Robin Potts is the Co-Head of Real Estate Investments and Director of Acquisitions for CPRE. Ms. Potts has been with Canyon Partners for 13 years, is responsible for overseeing the origination and acquisitions of debt and equity investments across Canyon Partners’ real estate platforms and holds a seat on all Canyon Partners real estate investment committees. During her tenure at Canyon Partners, Ms. Potts has facilitated the acquisition, financing and development of over $6 billion of commercial real estate transactions across all asset classes including multifamily, condominium, office, retail, hospitality, industrial, student housing and mixed-use. Ms. Potts previously worked in the Financial Institutions Group of Credit Suisse in Los Angeles where she focused on equity, debt and M&A transactions in the mortgage real estate investment trust sector.
There’s this euphoria around opportunity zones and it’s mismatched with the expertise that you need to have to take advantage of it. The way that the [regulations] are set up, it essentially needs to be invested in a development deal so that is a limiting factor into who has those capabilities and you have groups out there raising capital who have never done a development deal.26 December 2019