Brian Buffone is a managing director and head of equity investments for Benefit Street Partners’ commercial real estate group, based in Florida. Prior to joining BSP, Mr. Buffone was a managing director at Ladder Capital where he originated CMBS loans and balance sheet loans and sourced/executed the majority of property acquisitions for the Company’s own portfolio. Prior to joining Ladder Capital, Mr. Buffone was the founder and president of Park Manor Capital Partners, a full service commercial real estate firm. He was previously a partner and chief financial officer of Compson Holding Corporation where he oversaw the day to day operations of the Company’s commercial real estate equity investments, acquisitions, dispositions, asset/property management and financing. Mr. Buffone earned his Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, from Babson College with a double major in Quantitative Methods and Investments.