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Pearlmark has reached the final closing of its fifth high-yield investment fund, which will serve as its exclusive subordinated debt investment vehicle

Pearlmark Closes Fifth High-Yield Investment Fund

Chicago-based Pearlmark has reached the final closing of its fifth high-yield investment fund, Pearlmark Mezzanine Realty Partners V, L.P.  Pearlmark Mezz V will serve as the firm’s exclusive subordinated debt investment vehicle, fulfilling borrower demand for gap financing solutions in refinancings, recapitalizations, acquisitions, and development projects.  

The final closing for Pearlmark Mezz V totaled more than $210 million in commitments, including discretionary managed accounts. Pearlmark expects to have another $200 million in co-investment capital that will invest alongside Pearlmark Mezz V in select transactions.

Stephen Quazzo, CEO of Pearlmark, said, “Pearlmark has been an active commercial real estate lender since 2001 with nearly 150 mezzanine loans closed to date. Pearlmark Mezz V represents a continuation of this strategy and we are grateful for the support of our investors, borrowers, and senior lenders as we look to fill a critical need in the real estate capital stack.” 


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