Sam Byrne Biography

Sam Byrne is a Managing Partner of CrossHarbor, which he co-founded in 1993.  CrossHarbor specializes in investments in real estate equity, distressed real estate loans and debt securities, and finance companies focused on real estate and hard asset financing. With his partners, Mr. Byrne manages all aspects of the firm’s daily operations as well as its investment committee and institutional fundraising activities. Since founding the firm, he has overseen all aspects of the investment of more than $10.0 billion in real estate and financial assets across more than 300 transactions. In addition to managing the firm’s primary investment activities, Mr. Byrne is also a managing general partner of the MassMutual/Boston Capital Mezzanine Partners Funds which are co-managed by CrossHarbor. Prior to the firm’s inception, Mr. Byrne worked as a management consultant advising and designing strategies for private and institutional clients with complex real estate related bankruptcy and financing issues. Previously, he worked for Fleet Financial Group through its acquisition from the FDIC of the Bank of New England where he managed a $500 million workout portfolio of complex non-performing real estate loans. Mr. Byrne graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. degree in Economics and his interests include offshore sailing and racing and supporting local charitable initiatives. He serves on the Executive Committees and Boards of Trustees of St. John’s Preparatory School, The Brookwood School, and the Peabody Essex Museum, and is an Incorporator of Partners Health Care.