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Commercial real estate debt placement

We arrange senior and subordinated debt, including mezzanine loans and preferred equity.

We specialize in debt placement for pre-development, development, transitional, and stabilized properties across the U.S. based on our well-established relationships in the capital markets. Our capital sources include Banks, Credit Unions, Debt Funds, Family Offices, Hedge Funds, High Net Worth Individuals, Life Companies, Mortgage REITs, and Pension Plans.

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Our Debt Placement Practice

Gain access to domestic and foreign financing sources, including
insurance companies, banks, government-sponsored agencies, debt funds and more.

First Mortgage

Clearwater's Real Estate Debt Group specializes in arranging senior commercial real estate loans from banks, credit unions, and debt funds to provide our clients with the most competitive terms and most reliable executions in the capital markets.

Mezzanine Loans

Clearwater sources subordinated financing for clients who seek to increase overall leverage, maximize returns, reduce risk, and generate liquidity. Mezzanine loans are secured by a pledge of a partnership interest in the ownership equity.

Preferred Equity

Clearwater maintains relationships with a proprietary network of preferred equity partners who provide gap funding but typically require an “equity kicker” – an additional entitlement to profits in the event that the project performs well.



We are former bankers and lenders who specialize in arranging commercial real estate loans across all asset types and geographies up and down the capital structure to provide our clients with the most competitive terms and most reliable executions in the debt capital markets.


We maintain several relationships with Limited Partners and Institutional Investors who seek to invest passively on a direct acquisition, joint-venture, discretionary fund basis that efficiently enables sponsors to acquire or recapitalize an asset.


We source subordinated financing to increase overall leverage for our clients who wish to maximize their returns, reduce risk, and/or generate liquidity. We work with capital sources who specialize in providing Mezzanine Debt or Preferred Equity.

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Secure favorable term sheets for your real estate project