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
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.
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.