Peter Ginsberg

Peter Ginsberg

Senior Adviser

Peter S. Ginsberg has over 20 years experience in commercial real estate as both an investor and attorney.

Currently Peter is a Managing Director at FirstKey Lending, a privately-held commercial real estate lending platform with a balance sheet in excess of $750MM. He is responsible for sourcing, structuring and executing investments on behalf of the firm. Prior to joining FirstKey, Peter was the COO for the CMBS group at Arbor Commercial Mortgage. In addition, Peter was responsible for the firm’s bridge lending space and invested in excess of $400MM during his tenure. At The Arcturus Group, a boutique advisory firm based in NYC specializing in real estate operations across all major asset classes, including land and development and hotels and resorts, Peter S. Ginsberg was a Senior Managing Director in charge of the commercial real estate lending advisory group.  Arcturus was engaged in over $5.0 billion of assignments.
Prior to Arcturus, Peter S. Ginsberg was a Managing Director at Centerbridge Partners, LP and co-managed the commercial real estate platform and was a member of the commercial real estate investment committee.  Peter was responsible for the acquisition and resolution of non-performing structured commercial real estate debt investments.

Prior to joining Centerbridge, Peter was a Managing Director at Capital Trust (NYSE: CT). He joined Capital Trust in 1997 and was an integral part of senior management directing strategic planning and investments.  During his tenure at CT, Peter obtained the Special Servicer rating from all three rating agencies for the firm and was instrumental in the structure and design of the special servicing platform. At Capital Trust, Peter originated and managed over 250 transactions totaling in excess of $3.0 billion. As an attorney, Peter represented owners, developers and financial institutions in numerous transaction including purchases, sales and refinancing.

Peter S. Ginsberg graduated with honors and received both a B.A. and J.D from Northwestern University.