Vultures circle the hedge fund capital

April 2nd, 2010
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Contributed by: Teri Buhl
Problems with the troubled commercial real estate are coming to surface in Greenwich, Connecticut, which is commonly known as the hedge fund capital of the world. According to Teri Buhl, one emerging distressed situation involves Barry Sternlicht and his Starwood Capital, which has approximately $14 billion in assets under management.

Starwood Capital holds $30 million in Mezzanine debt on a commercial property in downtown Greenwich, 100 West Putnam, which was formerly the home of hedge funds Duff Capital and Plainfield Asset Management. Starwood Capital is in the position to potentially take control of the office building if the owner defaults.

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For Detailed Investor Profiles on these Investors, click below:
Plainfield Asset Management LLC
Related People: Joe Bencivenga*; Karen Dykstra*; Marc Sole; Max Holmes; Niv Harizman*; Rob Sherman; Thomas Fritsch
Related Entities: Plainfield Direct Inc; Plainfield Direct Master Fund; Plainfield Special Situations Master Fund
Related Article Tags: Investment Management, Fund Manager and General Financial News; Hedge Fund Resources and Featured Partner News

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