Distinguished Speaker Series: Starwood Property Trust President and Managing Director Jeffrey DiModica
Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate’s Distinguished Speaker Series is pleased to feature Jeffrey DiModica as the next featured guest for the 2016-2017 series. DiModica has served as the President of Starwood Property Trust since 2014, and as a director of Starwood Property Trust since its inception in 2009. Prior to working at Starwood Property Trust, DiModica served as a Managing Director and the Head of MBS/ABS/CMBS Sales and Strategy for the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), where he was responsible for the distribution of mortgage-backed securities, asset- backed securities and commercial mortgage-backed securities to institutional clients, including banks, hedge funds, insurance companies and money managers. DiModica has also sold derivative and MBS products to institutional clients for Merrill Lynch in Boston and worked in the Merchant and Investment Banking Group of the Commercial Real Estate Department at Chemical Bank.
Outside of work, DiModica dedicates his time to multiple philanthropic causes. DiModica serves on the board of Virtual Enterprises International (VEI), a non-profit focused on teaching career and entrepreneurial skills to inner city high school students, and was founding president of www.Mitoaction.org, a support, education and advocacy group for families affected by Mitochondrial Disease. He is also an active member of YPO, Young Presidents Organization.
Since its inception in 2009, Starwood Property Trust has deployed over $29 billion in capital, and has grown dramatically, leading it to now be the nation’s largest commercial mortgage REIT, with a market capitalization of more than $5 billion. Starwood Property Trust currently has a portfolio of over $10 billion across the company’s Lending, Investing & Servicing and Property business segments.
DiModica’s experience will undoubtedly provide key insights for those in attendance of the speaker series this week. The students and faculty of the Baker Program are privileged to welcome him.