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ABOUT POLARIS

WHO WE ARE

Polaris Realty Capital is an advisory and investment management firm focused on income-producing investments that provide steady cash flow while protecting investors’ downside throughout the economic cycle.

We have advised clients on more than 1.2 billion dollars of transactions. Polaris is active throughout the Eastern half of the U.S.

OUR EXPERTISE

The identification, structuring, and asset management of direct real estate investments in our two core competency areas of Multifamily Housing and Student Housing.

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 till 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.

Our Value Proposition

Access to valuable private investments. Our investment opportunities are not readily available to the general investing public; we obtain early access to them through our direct and long-term relations with our network of trusted Operating Partners;

Specialized advisory services in our two core competency areas;

Specialized asset management. Each of our seasoned asset managers is specialized in one of our two core competency areas, and has at least two decades of experience in it;

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.

Eldon Warfield

Director, Asset Management

Eldon’s whole career has revolved around the management of multifamily assets. Backed by his 35-year experience, he founded Polaris’ asset management program in 2015 and continues to lead its development and expansion. The program currently manages twelve assets valued at $600M.

Eldon’s activities as a member of the Executive Council of IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management), and as the developer and first chairman of the Property Management program at Valencia College in Orlando, give him unique access to the property management industry and its future trends.

Prior to joining Polaris in 2015, Eldon had managed and directed portfolio operations encompassing over 30,000 apartments in 14 states throughout the eastern half of the U.S.

Eldon holds an MBA from Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Eldon Warfield

Eldon’s whole career has revolved around the management of multifamily assets. Backed by his 35-year experience, he founded Polaris’ asset management program in 2015 and continues to lead its development and expansion. The program currently manages twelve assets valued at $600M.

Eldon’s activities as a member of the Executive Council of IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management), and as the developer and first chairman of the Property Management program at Valencia College in Orlando, give him unique access to the property management industry and its future trends.

Prior to joining Polaris in 2015, Eldon had managed and directed portfolio operations encompassing over 30,000 apartments in 14 states throughout the eastern half of the U.S.

Eldon holds an MBA from Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri.

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

Associate 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

Senior Analyst, Acquisitions

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.