Mark Fogel

Adjunct Instructor

Schack Institute of Real Estate

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Mark Fogel founded ACRES Capital in 2012, recognizing the need for providing financing to the underserved middle-market commercial real estate space. He leads the executive management team as the Chief Executive Officer and President. He is also Chief Executive Officer, President, and a Board member of ACRES Commercial Realty Corp, formerly known as Exantas Capital Corp. (NYSE: ACR), a publicly traded commercial mortgage REIT. 

Mr. Fogel has over 25 years of experience in commercial real estate finance, with a particular focus on providing developers and entrepreneurs with innovative debt and equity solutions. Most of his career has revolved around transitional, middle market assets. Mr. Fogel employs an asset management approach to identifying and underwriting loan opportunities, which entails a comprehensive understanding of the risks associated with property business plans and exit strategies.

Since inception, ACRES has originated over $5.5 billion in commercial real estate loans. ACRES is registered with the SEC as an Investment Advisor and has developed a reputation for exceptional performance with both its investors and borrowers. Before launching ACRES, Mr. Fogel served as an executive at several prominent CRE finance companies, overseeing loan production, asset management, and special servicing for a diverse portfolio of investments nationwide. 

Mr. Fogel is a frequent panelist at commercial real estate conferences and has lectured at universities on a wide array of topics, including capital markets, asset management, loan structuring, workouts, and entrepreneurship. 

Mr. Fogel holds a Bachelor and Science degree in Accounting from the University of Delaware and a Master of Science degree in Real Estate Investment and Development from New York University