Ready Capital Corporation (NYSE: RC) (“Ready Capital”), a multi-strategy real estate finance company that originates, acquires, finances and services commercial loans, today announced its acquisition of Red Stone and its affiliates (“Red Stone”). Red Stone is a real estate finance and investment company that provides innovative financial products and services to the multifamily affordable housing industry. Red Stone’s management team, led by John Sokolovic, and all employees have joined Ready Capital. The acquisition will further diversify Ready Capital’s business and represents its commitment to affordable housing.
“Affordable housing finance presents a significant growth opportunity that will benefit our shareholders by expanding our presence in a sector with low correlation to our other businesses,” said Tom Capasse, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ready Capital. “Moreover, the team at Red Stone has enormous talent and we look forward to building on their success collaboratively in the future.”