Founder & CEO
Since 2010, UC Funds invested in over 150 transactions and $2 billion of equity. UC Funds has over 65 employees and is known as the “go to” provider of sophisticated capital solutions across the nation. Starting in 2010, UC Funds was twice named “Company of the Month” by New York Real Estate Journal. Palmier was recently voted one of the “Best Bosses in the Business” by Real Estate Forum.
Palmier was also the co-founder, President, and CEO of Potomac Realty Capital and originated $3 billion of various commercial real estate assets. He has been in the real estate and financing business for over 25 years, cultivating strong relationships with both leading senior lenders and real estate entrepreneurs. Before launching Potomac Realty Capital, Palmier was Executive Vice President of Arbor Realty Trust (NYSE:ABR), overseeing Arbor’s overall credit, risk and asset management functions. During his seven years with Arbor, he forged relationships, and structured, asset-managed, and financed billions of finance projects. During his final three years at Arbor, Palmier structured and originated the highest volume of transactions for the firm. He also co-managed Arbor’s Road Show for a $120 Million, 144A equity raise (2003), first CDO issuance (2004), and ABR’s IPO (2004). Prior to joining Arbor, he was a Vice President with Lehman Brothers Holdings, where he managed $18 billion of investments in publicly traded limited partnerships and was responsible for all aspects of asset management, financing, leasing, and disposition of commercial real estate properties.
Palmier believes strongly that real estate investment requires a sophisticated understanding of finance, along with the ability to see a partner’s vision and craft a sensible capital solution. Palmier earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Science Degree in Real Estate from New York University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (not active). Through The Palmier Foundation (now The One Foundation), Palmier continues many philanthropic pursuits including the Catholic Schools Foundation (of Boston and New York), Asian Christian Academy, various missions in Haiti, Notre Dame Sorin Society, and Harvard and Tufts Hillel.