Alex Draganiuk joined the Debt and Equity Finance Group to focus on the firm’s placement and execution efforts of debt, repurchase, warehouse, and corporate loan facilities, mezzanine financing, joint venture equity, and preferred equity for its commercial real estate developers, owners, and investors nationwide. He is also responsible for assisting in Mission Capital’s efforts in maintaining relationships with hundreds of capital sources, and assisting originators in business development, including sourcing and evaluating new debt and equity financing opportunities.
Alex has been involved in single-family residential property acquisitions, dispositions and management services, as well as commercial real estate dispositions, in San Antonio, Texas. Prior to that, he served as Managing Director of The Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group, headquartered in New York, and was responsible for the firm’s operations and relationships in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Alex joined Ackman-Ziff in January 2001, and successfully closed approximately $2.6 billion in debt, mezzanine, and equity financing on approximately 60 transactions in his time at the company. Alex’s responsibilities included sourcing, underwriting, structuring, marketing, negotiating, and closing debt, mezzanine, and equity transactions for all property types, including office, retail, residential, mart, land, hotel, and industrial / logistics. Alex also did consulting work for a leading non-bank-affiliated issuing house listed on the German stock exchange.
Earlier in his career, Alex was an Associate at Sonnenblick-Goldman Company from 1998 to 2000, where he successfully closed in excess of $625 million in sales and debt and equity financings. Prior to 1998, Alex was a Senior Corporate Paralegal at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae and a Corporate Paralegal at Hunton & Williams, where he closed in excess of $5 billion of structured finance, M&A, oil and gas, and real estate transactions. Alex earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree with honors in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and studied abroad at Cambridge University in England.
Philip Justiss is a Managing Director at Mission Capital where he is responsible for originating, structuring, placing and executing commercial real estate capital on behalf of major owners, investors and developers nationwide. His responsibilities also include the sourcing and sale of REO, commercial, C&I and residential loans on behalf of banks, special servicers, private equity funds and other financial institutions.
Prior to joining Mission, Philip worked for Colonial Bank and post-acquisition, Branch Bank and Trust. In his time at the banks he underwrote, originated and resolved over $1 billion of commercial real estate debt, managing clients nationwide.
Philip received both his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and his Masters of Business Administration from Auburn University. He is active in his community and serves on several non-profit boards.