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Lane Capital Partners, LLC actively invests in commercial real estate debt and equity with a strong preference for major and high-growth markets. We operate with a 30-year track record of dependability, discretion, and speed. Our reputation is built on our ability to recognize value, perform thorough due diligence, and close quickly.

Lane Capital follows through on non-contingent, all-cash offers and serves as a preferred buyer to banks, institutional lenders, and other holders of debt. Founder Alan Leavitt has 30 years of experience purchasing distressed real estate debt.

We invest in debt secured by all major debt and property types, including improved residential land and development sites. We seek to purchase:

  • Commercial mortgage loans;
  • B-Notes;
  • Subordinate mortgages;
  • Mezzanine loans;
  • Commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) interests with principal balances between $5 million and $100 million;
  • Pools of loans ranging from $10 million to $200 million;
  • Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Loans with a real estate component;
  • Judgments;
  • and Partnership, S-Corp, and TIC interests

Loan Acquisitions

Lane Capital’s investment strategy includes acquiring defaulted and non-performing notes as well as purchasing performing paper to hold to maturity. We focus on the value and quality of underlying assets, so we are comfortable maintaining a portfolio of loans that other lenders and institutions would consider structurally complex or uncertain.

Areas of Focus:

Non-Performing Senior Debt: We have purchased over one billion dollars of complex, non-performing loans in a range of default scenarios including payment defaults, maturity defaults, covenant defaults, environmental issues, and bankruptcy.

C&I Loans and Relationships: Lane Capital will acquire C&I loans and relationships with a commercial real estate component.

Seasoned Performing Senior Debt: Lane Capital acquires performing loans with a high default-at-maturity risk or a strong likelihood of default upon lease rollover.

Other Debt Products: Acquisitions include B-Notes, senior and junior mezzanine loans, and municipal bonds.

Bridge Loans: Lane Capital will originate short-term financing secured by commercial real estate. These loans are directed toward acquisitions, refinances, funding TIs/LCs, and other asset repositioning.

Equity Investments

Lane Capital Partners invests in opportunistic equity situations that often involve significant litigation, bankruptcy, partnership disputes, or other complicating factors. Our principals and affiliates draw on over 35 years of experience owning and operating commercial and multifamily properties to capitalize on our equity investments. Lane Capital purchases partial ownership interests, partnership interests, sponsor units, fee interests subject to long-term ground leases, and provides rescue capital.

Areas of Focus:

Partial Ownership Interests: Lane Capital assists limited partners who wish to monetize their position in real estate partnerships. We concentrate on buying directly into both controlling and non-controlling interests in partnerships, LLCs, and S-Corporations following a dispute or simply when a partner seeks liquidity.

Sponsor Units: Often a combination of free market, rent-stabilized, and rent-controlled units, the packages we acquire include sponsor co-op and condo units ranging anywhere from four units to over 100 units.

Fee Interests Subject to a Leasehold: Lane Capital acquires fee interests in buildings subject to long-term leaseholds, which are frequently paying below-market rents.

Rescue Capital: To restructure an existing loan or to help pay off a maturing loan, Lane Capital will provide fresh capital to facilitate the process. The capital can be structured as mezzanine debt, preferred equity, or common equity.



Managing Member and Portfolio Manager

(212) 444-9020

Alan Leavitt founded Lane Capital Partners in 2008 and currently oversees all aspects of loan acquisitions, due diligence, deal execution, and portfolio management. Prior to founding Lane Capital, Alan co-founded Rossrock, LLC in 1992 and served as a Managing Member until 2008. For the past two decades, Alan handled the acquisition, asset management, and service for an excess of $1 billion in face value of sub-performing, non-performing, and performing mortgages. Alan is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the City University of New York.

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(212) 444-9021

Ethan specializes in sourcing, underwriting and executing loan acquisitions. Prior to joining Lane Capital, he worked on the Debt Capital Markets team at Eastdil Secured. Ethan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Michigan.

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Frank Choroco

Due Diligence & Portfolio Management

(212) 444-9025

Frank is responsible for loan due diligence and portfolio management at Lane Capital. Previously, Frank conducted loan due diligence on various property types for Rossrock, LLC, with an emphasis on the New York City area. In addition to his underwriting responsibilities at Rossrock, Frank handled asset management and loan servicing for the fund's debt portfolios. He holds a Bachelor of the Arts from S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook.

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Jeremy Baum

Acquisitions & Asset Management

(212) 444-9029

Jeremy is responsible for underwriting and executing loan acquisitions. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from New York University.

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Tyler Reiss


(212) 444-9018

Tyler is responsible for underwriting and executing new loan acquisitions. Previously, he was a financial analyst at ResiModel Inc. Tyler holds a Bachelor of the Arts in Economics from Emory University.

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