James Nilles joined Trez Capital in January 2022 with experience originating, underwriting, and managing commercial real estate credit investments.
Prior to joining Trez Capital, James was a Vice President at Glacier Global Partners, where he focused on originating and underwriting investments for the firm’s high-yield credit strategy. Previously, James worked as a senior underwriter on the National Bridge team at Ready Capital, where he was responsible for middle-market bridge loans across asset classes and supporting the firm’s CRE CLO and CMBS securitization efforts. He started his commercial real estate finance career at Hanover Street Capital, where he was a member of the asset management team dedicated to Deutsche Bank’s Balance Sheet Lending and Special Situations Group platforms.
James began his career as an attorney and practiced at a television production company in Southern California. He received a Bachelor of Science in Management from Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center.