About Us

Windward Capital, based in Los Angeles, is a real estate capital advisory firm that specializes in debt financing, JV & preferred equity, and construction financing across all asset classes. Built with over a decade of capital market experience, Windward focuses on customized financing solutions for every deal and client. With attention to detail, start to finish, we deliver results that have earned us the trust and confidence of both borrowers and lenders alike.

“Aggressive, tenacious, and always available to listen to my concerns, Windward continues to outperform my expectations in service and execution” – President, 15,000 unit apartment portfolio.

As a boutique firm, hands-on attention to the client is our top priority. Windward holds course, delivering fresh insights and real time market information, to assure your financing assignment stays on track.

Brad Kraus
Principal Brad Kraus founded Windward Capital on the premise that clients are best served by individual representation. With over $1.8 Billion in real estate debt and equity negotiated and closed, Mr. Kraus is intimately involved in every financing assignment undertaken. Prior to the establishment of Windward, Mr. Kraus was the Director of West Coast Operations for Ackman-Ziff Advisors. Having worked his way up from Underwriter to Director at Meridian Capital’s headquarters in downtown Manhattan, Brad arrived in Los Angeles in 2003 to help expand Meridian’s footprint.

Mr. Kraus holds a Masters degree in Real Estate Finance from NYU. He earned his BS from Colgate University in history and economics. A frequent guest presenter at industry conferences, he is also an active participant in numerous professional and charitable organizations.

Professional and Charitable Affiliations:
California Mortgage Bankers Association
Los Angeles Mortgage Bankers Association
Mortgage Bankers Association
Real Estate And Construction Division of Jewish Federation
Capstaq Real Estate Brokers Network
Milken Institue
Urban Land Institute
Moriah Society
NYU Real Estate Alumni Board
Lo4Paws Animal Assisted Therapy
CA Parks Dept. Volunteer Mountain Bike Patrol

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