Let us agree that in nature a flower is a thing of beauty. But like most objects found in nature, a flower requires near perfect conditions to grow. Conditions like the right soil, sunlight, water, and weather conditions are all essential for a flower to take life.
Lotus is built on the foundation of 4 core principles: Our Client Always Comes First, Integrity and High Ethical Standards, Focus on the Numbers, and a Passion for Excellence.
Lotus team members embody and apply these principles while serving our clients. Team members build and foster a culture of best practices that clients can trust. Lotus expects all personnel to demonstrate a commitment to excellent work at every level of the organization and in all aspects of client interaction. When serving clients with complex financial and transactional needs, Lotus team members take extreme care in understanding and properly conveying the fundamental implications of different financing and investment strategies. Crucially, at Lotus, the client is the most important part of the team. Satisfying our client’s needs based on these foundational principles is Lotus’ primary goal.
At Lotus, we further our client’s objectives by leveraging our strengths to deliver exceptional results. Taken together these strengths differentiate the Lotus brand and serve to underscore our value proposition.
Every potential candidate and team member at Lotus is assessed, evaluated, and trained on these main principles. These are not simply words on a page. They are the fundamental core of our value system.
Our Clients Always Come First
Commitment to Integrity and High Ethical Standards
Faisal S. Ashraf
Founder & Managing Partner
Lotus Capital Partners, LLC
126 East 56th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Faisal Ashraf is the Founder and Chief Executive of Lotus Capital Partners, LLC. From 2013 to 2016, Mr. Ashraf served as Managing Director and the Head of Capital Markets & Large Loan Lending at CCRE, the largest non-bank CMBS lender in the United States at the time. During his tenure at CCRE, he successfully originated & risk managed over $4 billion in mortgage and mezzanine capital.
Prior to joining CCRE, Mr. Ashraf served as a senior member on the US real estate finance team for Crédit Suisse where he structured and closed over $35 billion in debt and equity related products. Mr. Ashraf’s focus at Crédit Suisse was on LBO's, large loans, development debt, and mezzanine financing. He also served as the Deputy Head of the Real Estate Finance in Europe where his group financed over $5 billion of mortgage and mezzanine capital across eight countries.
Mr. Ashraf started his career at Moody’s Investors Service where he underwrote over $15 billion in US commercial real estate loans. He holds a B.A. from Hofstra University.