Meet The Executive Team

Arthur Schwartz
Gate Capital Managing Principal

Mr. Schwartz is Managing Principal and Founder of Gate Capital.  In addition to leading the firm and setting Gate Capital’s overall strategy, Mr. Schwartz’ operational duties are primarily focused on deal sourcing, loan underwriting and closing approved transactions with the firm’s capital partners.

Mr. Schwartz is recognized as an industry expert in multifamily and commercial real estate finance and during his 20 plus year career as a CRE capital provider, has funded deals at all levels of the capital stack having a combined transaction value in excess of $3,000,000,000.

Mr. Schwartz’  multifamily and CRE finance career covers the full scope of multifamily and commercial mortgage services including deal origination, transaction underwriting,  closing of funded loans and equity capital financing, asset management, loan servicing, lender & equity syndications, secondary market loan sales, and loan restructurings / workouts.

Mr. Schwartz’ lending background includes a special expertise in the Fannie Mae multifamily lending program as well as CMBS securitized lending and portfolio lending provided both through life insurance companies and through national and international commercial bank & investment bank financial institutions.  Mr. Schwartz,  in addition, has high level, proprietary access to some of the nation’s largest private equity and hedge fund investment firms and to their CRE debt fund affiliates.

During the eight year period just prior to the 2008 downturn, Mr. Schwartz led the West Coast office of the structured finance loan production operation of the NYC based Arbor organization, at that time a major NYSE nationwide provider of multifamily and CRE permanent debt as well as interim financings such as senior bridge loans and subordinate mezzanine debt and preferred equity.  Previous  to Mr. Schwartz’ tenure at Arbor, Mr. Schwartz held various senior level lending and capital provider positions with major financial institutions and nationwide CRE / multifamily finance providers including Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, Amresco Capital, Barry Slatt Mortgage as well as legacy lending organizations since acquired by JP Morgan Chase and PNC Bank.

Throughout his finance career, Mr. Schwartz has distinguished himself with his deep financial insights and by always maintaining the highest standards of professional integrity and exceeding the expectations of his clients.  By delivering outstanding customer service, and by consistently providing the most optimal, client friendly low cost financial solution, Mr. Schwartz and his Gate Capital team will achieve the most favorable outcome for you and your partners available in today’s real estate financial markets.

Mr. Schwartz holds an MBA in Finance from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and completed undergraduate work at the University of California, Berkeley.

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