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Morgan Stanley Investment Management Completes Acquisition of Mesa West Capital, LLC

Mar 19, 2018

New York —

Morgan Stanley Investment Management (“MSIM”) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Mesa West Capital, LLC (“Mesa West”), a leading U.S. commercial real estate credit platform. 

The acquisition adds Mesa West’s premier platform to MSIM’s existing investment strategies and product offerings across real assets and private credit. Mesa West will retain its brand and operate as a separate business unit within MSIM’s Real Assets group, which currently manages $48 billion of client assets. Mesa West’s headquarters will remain in Los Angeles and the senior management team, led by Co-Founders Jeff Friedman and Mark Zytko, will continue to manage the business on a day-to-day basis. 

The addition of Mesa West underscores MSIM’s commitment to providing clients with a full suite of high-conviction investment solutions and delivering differentiated value across the public and private markets. 

About Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services. With offices in more than 42 countries, the Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals. For more information about Morgan Stanley, please visit

About Morgan Stanley Investment Management

Morgan Stanley Investment Management, together with its investment advisory affiliates, has more than 608 investment professionals around the world and $482 billion in assets under management or supervision as of December 31, 2017. Morgan Stanley Investment Management strives to provide outstanding long-term investment performance, service and a comprehensive suite of investment management solutions to a diverse client base, which includes governments, institutions, corporations and individuals worldwide. For further information about Morgan Stanley Investment Management, please visit

About Mesa West Capital, LLC

Founded in 2004, Mesa West is a leading commercial real estate credit platform with over $5 billion in gross assets under management as of December 31, 2017. Mesa West deploys capital primarily through the origination of first mortgage loans on transitional properties to strong sponsors in top U.S. markets. Since inception, Mesa West has originated over 280 loans totaling over $13 billion in principal balance. Mesa West has 40 dedicated professionals across offices in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. For further information about Mesa West Capital, please visit

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