Denver, CO – JCR Capital, an alternative investment manager focused on middle market commercial real estate investments, today announced the hires of Samuel Isaacson as Managing Director and Todd Tilzer as Director. These strategic hires will help JCR Capital build upon its rapid growth over the past six years, during which the firm increased its assets under management from $30 million to more than $700 million.
Isaacson will co-manage JCR Capital’s latest fund, JCR Commercial Real Estate Finance Fund III, with $329.5 million of equity commitments. Tilzer will oversee the firm’s asset management department.
“Sam will have an immediate impact on deploying Fund III and in continuing the company’s growth trajectory” said Jay Rollins, President and CEO of JCR Capital. “Todd is a proven asset manager and will have an immediate impact in driving realizations for both our equity and debt platforms.”
Prior to joining JCR Capital, Isaacson was Senior Vice President of acquisitions and asset management at LEM Capital, a value-add multifamily investor in Philadelphia. In this role, he was responsible for the underwriting and due diligence of potential investments. Prior to LEM Capital, Isaacson served as an Associate at Wells Fargo Securities’ Financial Institutions Group.
“I was drawn to JCR due to their middle market focus and their ability to invest in a variety of asset classes using a variety of structures,” said Isaacson. “There are always abundant opportunities in the middle market and JCR is in an excellent position to capitalize on these opportunities.”
Tilzer was formerly the Director of underwriting for Republic Financial Corporation, a private investment firm with a diverse portfolio of operating companies and assets.
“JCR Capital’s investment strategy is linked to the aging of America’s population and the resulting ownership turnover of middle market assets as Boomers exit the market,” said Tilzer. “As one of the few institutionally backed asset managers focused on the middle market, which is traditionally a non-institutional space, JCR is in a fantastic position to capitalize on this trend. I’m excited to help elevate JCR’s position as the leading middle market investor.”