Senior Vice President of Finance


(212) 829-9200 x8003

Mr. Robert S. Mathes has over twenty-five years of corporate and investment banking experience in the real estate industry. Prior to his involvement with Continental, Mr. Mathes pioneered the launch of RMRE, LLC, a provider of real estate investment banking services that provided a full spectrum of capital raising and debt and equity due diligence evaluation services. At RMRE, he secured new sources of capital for its clients from lenders and investors, while also authoring and editing debt and equity offering memoranda. Moreover, Mr. Mathes formed a strategic partnership to introduce Loan Resolution Advisors LLC, an advisory firm dedicated to providing investment guidance on real estate debt portfolios to lenders. Mr. Mathes was also a member of the Advisory Board at New York Credit, a $100 million debt fund.

From 1986 through 2007 he was a Senior Relationship Manager in the commercial real estate groups of various foreign commercial banks. He led his own team and was responsible for directing marketing efforts which created over $5 billion in new business and often led efforts to syndicate these loans. At Calyon Financial, he marketed and designed credit tenant lease transaction structures that were executed as private placements and incorporated RVI policies.

Mr. Mathes earned an MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell University. He also holds a New York State Real Estate Broker’s license.