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Kathleen "Kathy" Corton

Ms. Corton established Hillcrest Finance in 2013 and serves as its Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer. Hillcrest is a New York City-based investment management firm focused on real estate credit strategies. Hillcrest provides custom capital solutions for borrowers and attractive risk-adjusted returns for its institutional investors in all stages of the investment cycle.  The firm focuses on structured credit, including senior loans, mezzanine loans, and preferred equity investments on behalf of institutional separate accounts and commingled funds. 

Ms. Corton has over 35 years of experience in the real estate industry primarily focused on debt investing. Prior to establishing Hillcrest, she was Co-Owner and Partner of Brickman, a New York-based real estate equity and debt investment management firm.  Previously, Ms. Corton was Executive Managing Director at Nomura Asset Capital Corporation, where she headed U.S. real estate loan originations.

She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and History from Georgetown University.  She is a member of the Board of Governors of CRE Finance Council.



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