ORIX Corporation USA, the U.S. and Latin American business hub for Tokyo-based ORIX Corporation, has signed an agreement to acquire Hunt Real Estate Capital LLC, a subsidiary of Hunt Companies, Inc.

The acquisition gives ORIX USA the complementary product offerings of ORIX brands Lancaster Pollard and Red Capital Group and Hunt Real Estate Capital’s strong multifamily industry presence.

While Lancaster Pollard and Red Capital were combined to form ORIX Real Estate Capital, they continue to do business under their existing brands and maintain their sector focus. Lancaster Pollard is one of the foremost lenders to the senior living and healthcare industries.

“The Hunt Real Estate Capital acquisition represents the culmination of our efforts to create a top-tier national commercial real estate lender, one with the capital, skillset and product range to more flexibly address the needs of commercial real estate investors and developers than traditional bank lenders,” said Terry Suzuki, ORIX USA President and CEO. “Hunt Real Estate Capital’s portfolio of products and its geographic footprint perfectly complement those of ORIX Real Estate Capital brands, Lancaster Pollard and Red Capital Group. Hunt Real Estate Capital’s leadership team combined with our existing teams provides the expertise required to forge these three groups into a single and cohesive full-service entity.” 

New York-based Hunt Real Estate Capital provides tailored financing solutions to multifamily investors through its nationwide network of 25 offices. The commercial real estate lender offers the full range of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA financing, and proprietary bridge, term and subordinated products.

James P. Flynn, Hunt Real Estate Capital’s president and chief investment officer, will become CEO of the combined entity.

The combination of Hunt Real Estate Capital and ORIX Real Estate Capital will create a commercial real estate finance platform with annual loan production in excess of $9 billion and a servicing portfolio of more than $40 billion, the company said in its acquisition announcement.