Originations

Tremont Mortgage Trust will deploy capital through its manager, Tremont Realty Advisors LLC. The originations team of Tremont Realty Advisors has originated for its clients over 400 real estate financing transactions totalling approximately $4.6 billion since the Tremont business was founded in 2000.

Tremont Realty Advisors' Originations Team

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Richard C. Gallitto, Senior Vice President, Tremont Realty Advisors

Mr. Gallitto is Co-President and Chief Investment Officer of Tremont Mortgage Trust, and has served as Senior Vice President of Tremont Realty Advisors LLC and The RMR Group LLC, or RMR LLC, since RMR LLC acquired substantially all of the Tremont business in 2016. Before joining RMR LLC, Mr. Gallitto was executive director and an owner of Tremont Realty Capital, LLC, which he co-founded in 2000. Prior to founding the Tremont business in 2000, Mr. Gallitto was a regional director with Finova Realty Capital from 1997 to 2000, where he led Finova’s Northeast U.S. Division and managed six real estate loan production offices. Previously, Mr. Gallitto established and led a Northeast mortgage banking division for CBRE Group, Inc. from 1993 to 1997. Mr. Gallitto began his career in commercial banking working for several predecessor firms of Bank of America.

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Jared Lewis, Senior Director of Underwriting, Tremont Realty Advisors

Mr. Lewis is the Senior Director of Underwriting for The RMR Group LLC, where he leads a team in screening, sizing and underwriting of new CRE finance investments. Mr. Lewis joined Tremont’s predecessor business full time in 2002, and he has been involved in the structuring of over $3.4 billion worth of debt and equity investments involving over 300 transactions. Mr. Lewis earned a Bachelor’s degree in Government from Harvard University.

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Thomas Lorenzini, Senior Director of Capital Markets, Tremont Realty Advisors

Mr. Lorenzini is Senior Director of Capital Markets with responsibility for the Midwest Region and he is based in RMR’s Chicago office. Mr. Lorenzini is a founding member of Tremont’s predecessor business and has over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry and is widely considered one of the leading financing experts in the manufactured housing community and self-storage industries. Prior to joining Tremont’s predecessor business in 2000, Mr. Lorenzini was Midwest Regional Director for Finova Realty Capital, where he managed underwriting and loan generation for offices in the Cleveland, Indianapolis, Minneapolis and Washington, D.C. markets. Previously, Mr. Lorenzini was a Senior Director for Belgravia Realty Capital, where he opened the Chicago office and established their Midwestern business. Mr. Lorenzini earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Iowa and a Master Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago.

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David Ross, Senior Director of Capital Markets, Tremont Realty Advisors

Mr. Ross is Senior Director of Capital Markets with responsibility for the Northeast Region and he is based in RMR’s Newton (Boston) corporate headquarters. Mr. Ross is a founding member of Tremont’s predecessor business in 2000 and has over 25 years of real estate finance experience. Mr. Ross has developed a national reputation for closing highly structured transactions and he has worked in many facets of real estate lending, including: origination, underwriting, workout, REO management and sales, as well as the training of originators and loan analysts. Prior to 2000, Mr. Ross was a Director at Finova Realty Capital. Mr. Ross has extensive prior credit experience with a variety of commercial banks, including working for a predecessor firm to Bank of America. Mr. Ross earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island and a Master of Business Administration degree from Northeastern University. Mr. Ross is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

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John Bauer, Director of Capital Markets, Tremont Realty Advisors

Mr. Bauer is Director of Capital Markets with responsibility for the California Region and he is based in RMR’s Newport Beach office. Mr. Bauer has over 30 years of experience in the real estate debt and equity markets across the U.S. Mr. Bauer has been based in California his entire career. Prior to joining Tremont’s predecessor business in 2006, Mr. Bauer was District Manager for Key Bank and he has experience with a variety of prominent banks and investment companies, including Union Bank, Bank of America and Hanover Financial. Mr. Bauer began his real estate career as Project Manager for Tishman West Management in Los Angeles. Mr. Bauer earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Whittier College. Mr. Bauer has also held a California Real Estate Broker License since 1982.

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John Chase, Director of Capital Markets, Tremont Realty Advisors

Mr. Chase is Director of Capital Markets with responsibility for the Mid-Atlantic Region and he is based in RMR’s Annapolis office. Mr. Chase has over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry. Mr. Chase is considered one of the leading financing experts in the manufactured housing community industry. Prior to joining Tremont’s predecessor business in 2000, Mr. Chase was a leading originator at Belgravia Capital for over seven years. Mr. Chase has closed capital assignments throughout the U.S. on such diverse product types as manufactured housing, office, retail, industrial, self-storage and multifamily. Previously, Mr. Chase was with Clayton, Williams & Sherwood, a regional mortgage placement firm located in Newport Beach, CA. Mr. Chase earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Emory University.

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Stephen Henderson, Director of Capital Markets, Tremont Realty Advisors

Mr. Henderson is Director of Capital Markets with responsibility for the New York Metro Region and he is based in RMR’s Hartford office. Mr. Henderson has over 25 years of experience financing real estate projects across the U.S. Mr. Henderson has developed a particular expertise in financing retail assets and has considerable experience in construction lending. He has developed a specialty in hotel and multifamily financing. Prior to joining Tremont’s predecessor business in 2000, Mr. Henderson was a Director at Finova Realty Capital and previously headed the East Coast lending operation for Local Federal Bank. Mr. Henderson earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Sociology from Drew University.

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Dennis Walsh, Director of Capital Markets, Tremont Realty Advisors

Mr. Walsh is Director of Capital Markets in the Northeast Region and he is based in RMR’s Newton (Boston) corporate headquarters. Mr. Walsh has over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry. Prior to joining Tremont’s predecessor business in 2002, Mr. Walsh was a Principal with Lend Lease Real Estate Investments and its predecessor company, Equitable Real Estate Investment Management, where he headed new business activities for the Northeast Region. Previously, Mr. Walsh was a Senior Investment Manager with Copley Real Estate Advisors, where he managed a $1 billion portfolio of real estate throughout the U.S. Mr. Walsh earned a Bachelor’s degree in Management from of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Georgia. Mr. Walsh is also a CFA Charterholder.

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Alex Heyman, Director, Tremont Realty Advisors

Mr. Heyman is an underwriter based in RMR’s Newton (Boston) corporate headquarters. Mr. Heyman is responsible for the initial screening, sizing and underwriting of Tremont proprietary investments, as well as the packaging and marketing of various non-proprietary transactions. Prior to joining Tremont’s predecessor business in 2015, Mr. Heyman was Senior Analyst at Hunneman Capital Group, where he focused on debt placement, restructuring and non-performing loan acquisitions, and Citigroup Global Markets where he focused on CMBS underwriting. He earned Bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Rochester. Mr. Heyman is also a CFA Charterholder.

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Max Poltarak, Director, Tremont Realty Advisors

Mr. Poltarak is an underwriter based in RMR’s Newton (Boston) corporate headquarters. Mr. Poltarak is responsible for the initial screening, sizing and underwriting of Tremont proprietary investments. Prior to joining Tremont in 2017, Mr. Poltarak was an Associate at Hanover Street Capital Partners, where he focused on managing commercial real estate debt investments on behalf of Deutsche Bank Securities and Blackpoint Partners, where he worked in underwriting, asset management and capital markets. Prior to Blackpoint, Mr. Poltarak was a member of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ real estate advisory services group where he focused on CMBS securitizations and due diligence. He earned an Bachelor’s degree in History from Syracuse University.

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