Bridge Loans, Note-On-Note Financing & Near-Par Note Acquisitions.

For more than a decade, Stabilis has specialized in investing in commercial loans secured by real estate. Our most recent Fund was primarily focused on bridge loan originations.

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Stabilis Capital Management can creatively work with you, whether you are in need of $2 million or $75 million for short-term financing.

Launched

10.13.2010

Loans

323

Funded (UPB)

$1,764,270,314+

 

Blackhall Case Study

In this video, hear from Salman Khan, CEO of Stabilis Capital Management, on how Stabilis structured a win-win solution for Blackhall Studios through restructuring and sourcing.

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Who We Are

Founded in 2010, Stabilis Capital Management is a privately held investment firm led by Salman Khan, who has a proven track record of over 20 years of successful investing experience. Stabilis is a NYC certified minority-owned business and has been SEC registered since 2012.

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What We Do

Stabilis invests in senior debt, typically secured by real estate. Our expertise in structuring through issues allows us to originate and purchase investments efficiently. 



Our Offerings

Our Investors

Our investor base includes financial institutions, family offices, high net worth individuals, endowments, pension plans and retirement funds.


 

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Meet the Team

Since 2010, the Stabilis team has worked tirelessly to support businesses like yours.

Salman Khan

CEO & Founder

Dale Cooney

COO

Scott Esterbrook

General Counsel

Juan Robayo

Head of Originations

Joseph Podesta

Managing Director

Vivek Khanna

Managing Director

Alex Cepero

Senior Controller

Karen Duong

AGC & CCO

Haaris Lali

Business Development
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Salman Khan

CEO & Founder

Salman Khan is the Founder and Managing Principal of Stabilis Capital Management. Mr. Khan founded Stabilis in 2010 after spending 12 years at Goldman Sachs and 6 years at Silver Point. At Goldman, Mr. Khan was the Group Head and ran the Latin American distressed loan acquisition business from 1997-2001.  He also built and ran the US Small and Middle Market Loan Acquisition business which he later ported to Silver Point in 2004.  Salman has invested over $6 Billion during his career. At Silver Point, Mr. Khan created and ran a $600 million discretionary portfolio focused on Middle Market Loan Acquisition for 6 years. In 2010, Mr. Khan established Stabilis and has continued the loan acquisition strategy and built a bridge lending strategy as a complementary business. Mr. Khan has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. 

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Dale Cooney

COO

Mr. Cooney is the Chief Operating Officer and Head of Underwriting & Asset Management. Prior to joining Stabilis, Mr. Cooney spent 6 years at Fortress Investment Group, and 10 years at Silver Point Capital LP.  He has held senior positions at Goldman Sachs, and other financial services firms over his 30+ year career in underwriting, managing and resolving real estate financing transactions. Mr. Cooney graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.S. in Accountancy. Mr. Khan and Mr. Cooney worked together at both Goldman Sachs and Silver Point Capital.

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Scott Esterbrook

General Counsel

Mr. Esterbrook is the General Counsel for Stabilis. In that role, Mr. Esterbrook oversees all legal matters for Stabilis and assists on all operational and compliance matters. Mr. Esterbrook has been practicing law for over twenty years focusing on the financial services sector, private investment funds, disputes and efforts to identify, protect and enforce rights, remedies and claims with a particular emphasis on transactional matters for distressed debt situations. He graduated magna cum laude from Temple University Beasley School of Law where he served as executive editor of the Temple Law Review.

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Juan Robayo

Head of Originations

Juan Robayo joined Stabilis in February 2014 and is Head of Sourcing. Mr. Robayo has over 22 years of experience in the financial services sector. Prior to joining the Stabilis team, Mr. Robayo was Director of the Fixed Income Group at Barclays/Lehman for 7 years. While at Lehman, Mr. Robayo acquired and managed distressed NPL portfolios in Argentina, Brazil and Colombia. Mr. Robayo also worked at Goldman Sachs in the Latin American distressed loan acquisition business and at Silver Point Capital in the US middle market loan acquisition business.  Mr. Robayo has a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Columbia University. Mr. Khan and Mr. Robayo worked together at both Goldman Sachs and Silver Point Capital.

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Joseph Podesta

Managing Director

Joe is the Managing Director in the Underwriting group. Joe has been with Stabilis for over 6 years and is a senior underwriter and asset manager. Prior to joining Stabilis, Joe most recently worked as lead analyst at Tannor Capital Management, where he specialized in trade and insolvency claims. Joe received an MBA in Finance from Rutgers University and a B.S. in Economics from George Washington University. In addition, Joe is a CFA Charterholder.

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Vivek Khanna

Managing Director

Mr. Khanna is a Managing Director in the Origination Group, he has been with Stabilis Capital since 2018. During his tenure at Stabilis he has focused on underwriting as well as asset management before joining the origination efforts. Prior to joining Stabilis, Mr. Khanna spent approximately 25 years working in the investment banking divisions of various financial institutions including Bear Stearns, Credit Suisse and HSBC, where he headed the acquisition finance effort. Mr. Khanna graduated with a degree in economics from the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) and earned his MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia.

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Alex Cepero

Senior Controller

Mr. Cepero is the Senior Controller at Stabilis Capital Management.  Mr. Cepero has 10+ years of Fund Accounting experience as well as having both a public and private accounting background.  Prior to joining Stabilis, Mr. Cepero spent 10 years at Fortress Investment Group as a member of the Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund and Fortress Value Recovery Fund groups.  Mr. Cepero graduated from SUNY Albany with a B.S. in Accountancy.  Mr. Cepero is Uniform CPA candidate, in New York State, awaiting licensure after having successfully passed all four parts of the Uniform CPA exam. 

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Karen Duong

AGC & CCO

Ms. Duong has been with Stabilis since 2013.  As Associate General Counsel, Ms. Duong provides back office support across all legal, transactional, underwriting, and asset management matters.  She is also Chief Compliance Officer for the firm.  Ms. Duong earned her J.D. from New York Law School, and graduated with a B.A. from New York University.

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Haaris Lali

Business Development

Mr. Lali is responsible for business development at Stabilis Capital Management. Prior to joining Stabilis, Mr. Lali was the Head of Business Development at Mt. Lucas Management, a global macro hedge fund, focused on structuring and fund raising for the MLM UCITs funds. Prior to joining Mt. Lucas, Mr. Lali was a Managing Director at NewSmith Asset Management, a London based long/short equity hedge fund platform. Mr. Lali started his career at the Carlyle Group and has focused on the alternative investment space for the past 20 years.

Mr. Lali received a BA from Ohio Wesleyan University.

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Bridge Loans

Stabilis provides financing to borrowers in unique situations

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Near-Par Note Purchases

Stabilis' principals have been responsible for acquiring over $5 billion in notes

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FEATURED CONTENT

Salman Khan, CEO & Founder, featured in EisnerAmper's Trend Watch

April 15, 2021 - Salman Khan speaks with EisnerAmper's Elana Margulies-Snyderman for the site's weekly Trend Watch entry. Salman and Elana discuss Short Duration Bridge Loans along with Salman's outlook on the market, where the greatest opportunities are, what the greatest challenges are and what keeps him up at night.

 
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