Chicago, IL (August 16, 2018) – Pearlmark announced today that Christopher Mendez and Keith Page have joined the firm as senior investment officers focusing on both debt and equity investment originations across the U.S. Pearlmark is currently investing in office, industrial and multifamily assets in major U.S. markets on behalf of institutional accounts and its Pearlmark Equity Partners fund. In addition, the firm is directly originating mezzanine, B-note and preferred equity investments on behalf of Pearlmark Mezzanine Realty Partners IV and institutional co-investment clients.
Mr. Mendez will head up Pearlmark’s New York office where he will focus on investment activities including sourcing, underwriting and executing transactions for Pearlmark’s managed funds. Mr. Mendez last served as Director and Co-head of US Investments at Madison International Realty. Prior to joining Madison in 2009, Mr. Mendez worked for Morgan Stanley Real Estate, where he was engaged in both investment banking and investing transactions. Mr. Mendez received his BS from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University and his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, Mr. Mendez is a CFA charterholder, CIPM certificant, CCIM, and a member of the CFA Society New York.
Mr. Page joins Pearlmark with significant principal investing and banking experience in a range of commercial real estate projects and markets and will also focus on investment activities for Pearlmark’s managed funds. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President at Macquarie in the principal investment arm of the bank responsible for both debt and equity investments and asset management. Prior to joining Macquarie in 2010, Mr. Page began his career as an investment banker at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Mr. Page received his BS in Business with High Distinction from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and his Masters in Finance from INSEAD. Mr. Page will be based in Pearlmark’s headquarters in Chicago.
Stephen Quazzo, co-founder and CEO of Pearlmark, remarked on the new additions, “We are thrilled to have Christopher and Keith added to our team as we look to broaden our relationships and coverage to source attractive risk-adjusted opportunities for our investment capital.”
Pearlmark is a Chicago-based investment firm that targets domestic core and value-add real estate opportunities via commingled funds, separate accounts and joint venture arrangements. Since inception in 1996, Pearlmark has sponsored more than a dozen investment programs for institutional and high net worth investors, and completed over 530 real estate equity and debt transactions representing in excess of $13 billion in gross investment value. Pearlmark is dedicated to creating value for investors, and offers a range of investment opportunities across the various property types (office, industrial, retail, multifamily) in both local and national markets. For more information, please visit www.pearlmark.com.