Ken Margala joined IH Capital in July 2015. He is responsible for the origination and execution of new business in the Western Region.
Ken has a proven record of origination, underwriting and funding of conventional and innovative structured finance and capital market structures. Over a twenty year period, he has been personally responsible for the underwriting, origination, management, and disposition through securitization, sale, or refinance of several billion in CMBS, mezzanine, and bridge. He possesses a large database of existing borrowing relationships with an excellent reputation in the mortgage banking and brokerage communities.
Ken has organized, established and managed regional origination and underwriting operations in the US Eastern and Western Regions of several funding institutions. Prior to joining IH Capital he served as the Managing Director in Cantor Commercial Real Estate’s Newport Beach office responsible for expanding the firm’s business in the Western Region. Previously he established and headed the Western Region for UBS focused on CMBS, bridge, and mezzanine transactions. Ken also served as the Western and Eastern Regional Manager for Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch conduit groups. At Merrill he was instrumental in developing the conduit underwriting model which became the template for conduit originations and securitizations.
Ken received an Economics Degree from Stanford University which he attended on an academic/athletic scholarship and was a member of two Rose Bowl teams. He also attended California State Polytechnic University in the MBA Program.