Trisha Connolly - Panelist Managing Director, Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group LLC
Trisha Connolly is managing director at New York-based Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group LLC, one of the industry’s preeminent boutique real estate capital advisor firms. She is a nationally focused debt and equity originator with more than 15 years of best-in-class transaction expertise in structuring full capital stack solutions for both debt and equity transactions, specializing in acquisition, construction and refinancing across all asset classes. Her focus areas include debt capital markets, JV equity, acquisition financing, construction financing, refinancing and commercial real estate asset classes.
Prior to joining Ackman-Ziff, she was a senior managing director at B6, and partner and managing director at Alpha Capital CRE, Cushman & Wakefield and General Growth Properties. Some of her most notable transactions have included 545 and 555 N. Michigan Ave., 338 – 342 N. Rodeo Drive, JPMorgan Chase Corporate Center, and Marina Acquisition Portfolio. Focused on bringing more women into commercial real estate, Ms. Connolly is an active member of Marquette University’s Center for Real Estate Advisory Board and Alumni Association, ULI, ICSC, NAIOP, CREW (Chicago and national), as well as a board member of the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation, Roosevelt University, REFF, and The Goldie Initiative.