QueensFort is a Merchant and Investment Bank headquartered in Miami, Florida. As a Merchant Bank, it is significantly involved in international financing activities that allow the firm to design and deploy creative financing solutions that are focused on the real estate and aviation industries. Financing solutions are devised to be flexible and competitive, with terms that are more attractive than the traditional, domestic sources of funding available to these two asset classes. The firm is adept at identifying unique investment opportunities that provide strong risk reward / characteristics.
Collectively, the firm’s principals have more than 45 years of experience with finance and asset-backed securities, having owned and managed a portfolio of assets with a total value in excess of $7 billion.
Assets formerly owned and managed by the principals of QueensFort include some of the more notable real estate properties in the United States.
Additional assets included 90 percent of all retail properties on the Island of Nantucket, MA, including 21 Federal, The Club Car, The Boat Basin, The Harbour House, The White Elephant, Zero Main Street and the Wharf Cottages.
Arthur J. Halleran, Jr., Chairman
Mr. Halleran is the Chairman of the Board of QueensFort Capital Corporation. Previously, Mr. Halleran was Chairman of the Board of First Winthrop Corporation, a major commercial real estate investment firm based in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Halleran’s career with First Winthrop spanned approximately 18 years.
First Winthrop’s total portfolio represented more than 30 million square feet of commercial office buildings, more than 65,000 residential apartment units and 8 unique, high-end hotel properties.
Under Mr. Halleran’s leadership, First Winthrop Corporation reached paramount success in 1994, becoming one of the largest real estate firms in the nation. Mr. Halleran subsequently sold the company to a major New York financier.
In 2000, Mr. Halleran co-founded and was the Chairman of CampInteractive, which is a non-profit organization, determined to introduce the creative power of technology and the inspiration of the outdoors to young people, in the underserved neighborhoods of New York City. Mr. Halleran was also a member of the visiting faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In addition, Mr. Halleran has served, or is serving, as a trustee of numerous institutions, including the Canterbury School, Brookwood School, Fordham University, Villanova University, Saint David’s School and the International Center for Photography.
Mr. Halleran received his Bachelor of Arts from Villanova University and his Masters of Business Administration from Harvard University.