Our Team

Management


Brian Harris

Chief Executive Officer

Brian Harris is a founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ladder Capital. Prior to forming Ladder Capital, Mr. Harris served as a Senior Partner, Managing Director and Head of Global Commercial Real Estate at Dillon Read Capital Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of UBS, managing over $500 million of equity capital from UBS for Dillon Read’s commercial real estate activities globally. Before joining Dillon Read, Mr. Harris served as Managing Director and Head of Global Commercial Real Estate at UBS, managing UBS’ proprietary commercial real estate activities globally. Mr. Harris also served as a Member of the Board of Directors of UBS Investment Bank. Prior to joining UBS, Mr. Harris served as Head of Commercial Mortgage Trading at Credit Suisse, where he was responsible for managing all proprietary commercial real estate investment and trading activities. Mr. Harris also previously worked in the real estate groups at Lehman Brothers, Salomon Brothers, Smith Barney and Daiwa Securities. Mr. Harris earned a B.S. in Biology and an M.B.A. from The State University of New York at Albany.


Michael Mazzei

President

Michael Mazzei is President of Ladder Capital. Prior to joining Ladder Capital, Mr. Mazzei served as a Managing Director and Global Head of the CMBS and Bank Loan Syndication Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Prior to joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Mr. Mazzei served as Co-Head of CMBS and Commercial Real Estate Debt Markets at Barclays Capital. Before joining Barclays Capital, Mr. Mazzei spent 20 years at Lehman Brothers where Mr. Mazzei became the head of CMBS and served as the Co-Head of Global Real Estate Investment Banking. Mr. Mazzei earned a B.S. in Finance from Baruch College CUNY and a J.D. from St. John’s University, and is a graduate of the New York University Real Estate Institute.


Pamela McCormack

Chief Operating Officer

Pamela McCormack is a co-founder and the Chief Operating Officer of Ladder Capital. Ms. McCormack served as General Counsel since Ladder’s formation in October 2008, and was subsequently appointed as the Company’s Chief Strategy Officer in 2014. Before forming Ladder, Ms. McCormack served as Head/Co-Head of Transaction Management – Global Commercial Real Estate at both Dillon Read and UBS, managing a team responsible for the structuring, negotiation and closing of all real estate investments globally. Prior to joining UBS, Ms. McCormack worked as Vice President and Counsel at Credit Suisse and as an associate at leading global law firms. Ms. McCormack received a B. A. in English, cum laude, from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law.


Marc Fox

Chief Financial Officer

Marc Fox is Chief Financial Officer of Ladder Capital. Prior to joining Ladder Capital, Mr. Fox served as Treasurer of Capmark Financial Group Inc., where Mr. Fox formulated and executed its worldwide funding strategies. Mr. Fox was significantly involved in the formation of Capmark’s wholly owned banking platform and debt management of Capmark Bank, a regulated industrial bank subsidiary of Capmark. Mr. Fox earned a B.S. in Economics and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


Thomas Harney

Head of Merchant Banking & Capital Markets

Thomas Harney is Head of Merchant Banking & Capital Markets of Ladder Capital. Prior to joining Ladder Capital, Mr. Harney served as the Head of Real Estate at Tri-Artisan Capital Partners, a private merchant banking group based in New York. Before joining Tri-Artisan, Mr. Harney served as Senior Managing Director of the Real Estate Investment Banking Group at Bear Stearns. Mr. Harney has extensive experience in completing large-scale M&A transactions, as well as a broad range of debt and equity securities transactions in both public and private formats. Mr. Harney graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and is a graduate of the New York University Finance & Development Program.


Robert Perelman

Head of Asset Management

Robert Perelman is a founder and Head of Asset Management of Ladder Capital. Prior to forming Ladder Capital, Mr. Perelman served as a Director and Head of Asset Management at UBS. Prior to UBS, Mr. Perelman served as a Director and Head of Asset Management at Dillon Read Capital Management. In that capacity, Mr. Perelman managed a team responsible for the portfolio management of all real estate investments globally. Before joining Dillon Read, Mr. Perelman served as a Managing Director and Partner at Hudson Realty Capital LLC, a private equity fund, where Mr. Perelman was responsible for loan origination, real estate investments and asset management. Prior to joining Hudson Realty, Mr. Perelman served as a Director at Credit Suisse, where he had significant responsibility for the structuring and closing of a wide variety of real estate investments within the U.S. and Asia. Mr. Perelman earned a B.S. in Telecommunications Management from Syracuse University and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.