Managing Director, Head of Real Estate
Michael Comparato is a managing director with Benefit Street Partners and the head of real estate for BSP. Prior to joining BSP in 2015, Mr. Comparato was head of U.S. Equity Investments at Ladder Capital, where he led Ladder’s largest team that actively originated CMBS loans, structured/balance sheet loans, mezzanine loans and acquired strategic assets for the firm. Prior to joining Ladder, Mr. Comparato was president of BankAtlantic Commercial Mortgage Capital (BACMC), the CMBS affiliate of BankAtlantic, where he was responsible for managing all day-to-day operations. Mr. Comparato also previously ran Compson Holding Corporation, which made various equity investments in multiple different commercial real estate assets and publicly traded REITs. Mr. Comparato received a Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude, from Babson College.