A. J. Hammond joined Trez Capital in September 2021 as Vice President, Origination in Atlanta. He brings extensive commercial real estate finance transactional experience, as well as previous asset management and special servicing experience, resolving distressed real estate assets. He is responsible for underwriting potential investments and sourcing new business opportunities for the Atlanta loan origination platform.
Prior to this role, A. J. was 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 procurement, and negotiating structured loan features of over $3.0 billion in commercial mortgages. Prior to Voya, he was a Director at The Birdsey Group, where he was responsible for managing and directing a team of underwriters and site inspectors.
A. J. began his career with Trimont Real Estate Advisors as a special servicing asset management analyst. Eventually his role grew into a Director position where he was responsible for the underwriting and diligence of $2.0 billion of transactions for clients originating or acquiring commercial mortgages, mezzanine loans, b-notes, and preferred equity investments.
He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Operations Management at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama