Urban Standard Capital
Seth Weissman is the Founder and President of Urban Standard Capital (USC), a fully integrated real estate private equity firm, focused on debt and equity investments in the New York City metropolitan market. The firm manages $300M of real estate equity and debt investments across its platforms.
USC provides its investor base with superior risk-adjusted returns by focusing on value add equity and financing opportunities including senior bridge loans, mezzanine financing and preferred equity. The firm is comprised of 15 employees across its real estate investment, development, lending, and property management disciplines. USC is consistently recognized by the industry for its speed and certainty of execution and creative and thoughtful structuring.
Prior to founding Urban Standard Capital, Seth worked in the real estate private equity group of Perry Capital, a multi-strategy hedge fund. Prior to Perry Capital, Seth was a member of Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division. Seth earned his BS in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Seth has been featured in The New York Times, New York Post, New York Magazine and other leading publications and has been a featured speaker at the Institute for Private Investors (IPI), the Pratt Institute, UBS, Enterprise Community Partners and Deutsche Bank.
Seth previously served on Community Board 4 (Chelsea and Hells Kitchen) as a member of both the Preservation and Planning Committee and the Housing, Health, and Human Services Committee. Additionally, Seth is the founder of Real Estate Has Your Back (#REHasYourBack) which provides support for communities in need throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.