ORIX USA and Hunt Real Estate Capital seal the deal

by Candyd Mendoza07 Jan 2020

ORIX Corporation USA has completed its acquisition of Hunt Real Estate Capital, combining Hunt with two ORIX Real Estate brands to create a new real estate lending company.

ORIX USA announced in November that it would merge the financial assets and complementary product offerings of Lancaster Pollard and Red Capital Group with Hunt Real Estate Capital to create the new organization.

The merged company has a mission to be a “top-tier national commercial real estate lender,” according to the ORIX.

“The combined organization will possess the capital, national presence, servicing capability, and range of debt and investment solutions to address the needs of the entire commercial real estate community more flexibly than traditional banks and other lenders,” ORIX USA President and CEO Terry Suzuki said.

Hunt Real Estate Capital President and CEO James Flynn will serve as the head of the new full-service firm. Together, Hunt and ORIX Real Estate Capital have over $9 billion of annual transaction production with a combined servicing portfolio of more than $40 billion.

“This is an exciting opportunity to create a premier commercial real estate finance platform with a national reach,” Flynn said. “The combined company will benefit from our complimentary talents and expertise, our shared culture of high-quality service and our extensive base of loyal clients.”

“ORIX USA will integrate these three companies into a single business unit over the next several months with the ability to provide diverse capital products and solutions for our customers and partners,” said Jerry Abrahams, chief executive officer of ORIX Commercial Mortgage Servicing Group. “We are bringing together the talent of these organizations and are confident that this new business entity is poised for growth and leadership across the commercial real estate space.”