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You agree that your breach of these terms and conditions may result in irreparable harm to Ascentris which cannot be compensated by money damages, and that Ascentris shall be entitled to obtain injunctive relief for any such breach without the need to prove actual damages or provide a bond or similar security.
Last updated: February 18, 2016 Registration with the SEC does not imply a certain level of skill or training.
Effective DateFebruary 18, 2016
Information We Collect and How We Collect It
Personal Information“Personal Information” is nonpublic information about you that we obtain in connection with providing you with a financial product or service for your personal, family, or household purposes.
We currently do not collect Personal Information about you while using the Online Service unless you provide that information to us through the use of the “Contact Us” feature of the site. Our use of information provided to us through the “Contact Us” feature will be limited to contacting you unless you later allow us to use that information otherwise.
Collected InformationWhen we use the term “Collected Information” we mean information other than Personal Information that we (either directly or through our service providers) collect whenever you visit the Online Service or otherwise interact with us online.For example, when you visit our website our systems, or those of our service providers, may automatically recognize the date and time of visits, the type of browser you use, the type of device you are using to visit our website, time spent on our web pages, and other limited data that we collect automatically.
GeolocationAscentris only collects country level location data when you visit our website, e.g., we collect information about what country you are visiting the website from but not what city or what street address.
How We Use InformationWe use your information:for administrative purposes,to improve our services,to contact you if you request such contact, andfor internal business purposes.
How We Share the Information We Collect
Our Service ProvidersWe share collected information with certain third-party service providers, such as Google Analytics, to:operate the Online Service,provide general statistics regarding the use of the Online Service,analyze and develop our business strategy,help improve our Online Service, andfor other limited purposes.Law Enforcement and Legal ProcessWe may report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we believe to be unlawful. We may also report any activities that we believe may aid a law enforcement investigation into unlawful activity. We reserve the right to release your information obtained through the Online Service to law enforcement agencies if we determine, in our sole judgment, that the release of your information may protect the rights, property, or safety of Ascentris or another person.
Sharing Your Information as Permitted by LawWe may share your information collected through the Online Service with others as required by law. We may also share your information with others as permitted by law. This may include sharing your information with government entities or third-parties in response to subpoenas, court orders, and other legal process. We may also share your information if we believe it is necessary to exercise our legal rights, to defend against legal claims that have been brought against us, or to defend against possible legal claims that we determine might be brought against us.
Business TransitionAs we continue to develop our business, we may buy, merge or partner with other companies. If a portion or all of Ascentris’ assets are sold or transferred to a third-party, customer information collected through the Online Service would likely be one of the transferred business assets.
How We Secure InformationWe take reasonable and appropriate measures to help keep information secure and to help prevent it from becoming disclosed to individuals who are not described in this policy. Even though we follow reasonable procedures to try to protect the information in our possession, no security system is perfect, and we cannot guaranty, and you should not expect, that your information will be secure in all circumstances.
Your California Privacy RightsWe do not collect personal information through the Online Service for third parties’ marketing purposes.MiscellaneousDo Not Track SignalsSome web browsers and devices allow you to broadcast a preference that your activities online not be “tracked”. At this time, the Online Service do not take action in response to “do not track” signals.
ChildrenWe do not provide products and services to children. We do not knowingly collect or solicit information from children under the age of 13.
Contact UsIf you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or any other issue with our Online Service, you may contact us at: email@example.com
About Our Company
Ascentris is a real estate private equity company based in Denver, Colorado. Formerly known as Amstar Advisers, Ascentris invests in and manages commercial real estate on behalf of institutional clients. Since 2003, the Ascentris management team has focused exclusively on value-add and opportunistic investments across all the major property types and geographic regions in the United States. Ascentris is a privately held and employee owned SEC registered investment adviser.
Our investment philosophy has remained consistent over time: preserve capital and create strong risk-adjusted returns for our clients. Utilizing research, we identify secular trends and disruptive shifts in the fundamental drivers affecting real estate values. Once our research identifies an attractive investment strategy, we move quickly to execute on it.
We target acquisitions and developments of multifamily, office, retail and industrial properties, either directly or through local operating and development partners throughout the major markets in the United States. We look for properties that demonstrate a significant discount to replacement cost, inefficiencies in operational management, or opportunities to create value via major renovation or development. Our investment professionals work alongside our partners to manage the property specific business plan that creates the most value for the investment.
We take a tremendous amount of pride in our culture. Formed on a platform of accountability, trust, and respect, we hold ourselves to a higher standard for the benefit of all stakeholders in our business. We foster an environment of entrepreneurship, creativity, and professionalism to stimulate the best ideas from our team members. Human capital is our greatest asset; therefore, we are committed to long term professional development to promote better service to our clients and tenure in our organization.
Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder
Gabe L. Finke founded Ascentris, formerly known as Amstar Advisers, in 2010 as a Registered Investment Adviser to serve its institutional clients, and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. From 2003 until 2015, Mr. Finke was the Chief Executive Officer of Amstar Group. During his tenure, the firm became a leading global real estate investor with respected pension plans, insurance companies, private banks, funds of funds and family offices as clients and co-investors.
Prior to Amstar, Mr. Finke was a Principal at The Carlyle Group and head of European development at Prologis.
Mr. Finke graduated with Highest Honors in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Finke is a past Board Member of AFIRE and Harvard Business School Real Estate Alumni Association as well as a past Co-Chair of the annual PREA conference. Currently, Mr. Finke serves on the Georgia Tech Advisory Board and the Board of TransitLabs. He is a member of the Young Presidents' Organization Colorado Chapter and resides in Denver, Colorado with his wife and three daughters.
Robert A. Toomey, Jr.
Robert A. Toomey, Jr., Managing Director, is responsible for all aspects of fundraising and portfolio management for Ascentris, the Registered Investment Adviser he helped found in 2010 for the purpose of advising institutional investors on value-add and opportunistic strategies in the United States. Prior thereto, Mr. Toomey worked at Amstar Group for 17 years where he was responsible for the sourcing, underwriting, due diligence, transactional and joint venture structuring, asset management, and dispositions of a significant portion of the company’s office, industrial and multifamily investments in the United States.
Mr. Toomey currently serves on the Executive and Investment Committees of Ascentris. He is a member of PREA, AFIRE, and the Editorial Board of Institutional Real Estate Inc. Mr. Toomey received a B.A. from Bates College and resides in Denver with his wife and two sons.
Daniel P. Cohen is a Managing Director at Ascentris. Mr. Cohen joined Amstar during 2005 and since then has sourced and managed a number of investments, including developments and acquisitions in Denver, Nashville, Phoenix, Portland, Seattle and the major markets in Texas. His properties have included retail, mixed-used, multifamily, industrial, hotel and office projects as well as micro-unit apartments.
Mr. Cohen was formerly an analyst with DCT Industrial Trust. His professional experience also includes four years as a journalist.
Mr. Cohen earned a B.A. in English from Wesleyan University and an MBA with Distinction from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Bobby Ghiselli is a Managing Director at Ascentris. Mr. Ghiselli is responsible for the sourcing, underwriting, asset management, and disposition of all property types in the West region. Mr. Ghiselli serves on the Investment Committee and is also responsible for several of the fundraising initiatives for the firm.
Previously, Mr. Ghiselli lived in San Diego where he worked as a managing director for Pacifica Enterprises and Douglas Wilson Companies having responsibility for acquisitions and investment client relationships. Mr. Ghiselli also has extensive experience as a lender where he originated and structured senior bridge, conduit, and mezzanine loans for GE Capital and CWCapital in Los Angeles.
Mr. Ghiselli has a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from USC Marshall School of Business. He holds a California Real Estate Broker’s license and is a member of the REFIC Council of UT at Austin, ULI, ICSC, and NAIOP.
Tricia Noble is a Managing Director at Ascentris and focuses on investing and managing the company's real estate investments across the U.S., with a particular focus on investments in the East and Southeast regions of the U.S.
Previously, Ms. Noble was a partner at Childress Klein Properties, one of the largest private developers in the southeastern U.S. At Childress Klein, she spent almost 18 years developing, leasing, and managing properties within the company's industrial portfolio, and led and managed the company's joint venture partnership efforts. Prior to joining Childress Klein, Ms. Noble worked as an Analyst at the investment banking firm Bowles Hollowell Conner & Company.
Ms. Noble earned a B.A. in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA from Harvard University.
Jake Rome is an investment professional at Ascentris where he is involved in all aspects of acquisitions, development and managing a portion of the firm's investments across all property types including hospitality, multifamily, office, retail and industrial.
Prior to Ascentris, Mr. Rome worked for Amstar Group and Amstar Advisers where he joined in 2011. Previously, Mr. Rome was an associate at Westmount Realty Finance in Dallas, where he worked on acquisitions and asset management for all commercial property types and several distressed residential funds.
Mr. Rome is originally from Austin, TX and attended the University of Colorado in Boulder where he earned a B.A. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Certificates of Excellence in Real Estate and Entrepreneurship.
Denis Curran joined the firm in 2014 and is responsible for underwriting new acquisitions, evaluating development opportunities and managing a portion of the firm's portfolio across all product types.
Previously, Mr. Curran was a derivatives trader with Infinium Capital Management where he specialized in foreign exchange and equity index options.
Mr. Curran holds a BBA in Real Estate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned an MBA with Honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Jeffrey R. Higgins
Jeff Higgins is a Senior Associate at Ascentris. Mr. Higgins has been with the firm since 2012 and is responsible for underwriting and due diligence for acquisition and development projects in the U.S.
Mr. Higgins earned a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Colorado.
James Proffitt joined the firm in 2014 and is responsible for underwriting new acquisitions, evaluating development opportunities and managing a portion of the firm's portfolio across all product types.
Previously, Mr. Proffitt was an analyst with Croft & Bender, LLC, an investment banking firm in Atlanta, GA, where he was responsible for financial analysis and valuation, industry research, due diligence and the preparation of client materials.
Mr. Proffitt attended the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill where he earned a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in finance.
Director of Corporate Finance
Jacqueline Vedra is a Director of Corporate Finance at Ascentris. Ms. Vedra is responsible for the firm’s institutional reporting and performance measurement, including all client and third-party reporting and internal analytics. Ms. Vedra also leads the Financial Planning and Analysis department, responsible for corporate profitability analysis and long range strategic planning.
Prior to joining Amstar Advisers in 2012, Ms. Vedra was a Sr. Manager in the Treasury department at Western Union with a focus on foreign exchange risk management and post-merger integration.
Ms. Vedra earned a M.S. in Finance from the University of Denver, a M.S. in Statistics from the University of California at San Diego, and a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Colorado. Ms. Vedra is a CFA Charterholder and member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society of Colorado.
Director of Research
Abby Pitzner is the Director of Research at Ascentris, where she is responsible for leading the firm’s research and investment strategy functions. Prior to joining Ascentris, Ms. Pitzner served as the Director of Research at Amstar Advisers where she guided research and investment strategy for the company’s domestic and international real estate portfolios. Prior to that, Ms. Pitzner served as Global Economist for CBRE where she was the primary economist supporting Dr. Raymond G. Torto, Ph.D, CRE. During her time at CBRE, she served as a member of the Global Research and Consulting Executive Committee, responsible for building-out the global research platform of the world’s largest commercial real estate services company. She was also an Economist at CBRE Econometric Advisors, formally known as Torto Wheaton Research.
Ms. Pitzner holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, a Masters in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with further graduate studies in Real Estate Markets and Real Estate Finance from MIT and the University of Denver.
Senior Financial Analyst
Carlie Mason is a Senior Financial Analyst at Ascentris. She is responsible for financial and performance reporting to clients, consultants and third-party indices. Ms.Mason’s responsibilities also include developing internal analytics, financial budgets and forecasts. Prior to joining Amstar Advisers, Ms. Mason worked at Ernst & Young with a primary focus on clients in the Banking and Oil & Gas industries.
Ms. Mason graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Delaware where she earned a B.S. in Accounting. Ms. Mason is a Certified Public Accountant and belongs to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Rita Guerrero is a Senior Accountant at Ascentris. Ms. Guerrero joined the firm in 2016 and is responsible for implementing accounting systems and procedures, property and corporate level accounting and reporting, and working directly with both external auditors and third-party property-level accounting groups. Prior to joining Ascentris, Ms. Guerrero was with RSM US LLP specializing in clients in the Financial Services sector.
Ms. Guerrero earned a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and minor concentrations in International Business and Marketing from Saint Louis University.
SALT- Tempe, AZ
265 Unit Multifamily Residential Development
Ground up development located on Town Lake directly adjacent to State Farm's new 2 million square foot office campus. Property finished construction first quarter 2017. For more information visit www.salt-tempe.com.
Centrum- Atlanta, GA
186,362 SF Class A Office
Centrum at Glenridge is a Class A multi-tenant office building comprised of glass and granite. Strategically centered between downtown and the northern suburb communities, Centrum at Glenridge is located in the Central Perimeter submarket, one of Atlanta’s most popular residential and commercial addresses.
Cameron Distribution- Portland, OR
320,795 SF Class A Industrial Development
Class A cross-dock bulk distribution facility located on a 20.4 acre site in the Airport Way submarket. Property features 32' clear height, trailer parking, ESFR sprinkler, and is well suited for both single tenant and multi-tenant leases. This property sold in the fourth quarter of 2016.
Southtown- San Antonio, TX
229 Unit Multifamily Residential Development
Waterfront- East Bay, CA
384,579 SF Office Campus
The Waterfront at Harbor Bay consists of five low-rise office buildings and one industrial/flex building near Oakland International Airport. The Class A property was constructed in phases between 1996 and 2000 as the corporate campus for Ascend Communications/Lucent Technologies. For more information visit www.waterfrontatharborbay.com.
Coloradan- Denver, CO
334 Unit Multifamily Residential Development
Located in the heart of the Union Station neighborhood, The Coloradan is ideally positioned between a future Whole Foods and the Terminal Station. The planned 19-story tower will include 334 residential units, 19,000 square feet of ground floor retail and a parking garage containing approximately 450 spaces. This property is being developed by The Coloradan Development Company, LLC with anticipated completion in late 2018.
Kierland- Scottsdale, AZ
370 Unit Multifamily Residential Development
Kierland is a fully-entitled, two phase proposed development located at Kierland Boulevard and Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale, AZ. The business plan is to develop a 150-unit Class A 10-story Type I multifamily building and develop a 220-unit luxury Type I construction condominium building. Anticipated completion in 2017.
292 Unit Mid-Rise Residential Development
The Verve is a 292-unit apartment community with 4,000 SF of retail located on 15th and Delgany, one block from the Lower Downtown (“LoDo”) neighborhood of Denver, CO. The mid-rise building (concrete and steel construction) has 10 levels, including 2 levels of below grade parking. The property was marketed through a pre-sale process and sold upon completion in 2014.
286,682 SF Office Acquisition
Class B+ office building in the Energy Corridor submarket of Houston. Purchased in 2012 when it was 74% leased and executed a renovation and lease-up business plan. Stabilized the property and sold in fourth quarter 2014.
378 Unit Multifamily Residential Development
A 378-unit Class A apartment community with 20,000 s.f. of retail built around the iconic music venue called The Broken Spoke. Located minutes from downtown in the South Lamar entertainment district of Austin, TX. The property was stabilized and sold in 2015.
396 Unit Multifamily Residential Development
Located in the Uptown neighborhood of Dallas, TX. The Uptown area is one of the most desirable areas in the Dallas metro, as it is close to the CBD and is a true retail/eatery/entertainment destination. The property was completed, stabilized, and sold in 2015.
1650 Archibald- Industrial Acquisition
176,058 Class B Industrial Acquistion
Property was purchased 100% leased in 2014. The tenant did not renew their lease and the property was sold to an owner/user in 2015.
Riverpark I- Ft. Worth, TX
145,579 SF Class A Industrial Development
Riverpark is a state-of-the-art, tilt-wall concrete, rear-loading warehouse building with 32’ clear height, ample trailer parking, single or multi-tenant design capability, ESFR sprinkler system, high-efficiency low-energy T-5 fluorescent lighting, and modern stone and concrete facade. Property was sold in 2015.
4/6/2017- Ascentris and HIP Successfully Sell Skyview Distribution Center- Atlanta, GA
4/4/2017- SALT Apartments Grand Opening in Tempe, AZ
12/29/2016- Ascentris and Holland Sell Class A Industrial in Portland, OR
12/15/2016- Ascentris and Optima Break Ground on Scottsdale Condos
12/10/2016- Ascentris Continues to Execute its Industrial Investment Strategy and Successfully Sells over 2.6M Square Feet Representing Over $175M in Total Property Value
11/23/2016- Ascentris Executes Full Building Lease to Z-Gallerie for 225,000 SF
7/7/2016- DHL Leases 193K Square Feet at Fairburn 85 in Atlanta, GA
7/6/2016- Ascentris Sells Parc North Industrial Park- Fort Worth, TX
7/1/2016- Ascentris and Huntington Industrial Partners Sell 188K Square Foot Industrial Property in Nashville, TN
4/11/2016- New Mid-Rise Apartment Development in Downtown Phoenix, AZ
3/15/2016- Ascentris Expands in Scottsdale with Two Multifamily Developments
2/15/2016- Long Term Lease for Speculative Industrial Property in Portland, Oregon
2/11/2016- Outland Industrial Sells in in Memphis, TN
1/5/2016- Two Class A Industrial Properties Sell in Dallas, TX
09/29/2015- Hanover Cityplace Apartments- Dallas, TX
8/24/2015- The 704 Apartments in Austin, TX
8/13/2015- Spec Class A Distribution Development in Boston MSA
5/22/2015- Beltway North Industrial Pre-Sale- Houston, TX
1/13/2015- Archibald Industrial Sale- Ontario, CA
12/9/2014- Kirkwood Office Sells in Houston, TX
4/14/2014- Centrum Office Recapitalization in Atlanta, GA