Former Mets pitching ace Matt Harvey is now pitching loans.
Harvey, who stop the game final month after a tempestuous 10-year profession, has quietly joined business actual property agency Newmark as managing director of its multifamily debt origination and advisory unit, The Post has realized.
A supply mentioned Harvey’s job will probably be to develop new shopper relationships whereas he undergoes a “crash course” as a part of the powerhouse Capital Markets Strategies division.
“I’ve at all times been within the many alternative facets of actual property,” Harvey advised The Post. “By becoming a member of an extremely profitable agency akin to Newmark, I will study and develop from a number of the greatest within the business.”
Newmark advised The Post in a press release, “Matt’s high-profile profession has given him large publicity to business professionals and his place will enable him to broaden the group’s footprint within the tristate area.
“Matt has already hit the bottom operating, assembly with purchasers and colleagues and deploying his team-building expertise to the multifamily and business financing sector.”
Harvey, who earned the moniker of “The Dark Knight,” helped pitch the Mets to the World Series in 2015, their first Fall Classic since dropping to the Yankees in 2000.
They additionally fell brief towards the Royals in 2015, and Harvey’s famous person trajectory was quickly derailed by accidents and an MLB suspension for drug use.
He pitched for 4 groups after the Mets traded him in 2018 and final appeared within the majors in 2021.
Harvey, 34, landed the plum place at one of many world’s largest business actual property brokerages and repair corporations due to his relationship with lifelong Mets fan Anthony Orso, the president of Capital Markets Strategies.
The two met in 2013, Harvey’s second season with the Mets, when the rising star helped Orso’s son Steven along with his knuckleball throughout a bullpen session at Citi Field.
Orso had co-founded Cantor Commercial Real Estate — Cantor Fitzgerald’s business and multifamily actual property finance firm, which closed over $50 billion in loans throughout Orso’s tenure as CEO — earlier than becoming a member of Newmark.
Harvey participated in Cantor’s many charitable packages, Orso recalled.
“And kind of coincidentally, I had a good friend who had a field at Citi Field who was associates with Matt’s mother and father in Mystic, Ct.,” mentioned Orso, an Amazin’ fan since because the Miracle Mets gained the Worlds Series in 1969.
A couple of months in the past, one other Newmark government who knew Harvey advised Orso in regards to the pitcher’s plans to hold up his cleats.
“I felt dangerous. He’s such an awesome man. I knew he had a whole lot of surgical procedures,” Orso mentioned.
Orso quickly supplied him a job in his division, which focuses on complicated actual property financings, non-public fairness placements and restructuring advisory providers, and Harvey reported for work on the agency’s 125 Park Ave. headquarters.
“He’s within the workplace early, working all day” and sometimes out with purchasers at night time, Orso mentioned.
This week, Harvey took purchasers to the “Subway Series” at Citi Field.
“What shopper doesn’t wish to go there with Matt Harvey?” Orso mused.
As for whether or not the previous starter will thrive in his new function as a better, Orso predicted, “He’ll be very profitable.”