Invictus Real Estate Partners (“Invictus”) is a New York based, vertically integrated real estate private equity firm founded in March 2020 by Eric Scheffler and Christopher Pardo. As of 5/31/21, Invictus has closed 8 transactions with total equity investment of $125M. Prior to Invictus, Eric was a director at the CMBS group of Bear Sterns (2004-2007), General Counsel and Managing Director at Madison Realty Capital (2007-2010), Principal and General Counsel at Glacier Global Partners, a real estate private equity firm (2010-2020). During his tenure at Madison Realty and Glacier, Eric has undergone loan workouts (including foreclosures) on over 150 transactions. A summary track record of recent transactions from his Glacier Global tenure includes 20 transactions encompassing ground-up development, construction loans and bridge loans.
Eric co-founded Invictus in 2020 and is responsible for originating and structuring investments, risk and portfolio management, raising capital and asset management. He is a real estate attorney and banker by trade, with over 27 years of experience in real estate equity investments and structured debt, joint ventures and property developments. Prior to Invictus, Eric spent 10 years as a Partner and General Counsel at Glacier Global Partners, a New York private equity company, where Eric originated deals, raised equity and debt, structured, closed and executed the business plans on all projects. Prior to Glacier, Eric spent 2 years as Managing Director and General Counsel of Madison Realty Capital, a real estate debt fund where his principal responsibilities were structuring and closing new debt originations and re-structuring and working out existing portfolio loans. During his tenure, Eric led the workouts and foreclosures, of over 150 transactions. Eric received a B.A. in economics from Colgate University and a J.D. from Fordham University.
Chris is responsible for sourcing and underwriting equity and debt originations, as well as capital raising, asset management and residential and office development. Chris is a real estate developer with over 23 years of experience in ground up construction and conversions of residential and office real estate properties, with knowledge of zoning and massing analysis, construction methodologies and financial evaluation. Prior to Invictus, Chris spent 10 years as a Principal at Glacier Global Partners, a New York private equity company. Chris’s responsibilities included sourcing acquisitions, residential and office development, debt originations, underwriting, financial procurement, product positioning, property management, project management, leasing and general implementation of development objectives. Prior to Glacier, Chris was the Director of Development and Acquisitions for Triton Realty Holdings, a real estate company where his principal responsibilities were sourcing acquisitions, underwriting, financial procurement, product positioning and general implementation.