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Cyrus H. Sharp


Areas of Expertise

  • Due Diligence
  • Financial Advisor
  • Valuation
  • Cash Flow Projections
  • Asset Management
  • Mortgage Brokerage
  • Borrower & Lender Advisory
  • Real Estate Brokerage
  • Capital Markets
  • Principle Investments/Financings


  • Real Estate

Prominent Matters

  • Advisor to Real Estate Family Office
  • Advisor to Real Estate Investment Fund


  • 9 Years with GlassRatner
  • 34 Years of Relevant Experience


  • BS Real Estate, Florida State University

Cyrus Sharp is an accomplished leader in real estate finance, recognized for his expertise in debt and equity finance, structuring, underwriting and valuation.

With over two decades’ experience, he has served in key roles for some of the nation’s largest financial institutions and has earned a reputation for thought leadership, team development, and consistent production. He has headed banking teams as well as originated, structured, and closed more than $3B in debt and equity transactions. Primarily focused on investment real estate, Sharp has financed, underwritten, and valued virtually all types of income property types including multifamily, student housing, retail, office, industrial, self storage, and hotels.

Since 2009, Sharp has consulted with numerous real estate owners regarding deal strategy and structuring, recapitalization, loan modifications, workouts, new capital formation, asset management, and operational performance with a focus on the CMBS industry. His engagements included advising real estate operators in forming strategic plans for workouts, recapitalization, and business optimization as well as sourcing equity and debt, negotiating loan modifications with banks and special servicers, and providing asset management oversight to real estate portfolios.

Prior to joining GlassRatner, Sharp spent 13 years as a capital markets lender in New York and Atlanta. Most recently, he was a Managing Director with Natixis Real Estate Capital, a large French financial institution, responsible for their Southeast US loan production. The previous 8 years, he was Executive Director in the real estate finance group of CIBC World Markets, one of the largest Canadian banks, starting in New York and moving to Atlanta to head that office in 2000. Responsibilities included origination, structuring, underwriting and closing fixed rate CMBS loans, floating rate balance sheet loans, mezzanine loans, preferred equity, and credit facilities. His earlier career includes four years as a commercial real estate appraiser and three years at AIG Global Real Estate.

A native of Orlando, FL, Cyrus Sharp earned his degree from Florida State University in real estate, and now serves on the Executive Advisory Board for their Center for Real Estate. He is the 2004 recipient of the Network’s Award in recognition of significant contributions to the FSU Real Estate Program and is a frequent guest speaker at the FSU College of Business where he lectures on various real estate capital markets topics including loan underwriting, property valuation, and career development.

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