Prior to founding Garrison Investment Group in March of 2007, Steven Stuart was a Managing Director at Fortress Investment Group and a partner since inception of the Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund, a hedge fund launched in August 2002. Mr. Stuart was a senior partner in the real estate area and had primary responsibility for originating both debt and equity transactions in real estate. Steve originated the Fortress venture with FD Stonewater (Stonewater Partners) in 2003.
Prior to Fortress, Mr. Stuart was the head of the Leveraged Lending and Real Estate Finance Groups at Shinsei Bank, formerly known as Long Term Credit Bank of Japan and spent almost three years in Tokyo. From January 1997 through 1998, he was responsible for loan origination for the Real Estate Finance group at Deutsche Bank. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Mr. Stuart spent close to 10 years at Goldman Sachs & Co. working in both the Real Estate Group and the Mortgage and Asset Backed Group Mr. Stuart received a B.A. from Columbia University in 1986