Bryan J. Manz

Managing Director

Bryan J. Manz is a Managing Director at Black Bear Asset Management (“BBAM”).  As Managing Director, Mr. Manz sources, evaluates and advises on principal equity investments, as well as an array of real estate financing alternatives including first mortgages, mezzanine debt, b-notes, and preferred equity.  Mr. Manz is also responsible for oversight of the company’s operations.  Mr. Manz’s experience spans both the debt and equity real estate markets having work in CMBS on both the loan origination and securitization side.  On the equity side, he has provided advisory services on the deployment of investor capital into both physical real estate assets and real estate debt investments. 

Prior to joining BBAM, Mr. Manz was an Associate at Cantor Commercial Real Estate (“CCRE”).  While at CCRE, he worked on over $2.5 billion in securitizations and loan originations.  Prior to joining CCRE, Mr. Manz was an Analyst at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., now JP Morgan Securities, Inc.  While working at Bear Stearns, he contributed to the origination and underwriting of over $2 billion of loans.  Mr. Manz is also a licensed real estate broker in New York State.

Mr. Manz holds a B.S. in Applied Economics and Management (AEM) from Cornell University and graduated with Magna Cum Laude Honors.