Aries Capital, LLC – Commercial Real Estate & Hotel Financing Experts

Aries Capital, LLC was founded in 1991 by life-long entrepreneur Neil Freeman, and  is a full-service, commercial real estate mortgage and investment banking firm.  We use our boutique, consultative approach to structure and arrange interim and long-term debt, and equity for hotel, self-storage, retail, industrial, office, manufactured housing, multifamily and healthcare properties in the United States and Caribbean.

We believe relationships are more important than any individual transaction. Our goal is to always add value, and we don’t expect our clients to send us every deal. We’ve demonstrated our commitment and abilities throughout the past 30 years and have arranged and/or directly-funded over $6 billion across all asset types.

Our affiliate Urban Development Fund (UDF) is one of the most successful New Markets Tax Credits (NMTCs) Community Development Entities with the United States Treasury.  UDF has received over $800 million in federal and state NMTCs allocations, tranlating to $2 billion in transactions and focuses on the rehabilitation of hotels, mixed-use properties, retail development, theaters and medical facilities in highly-distressed census tracts nationwide.

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Aries Capital’s Financing Capabilities

We have sat at all sides of the transaction table as an owner and developer, investor, intermediary and direct lender.  This first-hand experience allows us to better navigate the financing process for our clients.

Short- & Long-Term Debt Placement

  • Permanent Debt for Stabilized Assets
  • Bridge Loans for Properties in Transition
  • Mezzanine Financing
  • Capital for Note Purchases and Discounted Pay Offs (DPOs)
  • Credit Tenant Lease (CTL) Acquisitions
  • Construction Financing
  • Participating Mortgages for Overleveraged Properties
  • A/B Hybrid Loans
  • Non-Recourse CMBS Specialists
  • SBA Available

Tax Credit Advisory & Syndication

  • Historic Tax Credits
  • New Markets Tax Credits
  • Tax Exempt Bonds
  • Affordable Housing Tax Credits

JV Equity Arrangement

Long-time Relationships with a Diverse Network of Capital Sources

We’ve grown up in the industry with senior decision-makers at top Wall Street CMBS conduit lenders, life companies, hedge funds, private funds, regional banks and other institutional and individual investors. When we send them a deal, they know it is vetted, real and worth their attention.

Contact Aries Capital to Review Your Hotel, Commercial, Self-Storage and Multifamily Financing Options:


Aries Capital Chicago Headquarters:

401 W. Ontario St. | Suite 220| Chicago, IL 60654

Neil Freeman: 312.640.7420 (O) | 312.907.8486 (C) | Email Neil>


Aries Capital Miami Office:

Brickell Bayview Center | 80 SW 8th St | Suite 2000 | Miami, FL 33130

Brandon Perdeck: 954.806.9378 (C) | Email Brandon>

We travel between Chicago and Miami frequently and participate in many of the industry conferences nationwide.