Darris Cassidy | CFO & Managing Director
Darris grew up in the real estate finance business, literally, as the son of a successful 35-year + commercial mortgage banker. A Portland area native, Darris graduated from Gonzaga University with a BA in Finance. He began his career with HomeStreet Bank in Seattle and then Bank of the West, and swiftly became one of the top producers at the bank. Having more of an entrepreneurial itch than most bankers, took a position as CFO of one of his large bank clients, a sizable regional home builder. He took the lead role in working with the firm’s banks, lenders and investors both as the company grew rapidly up until 2008 and during the downturn afterward as the firm experienced many of the challenges prevailing in real estate at the time.
Darris Cassidy joined Fairway America in 2012. Darris’ combination of natural gregariousness, financial acumen, and lifelong love of real estate have made him an extremely versatile and valuable member of Fairway’s team. As Managing Director of Fairway’s two proprietary pooled investment funds, Fairway America Fund VI, LLC, and Fairway America Fund VII LP, Darris’ primary role at the company is working with high net worth investors and raising capital for the funds. Darris is a principal of Fairway America and sits on Fairway’s investment committee.