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Trez Capital Adds A.J. Hammond to Growing Atlanta Office as Vice President, Origination

September 28, 2021

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – Trez Capital, a private real estate lender helping to build better communities across North America, is pleased to announce that A.J. Hammond has joined the company as Vice President, Origination in Atlanta. Hammond, who will operate out of the growing Atlanta office, brings extensive commercial real estate experience to the team. He is versed in real estate finance transactions, asset management and special servicing. Hammond is Trez Capital’s third major hire in Atlanta in 2021. 

In April, the firm added Managing Director Caperton “Cap” Putt to lead the office, followed by Ryan Hodgdon who joined in June as Vice President, Origination.

Hammond will be responsible for originating potential investments and sourcing new business opportunities for Trez Capital’s Atlanta loan origination platform covering the Atlanta MSA and broader Southeastern market.

Prior to joining the company, Hammond served as a credit officer with Voya Investment Management’s Real Estate Finance Group, where he was responsible for the review of third-party report diligence, lease/estoppel/SNDA (Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment) procurement, and negotiated structured loan features of over $3 billion in commercial mortgages.

“We welcome A.J. Hammond to Trez Capital’s Atlanta office with great enthusiasm,” said Putt.  “His arrival comes at an ideal time to help us build a better future for our team, Trez Capital, our borrowers, and most importantly for businesses, families and communities. Our growing team will allow us to support sustainable growth in the markets our office serves.”

Hammond’s previous experience also includes a role as Director at The Birdsey Group, where he was responsible for managing and directing a team of underwriters and site inspectors. He began his career with Trimont Real Estate Advisors as a special servicing asset management analyst and worked his way into a Director position, focusing on the underwriting and due diligence of $2 billion of transactions for clients originating or acquiring commercial mortgages, mezzanine loans, b-notes and preferred equity investments.  

“I am eager to work closely with the Atlanta-based team to build upon Trez Capital’s established track record of delivering solid results and legacy of doing business with best-in-class developers,” said Hammond. “Primary and secondary markets across the southeast are rapidly expanding due to substantial domestic migration and corporate relocation. We are a dependable one-stop-shop for the multifamily, residential lot and industrial developers seeking higher leverage loans for projects in the market.”

Hammond earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Auburn University.

Notable Atlanta-area transactions closed by Trez Capital include the $26.7 million acquisition and construction loan for a 67-acre mixed-use project and entertainment center known as the Exchange at Gwinnett in Buford, northeast of Atlanta and the $12 million first mortgage construction loan for the development of a 58-unit townhome rental project.

The Atlanta office is located at 3414 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 270 in the Buckhead district. To reach Hammond, call 470-206-7007 or email

Trez Capital provides short-term debt and equity financing typically between six months and 36 months in term, up to $100 million in loan value.  

About Trez Capital

 Founded in 1997, Trez Capital is a diversified real estate investment firm and preeminent provider of commercial real estate debt financing solutions in Canada and the United States. Trez Capital offers private and institutional investors strategies to invest in a variety of opportunistic, fully secured, mortgage investment funds and like investment assets and provides property developers and owners with quick approvals on flexible short- to mid-term financing. 

With offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Dallas, Atlanta and Palm Beach, Trez Corporate Group has over $3.9* billion CAD in assets under management and has funded over 1,500 transactions totaling more than $13 billion CAD since inception. For more information, visit (*Trez Corporate Group AUM includes assets held by all Trez related entities as well as $2.7 B Manager AUM (Trez Capital Fund Management Limited Partnership)).