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Trez Capital Adds Real Estate Finance Veteran Caperton Putt to Lead Firm’s Atlanta Office

April 12, 2021

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – Trez Capital, a private real estate lender doing business throughout North America, is making a significant push in the Atlanta market. The firm hired longtime real estate finance professional Caperton Putt as Managing Director of its Atlanta office.

Putt brings more than three decades of industry experience to Trez Capital. He most recently served as Senior Vice President-Southeast Market Manager at Citizens Bank, NA. Putt opened Citizens’ Atlanta office, built a team of lenders and underwriters, and was ultimately promoted to oversee both the Charlotte and Atlanta offices covering privately held real estate developers in the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama and Florida.

Before that, Putt spent eight years as Senior Vice President-Regional Credit Officer at Iberiabank (formerly Georgia Commerce Bank before it was acquired by Iberiabank in 2015). His lending experience includes construction and property acquisition financing for multifamily, office, industrial, retail and land transactions.

“Caperton is the ideal person to carry out our expansion plans for our core lending platform and a high-performing team in Atlanta and the broader Georgia market,” said Brett Forman, Trez Capital Executive Managing Director, Eastern U.S. “The market is benefitting greatly from domestic migration and new corporate relocation to join major employers with large regional offices there, including Google and Microsoft. As we look to build a better future in these markets, we are also looking to enable sustainable growth.”

At Trez Capital, Putt is particularly targeting residential lot development, multifamily and industrial lending opportunities, while continuing to be the leading provider of creative investment solutions.

“I am excited to be part of an entrepreneurial group at Trez Capital. As a private lender we are in a position to move faster and to be more nimble than a traditional bank,” Putt said. “We can be a one-stop shop for higher leverage loans in a market experiencing tremendous activity across most real estate sectors.”

Notable Atlanta-area transactions closed by Trez Capital include the $25.5 million first mortgage for the acquisition and renovation of a downtown Atlanta hotel and $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. 

The Atlanta office is located at 3414 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 270 in the Buckhead district. To reach Putt, call (470) 206-7001 ext. 7005 or email

Trez Capital provides short-term debt and equity financing typically between six months and 36 months in term ranging from $5 million 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 offers private and institutional investors strategies to invest in a variety of opportunistic, fully secured, high-yield mortgage investment funds, 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 Capital has over $4.1 billion in assets under management and has funded over 1,500 transactions totaling more than $12 billion since inception. For more information, visit