Meridian Capital Group
Meridian Capital Group

Thomas Wayda

Senior Vice President

Thomas Wayda joined Meridian in 2017 and currently serves as a Senior Vice President in the company’s New York City office. He is responsible for leading the placement of financing for a broad array of transaction types including new construction, redevelopments, and value-add investments, with a focus on institutional quality real estate located across the United States. Over the course of his career at Meridian, Mr. Wayda has successfully raised more than $3.5 billion in debt and equity.

Prior to joining Meridian, Mr. Wayda was on the Capital Markets Team at Starwood Property Trust (NYSE: STWD), a division of Starwood Capital Group. His job responsibilities at Starwood Property Trust included pricing, structuring and managing the capital commitments for debt originated by the REIT. He also assisted in the financing and sale of whole loans, as well as managing new and existing warehouse lines for the company. Mr. Wayda also previously worked as an Assistant Vice President in the Real Estate Capital Markets Group of Wells Fargo Bank (NYSE: WFC). In his role at Well Fargo Bank, Mr. Wayda focused on the origination of balance sheet and CMBS loans that were individually in excess of $100 million in proceeds.

Mr. Wayda is a licensed General Securities Representative and is currently registered with TigerBridge Capital, Meridian’s affiliated Broker-Dealer. He holds both a Series 7 and Series 63 license, in addition to a B.A. in Accounting from Temple University’s Fox School of Business.

Closed Transactions

$154,000,000
Acquisition
Office
Washington, DC
309,000 SF
$163,000,000
Refinance
Multifamily
New York, NY
405 Units
$187,000,000
Construction
Office
Philadelphia, PA
305,000 Square Feet
$448,000,000
Recapitalization
Office
Chicago, IL
1,520,000 SF
$81,500,000
Construction
Hotel
New York, NY
154 Keys
$390,000,000
Refinance
Multifamily
New York, NY
412 Units