Mr. Locke originates, structures and manages investments for Spectrum, and has 29 years of broad experience in analyzing, structuring and executing complex transactions. Prior to joining Spectrum in 2005, Mr. Locke spent six years at Blackacre Capital Management, LLC, the real estate arm of Cerberus Capital, a $14 billion hedge fund. At Blackacre, Mr. Locke invested directly and indirectly in real estate equity, debt and operating businesses. Prior to joining Blackacre, Mr. Locke spent five years with Credit Suisse First Boston in its Real Estate Products Group/Principal Transaction Group where he was a Vice President. At CSFB, Mr. Locke was responsible for identifying, underwriting, structuring and negotiating floating, fixed and mezzanine loans, forward loan commitments and joint venture equity investments. While at CSFB, Mr. Locke also managed the acquisition and securitization of performing and sub-performing commercial mortgage loans. From 1988 to 1992, Mr. Locke was a Senior Analyst with Chesterton International, Inc., a UK based real estate company. At Chesterton, he was responsible for advising corporate and private clients in acquisition, disposition, leasing and valuation of real estate assets.
Mr. Locke received a B.S. from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.