Key Biographies

Stephen formed and is managing director and founder of Windy Acres Capital & Advisory since its beginning in 2005.

Stephen was a Director with Moody's Analytics, Inc. and was the firm's commercial real estate and project finance subject matter expert providing corporate training and consulting services to global clients. Previously, he was with Fleet Securities, Inc. establishing a loan syndication and trading business and infrastructure for the bank, structuring over USD1.7 billion for primary and secondary distribution.

Previously, Stephen spent 11 years at The Fuji Bank, Limited where he was a corporate global relationship manager originating and managing a portfolio over USD1 billion. Many client needs extended into overseas markets, and as such, Stephen gained extensive experience arranging international and cross border real estate, project finance and corporate transactions.

Before joining the bank, Stephen was Vice President of Accounting, Finance and Administration for The Tucker Companies, Inc., a regional real estate developer and property manager. Stephen managed the financial and accounting activities for the company, and was responsible for personnel administration, coordinated the legal function and maintained bank and investor relations. Stephen started his career at Urban Investment & Development Co., the real estate subsidiary of Aetna Life & Casualty.

Stephen has a Certificate in Advanced Management from the University of Chicago and a BBA in Public Accounting from Loyola University Chicago. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Management Consultancy Surveyor.

He has received the New York University Award for Outstanding Service and is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He is also a member of CoreNet Global, and co-chairs the private equity and the real estate subgroups of The Financial Executives Networking Group.

Stephen's first book, Real Estate Development and Investment: A Comprehensive Approach, has been adopted by numerous universities and industry professionals globally.

Windy Acres Capital & Advisory has strategic partnerships and current relationships with a number of industry specialists.  Many of our independent consultants hold senior positions within their respective firms enhancing their technical capabilities and knowledge so that we can offer superior service to our clients.