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Dan Alpert

Dan Alpert

Formal First Name
Daniel (Dan)

Daniel Alpert is the Founding Managing Partner of Westwood Capital. He has over 30 years of experience in international merchant banking and investment banking, including a broad range of bankruptcy-related restructuring experience. Alpert is a distinguished investment banker, think tank fellow, and author most known for his writing on the credit bubble and the ensuing financial crisis of the 2000s. His many articles and papers on the U.S. housing market, banking, regulatory matters, and global macroeconomics have revolutionized the finance industry.

Professional Experience


Academic History

  • Alpert has been active in commercial real estate banking and finance since 1982.
  • He has written extensive research and opinion on the housing and credit bubbles and the resulting economic crisis.
  • He has expertise in evaluating and maximizing the recoveries from failed financing vehicles affiliated with a common borrower/issuer. 
  • He has experience advising on mergers, acquisitions, and private equity financings.
  • He has provided expert testimony in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in cases involving debtors involved in structured finance transactions.
  • He has been widely quoted and published in print outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Reuters, Forbes, and Fortune.
  • He is a frequent commentator on business news networks, including Bloomberg, CNBC, and Fox business News.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.
  • He was the investment banker who led:
    • the first-ever rated commercial mortgage-backed security issue backed by a pool of mortgage loans acquired from a distressed lender;
    • the first rated commercial mortgage-backed security issue backed by a pool of mortgage loans secured by properties owned by a single borrower;
    • the only REIT IPO involving the simultaneous public offering of common stock and the acquisition of a portfolio of properties out of a Chapter 11 proceeding; and
    • the first securitization of gaming revenues.