We want to form part of your project

Stronghold Asset Management is a real estate direct lending platform which provides bespoke credit solutions to borrowers and is backed by institutional investors. Our experienced local investment team analyses myriads of investment opportunities, selecting only the most attractive risk-reward opportunities.

We want to form part of your project

“Our client’s success is our success. We take a partnership approach with every single one of our borrowers and we adapt to their specific individual needs.”

Matt Calner

Partner of Stronghold Asset Management


Our main objective is that our clients meet their goals


Stronghold is committed to being as flexible as possible when structuring your loan. Every borrower and project are unique and so are our bespoke financing solutions


Stronghold Asset Management is backed by institutional investors which provides our clients with confidence that they will receive the committed capital. Once a financing is approved, we are 100% committed to our clients.


Speed is a crucial factor when closing transactions. We measure in days, not weeks or months. We have streamlined our processes to be able to execute Due Diligence and closing faster than anyone else in the market.


With more than €100m invested in over 60 loans since 2015, Stronghold is a financial partner with proven experience. We are experts in Spanish Real Estate and passionate about the success of our clients projects.

Make it happen with us

Our investment strategy focuses on originating and providing financing to real estate investors in Spain and Portugal.

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Stronghold Asset Management

Matt Calner


Matt is Partner of Stronghold Asset Management and co-head of the Investment Committee. Prior to Stronghold, Matt served as Head of Equities CEEMEA Trading at J.P. Morgan. Prior to his role at J.P. Morgan, Matt was an Equity Trader for Citadel Investment Group and Goldman Sachs. Matt received a B.S. in Economics and a minor in Italian, Summa Cum Laude, from Boston College Carroll School of Management Honours Program.

Niall O'Keeffe


Niall is Partner of Stronghold Asset Management and co-head of the Investment Committee. Prior to co-founding Stronghold, Niall served as Equity Portfolio Manager in Citadel Investment Group and ran the European Equity business for the firm. Niall began his career in Goldman Sachs Asset Management, as an Equity Analyst. Niall holds a degree in Commerce & French from the University College, Dublin.