Next Generation Honoree: Gutnikov’s Network Drives Thorofare’s Growth
Felix Gutnikov graduated from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University in 2008, a fateful year for commercial real estate. Two years later, as the industry recovered from the Great Financial Crisis, Thorofare Capital was launched with a focus on debt ranging from $5 million to $100 million. Now a principal and the head of origination at Los Angeles-based Thorofare, Gutnikov has helped execute the firm’s national debt investment strategies since joining the firm in 2012, including its series of private debt funds, and its origination and servicing strategic partnership with an institutional investor.
Those are just some of the reasons we chose Gutnikov to be one of the National 2018 Next Generation Award winners. Connect Media’s second annual Next Generation Awards recognize young leaders in the commercial real estate industry who are likely to be influential for years to come.
Along with underwriting loans and working with the asset management team to track investments from initial funding to ultimate realization, Gutnikov has been a catalyst for the company’s growth. His extensive network of real estate professionals and his strong understanding of commercial real estate debt markets have been a driving force in helping Thorofare to become a nationally recognized real estate debt investment platform. It passed the $1-billion threshold for originations in late 2016, and reached the $1.5-billion mark this past June.
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