi spent 5+ years at Starwood Capital Group and Goldman Sachs evaluating commercial mortgages for principal investments.


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