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Scott Posternack, Managing Director, Controller

Scott Posternack

Mr. Posternack is a Managing Director and Head of Fund Reporting and Accounting, responsible for leading Prime Finance’s reporting, treasury, and accounting teams. Prior to joining Prime Finance, Mr. Posternack Scott was Senior Vice President Finance and Accounting at the Marcus & Millichap Company, a privately-held real estate operating and development company, where he led the corporate accounting, treasury, and financial planning and analysis team for over 13 years. Earlier, Mr. Posternack spent 10 years with Ernst & Young’s audit practice, and several years in the banking industry with BNP-Paribas and TD Bank. Mr. Posternack graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in California and Ontario.

Chris Miers, Managing Director, Head of Investor Relationships

Chris Miers

Mr. Miers is a Managing Director and Head of Investor Relationships, responsible for Prime Finance’s investor relationships and capital raising. Prior to joining Prime Finance, Mr. Miers was a Principal at NEPC, a privately held full-service investment consulting firm, where he negotiated and structured investment products and portfolios for a wide range of institutional investors. Prior to NEPC, Mr. Miers provided strategic investment counsel to some of the world’s largest institutional investors as a Principal at Bard Consulting. Earlier, Mr. Miers worked at Babcock & Brown, where he identified and invested in target markets, performed due diligence, originated new and restructured existing investments, and managed partner relationships. Mr. Miers was also in the investment management group at the Shorenstein Company, where he performed fund management services. Prior to that, he was at AMB Property Corporation (now Prologis) working in various roles, including asset and portfolio management, acquisitions, and fundraising. Mr. Miers holds a B.S from Babson College and a J.D. from Golden Gate University. Mr. Miers is a Counselor of Real Estate (CRE), where he is on the Board of Directors, and a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS). He is also a member of the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) Conference Committee and serves as Co-Chair of the PREA Capital Markets Affinity Group.

Bridget Larson, Managing Director, Human Resources

Bridget Larson

Ms. Larson is a Managing Director, Human Resources. In this role, she is responsible for leading the Human Resources strategy in alignment with the strategic priorities of the firm, including talent management functions and HR operations. Prior to joining Prime Finance, Ms. Larson was a Vice President, People Operations and Mergers and Acquisitions at Revantage, a global corporate services leader serving Blackstone real estate portfolio companies and investments. Ms. Larson has also held Human Resources leadership roles at EyeCare Partners, a private-equity backed healthcare holding company and William Blair, a Chicago-based boutique investment banking firm. Ms. Larson graduated with distinction from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri where she played soccer.

Alexandra Walter, Director of Tax

Ms. Walter leads Prime Group’s tax function, having served and advised privately held businesses and their stakeholders for over ten years. Prior to joining Prime, Ms. Walter was most recently with a Private Investment Company and Family Office. She began her career in Public Accounting. Ms. Walter graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History from Dartmouth College. She is a Certified Public Accountant in California.

John Atwater, Co-Founder, Managing Partner, and Oversees Capital Formation

John Atwater

Mr. Atwater is a Co-Founding Partner of Prime Finance and a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Atwater founded Prime Group in 1989 and is Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Prime Group. Mr. Atwater has been involved with all forms of property ownership, management, and financing. A graduate of Brown University and the Stanford Graduate School of Business, he has served on a variety of for-profit and non-profit boards, including Montgomery Street Income Securities, Lone Mountain School for Children, The Hamlin School, The California Academy of Sciences (Board Chair 2010-2014), the Corporation of Brown University and the Policy Advisory Board of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, UC Berkeley.

Dan James, Co-Founder and Senior Advisor, Multifamily Investment Strategy

Dan James

Mr. James joined Prime Group in 1992 and is a Co-Founding Partner of Prime Finance, where he serves on the investment committees of each of Prime Finance’s previous funds. During his tenure, Mr. James has been involved with all forms of property ownership, management, financing, and development and will be a Special Advisor to the Fund helping to shape its multifamily investment strategy. A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Business School, Mr. James also attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He serves on the California Apartment Association Leadership Council and is the past chairman of the California Housing Council.

Jon Brayshaw, Co-Founder and Oversees Capital Markets and Legal

Jon Brayshaw

Mr. Brayshaw is a Co-Founding Partner of Prime Finance and a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Brayshaw leads the New York office where he oversees Capital Markets and Legal Strategy for the entire platform and focuses on New Business Development. Prior to forming Prime Finance, Mr. Brayshaw was a Managing Director at Natixis, where he was involved in negotiating, structuring, and closing commercial real estate loan transactions. Prior to Natixis, Mr. Brayshaw practiced law in New York at Kaye Scholer LLP. Mr. Brayshaw is a graduate of Bates College and the Fordham University School of Law.

Steve Gerstung, Co-Founder, Co-Chief Investment Officer, and Oversees Short Duration Asset Management

Steve Gerstung

Mr. Gerstung is a Co-Founding Partner of Prime Finance, Co-Chief Investment Officer and a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Gerstung leads the Chicago office and oversees the Short Duration Asset Management. Prior to forming Prime Finance, Mr. Gerstung was a Managing Director and the Head of Distribution for Natixis, where he was responsible for the structuring and sale of subordinate debt. Mr. Gerstung started his career at Nomura Securities after graduating cum laude from Harvard University with a B.A. in Economics.

Scott Douglass, Co-Founder, Co-Chief Investment Officer and Oversees Long Duration and Special Situations

Scott Douglass

Mr. Douglass is a Co-Founding Partner of Prime Finance, Co-Chief Investment Officer, and a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Douglass leads the San Francisco office, oversees the Long Duration and Special Situations strategies. Prior to forming Prime Finance, Mr. Douglass was a Managing Director for Natixis, responsible for the pricing, structuring, and execution of all commercial real estate loans intended for securitization. Mr. Douglass started his career at Nomura Securities as part of the CMBS group, after graduating with Honors from Brown University with a B.A. degree in Business Economics and Organizational Behavior and Management.

Luke Dann, Principal, Head of CMBS Investments

Luke Dann

Mr. Dann is Prime Finance’s Head of CMBS Investments in New York. Mr. Dann began his career in CMBS working at LNR Property Corp, one of the largest and oldest CMBS investors and special servicers. Prior to joining Prime Finance, Mr. Dann headed of credit for loan originations and oversaw B-Piece buying at LNR. Previously, he worked on the purchase of 170 new issue CMBS acquisitions totaling over 20,000 loans with a balance of over $270 billion and invested $4.2 billion. Mr. Dann has been involved in the acquisition of over 600 secondary bonds totaling face value of $8.1 billion and $1.2 billion invested. He maintained an active role in the surveillance and loss projection management of LNR’s bond portfolio and approved over 600 loans for $6 billion originated by LNR’s conduit. Prior to joining LNR, Mr. Dann worked in investment banking for Citigroup in New York City. Mr. Dann received a B.A. in Government from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the University of Miami.

John Atwater, Co-Founder, Managing Partner, and Oversees Capital Formation

John Atwater

Mr. Atwater is a Co-Founding Partner of Prime Finance and a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Atwater founded Prime Group in 1989 and is Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Prime Group. Mr. Atwater has been involved with all forms of property ownership, management, and financing. A graduate of Brown University and the Stanford Graduate School of Business, he has served on a variety of for-profit and non-profit boards, including Montgomery Street Income Securities, Lone Mountain School for Children, The Hamlin School, The California Academy of Sciences (Board Chair 2010-2014), the Corporation of Brown University and the Policy Advisory Board of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, UC Berkeley.

Dan James, Co-Founder and Senior Advisor, Multifamily Investment Strategy

Dan James

Mr. James joined Prime Group in 1992 and is a Co-Founding Partner of Prime Finance, where he serves on the investment committees of each of Prime Finance’s previous funds. During his tenure, Mr. James has been involved with all forms of property ownership, management, financing, and development and will be a Special Advisor to the Fund helping to shape its multifamily investment strategy. A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Business School, Mr. James also attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He serves on the California Apartment Association Leadership Council and is the past chairman of the California Housing Council.

Jon Brayshaw, Co-Founder and Oversees Capital Markets and Legal

Jon Brayshaw

Mr. Brayshaw is a Co-Founding Partner of Prime Finance and a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Brayshaw leads the New York office where he oversees Capital Markets and Legal Strategy for the entire platform and focuses on New Business Development. Prior to forming Prime Finance, Mr. Brayshaw was a Managing Director at Natixis, where he was involved in negotiating, structuring, and closing commercial real estate loan transactions. Prior to Natixis, Mr. Brayshaw practiced law in New York at Kaye Scholer LLP. Mr. Brayshaw is a graduate of Bates College and the Fordham University School of Law.

Scott Douglass, Co-Founder, Co-Chief Investment Officer and Oversees Long Duration and Special Situations

Scott Douglass

Mr. Douglass is a Co-Founding Partner of Prime Finance, Co-Chief Investment Officer, and a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Douglass leads the San Francisco office, oversees the Long Duration and Special Situations strategies. Prior to forming Prime Finance, Mr. Douglass was a Managing Director for Natixis, responsible for the pricing, structuring, and execution of all commercial real estate loans intended for securitization. Mr. Douglass started his career at Nomura Securities as part of the CMBS group, after graduating with Honors from Brown University with a B.A. degree in Business Economics and Organizational Behavior and Management.

Steve Gerstung, Co-Founder, Co-Chief Investment Officer, and Oversees Short Duration Asset Management

Steve Gerstung

Mr. Gerstung is a Co-Founding Partner of Prime Finance, Co-Chief Investment Officer and a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Gerstung leads the Chicago office and oversees the Short Duration Asset Management. Prior to forming Prime Finance, Mr. Gerstung was a Managing Director and the Head of Distribution for Natixis, where he was responsible for the structuring and sale of subordinate debt. Mr. Gerstung started his career at Nomura Securities after graduating cum laude from Harvard University with a B.A. in Economics.

Luke Dann, Principal, Head of CMBS Investments

Luke Dann

Mr. Dann is Prime Finance’s Head of CMBS Investments in New York. Mr. Dann began his career in CMBS working at LNR Property Corp, one of the largest and oldest CMBS investors and special servicers. Prior to joining Prime Finance, Mr. Dann headed of credit for loan originations and oversaw B-Piece buying at LNR. Previously, he worked on the purchase of 170 new issue CMBS acquisitions totaling over 20,000 loans with a balance of over $270 billion and invested $4.2 billion. Mr. Dann has been involved in the acquisition of over 600 secondary bonds totaling face value of $8.1 billion and $1.2 billion invested. He maintained an active role in the surveillance and loss projection management of LNR’s bond portfolio and approved over 600 loans for $6 billion originated by LNR’s conduit. Prior to joining LNR, Mr. Dann worked in investment banking for Citigroup in New York City. Mr. Dann received a B.A. in Government from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the University of Miami.

Luke Dann, Principal, Head of CMBS Investments

Luke Dann

Mr. Dann is Prime Finance’s Head of CMBS Investments in New York. Mr. Dann began his career in CMBS working at LNR Property Corp, one of the largest and oldest CMBS investors and special servicers. Prior to joining Prime Finance, Mr. Dann headed of credit for loan originations and oversaw B-Piece buying at LNR. Previously, he worked on the purchase of 170 new issue CMBS acquisitions totaling over 20,000 loans with a balance of over $270 billion and invested $4.2 billion. Mr. Dann has been involved in the acquisition of over 600 secondary bonds totaling face value of $8.1 billion and $1.2 billion invested. He maintained an active role in the surveillance and loss projection management of LNR’s bond portfolio and approved over 600 loans for $6 billion originated by LNR’s conduit. Prior to joining LNR, Mr. Dann worked in investment banking for Citigroup in New York City. Mr. Dann received a B.A. in Government from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the University of Miami.

Lyndsay Stephenson, Managing Director, CMBS Investments

Lyndsay Stephenson

Ms. Stephenson is a Managing Director in Prime Finance’s CMBS Investments group in New York where she is responsible for the sourcing and acquisition of new-issue CMBS B-pieces.  Prior to joining Prime Finance, Ms. Stephenson was a Vice President at Starwood Mortgage Capital in its credit and underwriting group. During her five-year tenure at Starwood, Ms. Stephenson underwrote over 140 CMBS loans with an aggregate face value of $1.65 billion. Earlier in her career, Ms. Stephenson worked at RREEF America, L.L.C., focused on sourcing, underwriting and asset managing mezzanine and B-note investments for transitional properties and she began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she was involved with the valuation of regional shopping malls. Ms. Stephenson is currently CREFC’s Chair of the B-Piece Buyer Forum and also serves on the Women’s Network Professional Development Committee. Ms. Stephenson graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.S. in Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies.

Jordan May, Director, CMBS Investments

Mr. May is a Director in Prime Finance’s CMBS Investments group in the New York office. Prior to joining Prime, Mr. May was an analyst at KeyBank Real Estate Capital in the CMBS securitization and underwriting groups. Mr. May graduated from Kansas State University receiving a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Financial Management and a minor in Economics.

Stephen Chow, Principal, Capital Markets, Analytics, and Trading

Stephen Chow

Mr. Chow is a Principal, Head of Capital Markets, Analytics, and Trading, and serves on the investment committee for the Long Duration strategies. Mr. Chow is responsible for Prime Finance’s financing and capital markets activity including overseeing the financing of the Fund’s assets, facilitating joint ventures, and structuring participation and senior/subordinate investments. In addition, Mr. Chow sources and evaluates investment opportunities in secondary markets and assists in modeling and risk analytics. Prior to joining Prime Finance, Mr. Chow was a Portfolio Manager at UBS, responsible for the trading, surveillance, and risk management of a multi-billion portfolio consisting of cash and synthetic CMBS, CRE CDO, Esoteric ABS, Insurance-Linked, and ABS CDO securities. Prior to his Portfolio Manager position, he held various trading, structuring, banking, and research roles within the Securitized Products Groups at UBS and Credit Suisse. Mr. Chow graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Economics.

Da Cheng Liu, Senior Associate

Mr. Liu, who goes by DC, is an Associate with the Capital Markets team in the New York office. He graduated from Cornell University’s SC Johnson College of Business, earning a Bachelor of Science with a major in Hotel Administration, a minor in Real Estate, and concentration in Investment Banking. Prior to graduation, DC interned at Verizon’s headquarters where he worked on their $26 billion real estate portfolio transactions and real estate asset downsizing strategic planning initiative. Prior to joining Prime Finance, DC was a Real Estate Portfolio Management Analyst at Verizon.

Josh Frieman, Principal and Chief Administrative Officer

Josh Frieman

Mr. Frieman is a Principal and Chief Administrative Officer of Prime Group where he leads the accounting, investor relations, risk management, information technology, and administrative teams for both Prime Residential and Prime Finance. Mr. Frieman joined Prime Group in 2005 and has been involved in all facets of real estate investment, finance, administration, and leadership. Prior to joining Prime Finance, Mr. Frieman was an advisor to distressed businesses, overseeing numerous restructurings and liquidations. Earlier in his career, Mr. Frieman was at Latham & Watkins where he practiced corporate law then served as the General Counsel for a start-up technology company. Mr. Frieman graduated with honors from University of California at Berkeley and Harvard Law School.

Steven Sutton, Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer

Steven Sutton

Mr. Sutton is a Managing Director and Prime Group’s Chief Compliance Officer. He is responsible for providing compliance and legal support to various Prime Group teams. Prior to joining Prime Group, Mr. Sutton practiced corporate law at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP where he counseled private equity sponsors in fund formation and SEC registration and compliance matters. Mr. Sutton graduated from UCLA with honors and the UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) and is a member of the State Bar of California.