Our Firm –

Our Firm

Rialto Capital is an integrated investment management and asset management platform, with a dedicated special servicer. Our mission is to be a world-class, industry leading organization that creates long term value for our investors and sustains results across market cycles.

Our team of over 260 associates throughout the United States and Europe is guided by our commitment to a culture of social responsibility, inclusion & diversity, and responsible investing.

Disciplines Transcend Market Cycles

Investment and Asset Management policies cannot be developed in the middle of a crisis. Led by an experienced management team with a distinguished track record spanning multiple cycles, Rialto seeks to apply a consistent investment policy and manage risk every day, not merely in times of distress and volatility. ​

With extensive experience investing in, managing, and capitalizing on distressed opportunities, we understand the cyclicality of real estate markets and continuously focus on active control over assets and the value-add process, prudent use of leverage, and returning capital to investors.

A Different Approach

Rialto Capital offers a differentiated investment platform for our investors. We invest capital on behalf of a global investor base, including large institutions, pensions, sovereign funds, foundations, and individuals. Our integrated investment and asset management teams control all aspects of the investment lifecycle, from sourcing through monetization, in-house under an operator model.
We believe maintaining the infrastructure and team’s skillsets under one umbrella leads to increased accountability, aligning our interests with those of our investors, which can potentially result in better performance over the long term.

Our History

1990
Predecessor Business to LNR Formed within Lennar by Jeff Krasnoff
Jeff Krasnoff, then Chief Financial Officer of Lennar Corporation’s Commercial Property and Asset Management business, forms predecessor to LNR, focusing on distressed real estate workout and turnarounds
1990
1993
Pioneer as CMBS B-Piece Buyer & Special Servicer
LNR is one of the early pioneers as an issuer of CMBS, CMBS B-piece buyer and Special Servicer, laying the groundwork for its granular underwriting infrastructure
1993
1993
LNR Spun-off from Lennar on NYSE with Jeff Krasnoff as President
LNR is spun out from under Lennar as its own public vehicle on the New York Stock Exchange with Jeff Krasnoff as President
1993
1997
LNR Expands Operations to Japan
LNR opens a Loan Workout and Asset Management office in Tokyo to capitalize on opportunities arising from dislocations in Asian real estate markets
1997
2002
LNR Expands Operations to Europe
LNR works out distressed real estate loans and assets across Europe and establishes offices in London and a number of cities throughout Germany
2002
2005
LNR Sold in Take-Private Transaction
LNR entered into a $4.2B take-private transaction with affiliates of Cerberus, with Jeff Krasnoff staying on as President and Chief Executive Officer until July 2007
2005
2007
Rialto Capital Founded by Jeff Krasnoff
Jeff Krasnoff incubates Rialto Capital's investment program within Lennar to initially focus on opportunities in dislocated real estate markets expected to develop in the coming years
2007
2010
Rialto Capital Launches RREF I($700M)
Rialto Capital launched RREF I, which ultimately was capitalized with $700M of investor commitments, to focus on portfolios of distressed real estate loans/assets and B-pieces of newly issued commercial mortgage backed securities
2010
2011
Jay Mantz joins Rialto Capital, formerly Global Head of Merchant Banking at Morgan Stanley
Jay Mantz joined Rialto Capital as President after serving 18 years at Morgan Stanley, most recently as the Global Head of its Merchant Banking Group and Head of Real Estate Investing
2011
2012
Rialto Capital Launches RREF II($1.3B)
Rialto Capital launched RREF II, which ultimately was capitalized with $1.3B of investor commitments, to continue the RREF I investment strategy focusing on CMBS B-pieces, direct real estate acquisitions, distressed portfolios of real estate loans/assets and direct lending opportunities
2012
2013
Rialto Capital Launches Direct Lending Platform
Rialto Capital established its direct lending platform, capitalized with over $920M from 2013-2017, to focus on acquiring and originating senior floating rate loans, subordinate real estate loans and B-notes
2013
2015
Rialto Capital Launches RREF III-Debt & Property ($1.9B)
Rialto Capital launched RREF III-Debt and RREF III-Property, two separately capitalized follow-on funds totaling $1.9B of investor commitments to continue the investment strategies previously set forth in Rialto Capital's Flagship opportunistic Fund series
2015
2017
FS Credit REIT Launches
FS Credit REIT launched with Rialto Capital as sub-advisor to focus on originating the senior floating rate loans, subordinate real estate loans and certain commercial mortgage backed securities
2017
2018
Stone Point Capital Funds & Rialto Capital Management Acquired Rialto from Lennar
Rialto Capital was acquired by funds managed by Stone Point Capital in a partnership with the Rialto Capital Management Team, who are now part-owners in the Company (previously 100% owned by Lennar)
2018
2019
Rialto Capital Launches RREF IV-Debt ($1.9B)
Rialto Capital launched RREF IV-Debt, totaling $1.9B of investor commitments to continue the credit investment strategies previously set forth in Rialto Capital's Flagship Opportunistic Fund series.
2019
2020
Rialto Capital Launches RREF IV-Property
2020