Pat leads the Real Estate Special Situations Group with responsibility for the Home Place Partners strategy. He joined TCW during the acquisition of Metropolitan Asset Management LLC (MetWest). Prior to joining MetWest,Pat was a Managing Partner of The Winter Group (TWG) where he was President of the firm's asset management business which managed approximately $6.5 billion in CDO product and served on the Board of Directors of Specialized Loan Servicing LLC, formerly a TWG subsidiary company currently focused on special servicing approximately $15 billion of distressed mortgage assets. Prior to founding TWG, he was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse First Boston. He began his career at Bank of America where he initially traded U.S. Treasury and Agency debt and ultimately managed the fixed income sales, trading, and the proprietary risk positions for Bank of America Asia Limited. Pat earned a bachelor's degree in Economics with a minor in Japanese Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.