Paul Hughson
Executive Managing Director
Island Capital Group

Paul Hughson is an Executive Managing Director of C-III Capital Partners (an affiliate of Island Capital). Mr. Hughson serves as head of Principal Investments for C-III Capital Partners which encompasses C-III’s capital deployment activities for debt and equity investments as well as C-III’s Commercial Mortgage platform. Mr. Hughson serves as the Chief Investment Officer of   C-III Recovery Fund Series I, II, and III, a series of value add private equity vehicles formed to capitalize on the opportunities within the C-III platform.  In addition, Mr. Hughson serves as the President of C-III Commercial Mortgage and the head of real estate lending for Exantas Capital Corp., a public mortgage reit managed by C-III. Mr. Hughson joined Island Capital Group in 2009 and serves as an Executive Managing Director and the Co-Chief Investment Officer.
Before his affiliation with Island Capital, Mr. Hughson was a member of the Lehman Brothers Global Real Estate Group for 15 years where he was the head of global credit distribution. Mr. Hughson joined Lehman in 1993 to develop Lehman Brothers’ conduit securitization platform and subsequently became responsible for Lehman’s proprietary and client based CMBS and CRE CDO securitization businesses, as well as Lehman’s line of credit and term loan business and bridge equity businesses.
From 1986 through 1993, Mr. Hughson practiced real estate law with Thacher Proffitt & Wood. Mr. Hughson received his J.D. from the University of Virginia and his B.A. from Tufts University.