Meet Our Team

Our people are one of the most valuable assets we lend to our borrowers. Our team of investment professionals are well-versed in structuring around complexities and forging a path to the finish line.

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PMC Team

Pete Martay

CEO, Pangea Properties

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Scott Larson

Managing Principal

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Michael Bachenheimer

Director, Head of West Coast Originations

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Elias Haddad

Director

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Krusha Evans

General Counsel

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Aaron Hujarski

Capital Markets

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John Kennedy

Portfolio Manager

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Jack Laughlin

Senior Investment Associate

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Alex Guckien

Asset Management Analyst

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Andrew Miller

Investment Analyst

Pete Martay

CEO, Pangea Properties

Pete Martay joined Pangea in 2009 as the company’s fifth employee and currently serves as CEO and Chief Investment Officer. Prior to joining Pangea, Pete served as Vice President at Bernstein Global Wealth Management from 2005 to 2009. He also worked as an associate for Chicago-based private equity firm, Glencoe Capital from 2002 to 2004. Pete started his career in investment banking at Deutsche Bank, as part of the Leveraged Finance Group. He received his B.B.A. from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business. In his free time, Pete enjoys fly fishing, hiking, skiing, and spending time with his wife and kids.

Scott Larson

Managing Principal

Scott Larson joined Pangea Properties in 2011 and currently serves as Managing Principal of Pangea Mortgage Capital. Prior to joining Pangea, Scott was a Private Equity Associate for American Capital, a global private equity fund with $23 billion in assets. Scott started his career in investment banking at Deutsche Bank, as part of the Industrials group. He received his B.S. in Finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and his M.B.A. from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. In his free time, Scott enjoys golfing, skiing, and watching rugby.

Michael Bachenheimer

Director, Head of West Coast Originations

Michael Bachenheimer has joined Pangea with over 20 years of real estate experience in the Western United States. Throughout his career, he has completed over $2.0 billion of structured debt transactions. Mr. Bachenheimer brings a diverse background of experiences to Pangea having work in multiple capacities in the real estate industry as a lender, real estate consultant, appraiser and asset manager. Mr. Bachenheimer graduated from Michigan State University. In his free time, Mr. Bachenheimer enjoys running marathons, skiing and spending time with his wife and two kids.

Elias Haddad

Director

Elias Haddad joined Pangea Properties in 2017 as an Investment Associate within Pangea Mortgage Capital. Prior to joining, Elias was an Investment Banking Associate at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. in their Depositories Group. At KBW, he announced over $2.0 billion in deal value with transaction experience ranging from mergers & acquisitions to capital raises. He received his B.S. in Finance from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, boating, and motorsports.

Krusha Evans

General Counsel

Krusha joined Pangea in 2011 and serves as General Counsel to Pangea Mortgage Capital as well as Pangea's core business. Prior to joining Pangea, Krusha worked as an Assistant Corporation Counsel with the City of Chicago's Building and License Enforcement Division. She received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and her J.D. from The UIC John Marshall Law School. For fun, Krusha likes traveling, listening to live music, and taking long walks (with her husband and dog).

Aaron Hujarski

Capital Markets

Aaron joined Pangea Properties in 2012 and serves as Head of Capital Markets for Pangea Mortgage Capital as well as Pangea's core business. Prior to joining Pangea, Aaron worked in Deloitte’s Assurance Services and held other financial roles. He received his B.S. in Business Administration from Ohio University and obtained his CPA license in 2008. For fun, Aaron enjoys outdoor activities and traveling.

John Kennedy

Portfolio Manager

John joined Pangea Mortgage Capital in 2021, taking on a Portfolio Manager role in Special Servicing and Asset Management. Prior to joining the team, John worked at mid sized regional banks in Chicago, with over 15 years of experience in lending, underwriting, portfolio management, and problem loan management. Prior to this, John worked in consulting at Ernst & Young and CapGemini for 8 years in various corporate finance operations roles. John received his BS in Finance from the University of Scranton and his MBA from Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University. He grew up in Scranton, PA but now calls Roscoe Village in Chicago home. In his free time, you can find John spending time with his wife and two kids or rock climbing, skiing, and biking.

Jack Laughlin

Senior Investment Associate

Jack has been with Pangea since 2016 and currently serves as a Senior Investment Associate within Pangea Mortgage Capital. Prior to joining PMC, he worked on Pangea Properties' Asset Management team, focusing on Revenue Management, business intelligence, and strategic oversight for Chicago's west side and the Indianapolis market. Jack graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2016 with a B.A. in Economics. Born and raised in Chicago's northwest suburbs, Jack enjoys traveling, reading, and college football.

Alex Guckien

Asset Management Analyst

Alex joined Pangea Mortgage Capital in 2022 as an Asset Management Analyst. Prior to joining PMC, he worked for AlterDomus as a Loan Agency Associate where he focused on syndicated loan portfolios for private and publicly traded companies. Alex graduated from Denison University with a B.A. in Financial Economics. Born and raised in Zionsville, IN, Alex enjoys golfing, skiing, and watching sports.

Andrew Miller

Investment Analyst

Andrew Miller joined Pangea Mortgage Capital in the Spring of 2022 as an Investment Analyst. Prior to joining PMC, Andrew was a Commercial Real Estate Analyst at Largo Capital, where he focused on underwriting assets throughout the United States with a focus in the southeast. Andrew graduated from Rollins College in 2019 with his B.A. in Business Management and from the Crummer Graduate School of Business in 2020 with his M.B.A in Finance. Andrew was born in Evanston, IL, and enjoys playing tennis, reading, playing pick-up basketball, and traveling in his free time.

Our Commitment to Our Stakeholders

SPONSORS

We firmly believe that we succeed when our sponsors succeed. We strive to partner with our sponsors on every deal, creating a custom product that’s right for them. Our professionals work closely with each sponsor to ensure a seamless experience from application to closing.

BROKERS

Our business is relationship driven, and broker relationships are the foundation of our network. We engage in meaningful dialogue for all inquiries, and believe paying broker commissions is the right way to do business. Our team forms long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with brokers nationwide.

PARTNERS

We believe our success hinges upon our ability to surround ourselves with talented and intelligent individuals. Our investment partners are extremely diversified and include hedge funds, family offices, law firms, and real estate developers, all of whom contribute to our expertise.