• Sea Island Resort, Sea Island, GA
    Starwood Opportunity Fund VIII and Starwood Hospitality Fund II

  • Facts At A Glance

    Average Years of Industry Experience for leadership

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    Industry Experience
    For The Executive Committee

    Assets Purchased by Acquisitions Team

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    Acquisitions Team

    Equity Capital Raised by Investor Relations Team

    Equity Capital Raised by Investor Relations Team

    Average Years Leadership Has Worked Together

    Average Years
    The Executive Committee
    Has Worked Together

    Number of times Starwood Capital and its leadership have been honored by PERE as Firm or Industry figure of the year

    Number of times Starwood Capital and its Executives Have Been Honored by PERE as Firm or Industry Figure of the Year

  • Pacific Shores Center, Redwood City, CA
    Starwood Opportunity Fund VII

  • The Principal Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland
    Starwood Distressed Opportunity Fund IX and U.K. Co-Invest

  • Metreon, San Francisco
    Starwood Opportunity Fund VIII and
    StarWest Retail Co-Invest, managed by
    Starwood Retail Partners

  • Stella Tower, New York
    Starwood Distressed Opportunity Fund IX

STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST

Jeffrey F. DiModica

President and Managing Director
Starwood Property Trust

Jeffrey DiModica is President and Managing Director of Starwood Property Trust (NYSE: STWD), an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group that is the largest commercial mortgage REIT in the U.S. In this role, Mr. DiModica manages day-to-day operations and explores new business opportunities for the company, and serves on its Investment Committee. He previously served for five years on Starwood Property Trust’s Board of Directors.

Prior to joining Starwood Property Trust in 2014, Mr. DiModica served as a Managing Director and Head of MBS/ABS/CMBS Sales and Strategy for the Americas at the Royal Bank of Scotland. In this role, he was responsible for the distribution and analysis of mortgage and asset-backed securities to institutional clients. Mr. DiModica previously headed the Boston sales office for RBS/Greenwich Capital. Before that, he sold derivative and MBS products for Merrill Lynch. He began his career in Chemical Bank’s commercial real estate department’s merchant and investment banking division.

Mr. DiModica received a B.S./B.A. degree, with a concentration in finance, from Boston University, and an MBA from Dartmouth College’s Amos Tuck School. He has held the Chartered Financial Analyst designation since 1995.


Rina Paniry

Chief Financial Officer 
Starwood Property Trust

Rina Paniry is Chief Financial Officer of Starwood Property Trust, an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group that is the largest commercial mortgage REIT in the U.S. In this role, she is responsible for all financial and accounting functions for the business. Before being promoted to this role in 2014, Ms. Paniry served as Chief Financial Officer of Starwood Property Trust subsidiary LNR Property LLC, where she led the integration and transition of Starwood Property Trust’s core finance functions—including accounting, treasury, planning and tax—to LNR’s Miami office following Starwood Property Trust’s acquisition of the business in 2013. Ms. Paniry joined LNR in 2006 as Chief Accounting Officer.

Prior to joining LNR, Ms. Paniry spent 11 years at Deloitte & Touche, where she began her career. She worked in numerous roles with increasing responsibility, principally in the real estate industry in the functional areas of audit and mergers & acquisitions.

Ms. Paniry holds a Masters of Accounting from Florida International University and is a Florida CPA.


Andrew J. Sossen

Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel 
Starwood Property Trust

Andrew Sossen is Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Starwood Property Trust (NYSE: STWD), an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group that is the largest commercial mortgage REIT in the U.S. In this role, Mr. Sossen is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business, as well as its capital markets and strategic initiatives. He is also a member of Starwood Property Trust’s Investment Committee.

Prior to joining Starwood Property Trust in 2010, Mr. Sossen served as the General Counsel of KKR Financial Holdings LLC, a publicly traded specialty finance company, and KKR Asset Management, where he was a member of senior management and was involved in both policy and strategic decision-making, as well as in the business’ day-to-day operations. Mr. Sossen’s career began at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where he specialized in capital markets and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Sossen received both his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.