About Us


Group Head, Real Estate
9701 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 700
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Thomas Whitesell image

As Group Head of the Commercial Real Estate group, Mr. Whitesell is responsible for expanding the firm’s work with established commercial real estate developers and investors seeking construction loans nationwide. He is also responsible for handling all ground-up construction transactions for the real estate group on the West Coast. An industry veteran of 30 years, Mr. Whitesell's experience includes construction financing, bridge lending, debt investment and restructurings on the lending, portfolio and legal sides of the business.

Prior to joining CapitalSource, Mr. Whitesell held senior positions at banks and debt funds, originating and directing regional and national platforms for construction, bridge, mezzanine and preferred equity transactions in all product types. He has been responsible for over $22 billion in structured bridge and construction loans during the course of his career.

Mr. Whitesell’s strong track record of originating and closing profitable investments while building and maintaining quality relationships helps his clients grow their businesses and profitability.

Professional Affiliations

  • J.D.
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, California


  • J.D., University of Iowa College of Law
  • B.A., Luther College