Mr. Tanenbaum currently works at Starwood Capital Group, a $120 billion real estate asset manager, serving as the Head of Investor Strategy for Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: STWD), Starwood’s $27 billion publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). Mr. Tanenbaum leads the C-Suite’s interactions with institutional investors, including asset managers, hedge funds, family offices and sovereign wealth funds. He is a key member of and advises the executive team on capital structure, financing, M&A and new business opportunities.
Prior to joining in Starwood Capital Group in 2014, Mr. Tanenbaum served as a Senior Analyst at Wesley Capital Management, a long/short real estate securities hedge fund. In this role, he generated investment ideas across the REIT, real estate operating company, specialty finance and homebuilding sectors. He previously served in senior sell-side equity research positions at FBR Capital Markets and MLV & Co. covering the Real Estate, Mortgage and Specialty Finance sectors.
Mr. Tanenbaum received a B.S. degree from Cornell University and an M.S. degree in real estate, with a concentration in finance and investment, from New York University. He has guest lectured on REITs and real estate finance at New York University and Baruch College.