Superior Risk-Adjusted Returns in U.S. Real Estate Investments

ABOUT POLARIS

WHO WE ARE

Polaris Realty Capital is an advisory and investment management firm focused on providing a wide range of income producing strategies through different economic cycles

We have advised clients on more than 1.7 billion dollars of investments. Polaris is active throughout the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Texas

OUR EXPERTISE

The identification, structuring, and asset management of direct real estate investments in US multihousing investments.

OUR SPECIALTY

Advising non-US family offices and investment companies. We are a single-source platform that spans the full ownership lifecycle – from pre-acquisition through disposition.

Our services include advisory services; coordination of legal, tax, audit & ownership entity structuring; management of the acquisition process & all capital events; disposition; and asset management. PRC participates and invests alongside its investors’ capital to ensure full alignment of interests among all parties.

Our Value Proposition

Access to compelling private opportunities. PRC’s access to such opportunities is based upon the extensive network of well-established investment sponsors and proven operating partners that it has built over the years. PRC’s access spans multiple geographies and investment strategies, which allows it to generate its own insight on market dynamics & trends.

Specialized advisory services. Innovative, data-backed analysis drives our investment decisions allowing us to identify, structure, and manage assets that fit the unique needs of our investors.

Asset management. Our in-house asset managers have extensive experience in US multihousing real estate, providing high-touch servicing of our assets and portfolio.

Comprehensive transactional assistance. We have extensive transactional experience with inbound capital to the US, and a highly experienced network of lawyers, CPA’s and debt brokers. As a result, we are able to assist & guide our investors to transact efficiently throughout the investment lifecycle.

OUR TRACK RECORD

Our Team

Ziyad ‘Zach’ Mneimneh

Principal

Based on his lifelong belief in and commitment to the multihousing sector, Ziyad founded Polaris in 2010 and leads its strategic development and evolution. He constantly monitors macro trends in economy, finance, demography and culture that impact the multihousing industry; and pro-actively interacts with a wide range of industry players to maintain his fingers on the pulse of the industry.

Ziyad originates & maintains all strategic relationships with investors, operating partners and financing sources. Internally, he directly leads deal origination, underwriting, & acquisitions, and oversees asset management.

Prior to founding Polaris, Ziyad held key positions in multinational corporations in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East. He is an Advisory Committee member at the National Multifamily Housing Council, the industry’s prime trade organization in the US.

Ziyad ‘Zach’ Mneimneh

Based on his lifelong belief in and commitment to the multihousing sector, Ziyad founded Polaris in 2010 and leads its strategic development and evolution. He constantly monitors macro trends in economy, finance, demography and culture that impact the multihousing industry; and pro-actively interacts with a wide range of industry players to maintain his fingers on the pulse of the industry.

Ziyad originates & maintains all strategic relationships with investors, operating partners and financing sources. Internally, he directly leads deal origination, underwriting, & acquisitions, and oversees asset management.

Prior to founding Polaris, Ziyad held key positions in multinational corporations in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East. He is an Advisory Committee member at the National Multifamily Housing Council, the industry’s prime trade organization in the US.

Dave Sherbal

Director, Asset Management

Dave’s unique experience stems from his proven record through the full investment cycle – underwriting, due diligence, acquisition, rehabilitation & turnaround, asset management, refinance, and disposition.

He brings his experience to bear in his asset management role at Polaris, where he provides portfolio-wide advice as well as direct leadership of certain assets.

Prior to joining Polaris in 2019, Dave had held key asset management & corporate positions with multiple investment firms where he managed partnerships and investment funds.

Dave holds a bachelor’s in accounting from the State University of New York.

Dave Sherbal

Dave’s unique experience stems from his proven record through the full investment cycle – underwriting, due diligence, acquisition, rehabilitation & turnaround, asset management, refinance, and disposition.

He brings his experience to bear in his asset management role at Polaris, where he provides portfolio-wide advice as well as direct leadership of certain assets.

Prior to joining Polaris in 2019, Dave had held key asset management & corporate positions with multiple investment firms where he managed partnerships and investment funds.

Dave holds a bachelor’s in accounting from the State University of New York.

Dan Switter

Director, Asset Management

With more than 20 years of wide-ranging student housing experience, Dan specializes in structuring and implementing operating improvements to enhance asset values. He directly oversees the Polaris student housing portfolio.

In addition to directing student housing operations, Dan plays a critical role in ensuring seamless and timely reporting between all stakeholders for Polaris’ multifamily and student housing portfolios.

Dan has held several key positions with regional & national student housing operators throughout the U.S. Prior to joining Polaris in 2019, he was the Property Management Director overseeing a national portfolio of over 6,000 beds.

Dan studied Business & Finance at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio.

Dan Switter

With more than 20 years of wide-ranging student housing experience, Dan specializes in structuring and implementing operating improvements to enhance asset values. He directly oversees the Polaris student housing portfolio.

In addition to directing student housing operations, Dan plays a critical role in ensuring seamless and timely reporting between all stakeholders for Polaris’ multifamily and student housing portfolios.

Dan has held several key positions with regional & national student housing operators throughout the U.S. Prior to joining Polaris in 2019, he was the Property Management Director overseeing a national portfolio of over 6,000 beds.

Dan studied Business & Finance at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio.

Sergio Lora

Associate Director

Sergio is responsible for supporting Polaris’ acquisitions which includes sourcing and underwriting of potential investments, due diligence, and partnership structuring. He also works closely with the asset management team to monitor and assess portfolio performance and business plan execution.

Prior to joining PRC, Sergio held roles in private equity, banking and management consulting, which allow him to bring experience in credit and structured investments across various asset classes including workforce housing, student housing, & hospitality. Sergio holds a Master of Science in Real Estate and Infrastructure from Johns Hopkins University in D.C.

Sergio Lora

Sergio is responsible for supporting Polaris’ acquisitions which includes sourcing and underwriting of potential investments, due diligence, and partnership structuring. He also works closely with the asset management team to monitor and assess portfolio performance and business plan execution.

Prior to joining PRC, Sergio held roles in private equity, banking and management consulting, which allow him to bring experience in credit and structured investments across various asset classes including workforce housing, student housing, & hospitality. Sergio holds a Master of Science in Real Estate and Infrastructure from Johns Hopkins University in D.C.

Isabel Rivas

Administration, Manager

Isabel joined Polaris in 2017 and brought with her a detailed understanding of accounting, compliance and taxation. She provides administrative leadership and support to the Polaris team.

Prior to joining Polaris, Isabel worked as Office Manager in a multinational medical supply company.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Florida International University and she is pursuing her credentials as a CPA.

Isabel Rivas

Isabel joined Polaris in 2017 and brought with her a detailed understanding of accounting, compliance and taxation. She provides administrative leadership and support to the Polaris team.

Prior to joining Polaris, Isabel worked as Office Manager in a multinational medical supply company.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Florida International University and she is pursuing her credentials as a CPA.

Mitchell Vaysman

Senior Analyst

Mitchell works on the Polaris acquisitions team, he supports the team’s sourcing, due diligence, and underwriting of potential investments. He also assists the asset management team in their reporting function.

Prior to joining Polaris, Mitchell worked in New York in private equity real estate and capital advisory.

Mitchell holds a Bachelor’s in Finance from The Pennsylvania State University.

Mitchell Vaysman

Mitchell works on the Polaris acquisitions team, he supports the team’s sourcing, due diligence, and underwriting of potential investments. He also assists the asset management team in their reporting function.

Prior to joining Polaris, Mitchell worked in New York in private equity real estate and capital advisory.

Mitchell holds a Bachelor’s in Finance from The Pennsylvania State University.