Wesley McRae is a Principal and Director of Advisory Services at Granite Peak Partners. Mr. McRae’s experience encompasses a broad range of advisory and investment services, including the sourcing and execution of debt and equity placement for acquisitions across all major property types and multiple industries. Mr. McRae leads the real estate advisory services team and manages the Firm’s client relationships. In addition, Mr. McRae provides operational oversight and supports in the generation and implementation of strategic initiatives for the Firm.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. McRae gained finance experience as an investment banking, advisory services, and private equity investment professional across multiple industries. Mr. McRae was previously at Victoria Capital Partners (formerly DLJ South American Partners), a Credit Suisse affiliate and leading private equity firm focused on investments in Latin America with over $2 billion in assets under management. Mr. McRae’s responsibilities included M&A diligence and analysis, portfolio operations and monitoring, investor relations functions, and management of the firm’s $850 million fundraise. Prior to Victoria and DLJ, Mr. McRae was on the Structured Finance & Equity and Principal Investment Teams at Walker & Dunlop, where he structured debt and equity transactions across all major property types and evaluated acquisition and development opportunities for the firm’s private equity investments.
In addition to his finance experience, Mr. McRae has been involved with several high growth startups in Latin America, including Entrusters Group, a venture-backed online marketplace enabling shoppers in foreign markets to purchase popular consumer products from abroad through peer-to-peer delivery, and served as an Advisory Board member of Oasis Collections, a leading hospitality company with over 2,000 homes in 25 destinations worldwide, which was acquired by Vacasa in 2018.
Mr. McRae received a B.S. degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Washington and Lee University and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Coastal Housing Coalition.