What Income Seekers Are Finding in Commercial Real Estate Debt

Jun 26, 2018
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Many who invest in commercial real estate access it only through equity REITs. Have you considered diversifying your clients’ real estate holdings with a mortgage REIT?

Commercial real estate debt has historically driven over 6% annual income returns* – with potentially less risk than equity REITs. This represents a timely opportunity for generating potential income, especially when income is so hard to find. Join this webcast to learn why.

Session topics include:

  • Why income may be a larger driver of returns than rising equity valuations going forward
  • How commercial real estate debt may help preserve capital in a rising cap rate environment
  • How commercial real estate debt has performed during periods of volatility
  • What experienced real estate investors look for when lending to commercial properties

Sponsors of this webcast may contact registrants. This webcast is for financial professionals only.


Robert Hoffman, CFA
Executive Director, Investment Research
FS Investments

Robert Hoffman is an Executive Director in the Investment Research group at FS Investments where he serves as a subject matter expert on the corporate credit markets and the firm’s alternative investment solutions. In this role he develops key communications and resources to help educate on and position the firm’s products. He also serves on the investment committee for FS Global Credit Opportunities Fund.

Mr. Hoffman has over 17 years of experience in the investment and financial services industry. Most recently, he was an Executive Director at Nomura Corporate Research and Asset Management, Inc., an asset management firm with approximately $20 billion in assets under management. At Nomura, he was responsible for loan portfolio management and trading, and he and his team managed nearly $3 billion in loan assets for retail and institutional clients. Prior to becoming a portfolio manager, he was a senior credit analyst focusing primarily on first- and second-lien corporate loan issues. He covered a range of sectors including energy and gas, utilities, healthcare, chemicals, technology, autos and industrials.

Mr. Hoffman is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He graduated from Columbia University with a BA in Political Science.


Cory Olson
Executive Vice President
Rialto Capital Management

Cory Olson joined Rialto in 2015 as senior advisor and currently serves as Executive Vice President. Mr. Olson is engaged in the investment management business and other strategic roles with a focus on overseeing Rialto’s process of sourcing, underwriting, executing and managing investments.

Prior to joining Rialto, he was President of LNR Property LLC, where he headed the Real Estate Investing and Servicing Segment of Starwood Property Trust (NYSE: STWD). Prior to being appointed president in May 2013, he held the positions of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Before joining LNR, he was a co-founder and Managing Partner at AllBridge Investments, a boutique private equity firm that was sold to Ares Capital. Mr. Olson was formerly Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of Dean Foods Company, one of the leading food and beverage companies in the U.S. His responsibilities included oversight for debt and equity capital markets, financings, investor relations, risk management and cash management activities while participating on the executive management committee. Prior to Dean Foods, he was a Managing Director at Bank One Capital Markets and its predecessor, First Chicago Capital Markets. Prior to Bank One Capital Markets, he was a product management officer for Gainer Bank Corporation, a regional banking firm.

Mr. Olson received a BA in Liberal Arts from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana.