The Veteran Investor with Boots Dunlap, Co-founder and CEO, RRA Capital

Boots Dunlap

Boots Dunlap is the Co-founder and CEO of RRA Capital. With offices in midtown New York City and Phoenix, Arizona, RRA Capital is a real estate investment firm that provides customized debt products at institutional pricing for real estate sponsors across the United States. Notably, RRA is a Veteran-founded, owned, and operated real estate investment firm.

Boots leads the investment strategy and strategic direction of RRA. He leverages over 15 years of experience consulting on and managing credit assets for banks, insurance companies, CMBS servicers, and private equity firms. Since co-founding RRA, Boots has overseen the origination and management of more than $1.5 billion in bridge loans and consulted lenders on over $2.4 billion in distressed commercial real estate.

Prior to co-founding RRA, Boots served in the U.S. military as an Airborne-Ranger-qualified Infantry Officer in the 10th Mountain Division. Over his 10 years of military service, Boots led combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and supported global training missions in Kazakhstan, Korea, and at the U.S.-Mexico border. He received multiple decorations for his service including the Bronze Star.


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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.