Andrew Minkus is a Senior Managing Director in the Credit Tenant Lease and Structured Debt Products group where he is responsible for deal structuring and origination of new business opportunities. Since joining the firm in 2010, Andrew and the leadership team have been involved in over $9 billion of primary issuance fixed income product.
Andrew focuses on certain strategic initiatives associated with public sector related CTL activity and construction-permanent financing. Andrew helped create the social infrastructure (“P3”) initiative and has since played an integral role enhancing the group’s footprint in this space having led a variety of CTL transactions connected to higher education credits, healthcare systems and various local, state and federal governmental entities. In addition, Andrew led the group’s first cross-border, cross-currency CTL transaction as well as the group’s first direct synthetic CTL, which involved a headquarters facility owned and occupied by a non-rated private not for profit entity, largely capitalized by a state government, serving the managed care space.
Andrew has more than 15 years of experience in real estate finance and investing. He joined Mesirow in 2010 from Lakeshore Management, a private equity firm with a portfolio of manufactured home communities. Andrew served as an Acquisitions and Asset Management Associate and, in doing so, worked alongside the managing partner sourcing and structuring new acquisitions, as well as managing the overall performance of the existing portfolio. Prior to Lakeshore Management, Andrew was a Production Associate with Newmark Realty Capital, a west-coast based real estate investment bank. While at Newmark, Andrew worked as a two-person production team with the founding partner. Over the course of his five-year tenure with Newmark, Andrew was involved in the origination and structuring of over $1 billion of real estate debt.
Andrew received his B.A. from Ohio State University and his MBA from San Francisco State University. He holds the FINRA Series 7, 52 and 63 licenses.
Andrew is proficient in Spanish and lived in Madrid teaching English as a second language. In his spare time, Andrew volunteers through a number of charitable organizations such as Big Brother Big Sister and is an avid tennis player, golfer, skier, snowboarder.