EKN Capital Markets (EKN CM), a division of EKN Development Group (EKN), provides capital market sourcing and investment banking services internally to support EKN’s robust and growing, $2+ billion pipeline of lodging-anchored, mixed-use commercial and residential development projects. The Capital Markets division will also offer advisory services, on an exclusive basis, to a select number of third-party sponsors in support of their development projects. EKN has uniquely positioned itself as a best-in-class outsourced investment and capital advisory service provider by leveraging:
· The deep, hands-on knowledge and expertise of the firm’s real estate development team
· The firm’s credibility and established relationships with a broad base of equity and debt capital sources that are relied upon for its own projects
· The firm’s unique understanding of, and ability to, engineer and implement complex capital stack solutions
Based in New York City, EKN Capital Markets is directed by Mr. Kenneth Herzberg, a 30-year veteran of commercial real estate development and capital market advisory services. As an expert in hospitality and seasoned in global market finance, Kenneth specializes in construction and recapitalization financing, brand positioning, ground lease monetization, PACE lending, programmatic execution and the structuring of joint ventures, and CoGP/LP formations.
In 2016, Kenneth founded and served as Managing Partner of Redpoint Capital Advisors, formerly APAC Euro Capital Partners Group, which he founded in 2011. Redpoint offered a full suite of capital advisory service on a platform that extended across the hospitality, multifamily, and capital markets spectrum. To date, Redpoint has been involved in the origination and placement of more than $8B in capital.
Earlier in his distinguished career, Kenneth served as Director of Capital Markets for Madison Equities and Founder and Managing Director of the Carlton Group’s hospitality practice. His professional journey began in the Hilton Hotels training program at their flagship property in New York City, which led to a range of management positions with many of New York’s most iconic restaurants.
In the performance of its advisory engagements, EKN Capital Markets works closely with EKN’s internal finance team led by Mr. Jason Bass, CPA, CFA, EKN’s Director of Finance. Jason leads a team in the coordination of EKN Capital Markets’ underwriting, deal structuring, and deal packaging activities.
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