Our Team

Doug Tiesi Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Tiesi is a founding partner of Argentic and has served as the firm’s CEO since inception in 2013.  Under his leadership, Argentic has expanded to a fully integrated multi-faceted commercial real estate lender and debt investor.  He was formerly with Royal Bank of Scotland (“RBS”), where he re-established the [...]

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Mr. Tiesi is a founding partner of Argentic and has served as the firm’s CEO since inception in 2013.  Under his leadership, Argentic has expanded to a fully integrated multi-faceted commercial real estate lender and debt investor.  He was formerly with Royal Bank of Scotland (“RBS”), where he re-established the bank’s US commercial real estate business in 2009, which included engineering the first multi-borrower CMBS transaction in the industry coming out of the global financial crisis. Mr. Tiesi was recognized as number twenty-one on the 2013 Commercial Observer's 50 Most Important People in Commercial Real Estate list.  Previously, Mr. Tiesi ran the RBS real estate finance business in Europe which had over $20 billion of real estate debt and equity positions under management. Prior to RBS, Mr. Tiesi established the SREC business for ABN AMRO bank. Prior to ABN AMRO, Mr. Tiesi headed the European real estate finance business for Credit Suisse. He began his career at Deloitte & Touche, LLP focusing on structured products as a member of the CMO team.

Mr. Tiesi earned a B.S. in accounting from Lehigh University in 1993.

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Michael Schulte Head of Capital Markets

Mr. Schulte is a real estate professional with over 16 years of capital markets and commercial real estate lending experience. Prior to Argentic, Mr. Schulte was a Director at Jefferies LoanCore LLC (now know as LoanCore Capital Markets LLC, “LoanCore”) beginning in 2010. At LoanCore, he originated loans in fixed rate and floating [...]

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Mr. Schulte is a real estate professional with over 16 years of capital markets and commercial real estate lending experience. Prior to Argentic, Mr. Schulte was a Director at Jefferies LoanCore LLC (now know as LoanCore Capital Markets LLC, “LoanCore”) beginning in 2010. At LoanCore, he originated loans in fixed rate and floating rate debt and worked extensively on securitization and distribution with securitization partners in multiple CMBS transactions. On behalf of a LoanCore led private equity fund, Mr. Schulte also acquired whole loans, B-notes and mezzanine loans. Prior to LoanCore, Mr. Schulte was a Vice President and member of RBS Greenwich Capital’s securitization team until 2008. He oversaw the day-to-day distribution of approximately $1 billion in subordinate commercial real estate debt from 2006-2008, worked extensively on the securitization and syndication of fixed rate loans through the “GG” program between RBS and Goldman Sachs and coordinated the rating and structuring of RBS led CRE CDOs.

Mr. Schulte earned an M.B.A. with a concentration in real estate finance from Columbia University and a B.A. from Yale University.

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John M. Burke Head of Floating Rate Lending

Mr. Burke joined Argentic in December 2014, establishing a Central US presence for the company. Previously, Mr. Burke spent 15 years at RBS including it’s predecessor Greenwich Capital in a variety of roles. Most recently, Mr. Burke had dual roles of Head of Originations for RBS’s CMBS originations team, as well as Head of the US CRE [...]

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Mr. Burke joined Argentic in December 2014, establishing a Central US presence for the company. Previously, Mr. Burke spent 15 years at RBS including it’s predecessor Greenwich Capital in a variety of roles. Most recently, Mr. Burke had dual roles of Head of Originations for RBS’s CMBS originations team, as well as Head of the US CRE Portfolio Management & Restructuring for the Noncore Division. In the originations role, Mr. Burke built out and led the originations team following the re-establishment of RBS’s CMBS lending program in 2010; RBS originated in excess of $10 billion during his tenure.  In the restructuring role, Mr. Burke led the team responsible for the successful exit of approximately $5 billion portfolio of legacy commercial positions in the US. Prior to joining Greenwich Capital, Mr Burke was an originator in Nomura Capital’s original CMBS lending group.  Prior to Nomura, Mr. Burke worked as attorney in Kaye Scholer’s real estate group. 

Mr. Burke has an A.B. from Georgetown University’s College of Arts and Science and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.

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Marc Rossman Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Rossman is the Chief Financial Officer of the firm, responsible for overseeing the financial management, reporting, operations, and treasury functions of its various business lines. Mr. Rossman most recently held the title of Managing Director and Head of Finance of Silverpeak Real Estate Partners, one of Argentic’s partners, where he [...]

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Mr. Rossman is the Chief Financial Officer of the firm, responsible for overseeing the financial management, reporting, operations, and treasury functions of its various business lines. Mr. Rossman most recently held the title of Managing Director and Head of Finance of Silverpeak Real Estate Partners, one of Argentic’s partners, where he managed the finance group and served on several management committees. Previously, Mr. Rossman was a Vice President at Lehman Brothers in the Real Estate Private Equity Group responsible for the fund management of several global real estate equity and debt private funds and before that he worked at Soros Real Estate Partners in a similar capacity. Prior to that, Mr. Rossman worked as a member of the fund management group at Pequot Capital Management, including its spin-off of Andor Capital Management.

Mr. Rossman is a graduate of the Sy Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University and received a Masters in Real Estate Finance & Investment from New York University. Close Bio

Mark Sweeney Head of Credit Underwriting

Mr. Sweeney has been actively involved in the real estate industry for over 22 years holding positions with privately held investment firms, publicly traded REITs, and global investment banks. Most recently, Mr. Sweeney was Head of Underwriting for the CMBS lending program at Royal Bank of Scotland. Having joined RBS in 2010 commensurate with [...]

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Mr. Sweeney has been actively involved in the real estate industry for over 22 years holding positions with privately held investment firms, publicly traded REITs, and global investment banks. Most recently, Mr. Sweeney was Head of Underwriting for the CMBS lending program at Royal Bank of Scotland. Having joined RBS in 2010 commensurate with the reopening of CMBS investment market, he was responsible for developing comprehensive underwriting standards, credit review processes, and ultimately managed a group of 25 professionals. Previous positions include Director of Acquisitions at Alliance Private Capital, a boutique real estate investment company, where between 2008 and 2010 he was instrumental in structuring and closing asset acquisitions and debt financings.  Mr. Sweeney was a Vice President at Merrill Lynch where he was responsible for successfully underwriting and closing over $10 billion in loan transactions. Mr. Sweeney was a Vice President at Lend Lease REI where he was responsible for negotiating transactions on behalf of commingled opportunity funds and separate pension fund accounts. Mr. Sweeney was an acquisitions officer with CPP REIT, highlights of which included participating in taking the company public on the NYSE and helping to complete over $3 billion in acquisition transactions.

Mr. Sweeney completed his MBA and BSBA in Real Estate Finance from Old Dominion University and received the CCIM designation from CIREI.

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Darren J. Gluck Head of B-Piece Acquisitions

Mr. Gluck is a real estate professional with over 15 years of experience in commercial real estate finance. Previously, Mr. Gluck was Managing Director and Chief Credit Officer at Benefit Street Partners (“BSP”). During his tenure, BSP securitized approximately $1.5 billion of fixed rate commercial real estate mortgages in nine CMBS [...]

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Mr. Gluck is a real estate professional with over 15 years of experience in commercial real estate finance. Previously, Mr. Gluck was Managing Director and Chief Credit Officer at Benefit Street Partners (“BSP”). During his tenure, BSP securitized approximately $1.5 billion of fixed rate commercial real estate mortgages in nine CMBS securitizations. Prior to BSP, Mr. Gluck spent ten years at LNR Partners (“LNR”), a Starwood Property Trust company, most recently as a Senior Vice President and leading member of LNR’s B-Piece buying team. Mr. Gluck oversaw the day-to-day underwriting and due diligence of B-Piece investments, non-performing loan portfolios, and managed the investments of LNR’s CMBS portfolio. During his time at LNR, the firm was a leading B-Piece buyer and the largest commercial mortgage special servicer in the United States. Mr. Gluck also managed LNR’s Analyst Rotational Program and was extensively involved in the process and eventual sale in 2012 to Starwood Capital Group and Starwood Property Trust.

Mr. Gluck earned an Honours B.A. from Richard Ivey School of Business at University of Western Ontario. Close Bio

Tracey Hanfling Head of Investor Relations

Ms. Hanfling is Head of Investor Relations for the firm, responsible for capital raising, client management and marketing communications. Most recently, Ms. Hanfling was a Director and lead product strategist for BlackRock’s real estate debt business. In this capacity, Ms. Hanfling oversaw all facets of global business development for a suite [...]

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Ms. Hanfling is Head of Investor Relations for the firm, responsible for capital raising, client management and marketing communications. Most recently, Ms. Hanfling was a Director and lead product strategist for BlackRock’s real estate debt business. In this capacity, Ms. Hanfling oversaw all facets of global business development for a suite of institutional investment vehicles focused on subordinate lending in both the US and Europe. Prior to BlackRock, Ms. Hanfling was a Vice President with Franklin Templeton Real Asset Advisors, responsible for managing the development and growth of the firm’s public and private real estate funds as well as the launch of a global listed infrastructure capability. Prior to this, Ms. Hanfling held marketing positions with both AllianceBernstein and Legg Mason.

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Claudia Borg Corporate Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Ms. Borg is an attorney with 20 years of experience in legal and compliance.  Previously, Ms. Borg was the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Stone Lion L.P. (formerly Stone Lion Capital Partners L.P., “Stone Lion”).  Stone Lion initially was an affiliate of Tudor Investment Corporation and as such, Ms. Borg was [...]

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Ms. Borg is an attorney with 20 years of experience in legal and compliance.  Previously, Ms. Borg was the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Stone Lion L.P. (formerly Stone Lion Capital Partners L.P., “Stone Lion”).  Stone Lion initially was an affiliate of Tudor Investment Corporation and as such, Ms. Borg was General Counsel of Tudor’s Distressed Debt Group. Prior to Stone Lion, Ms. Borg spent thirteen years at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., most recently as a Managing Director Principal in the Legal and Compliance Department. 

Ms. Borg earned a B.A. from University of Michigan and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. Close Bio

Elliott Management Corporation

Elliott Management Corporation manages two funds, Elliott Associates, L.P. and Elliott International, L.P., which together have approximately $34 billion under management. Founded in 1977, Elliott Associates is one of the oldest hedge funds under continuous management. The firm has offices in New York, London, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. Since 2009, [...]

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Elliott Management Corporation manages two funds, Elliott Associates, L.P. and Elliott International, L.P., which together have approximately $34 billion under management. Founded in 1977, Elliott Associates is one of the oldest hedge funds under continuous management. The firm has offices in New York, London, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. Since 2009, Elliott has invested more than $9 billion in direct commercial real estate across the United States, Europe, and Asia, in addition to significant investments in CMBS and other real estate securities.

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