Mr. Finlay’s vision for QuietStream has created a company that solves the most complex challenges facing modern commercial real estate professionals. He has built a portfolio of companies specializing in the following areas: investor management and communications, crowdfunding, CMBS research and advice, commercial loan defeasance, affordable housing tax credit management and solar asset management. The company is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina and has offices in New York, Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Mr. Finlay’s business success is built on a foundation of more than 25 years of experience as a leader in commercial real estate and finance. He began his career on Wall Street in the 1990s, specializing in commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) with Credit Suisse First Boston, Lehman Brothers and Deutsche Bank. In 2000, Mr. Finlay pioneered the CMBS defeasance industry as the founder of Commercial Defeasance, LLC, where he closed some of the first CMBS defeasance transactions in the United States and Canada.
After selling a significant portion of the defeasance business in 2006, Mr. Finlay amassed a large portfolio of office and multifamily properties across the U.S. He reinvested in the defeasance business in 2011 and currently is leading an innovation and diversification initiative as the CEO of QuietStream Financial™.
Mr. Finlay is an alumnus of the University of Southern New Hampshire. He resides in Charlotte with his wife and children.