Colony Credit Real Estate, Inc. is a commercial real estate (CRE) credit REIT focused on originating, acquiring, financing and managing a diversified portfolio of CRE debt investments and net leased real estate investments. CRE debt investments primarily consist of senior mortgage loans, which we expect to be the primary investment strategy.

Our investment objective is to preserve and protect shareholder capital, while producing attractive risk-adjusted returns and a secondary objective of capital appreciation.

Our investment strategy is dynamic and flexible, enabling us to adapt to shifts in economic, real estate and capital market conditions and to exploit market inefficiencies. We may expand or change our investment strategy or target assets over time in response to opportunities available in different economic and capital market conditions. We believe this flexibility will allow us to employ a customized, solutions-oriented approach that is attractive to borrowers and tenants.

Internally Managed Company

We are a fully integrated, internally managed company with a successful track record of investing across the real estate capital structure and managing public, diversified mortgage REITs.

We believe our highly experienced management team, comprehensive real estate investment and portfolio management platform and industry relationships provides us with significant advantages in sourcing, underwriting, structuring and managing a robust pipeline of investment opportunities as well as access to debt and equity capital to fund our operations.

Our Edge

Large diversified and stabilized portfolio with $4.1 billion in assets under management

Nimble and differentiated investment strategy across the capital structure

Seasoned management team and employees with extensive sourcing capabilities

Disciplined underwriting and asset selection with deep knowledge across asset types

Significant transaction and asset management experience, vertical integration and embedded CRE loan special servicer

Alignment of interests and significant ownership by executive management and team

Management Team

Highly experienced, cohesive team with demonstrated track record and unwavering commitment to create stockholder value.

  • Michael J. Mazzei

    Chief Executive Officer & President

  • Andrew E. Witt

    Chief Operating Officer

  • David A. Palamé

    General Counsel & Secretary

  • Frank V. Saracino

    Chief Financial Officer
    Chief Accounting Officer & Treasurer

Credit, Investment & Portfolio Management

  • George H. Kok

    Chief Credit Officer

  • Daniel E. Katz

    Managing Director – Head of Originations
    Investment Management

  • Kevin Swartz

    Managing Director
    Investment Management

  • Brad Nichol

    Managing Director – Head of Asset Management
    Portfolio Management

Board of Directors

  • Catherine D. Rice

    Independent Chairperson

  • Vernon B. Schwartz

    Independent Director

  • John E. Westerfield

    Independent Director

  • Winston W. Wilson

    Independent Director

  • Michael J. Mazzei

    Chief Executive Officer & President

Origination Contacts

For new investment inquiries, please contact:


Daniel Katz


Kevin Swartz

Loan Origination Program


Senior Loans

Mezzanine & Preferred Equity


Loan Size

$25 – $300+ Million

$10 – $300+ Million


U.S. and Europe

U.S. and Europe

Property Types

All major property types, including construction

All major property types, including construction

Loan Term

Up to 7 years

Up to 10 years

Loan Pricing

From L+ 250

From L+ 700

Net Lease Program

Transaction Size

$10 – $500 million (U.S. dollars)


U.S. and Europe

Property Types

Sale-leaseback, build-to-suit and select net-lease

Investment Types

Office, industrial, retail and special-purpose


All industries

Lease Length

10+ years

Lease Type

Absolute triple-net

Tenant Credit

Public and private, across the credit spectrum

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