Executive Team

The Real Estate Experts Behind Chain Bridge Capital

At Chain Bridge Capital, we are led by our two managing partners with more than 60 years of combined experience in lending, fund management, institutional asset management, and operations over all major property types. We understand both sides of the real estate transaction having direct experience as both borrowers and lender, as principals and advisors, and as buyers and sellers.

Serving as the firm’s co-managing principal, Mr. Olzawski has more than 35 years of experience in commercial and multifamily real estate. He has been responsible for originating and closing hundreds of commercial real estate loans with a value of over $2.4 billion. Mr. Olzawski has gained a strong reputation for providing excellent services.


Leadership Background

Prior to co-founding Chain Bridge Capital, Mr. Olzawski was a senior vice-president and regional manager in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area for Grandbridge Real Estate Capital. He also worked as senior vice-president and eastern US regional manager for Bridger Commercial Funding in San Francisco. There, he managed the east coast CMBS origination efforts and loan sales assignments.

Other Related Experiences

Mr. Olzawski has also served as regional director with the Wells Fargo Bank and Goldman Sachs Grande Loan Program through AMRESCO Capital. There, he originated loans for CMBS execution. He then worked with MetLife Investment Management, American Express, and Kroger Properties, Inc. In his various roles, he has leased more than 1.5 million square feet of office, retail, and industrial space.

Acting as the co-managing principal of Chain Bridge Capital, Mr. Hart has more than 25 years of direct real estate development and investment experience. His successful transactions have involved commercial and multifamily real estate worth more than $1 billion. Prior to co-founding Chain Bridge Capital Partners, LLC, Mr. Hart was a principal of Ridgeline Capital Advisors, where he purchased multifamily real estate, developed single family properties, and provided real estate consulting to a variety of clients.


Career History

Mr. Hart has served as principal and vice president for Legg Mason Real Estate Investors, Inc. (LMREI). It’s an entrepreneurial subsidiary of Legg Mason, Inc. and one of the largest investors of bridge, mezzanine, and preferred equity with an emphasis on value-added transactions.

While at LMREI, he was responsible for originating investments including the sourcing, pricing, structuring, underwriting, and closing of equity and debt investments. He was significantly involved with closing approximately $500 million of transactions during his stay at Legg Mason, Inc.

Other Professional Involvements

Before joining LMREI, Mr. Hart was a Director with the Prudential Financial subsidiary Prudential Carbon Mesa in the structured finance division. Mr. Hart was responsible for originating, pricing, structuring, underwriting, and asset managing high-leverage bridge and mezzanine loan investments. While at the firm, he was also directly responsible for closing more than $300 million of transactions.

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