As executive vice president and former head of credit for KBS Capital Advisors, Mr. Ragsdale is responsible for all origination and underwriting of loans, both by Pacific Oak Capital Advisors and those purchased from third parties. He has more than 22 years experience in originating and negotiating commercial real estate mortgage loans and identifying equity acquisition opportunities.
Prior to joining Pacific Oak Capital Advisors, he was vice president of mortgage lending and real estate at AIG Global Investment Corp. where he was responsible for the supervision of the Investment Management Department associated with AIG’s $13 billion, 1,500-square-foot loan portfolio. Previously, Mr. Ragsdale was senior vice president of client portfolio management for Trammell Crow Company, and he was vice president of asset and portfolio management for PM Realty Advisors. While at PM Realty, he oversaw a 30-asset, $450 million portfolio owned by a state employee retirement fund.
Mr. Ragsdale graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree with honors in civil engineering and received his master of business administration degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He is the recipient of the Costa School of Real Estate Certificate at Southern Methodist University.