ACQUISITIONS

Bakari A. Adams

Managing Director and Head of Starwood Impact Investors
Starwood Capital Group

Bakari Adams is a Managing Director and Head of Starwood Impact Investors at Starwood Capital Group. In this role, Mr. Adams is responsible for overseeing investments with diverse real estate owners and operators.
Prior to joining Starwood Capital Mr. Adams was a Partner, Investment Committee Member, Head of Asset Management and Head of ESG at Interstate Equities Corporation (IEC).

Prior to IEC, he was Senior Director of Asset Management at Veritas Investments and Vice President for 10 years at MacFarlane Partners, which focuses on investments that promote smart growth, urban revitalization and sustainability, where he was responsible for investment management, development oversight and asset management. In his career, he has been involved in both equity and debt investments involving many asset classes including apartments, office, retail, condos, hotels and land.

Mr. Adams received a B.A. degree in Finance and International Business from Howard University, and an M.B.A. degree with a concentration in Real Estate and Finance from Columbia Business School. He is a member of San Francisco’s District 10 planning committee and is also a board member of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco which includes the de Young and Legion of Honor.


David Baker

Managing Director, Acquisitions
Starwood Capital Group

David Baker is a Managing Director in Acquisitions at Starwood Capital Group. In this role, Mr. Baker is responsible for investing in a variety of property types, with a geographic focus on the Western United States. He has been involved in both equity and debt investments in apartments, office, retail, and residential land asset classes, as well as purchases of distressed loan pools.

Mr. Baker previously served as an Associate in Acquisitions at Starwood Capital from 2010–11, during which time he focused on investments in the Eastern United States. Before rejoining the Firm in 2014, he was a Senior Vice President at GEM Realty Capital and was previously with Lehman Brothers Real Estate Private Equity and Macquarie Capital Partners.

Mr. Baker received an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. degree in finance from Tulane University.


Anthony Balestrieri

Managing Director, Acquisitions
Starwood Capital Group

Anthony Balestrieri is a Managing Director in Acquisitions at Starwood Capital Group. In this role, Mr. Balestrieri focuses on development and redevelopments in qualified opportunity zones and is responsible for the origination, underwriting, structuring and execution of such investments in all property types and geographies. In his career, he has been involved in both equity and debt investments involving apartments, office, retail, condos, industrial, hotels and land asset classes.

Prior to joining Starwood Capital in 2019, Mr. Balestrieri was a Director and Head of Acquisitions in Washington, D.C. for MetLife Real Estate. Before that, he was a Director of Acquisitions and Development with Tishman Speyer, and was previously with Akridge and EY.

Mr. Balestrieri received a B.A. degree in finance from George Washington University, which included a year of studies at the London School of Economics. He currently serves as an adjunct professor in the graduate real estate program at Georgetown University.


Ethan Bing

Managing Director, Acquisitions
Starwood Capital Group

Ethan Bing is a Managing Director in Acquisitions at Starwood Capital Group. In this role, Mr. Bing focuses on corporate acquisitions and direct real estate investments in the United States across multiple sectors. He has been responsible for direct real estate asset investments, corporate acquisitions and purchases of distressed loan pools.

Prior to joining Starwood Capital in 2010, Mr. Bing was a Vice President at Embarcadero Capital Partners and an Associate in the real estate group at Stanford Management Company.

Mr. Bing received a B.A. in economics from Princeton University and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He is a member of the Stanford Alumni Real Estate Council.


Sam Caven

Managing Director, Acquisitions
Starwood Capital Group

Sam Caven is a Managing Director in Acquisitions at Starwood Capital Group. Mr. Caven is responsible for the origination and execution of acquisition opportunities in both equity and debt across all property types throughout the Western United States. He served an instrumental role in the creation of Starwood Waypoint Homes (NYSE: SFR) which was subsequently merged with Invitation Homes (NYSE: INVH) to form the largest publicly traded single family residential REIT in the U.S.

Prior to joining Starwood Capital in 2011, Mr. Caven worked in real estate investment banking at JMP Securities, where he focused on capital raising, as well as mergers and acquisitions advisory for public and private real estate companies.

Mr. Caven received a B.A. degree in economics with honors from Tufts University.


Andrew Coren

Managing Director, Acquisitions
Starwood Capital Group

Andrew Coren is a Managing Director in Acquisitions at Starwood Capital Group. In this role, he is responsible for originating, underwriting, structuring and executing investments across all property types, with a focus on Florida and the healthcare sector including medical office and senior housing. He has been involved in both equity and debt investments in apartments, office, industrial, retail, affordable housing, distressed loan pools, and residential land.

Prior to joining Starwood Capital in 2009, Mr. Coren worked in the investment banking division at Goldman Sachs.

Mr. Coren received a B.S. in economics, magna cum laude, from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.


Lorcain Egan

Managing Director and Head of Lending, Europe
Starwood Capital Group

Lorcain Egan is a Managing Director and Head of Lending, Europe at Starwood Capital Group. Mr. Egan is responsible for debt origination and asset management for Starwood’s lending platform in Europe. Since joining Starwood in 2013, Mr. Egan has structured and executed financing and has secured financing for Starwood’s equity acquisitions across Europe.

Prior to joining Starwood Capital, Mr. Egan was a Vice President at Barclays Bank where he worked in their Structured Property, Debt Finance team. In this team, Mr. Egan focused on originating real estate debt opportunities for Barclays.

Mr. Egan received a degree in Law & Economics from the University of Ulster.


Mark B. Keatley

Managing Director, Acquisitions
Starwood Capital Group

Mark Keatley is a Managing Director in Acquisitions at Starwood Capital Group. In this role, Mr. Keatley is responsible for the origination, underwriting, structuring and execution of investments in a variety of property types, with a geographic focus on the eastern United States. He has been involved in both equity and debt investments involving apartments, office, retail, condos, industrial, hotels and land asset classes.

Prior to joining Starwood Capital in 2005, Mr. Keatley worked in the acquisitions and development group at Tishman Speyer Properties. Before that, he worked as an Associate on the institutional investment sales team at CB Richard Ellis, following his role as an Analyst in the firm’s financial consulting group.

Mr. Keatley received a BBA degree in finance from James Madison University.


Jared Melnik

Managing Director, Acquisitions 
Starwood Capital Group

Jared Melnik is a Managing Director in Acquisitions at Starwood Capital Group. In this role, Mr. Melnik is responsible for sourcing, structuring, underwriting and executing investments in the hospitality and leisure sectors throughout the United States.

Prior to joining Starwood Capital in 2021, Mr. Melnik was a Principal at KSL Capital Partners, a travel and leisure focused investment manager, where he oversaw equity and debt investments in both hotels and leisure operating companies. Mr. Melnik led the implementation of investment strategy and opportunity sourcing, and partnered with portfolio company management to drive operational improvement. Mr. Melnik began his career at Merrill Lynch.

Mr. Melnik received a B.S. degree in finance and international business from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University. Additionally, he is a CFA charter holder.


Garret Overlock

Managing Director, Acquisitions
Starwood Capital Group

Garret Overlock is a Managing Director in Acquisitions at Starwood Capital Group. Mr. Overlock is responsible for the origination and execution of acquisition opportunities across multiple sectors, with a primary focus on the industrial asset class broadly and a variety of property types within the New England region. Since joining the firm in 2013, he has been involved in both equity and debt investments involving residential, office, industrial, retail, and lodging properties.

Prior to Starwood, Mr. Overlock spent three years in the real estate investment banking practice at Morgan Stanley. Before that, he started his career at the U.S. Department of the Treasury where he was part of the Department’s Mortgage and Housing Markets Group.

Mr. Overlock received a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Jeff Wechsler

Managing Director, Acquisitions
Starwood Capital Group

Jeff Wechsler is a Managing Director in Acquisitions at Starwood Capital Group. Mr. Wechsler is responsible for originating, underwriting, and executing investments across all property types, with a focus on New York.

Prior to joining Starwood Capital in 2022, Mr. Wechsler was a Managing Director at Tishman Speyer having held roles in New York Acquisitions, New York Asset Management, Boston Acquisitions and Development, Equity Capital Markets and Debt Capital Markets.  Prior to Tishman Speyer, he worked in the Bridge Equity Group at Lehman Brothers.

Mr. Wechsler received a B.A. in economics from Cornell University. He serves on the Madison Council for Madison Square Boys and Girls Club.


Tim Abram

Senior Vice President, Acquisitions 
Starwood Capital Group

Tim Abram is a Senior Vice President in Acquisitions at Starwood Capital Group. In this role, Mr. Abram focuses on sourcing, structuring, underwriting and executing transactions across Europe. He has been responsible for direct real estate investments and corporate acquisitions in the hotel space, as well as the residential and office sectors.

Prior to joining Starwood Capital in 2015, Mr. Abram was an Associate Director in Real Estate, Lodging & Leisure Investment Banking at UBS in London, working across M&A, equity and debt capital markets product groups. Prior to UBS, Mr. Abram worked in the Distressed Debt Group at Citi in London.

Mr. Abram received a 1st Class BSc (Hons) Economics degree from University College London and an MSc Finance with Distinction from the London School of Economics.


Nick Haechler

Senior Vice President, Acquisitions
Starwood Capital Group

Nick Haechler is a Senior Vice President in Acquisitions at Starwood Capital Group. In this role, Mr. Haechler is responsible for sourcing, execution, and asset management of single-family rental investments across the United States. He was instrumental in the launch of Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust and its subsequent merger with Colony American Homes. Since joining Starwood in 2012, he has been involved in equity and debt investments for single-family, multifamily, and office properties.

Prior to joining Starwood in 2012, Nick spent five years at BlackRock in its Financial Markets Advisory group.

Mr. Haechler received a BSc in Business Administration with a concentration in finance from Ithaca College.


Michael Li

Head of Lending, Asia
Starwood Capital Group

Michael Li is Head of Lending, Asia at Starwood Capital Group. Mr. Li is responsible for real estate debt origination and asset management for Starwood’s lending platform in Asia.

Prior to joining Starwood Capital in 2021, Mr. Li was a Managing Director at Värde Partners where he focused on real estate investment opportunities across Asia.  Mr. Li started his career in the investment banking division at Lehman Brothers.

Mr. Li received a B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University.


Anthony Murphy

Senior Vice President, Acquisitions
Starwood Capital Group

Anthony Murphy is a Senior Vice President in Acquisitions at Starwood Capital Group. In this role, he is responsible for originating and executing investments across multiple property types, with a primary focus on corporate investments. He has been involved in both equity and debt investments in public companies, apartments, office, industrial, healthcare, development, residential land, and lodging.

Mr. Murphy joined Starwood Capital in 2014 upon graduation from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in economics.


HaNa Park

Senior Vice President, Acquisitions
Starwood Capital Group

HaNa Park is a Senior Vice President in Acquisitions at Starwood Capital Group. Ms. Park is responsible for executing and sourcing acquisition opportunities across multiple sectors, with a primary focus on SREIT. Since joining the firm in 2018, she has been involved in equity investments involving multifamily, office and industrial assets.

Prior to Starwood, she was a Director at True North Management Group where she led west coast acquisitions, asset management and dispositions of various real estate assets and distressed debt across three opportunistic funds.  Previously, she held positions at Deutsche Bank and Citigroup where she started her career in investment banking.

Ms. Park received a B.S. from Cornell University.


Matthew Parrott

Senior Vice President, Acquisitions
Starwood Capital Group

Matthew Parrott is a Senior Vice President in Acquisitions at Starwood Capital Group. In this role, Mr. Parrott is responsible for corporate and direct real estate acquisitions in the UK & Ireland. He has been responsible for public and private investments in the industrial, multifamily and office sectors.

Prior to joining Starwood Capital Group in 2018, Mr. Parrott was a Principal at CBRE Global Investment Partners’ European value-add strategy and started his career at Deloitte.

Mr. Parrott received a B.A. degree in Business Economics from University of Exeter.


Peter Reid

Senior Vice President, Acquisitions
Starwood Capital Group

Peter Reid is a Senior Vice President in Acquisitions at Starwood Capital Group. In this role, he is responsible for investing in all property types across the Western US.

Prior to joining Starwood in 2013, Mr. Reid worked in the investment banking division at Deutsche Bank, focusing on mergers and acquisitions and equity and debt capital markets for real estate companies.

Mr. Reid received a B.A. in history with honors from Duke University.


Francesco Zanella

Senior Vice President, Acquisitions
Starwood Capital Group

Francesco Zanella is a Senior Vice President in Acquisitions at Starwood Capital Group. In this role, Mr. Zanella leads the Firm’s investment efforts in the southern European markets.

Prior to joining Starwood in 2013, Mr. Zanella was part of Deutsche Bank’s Special Situations team and previously worked as a fixed income trader on Deutsche Bank’s CMBS principal desk.

Mr. Zanella received an MSc in Finance & Investments from Rotterdam School of Management and an MSc in Accounting, Financial Management and Control from Universitá Bocconi, Milan.