Matt Burk, Founder & CEO

Mathew Burk

Matt is the founder and CEO of Fairway America and the Chief Investment Officer of Fairway America Funds VI, VII, and VIIQP. He has led Fairway’s investment team for more than 25 years in closing more than 700 SBRE transactions, raising and investing hundreds of millions of dollars of investor money, and advising on, architecting, and/or managing hundreds of private real estate asset based pooled investment funds. He authored the SBRE industry’s seminal book, Capital Attraction, and is widely recognized as one of the foremost authorities in the SBRE field.

Darris Cassidy, Partner - Fairway America

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 after spending nearly two decades at Intel. John leads 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 brings to Fairway more than 20 years of legal experience and has worked with Fairway and its management team for the past 10 years. He received his JD from University of California, Berkeley, was a partner at Perkins Coie, and is a voting member of Fairway’s Investment Committee.

Trent Brown, Director - Capital Markets

Trent has over 20 years of experience developing innovative real estate debt and equity solutions for clients. 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 has been with the company since 1995. She has been actively involved in underwriting every asset in every fund that Fairway has ever managed. Angie is a voting member of Fairway’s Investment Committee.

Barry Johnson, VP | Investments

Barry Johnson

Barry leads Fairway’s real estate due diligence and valuation and is a voting member of Fairway’s Investment Committee. Barry holds the two most advanced real estate appraisal designations, MAI and SRA, as well as the highly coveted CCIM.

Kellen Stevens, Director of Strategic Accounts

Kellen 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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