Ira Weidhorn Joins H.I.G. Realty Partners as Co-Head and Managing Director
NEW YORK- April 5, 2012 – H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity investment firm, announced today that Ira Weidhorn has joined the firm’s real estate investment affiliate, H.I.G. Realty Partners, as co-head and Managing Director. H.I.G. Realty Partners will make opportunistic investments in real estate across all property types, with a specific focus on special situations. Ira has fifteen years of experience in real estate investing and will be located in H.I.G.’s New York office.
Before joining H.I.G., Ira was a Managing Principal and head of the New York office for Lubert-Adler Partners, a real estate private equity firm where he was responsible for sourcing and structuring new acquisitions as well as the asset management of certain investments. Ira earned an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is also a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in History.
Tony Tamer, co-founder and Managing Partner at H.I.G., added, “I am delighted to welcome Ira to the firm. Ira brings a wealth of real estate knowledge and experience to H.I.G. Under his leadership, we are committed to expanding our real estate business focused on opportunistic and value added investing in small to medium capitalization transactions.”
About H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. Capital is a leading global private equity investment firm with more than $8.5 billion of equity capital under management. Based in Miami, and with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York, and San Francisco in the U.S., as well as international affiliate offices in London, Hamburg, Madrid, Paris and Rio de Janeiro, H.I.G. specializes in providing capital to small and medium-sized companies. H.I.G. has extensive experience with financial restructurings and operational turnarounds. Since its founding in 1993, H.I.G. has invested in and managed more than 200 companies worldwide. The firm’s current portfolio includes more than 50 companies with combined revenues in excess of $8 billion. For more information, please refer to the H.I.G. website at www.higcapital.com.