Milestone Appointments and Proven Expertise Strengthen Gantry's Leadership Team
San Francisco, Calif. – Gantry, the largest independent commercial mortgage banking firm in the U.S., has named Amit Tyagi and Tony Kaufmann as Principals with the firm, with both buying into ownership and thus becoming partners in the firm’s privately-held corporate structure. Both will assume their new positions on the Board of Directors and corresponding Principal designation effective January 1, 2024.
George Mitsanas, Principal at Gantry, emphasized the firm’s foundational principles, stating, “Gantry was founded in 1991, by loan producers, as a platform dedicated to excellence in commercial mortgage banking. Amit and Tony have thrived within the Gantry structure and dedicated themselves to the firm’s core tenets - fiduciary excellence, client service, and a people-first approach. We extend them a warm welcome into our firm’s Board and look forward to their future contributions as vested leaders.”
Amit Tyagi: Amit, who joined Gantry in 2011, has demonstrated exceptional aptitude, closing transactions exceeding $3.6 billion. He has proven himself by successfully arranging a multitude of highly complex, structured financings tailored to meet his clients’ unique needs. This includes construction loans, construction-to-permanent, bridge, permanent, structured permanent, and bond-style financings. His clientele includes high-net-worth individuals, real estate family offices, and some of the nation's largest real estate owners. Amit has successfully sourced capital from a diverse array of lenders, including life insurance companies, pension funds, Wall Street firms, banks, and other financial institutions. Amit started with Gantry as an Analyst, growing within the organization through mentorship from the firm’s senior leadership along with applying the strength of Gantry’s platform for the mutual success of both the company and his clients.
Tony Kaufmann: Tony, having joined Gantry in 2018, has distinguished himself as one of the most active and dynamic mortgage bankers in Northern California. Tony has originated over $1 billion in commercial real estate financing transactions., leveraging Gantry’s vast lender network to provide creative solutions for his clients. His expertise spans various types of transactions and asset types across the United States, encompassing permanent loans, structured financing, and ground-up development deals. Tony collaborates with a broad spectrum of capital sources, including institutional life insurance companies, CMBS lenders, banks, credit unions, and debt funds, catering to the diverse financing needs of commercial real estate investors and developers. Beyond his professional achievements, Tony actively participates in several prominent real estate organizations such as the MBA and CMBA and is an active member in various West Coast-based Jewish organizations.