Matt Burk, Founder & CEO

Mathew Burk

Matt is the founder of Fairway America and the Chief Investment Officer of Fairway America Funds VI, VII, and VIIQP. He has lead Fairway’s investment team for more than 25 years in closing nearly 1,000 SBRE transactions and raising hundreds of millions of dollars from accredited investors between Fairway’s proprietary pooled investment funds and individual syndications. He is author of Capital Attraction, the Small Balance Real Estate Entrepreneur’s Essential Guide to Raising Capital and is widely recognized as the leading authority in Small Balance Real Estate Investments.

Darris Cassidy, President of Fairway America Capital Markets Group

Darris Cassidy

Darris leads capital raising efforts on behalf of the Fairway America Funds and other Fairway approved SBRE investment opportunities as the President of Fairway America Capital Markets Group. Darris is a principal of Fairway America, holds his Series 63 and Series 7 licenses, and is a registered representative of North Capital, a FINRA- registered Broker/Dealer.

John Wilson, CFO

John Wilcon

John joined Fairway America in 2017 after spending nearly two decades at Intel. John is responsible for leading the overall treasury functions, financial planning and analysis, and investor relations for Fairway America as Chief Financial Officer. John also leads the team at Redwood Real Estate Administration, a Fairway affiliated company.

Jay Zollinger, General Counsel

Jay Zollinger

Jay is Fairway’s General Counsel, a principal of the firm, and provides Fairway with over 20 years of legal experience. Jay has worked with Fairway and its management team for nearly 10 years. He received his JD from University of California, Berkeley, was a partner at Perkins Colie, and founded Outside General Counsel Services, P.C.

Trent Brown, Director of Debt Advisory - Fairway America Commercial Finance

Trent joined Fairway with over 20 years of experience developing innovative real estate financing solutions for clients. FACF provides debt solutions to SBRE Entrepreneurs through its own internal private equity real estate funds and through mortgage brokerage operations.  Trent previously led capital markets activities for SOHO Realty Partners, an office and industrial developer and operator, in Dallas, Texas.  Trent holds two advanced designations, the Chartered Financial Analyst [CFA] and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst [CAIA] designations, as well as obtaining his MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Angie Henderson, Senior Underwriter

Angie Henderson

Angie is Fairway’s Senior Underwriter and has been with the company since 1995. She has been actively involved in every loan origination and every asset in every fund that Fairway has ever managed. She is Matt’s right-hand person on the underwriting and asset side of the business and sits on the Fairway Funds’ Investment Committees.

Barry Johnson, VP | Investments

Barry Johnson

Barry Johnson is the Vice President of Investments of Fairway America and leads the origination and negotiation of deals with SBRE entrepreneurs. Barry holds the two most advanced real estate appraisal designations, MAI (Member Appraisal Institute) and SRA (Senior Residential Appraiser), as well as the highly coveted CCIM (Commercial Investment Member).

Kellen Stevens, Director of Strategic Accounts

Kellen is the Director of Strategic Accounts and has been with Fairway for over 12 years. He has been instrumental in identifying and advancing many of Fairway’s key strategic relationships with SBRE entrepreneurs around the United States.

Will Thier, Portfolio Manager

Will oversees Fairway’s and its Funds’ portfolio of investments. He proactively monitors the investments through regular contact with SBRE entrepreneurs and manages Fairway’s team of asset managers. Prior to Fairway, he worked for the Portland Development Commission as a real estate project manager.

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