William W. Landis III

Mr. Landis co-founded Raith Capital Partners in February 2012. Raith serves as the general partner for Raith Real Estate Fund I, Raith Real Estate Fund II, and Raith Real Estate Fund III vehicles opportunistically targeting real estate investments across the United States, and for Raith CMBS Fund I and II, its B-piece investment vehicles in addition to a number of separately managed accounts. Over the last eight years, Mr. Landis and his team have invested in excess of $2.5 billion in distressed loans secured by commercial real estate and commercial mortgaged-backed securities . The Partners of Raith were early investors in the re-cast CMBS market starting in 2010 and have since become a leading investor in B-piece securities, having bought controlling interests in 25 transactions. Prior to forming Raith, Mr. Landis served as the Chief Investment Officer at Rialto Capital Management from its inception in 2008. Prior to Rialto, Mr. Landis was a Managing Director and member of the Group Executive Committee in the Commercial Real Estate group at Deutsche Bank (as successor firm to Bankers Trust). During the period from 1998-2008, Mr. Landis’ group priced, structured and distributed in excess of $50 billion of commercial real estate credit on multiple asset classes including land, office, industrial, retail, hospitality and homebuilding. While at Bankers Trust, Mr. Landis led the firm’s commercial securitization efforts and was instrumental in launching Bankers Trust Mezzanine Fund I. Prior to 1998, Mr. Landis worked in fixed income institutional sales at both Smith Barney and Prudential Securities, primarily focused on asset-backed securities including: CMBS, RMBS, credit cards, student loans and manufactured housing. Mr. Landis received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Drew University and an MBA from Columbia University. He is a member of Drew’s Board and Chairs the Investment Committee overseeing the university’s endowment.