TPG RE Finance Trust, Inc. (NYSE: TRTX) (“TRTX” or the “Company”) announced today that Matthew Coleman has been appointed as President of the Company, effective immediately. In his role, Coleman will work alongside TRTX’s Chief Executive Officer, Greta Guggenheim, to continue growing the platform and enhancing shareholder value. Coleman, a Partner of TPG, will also continue in his role as Chief Operating Officer of TPG Real Estate.
“Matt’s years of experience as a leader in real estate private equity, in-depth understanding of the TRTX platform, and operational expertise will bring significant value to our shareholders,” said Greta Guggenheim, CEO of TRTX. “We have taken several steps over the past few months to adapt and strengthen our platform in the face of immense market disruption, and Matt’s appointment solidifies that important progress. I look forward to partnering with him as we continue to position the Company for future success.”
Prior to joining TPG in 2012, Coleman served as a Senior Vice President of the real estate private equity group at D. E. Shaw & Co. From 2000 through 2005, Coleman was an attorney in the New York City office of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where he practiced in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, leveraged finance, and securities. Coleman currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Bluegrass Senior Living, Tempore Properties, and Campus Student Housing.
“Over the past five years, TRTX has built a specialized and established platform that is led by a team of seasoned lenders,” said Coleman. “As we enter TRTX’s next phase of growth, I look forward to working with the team to capitalize on opportunities that deliver differentiated, long-term value to our shareholders.”
TPG RE Finance Trust, Inc. is a commercial real estate finance company that originates, acquires, and manages primarily first mortgage loans secured by institutional properties located in primary and select secondary markets in the United States. The Company is externally managed by TPG RE Finance Trust Management, L.P., a part of TPG Real Estate, which is the real estate investment platform of global alternative asset firm TPG. For more information regarding TRTX, visit https://www.tpgrefinance.com/
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