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Ramsey Daya

Vice Chairman

CA RE License #01248046

Ramsey Daya joined Newmark Knight Frank in 2017 as a vice chairman and heads the Debt and Structured Finance team in Northern California and Pacific Northwest.

Prior to joining Newmark Knight Frank, Mr. Daya had co-founded Regency Capital Partners in 2006, which he helped grow into the leading independent mortgage brokerage firm in Northern California. The firm specialized in complex structured debt and equity for all product types with a primary focus in Northern California. Prior to merging with Newmark Knight Frank, the firm was averaging over $800 million of debt placement per year.

Prior to founding Regency, Mr. Daya was a vice president at Cohen Financial, a nationally recognized mortgage banking firm, and before that he worked in finance at Applied Materials. He began his professional career at Silicon Valley Bank.

Partial List of Debt and Equity Transactions

  • HQ@1st, San Jose, CA: Bridge Debt, $200 million
  • 123 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA: Permanent Debt, $150 million
  • The Bridgewater, Emeryville, CA: Bridge Debt, $135 million
  • 150 Spear Street, San Francisco, CA: Permanent Debt, $125 million
  • Lexington Apartments, San Jose, CA: JV Equity and Debt, $120 million
  • Aire Apartments, San Jose, CA: JV Equity and Debt, $105 million
  • Oakland City Center, Oakland, CA: Bridge Debt, $103 million
  • 205 Moffett, Sunnyvale, CA: Bridge Debt, $100 million
  • 601 Marshall, Redwood City, CA: Permanent Debt, $100 million
  • Watters Creek, Allen, TX: Bridge Debt, $98 million
  • Mt. Diablo Plaza, Walnut Creek, CA: Bridge Debt, $91 million
  • 550 California Street, San Francisco, CA: Permanent Debt, $80 million
  • Prada/Hermes Flagships, San Francisco, CA: Permanent Debt: $80 million
  • 1700 California Street, San Francisco, CA: Bridge Debt, $60.8 million
  • Campbell Technology Park, Campbell, CA: Permanent Debt, $60 million
  • Potrero Launch, San Francisco, CA: Construction Debt, $55 million
  • 353 Sacramento, San Francisco, CA: Permanent Debt, $55 million
  • Pearl Office Development, Portland, OR: Construction Debt, $40 million
  • 825 East Middlefield, Mountain View, CA: Bridge Debt, $39.6 million
  • SeaTac Office Center, Seattle, WA: JV Equity, $37.5 million
  • 800 Market Street, San Francisco, CA: Bridge Debt, $32.7 million
  • Muse Apartments, Denver, CO: Construction and Mezzanine Debt, $32 million
  • Sunnyvale Research Center, Sunnyvale, CA: Permanent Debt, $28.8 million
  • Oak Creek Portfolio, Milpitas, CA: Bridge Debt, $28.5 million
  • Hyatt House, Portland, OR: Construction Debt, $17 million

Partial Client List

  • Angelo Gordon
  • Bay West Properties
  • DivcoWest
  • Invesco Real Estate
  • Premia Capital
  • Prudential Real Estate
  • Rockpoint Group
  • Rockwood Capital

Professional Achievements

  • Licensed real estate salesperson, state of California

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Principal Global Investors, National Debt Advisory Board
  • Member, board of directors, Urban Preservation Foundation
  • Member, Urban Land Institute, (ULI)
  • Former president, Bay Area Mortgage Association (BAMA)

Mr. Daya graduated with honors from Santa Clara University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance.

Ramsey Daya
Ramsey Daya
Vice Chairman
One Bush Street
Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94104
United States
T  415.399.8085


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Areas of Specialization
  • Structured Finance
  • Joint Venture Equity
  • Construction Debt

Years of Experience
18 years