Mr. Ovalle serves as the Head of Originations and serves on the Credit Committee.  Alex began his career in commercial real estate finance in 1992 and has significant experience in managing origination teams and underwriting across numerous property types. After beginning his career at LaSalle Partners, he has founded or managed west coast origination teams at Nomura Securities (working with Ethan Penner), J.P Morgan, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Jefferies Loancore, LLC, and most recently at Silverpeak Real Estate Finance. 

Over the course of his career Alex has generated approximately $4 billion in commercial mortgage volume. Alex holds an AB in Economics from Harvard College.