Morgan Sickles Joins Aries Conlon Capital as Senior Vice President OriginationsApril 17, 2018
Aries Conlon Capital is pleased to announce that Morgan Sickles has joined the firm as Senior Vice President for the firm’s Originations and Business Development team. Sickles will specialize in originating high-leverage, non-recourse, bridge and permanent debt with cash out for hotel, self-storage, commercial and multifamily properties nationwide. Sickles is based at the Imperial Center in Durham, North Carolina.
“We are excited to welcome Morgan to our team,” said Principal and CEO Rushi Shah. “Morgan’s experience both originating and underwriting commercial real estate transactions, along with his knowledge of the Carolinas’ markets, will further enrich our firm’s broad expertise and benefit local and national borrowers. In addition, his thoughtfulness about deals and his established book of business will be real assets for our platform.”
“Aries Conlon Capital is a remarkable group of top performers that know who they are and what they want to accomplish,” said Sickles. “I’m honored to join the team’s mission of providing exceptional analysis, creative solutions, and concierge-level service to an ambitious clientele with industry-leading speed to market.”
Sickles brings 10 years of experience, facilitating commercial real estate transactions and projects in excess of $1 billion, to the firm. Prior to joining Aries Conlon Capital, Sickles founded Atlantis Advisors, a nationwide hotel services provider. The firm specialized in debt placement, CMBS portfolio underwriting, and real estate investment/market analyses. Sickles also served as a Business Development Officer for Live Oak Bank, where he generated over $90 million in hotel acquisition, reposition, and refinance loans; as well as positions in asset management and project finance with Extended Stay America, commercial real estate underwriting with PNC, and mortgage banking with Cushman & Wakefield.
Sickles earned both Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has also served on the boards of the Historic Wilmington Foundation and the Carolina Raptor Center.
“Lenders have a healthy appetite for the Carolinas,” said Executive Vice President of Capital Markets and Originations Rob Bernstein, “We will be able to leverage Morgan’s local market knowledge in tandem with our deep-rooted capital source relationships, to provide increased financing options for the area’s commercial real estate owners and developers.”
“Morgan’s track record, commitment to customer service and entrepreneurial mindset, solidly align with our boutique company’s culture and clients’ needs,” said Principal and COO Tom Reckley. “He is a welcome addition to our expanding platform.”
Through Aries Conlon Capital, Sickles is a Club Blue Founding Member for the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA), and a member of the Self Storage Association (SSA) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).