Jeffrey J. Knyal

Vice Chairman

Jeffrey J. Knyal

Jeffrey J. Knyal

In 2002, Mr. Knyal founded the ground lease acquisition industry and has been involved in the purchase of more than 3,000 ground leases while raising more than $650 million of equity, mezzanine, and senior debt for these assets. Mr. Knyal designed all aspects of these businesses and is the leading expert in the ground lease acquisition industry. He also founded and held senior executive positions at three other specialty finance companies and raised more than $4 billion of capital for these businesses. These companies generated more than $150 million in profits and IRR equity returns of greater than 150 percent. Previously, Mr. Knyal spent seven years in investment banking working in the Mergers and Acquisitions and Asset-Backed Finance groups at Dean Witter Reynolds and Greenwich Capital Markets, respectively. Mr. Knyal graduated from the College of Business at the University of Illinois and has an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.