Travis Goad is the managing partner of Pelorus Equity Group (“Pelorus”), the leading provider of commercial real estate loans for the cannabis sector. Goad is responsible for the Pelorus Fund’s strategy, execution, investment origination and portfolio management, and works directly with Dan Leimel, chief executive officer of Pelorus Equity Group and managing director of Pelorus Fund. Travis also serves on the Pelorus Credit Committee, where he helps oversee the origination of new loans and equity investments while assisting cannabis companies that are looking to access capital markets.
Goad brings more than a decade of experience in commercial real estate (“CRE”) investing across the capital stack, new loan origination, commercial mortgage-backed securities, bond trading, and investment, synthetic credit index trading and distressed debt investing in the U.S. and European Union. His background in equity investment spans across all CRE asset classes and distressed mall acquisitions, along with seeding early-stage, cannabis sale-leaseback REITs.
Travis joined Pelorus Equity Group from TG Capital Advisors, a firm he founded that focused on distressed debt advisory, where he successfully advised $1B of distressed debt. Prior to founding TG Capital Advisors, Goad led a special situations investing effort within Harbor Group International, a leading global real estate investment and management firm. There, he focused on distressed retail and cannabis real estate and served as a key investor in two early-stage cannabis sale-leaseback REITS: Green Acreage and Treehouse. Before joining Harbor Group International, Travis served as a commercial real estate credit trader and investor at MKP Capital, a $4B credit-focused hedge fund based in New York, overseeing more than $300M commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and $500M in the firm’s mezzanine loan portfolio. In addition, Travis served as a vice president at LNR Partners, LLC, a subsidiary of Starwood Property Trust (NYSE: SWTD), one of the largest commercial CMBS special servicers and CMBS B-piece buyers, where he helped resolve more than 100 distressed loans, totaling more than $2B. Goad holds a Masters in Real Estate Finance from Texas A&M University Mays Business School and a B.A. in Mass Communication from Texas State University.