PRNewswire-FirstCall - August 10, 2010
Knight Capital Group, Inc. (NYSE Euronext: KCG) today announced an expansion of ABS/MBS capabilities in commercial real estate finance with the hiring of Barry M. Funt and Winston G. van Buitenen as Managing Directors.
The Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Finance team will leverage Knight's institutional fixed income platform to originate real estate loans for leased-backed and project financings of all types. The team will provide creative structuring advice on transactions that seek to achieve both the economic and qualitative project goals of participating landlords and tenants.
"Barry and Winston bring considerable experience to Knight in the CRE market," said Ronak Khichadia, Managing Director, Global Head of ABS/MBS at Knight Libertas. "Using Knight's extensive client network of leading buy-side firms, they will be able to execute across the credit spectrum, undertake both large and small transaction sizes, structure taxable and tax-exempt real estate financings, and flexibly tailor structures to meet project objectives.
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