About Us

Founded in 2010, Stabilis Capital Management, LP is a New York City based privately held investment firm. The firm specializes in originating real estate secured commercial bridge loans and investing in commercial loans that trade near par.
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Our Story

The firm has raised over $1.7 billion since its inception in 2010.

Stabilis’ investments are focused on direct lending primarily secured by real estate. Stabilis’ investment team and special servicing teams are fully integrated and have significant experience investing through multiple credit cycles. Our focus is on maximizing risk-adjusted returns for all investors while seeking to mitigate downside risk. Stabilis excels in sourcing, analyzing transaction complexity, deal structuring, underwriting and asset management of its investments.

Stabilis' Managing Principal, Salman Khan, has a proven track record over more than twenty-eight years of successful investing experience, having held various leadership positions at Goldman Sachs and Silver Point Capital prior to starting Stabilis. The Firm's investor base includes financial institutions, family offices, high net worth individuals, endowments, pension plans and retirement funds.

Meet the Team

Salman Khan

CEO & Founder

Greg Vilkin

CFO

Dale Cooney

COO

Scott Esterbrook

General Counsel

Juan Robayo

Co-Head of Originations

Brad Lyons

Co-Head of Originations
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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.  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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Greg Vilkin

CFO

Mr. Vilkin is the CFO and CCO of Stabilis and has been at the firm for over 6 years.  Mr. Vilkin is a CPA licensed in New York State with over 20 years of professional experience in the financial services. Prior to joining Stabilis, Mr. Vilkin worked in the Alternative Investments Group of Credit Suisse AG, where he was responsible for oversight and administration of private equity investment funds with over $4 billion in assets under management. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Mr. Vilkin spent 7 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP with the Audit and Transaction Services Groups.  Mr. Vilkin graduated Magna Cum Laude from Long Island University with a B.A. in Accounting and attended St. Petersburg State University in Russia with a major in chemical geology.

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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

Co-Head of Originations

Juan Robayo joined Stabilis in February 2014 and is Co-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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Brad Lyons

Co-Head of Originations

Mr. Lyons is Co-Head of Sourcing at Stabilis.  Mr. Lyons has significant experience in the real estate structured finance space and has been active with value-add and development projects across all sectors nationwide.  Mr. Lyons' principal experience included investing on behalf of Capital Trust (now Blackstone Mortgage Trust) and New York Life Investment Management. He holds a BA in Economics from the Johns Hopkins University and an MS in Real Estate Finance from NYU.