Guggenheim Partners announced the expansion of its real estate and infrastructure investment platform with the addition of a dedicated North American infrastructure investment team. Leading the initiative for the firm is Henry Silverman, who was appointed global head of real estate and infrastructure.
In the newly created role of global head of real estate and infrastructure, Silverman is responsible for managing and coordinating activity for all of Guggenheim’s real estate businesses, including Guggenheim Real Estate, Guggenheim Commercial Real Estate Finance, Pillar Financial, Generation Mortgage, and Guggenheim Retail Real Estate Partners.
Silverman joined the firm in early 2012 as vice chairman of Guggenheim Investments. Previously, he served as a director and vice chairman of the board and member of the executive committee of Apollo Global Management, and as its chief operating officer from 2009 to 2011.
The infrastructure investment team is led by William Reid, senior managing director, and includes Michael Madia, managing director and operating partner; Justine Gordon, managing director and head of acquisitions; Vince White, vice president, due diligence and asset management; and James Gabriel, vice president, acquisitions.
The infrastructure investment team will invest across the capital structure, including equity, structured equity and debt-related products, with an initial focus on core energy infrastructure assets, specifically power generation, midstream infrastructure, and electricity transmission, in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
Reid, Madia, Gordon, White and Gabriel have collectively participated in more than 30 transactions. Reid previously served as a managing director of North American energy infrastructure efforts at RREEF Infrastructure (RREEF).
Madia was formerly RREEF’s operating partner of infrastructure. Gordon previously served as a director responsible for business development and execution of energy investments at RREEF. White previously held project development, asset assessment and asset management roles for RREEF Infrastructure, International Power, GPU International and Con Edison Development. Gabriel previously served as an assistant vice president at RREEF responsible for identifying and executing investment opportunities.
Guggenheim Partners is a privately held global financial services firm with more than $125 billion in assets under management. The firm provides asset management, investment banking and capital markets services, insurance, institutional finance and investment advisory solutions to institutions, governments and agencies, corporations, investment advisors, family offices and individuals. Guggenheim Partners is headquartered in New York and Chicago and serves clients across North America, Europe and Asia from more than 25 offices in 10 countries.