Mr. Koenigsberger is a veteran of the real estate private equity business with over 25 years of experience in capital markets, commercial and residential real estate markets.
Rick spent over 15 years at Apollo Real Estate Advisors, a large private equity real estate firm. At Apollo, he was a partner where he was responsible for the investment and asset management of a portfolio of both real estate assets and companies representing an enterprise value of over $5 billion. Mr. Koenigsberger oversaw investments in direct real estate, distressed debt, limited partnership tenders, convertible preferred instruments, operating companies and direct corporate equity investments. He also was instrumental in the creation of, and initially headed, the Apollo-GMAC Mezzanine Fund. While at Apollo, he headed up the hospitality business, as well as Apollo’s single-family residential investments, including Apollo’s successful investment into several homebuilding ventures.
After leaving Apollo, Rick, together with two partners, raised approximately $100 million to form ROCA Real Estate Securities Fund L.P., a long-short real estate securities fund, which specializes in the small market capitalization REIT market, which still exists today. Additionally, he also headed, through 2009, XE Capital’s approximate $2 billion enterprise value real estate business. Most recently, together with Co-CEO Ken Witkin, Rick restructured what once was Realty Finance Corporation, a publicly traded Commercial Mortgage REIT, into a multi -disciplined specialty finance company and raised new capital to support this effort.
CV Holdings’ various businesses report to Mr. Koenigsberger and Mr. Witkin and include: LongVue Mortgage Capital, an investor in Residential Loan Portfolios; Centra Funding, LLC, an originator of vendor based Small Ticket Equipment Leasing Transactions; VenSource Capital, LLC, an originator of Equipment Leases to the Bio Tech, Hi Tech and Life Sciences Industry; and CV Capital Funding LLC, a Real Estate Bridge Lending Company.
Mr. Koenigsberger graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.