About

Creek Lane Capital was founded in 2016 with the goal of generating long-term wealth through a “build/reposition to core” investment strategy focused on accumulating a portfolio of high quality income producing assets in select markets across the country. Our approach to investing seeks to combine the value creation achieved through opportunistic investing with the premium yield and ongoing asset appreciation available from holding these high quality, stabilized assets.  Rather than “flipping” investments once they are stabilized, we take a longer view aimed at maximizing risk-adjusted return, considering current income, asset appreciation, and overall market dynamics in that analysis.

Mission

Leverage the unique attributes of Creek Lane to be a trusted advisor to our partners, delivering competitive performance with a strong commitment to preserving capital, generating income, and realizing appreciation while improving the communities where we invest.

Values

Inclusive

Work as a team to generate and execute on best ideas

Transparent

 Deliver clear, comprehensive, and timely information

Adaptive

Think creatively and remain nimble through economic cycles

Ethical

Be honest,
be trustworthy, be fair

Investment Philosophy


Creek Lane Capital’s investment philosophy is founded on the belief that significant real estate wealth can be realized through the development and opportunistic acquisition of projects in markets with high quality of life attributes and long-established and/or expanding economic drivers. We believe that to optimize the wealth creation in these projects, an unbiased assessment of hold/sell is necessary over a longer time horizon. Accordingly, we invest without the pressure of a fixed hold-period or fund life concerns, and instead utilize the flexibility of our capital’s duration to maximum advantage. This approach enables investors to generate superior cash-on-cash returns while holding and benefiting from underlying asset appreciation. Over this expanded period, we are constantly monitoring the capital markets, seeking the opportunity to sell into a surging market. During periods of market disruption, our ability to hold assets provides the time needed for recovery, protecting value.

Our focus is on U.S. markets that exhibit high quality of life attributes and underlying growth, specifically, steady job growth, above-average population growth, and positive household income growth. These markets tend to have diverse, stable, and sustainable economic engines built on access to higher education, medical centers, and research and development hubs, positively influencing long-term income and value appreciation.

We partner with best-in-class developers and sponsors on our investments and work collaboratively with them to achieve optimal results. Creek Lane has the ability to invest as the LP or co-GP, depending on the project profile, and we have utilized that flexibility to structure investments that meet the unique needs of each opportunity.

Leadership

Members of the Creek Lane management team average over twenty-five years of real estate experience, providing the judgment, understanding, and relationships gained through investing over the course of several real estate cycles.

Matthew M. Walsh
Co-Chairman

Mr. Walsh has over 50 years of experience in construction, real estate, and organizational leadership.  He is Co-Chairman of The Walsh Group, one of the nation’s most successful General Contractors.  He has a BA from the University of Notre Dame and a JD from Loyola University School of Law.

Daniel J. Walsh
Co-Chairman

Mr. Walsh brings over four decades of experience working with developers and property owners across the country.  He is Co-Chairman of The Walsh Group, a company now in its fourth generation of family ownership.  He has a BS from John Carroll University and a JD from Loyola University School of Law.

Kevin J. Mulhall
Managing Principal

Mr. Mulhall has over 30 years of real estate investment experience, including acquisitions, development, asset management, and dispositions.  Prior to forming Creek Lane with the Walsh family, he was a Principal with Walton Street Capital, and prior thereto served as Vice President – Development at Equity Office. His experience includes over $4 billion of acquisition and development of commercial real estate, including office, multifamily, retail, and hotel assets. He has a BArch from the University of Notre Dame and an MA from UCLA.

Gregory A. Ciambrone
Principal

Mr. Ciambrone has over 35 years of banking, real estate, construction, and infrastructure investment experience.  In addition to his role with Creek Lane, he is also the President of the Walsh Investment Group.  He currently serves on the Executive Committee of The Walsh Group and is on the board of directors for several private investment companies.  Prior to his affiliation with The Walsh Group, he served as Regional Credit Officer and Senior Banker at Harris Trust & Savings Bank.  He has a BBA from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from DePaul University.

Danielle A. Gurgone
Vice President

Mrs. Gurgone has over 15 years of experience in commercial real estate and development, including transactions, financing, and asset management. Prior to her role at Creek Lane, she worked for McCaffery Interests, Equity Commonwealth, and InvenTrust. Her experience includes the negotiation of over 1.5M SF of leasing and participation in more than $3 billion in transactions. Danielle holds an MA in Real Estate from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a BA in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

Donald Wetzel
Donald Wetzel
Senior Development Manager

Mr. Wetzel oversees the development and construction of build-to-suit and speculative building projects. Responsibilities include design and construction management, municipal coordination, and customer interface. His knowledge base includes managing all aspects of the land development process. Prior to joining Creek Lane, he was VP of Real Estate Development for Higgins Development Partners and its predecessor firm Walsh, Higgins & Company. Over his career, he has successfully managed the completion of twenty-six office, residential, and industrial buildings. A licensed architect with 25 years of experience, he holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology.  

Priti Patel
Priti Patel
Controller

Mrs. Patel brings over 13 years of real estate accounting experience. Prior to joining Creek Lane, she was a Fund Controller at Walton Street Capital. She has a BSA and MAS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is also a CPA.

John Cordrey
John Cordrey
Senior Analyst

Mr. Cordrey is a Senior Analyst at Creek Lane Capital. He is responsible for the analysis and underwriting of acquisition and development opportunities and assists in asset management and portfolio management. Prior to joining Creek Lane Capital, he worked at Wells Fargo as an Analyst in the Real Estate Banking Group. He graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. in Economics.

Projects

Completed
January 2019
Residential

Savoy Apartments

Charlotte, NC

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Completed
October 2020
318 Carpenter
Office

318 N Carpenter

Chicago, IL

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Completed
July 2022
Mixed-Use

Carlyle Crossing

Alexandria, VA

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Under Construction
Delivering Q3 2024
Mixed-Use

Nashville River North

Nashville, TN

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Under Construction
Delivering Q4 2024
Industrial

Cherokee Commerce Center 85

Gaffney, SC

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Under Construction
Delivering Q1 2025
Residential

3111 Sunset

Flower Mound, TX

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Projects

The Savoy

Location: Charlotte, NC
Type: Residential
Strategy: Infill Development
Status: Complete

318 N Carpenter

Location: Chicago, IL
Type: Office
Strategy: Infill Development
Status: Complete

Carlyle Crossing

Location: Alexandria, VA
Type: Mixed-Use (Residential, Retail)
Strategy: Infill Development
Status: Complete

nashville river north

Location: Nashville, TN
Type: Mixed-Use (Residential, Office, Retail)
Strategy: Opportunity Zone Development
Status: Under Construction

Contact

If you are interested in learning more about Creek Lane Capital, please email us at investors@creeklanecapital.com with your contact information and request.