We offer speed, flexibility and certainty of execution

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Our ability to structure custom tailored solutions to complex situational real estate transactions is based on more than 50 years of combined experience sourcing, originating and servicing in excess of $2.4 billion of real estate debt.


Our experience allows us to understand the circumstances behind every transaction resulting in the ability to structure loans that meet the specific needs of our borrowers. This straightforward, responsive and practical underwriting process results in loans that are funded quickly and efficiently.

Smart Capital

We provide smart and efficient capital on a broad range of real estate transactions including acquisitions, recapitalizations, construction, transitional properties, capital improvements, partner buyouts, discounted note buybacks, note acquisitions and time-sensitive.

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National Presence

Since our inception in 2013, we continue to provide our borrowers with an expanding lending platform that reaches most major markets throughout the United States.

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Our Team

We bring to every transaction an entrepreneurial spirit combined with years of institutional experience in corporate finance, private equity lending, and real estate and alternative investments.

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Company Timeline

Knighthead Funding was formed in 2013 to serve as the loan origination entity for Knighthead Realty Capital Management, LLC, an affiliate of Knighthead Capital Management, LLC.


Beginning in 2005, the founder(s) of Knighthead Capital Management, LLC participated in 21 loans totaling approximately $96mm of commercial mortgages originated by Silo Financial Corp. Jonathan Daniel founded Silo Financial in 2001 and closed over 140 loan transactions in 10 states with a total principal amount of approximately $230MM.


Knighthead Capital Management, LLC and Jonathan Daniel jointly create Knighthead Funding, LLC, a real estate debt origination platform. Knighthead Special Situations Real Estate Fund I, LP was launched and to date has originated over $213mm in commercial mortgage and bridge loans.


Knighthead Special Situations Real Estate Fund II, LP was launched and to date has originated over $379mm of commercial mortgage and bridge loans.


Knighthead Funding begins originating commercial mortgage and bridge loans on behalf of Knighthead Annuity & Life Assurance Company and to date has originated over $790mm of commercial mortgage and bridge loans to date.