Partner & Senior Managing Director
Cyrus Sharp is a Partner and Senior Managing Director at Osprey Capital, responsible for Origination and Underwriting new investments. He is an accomplished leader in real estate finance, recognized for his expertise in debt and equity finance, structuring, underwriting and valuation. With over two decades’ experience, he has served in key roles for some of the nation’s largest financial institutions and has earned a reputation for thought leadership, team development, and consistent production. He has headed banking teams as well as originated, structured, and closed more than $3B in debt and equity transactions. Primarily focused on investment real estate, Sharp has financed, underwritten, and valued virtually all types of investment property types including multifamily, student housing, retail, office, industrial, self storage, and hotels. Since 2009, Sharp has advised and consulted with numerous real estate owners and capital providers regarding deal strategy and structuring, debt & equity capitalization, modifications, workouts, capital raising & formation, acquisitions, asset management and operational performance.
In addition to is responsibilities with Osprey, Sharp is President of C.H. Sharp Enterprises, LLC, a real estate investment and advisory firm based in Atlanta. Previously, he held the position of Senior Managing Director at GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group and is currently retained as an adviser to the real estate capital markets group. Additionally, Sharp spent 13 years as a capital markets lender in New York and Atlanta that included serving as Managing Director with Natixis Real Estate Capital, a large French financial institution, responsible for their Southeast US loan production and operations; and as Executive Director in the real estate finance group of CIBC, one of the largest Canadian banks. Responsibilities included origination, structuring, underwriting and closing fixed rate CMBS loans, floating rate balance sheet loans, mezzanine loans, preferred equity, and credit facilities. His earlier career includes four years as a commercial real estate appraiser and three years at AIG Global Real Estate.
A native of Orlando, FL, Cyrus Sharp earned his degree from Florida State University in real estate, and now serves on the Executive Advisory Board for their Center for Real Estate. He is the 2004 recipient of the Network’s Award in recognition of significant contributions to the FSU Real Estate Program and is a frequent guest speaker at the FSU College of Business where he lectures on various real estate capital markets topics including loan underwriting, property valuation, and career development. Additionally, Sharp serves on the advisory board of Quintus Corporation and is a member of the Troop Committee and an Assistant Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 370.