Senior Managing Director
In the winter of 2019, Kirt joined Faris Lee Investments Capital Markets Group in Irvine, CA as a Senior Managing Director specializing in capital formation. Kirt joined Faris Lee to provide solutions for emerging and best-in-class real estate owner operators and developers who wish to access the capital markets with better investment alignment.
Kirt is a 6th generation Southern California native and real estate broker, investor and developer. Kirt is responsible for overseeing Faris Lee’s capital markets business development, strengthening equity relationships, and representing sponsors with their local and national capital requirements.
Prior to joining Faris Lee, Kirt spent two decades at some of the largest private equity firms in the US including Trammell Crow and Donahue Schriber, and contributed to the growth, origination, structuring, sourcing, underwriting, negotiation, capitalization and investment of assets across multiple product types, size ranges, classes and geographies. Kirt’s transaction experience includes, retail, multifamily, industrial, office, hospitality, student housing, self-storage and senior living, and has deep relationships ranging from family offices, RIAs, trusts, ultra-high net worth individuals, private equity, endowments, foundations, pensions and large funds.
Kirt has advised in the structuring, evaluation and investment of over $2B of projects in various structures, including joint ventures, equity and debt.
Kirt holds a degree from The University of Arizona and currently resides in Laguna Beach with his wife Caroline, and his three children (Sophia, Otis and Katie). He is also an active participant in industry organizations including ULI, NAIOP, NMHC and ICSC.
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