Matt Burk, Founder & CEO

Matt Burke

Matt founded Fairway Financial Services, Inc. in 1992 and has led Fairway’s investment team for more than 25 years. He began his career in real estate finance in 1986 after graduating from the University of California, Davis with a degree in economics. His experiences as a real estate lender provided him with wide-ranging exposure and deep expertise in a broad array of real estate asset classes, as well as private money lending, distressed debt acquisition and disposition, and mortgage pool funds.

Matt is one of the foremost authorities in the U.S. in the specialized field of off-market, and often exclusive, small balance real estate asset-based investments and pooled investment funds. Matt has consulted and advised hundreds of entrepreneurs and sponsors around the United States and leveraged those relationships to identify and procure deals for Fairway’s investment business. Matt authored the seminal book on capital raising for real estate entrepreneurs, Capital Attraction, and is widely recognized as one of the foremost authorities in the highly fragmented sub-institutional commercial real estate space.

Darris Cassidy, Partner

Darris Cassidy

Darris leads capital raising efforts on behalf of the Fairway America Funds and other Fairway approved investment opportunities. 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 Wilson

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 sits on the board of 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.

Angie Henderson, Senior Underwriter

Angie Henderson

Angie has been with the company since 1995. She has been actively involved in underwriting almost 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 Stevens

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 sponsors around the United States.

Trent Brown, Director - Capital Markets

Trent Brown

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. 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.

Will Thier, Portfolio Manager

Will Thier

Will oversees Fairway’s and its Funds’ portfolio of investments. He proactively monitors the investments through regular contact with sponsor partners 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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