Drake Ayres
Managing Director
Irvine, CA


Drake Ayres is a Managing Director for SIH responsible for structured credit investments, capital markets and portfolio management.


With the firm since inception, Drake has evolved SIH into a leading investor of primary and secondary Agency and CMBS credit opportunities throughout the capital stack. He has led the acquisition of a diversified portfolio consisting of over $1 billion in agency notional structured positions, including FRESB, K-Series and Interest Only positions, $400 million in CMBS notional, including investment grade and non-investment grade bonds, originated approximately $100 million of bridge loans and executed over $100 million in preferred equity and one-off joint venture equity investments. In addition, Drake has sourced, negotiated, closed and managed over $1 billion in financing facilities and broadened the firm’s capital markets capabilities.


Prior to joining SIH, Drake was a Senior Associate for Sabal Financial Group since 2011. He was responsible for the portfolio acquisitions and management of over $5 billion in commercial debt located across the United States. In this role, he provided loan acquisition, structure and modeling in excess of $65 billion worth of commercial assets, headed $1.2 billion in CMBS and bank financings, and supported the portfolio management platform, reporting directly to the Chief Investment Officer and Chief Executive Officer.


Drake received a Bachelors in Business Administration in Economics from the Terry College of Business, University of Georgia.