Larry Grantham is a founder and Managing Principal of Calmwater Capital responsible for overseeing the originations, underwriting and asset management of the firm. He is a member of its Executive and Investment Committees and has led the firm’s real estate transactions in excess of $2.7B. Larry has 20+ years of experience in commercial real estate and structured finance. Prior to the inception of the Firm in 2015, he launched and managed the $1B real estate lending platform for Karlin Asset Management since 2010. Previously, he was a director of a credit joint venture funded by Fortress Investment Group, responsible for sourcing, underwriting, and executing investments, including loan originations and purchases of non-performing loans secured by real estate and corporate assets.
Over his career, Larry was a principal with East Hill Management in Boston and a principal with Cypress Tree Investment Management, an early CLO manager, helping the company grow from $500 million to $3+ billion in assets under management. He is a member of the California Mortgage Bankers Association, CRE Financial Counsel, Crittenden, Urban Land Institute and the Pension Real Estate Association. Larry is also a frequent speaker and panelist at real estate conferences and events across the West Coast.
Larry received a B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University.