Our Team

Core Team

David Baharestani

David has two years of experience in CMBS banking and distribution.

  • As an analyst in the Global Real Estate Group at Lehman Brothers, Mr. Baharestani worked on the CMBS securitization team. He focused on the syndication of senior and subordinate commercial real estate debt to both domestic- and international-based institutional and high net worth investors.

Mr. Baharestani received a B.A. in Economics from Wesleyan University.

Hui Chen

Hui has four years of experience in CMBS banking and distribution.

  • As a member of the Lehman Brothers Global Real Estate Group, Ms. Chen focused on CMBS securitizations, whole loan and subordinate debt syndication, and CRE CDO structuring.

Ms. Chen is currently attending the Stern School of Business at New York University for her M.B.A. degree. She received a B.A. in Economics and Real Estate and a Business French Certificate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Lauren O’Neill

Ms. O’Neill has three years of experience in fixed income sales management.

  • As a sales assistant with the Lehman Brothers Fixed Income Institutional Client Group, Ms. O’Neill worked directly with the division’s Managing Director on account management, sales force productivity, and payout management.
  • As a member of the Lehman Brothers Global Real Estate Group, Ms. O’Neill supported sales of assets from Lehman’s global commercial real estate portfolio, including loans, debt, and bridge equity.

Ms. O’Neill received a B.A. in Economics and History from Vanderbilt University.

Pratik Patel

Mr. Patel has six years of experience in investment banking and real estate private equity.

  • As an acquisitions associate with Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners, Mr. Patel conducted financial and market analysis on commercial real estate assets throughout North America.
  • As an investment banker with Wachovia Securities, Mr. Patel advised financial institutions and REITs on mergers and acquisitions, equity fundraising, asset securitizations, and corporate strategy. Mr. Patel executed over 30 capital raising and advisory transactions, representing an aggregate value of $14 billion.

Mr. Patel received an M.B.A. in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.S. in Economics from Duke University.

Brian Walker

Mr. Walker has nine years of investment management experience in commercial real estate.

  • As a Vice President with Taconic Investment Partners, LLC, Mr. Walker’s responsibilities included acquisitions, asset management, fund raising, investor relations, and dispositions.
  • As an associate with ING Clarion, Mr. Walker was responsible for investment valuation, market research, and asset management for four years. In addition, Mr. Walker managed a national joint venture investment program for one of ING Clarion’s institutional clients.

Mr. Walker received a B.S. in Finance from Providence College.

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