Trez Capital Appoints Executive Managing Director, Global Head of Capital Raising

Trez Capital is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and has an office in Addison. John Creswell will be based in the U.S., the firm said.

John L. Creswell has been appointed as executive managing director, global head of capital raising, at Trez Capital, one of North America’s leading non-bank commercial real estate investors and financiers.

Trez Capital is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and has an office in Addison. Creswell will be based in the U.S., the firm said.

“With his extensive experience in investment management building and leading strong capital raising teams, John Creswell has a proven track record of success in creating and implementing strategic initiatives to drive capital growth and attract new investors,” Dean Kirkham, Trez Capital’s co-CEO and president, said in a statement. “John will work closely with the firm’s executive team to develop and execute effective capital raising strategies that align with Trez Capital’s investment objectives and client needs, strengthening investor relationships while fostering new connections.”

As a new member of Trez Capital’s executive leadership team, Creswell will lead the Toronto-based capital raising team, developing and executing the firm’s capital raising strategy across all distribution channels, including institutional, retail, and private wealth, throughout all global markets.

“Trez Capital has been around for over 25 years and has a great reputation with real estate developers and investors, while at the same time, demand for real assets and real returns continues to grow. This, and a dynamic leadership team, attracted me to the firm. I am genuinely excited about the compelling opportunities we have in front of us,” Creswell said in a statement.

Expanding ‘global investor presence’

Creswell has more than 20 years of experience and brings extensive global capital raising and investment management expertise to Trez. Before joining Trez Capital, he was executive managing director at Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. and had global responsibility for capital raising, client service, marketing, and investment operations.

Over the past several years, he played a leading role in helping grow the firm’s assets under management and client footprint.

Creswell also worked for BNP Paribas Asset Management N.A., leading business and corporate development. He spent 12 years serving in several senior positions at Nuveen Investments and was a part of the leadership team that grew that firm from a single asset class investment bank into a global investment management firm.

Before Nuveen, Creswell worked with Ernst & Young’s real estate practice group as an auditor and management consultant.

“John Creswell’s appointment comes at an exciting time for Trez Capital, as the firm continues to expand its global investor presence and seize new investment opportunities in the commercial real estate market,” John D. Hutchinson, co-CEO of Trez Capital and global head of origination, said in a statement. “His extensive experience in capital raising and deep understanding of the real estate investment landscape will be invaluable as we continue to grow and enhance our global investor network.”

“Trez Capital is committed to delivering exceptional results for its investors and clients, and we’re confident John Creswell will further solidify our capital raising team’s efforts while contributing to our investors’ financial success,” Hutchinson added.

Founded in 1997, Trez Capital is a diversified real estate investment firm and preeminent provider of commercial real estate debt and equity financing solutions across North America. It offers private and institutional investors strategies to invest in a variety of opportunistic, fully secured mortgage investment funds, syndications, and joint-ventures; and provides property developers with quick approvals on flexible short- to mid-term financing.

Trez has offices throughout North America and has more than $5.3 billion CAD in assets under management and has funded over 1,700 transactions totaling more than $17.5 billion CAD since its inception.

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