Navigating the Capital Stack with Andrew Stewart, CEO of Cronheim Mortgage

Courtesy of Cronheim Mortgage

Andrew StewartAndrew Stewart began his real estate career at age 19 renting apartments to help pay for college in Boston, Massachusetts. As someone who has learned the business from humble beginnings, he has gained a wealth of experience at all levels of a real estate organization. He has used this knowledge to consistently rank among America’s most productive mortgage bankers and has evolved into an owner/sponsor partnering with real estate developers in numerous projects nationwide. His investment track record has generated excellent returns due to his creative problem solving, focus on market dislocations, and the ability to evaluate a project from various viewpoints as a mortgage banker/broker, property owner, and a CMBS B piece investor.

In June 2020, ICSC tapped Andrew to assist in the ongoing Congressional negotiations to provide additional capital for COVID impacted impaired real estate owners. His most recent article, ‘A Match Not Made in Heaven, Securitization and the Commercial Mortgage Industry’ was the September 2020 feature in Institutional Real Estate Investor and was submitted by ICSC to the Federal Reserve and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin to illustrate the problems inherent in CMBS loan modifications.

A September 2006 article “Managing Expectations” correctly forecast the subprime and mortgage bond issues that impacted the market a year later.

Prior to working at Cronheim, he worked from 1987-94 at Donald Zucker Company, one of NYC’s top multifamily developers, and at Donaldson, Lufkin, & Jenrette, later acquired by Credit Suisse, from 1984 to 1986.

He is a member of the ICSC, MBA/YMBA, IOREBA, NMHC, REBNY and NAIOP.

The Dealmakers’ Edge with A.Y. Strauss highlights the stories, successes, and struggles behind major commercial real estate investors. Each episode offers a behind-the-scenes look at commercial real estate leaders and their unique edge.

Hosted by Aaron Y. Strauss, Managing Partner at A.Y. Strauss

Aaron Y. Strauss is one of the leading legal advisors in the commercial real estate industry, providing insight and guidance for billions worth of transactions during his career. As our firm’s founder and managing partner, he has positioned A.Y. Strauss as one of the region’s most respected law firms for commercial real estate owners, lenders and sponsors, serving the needs of our clients with the utmost in care, integrity and transparency.