meet the fairway america team

Matt Burk, Fairway America team



Founder & Chief executive officer

Matt Burk is the CEO of Fairway America and Chairman of its affiliate, Verivest. Originally founding Fairway Financial Services in 1992, Mr. Burk has led their growth from a small operation to the robust market leaders they are today. He is a passionate industry coach, advising many middle market real estate entrepreneurs, fund managers, and sponsors on all aspects of 506 Regulation D fund business. Additionally, Mr. Burk authored the seminal book on capital raising for middle market real estate entrepreneurs, Capital Attraction.

Having spent his full professional career in real estate finance, he has expansive exposure to all real estate asset classes, structured finance, distressed debt acquisition, disposition, real estate syndications and pooled investment funds. A former basketball player and lifelong sports fan, Matt received a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the University of California, Davis.

Connect with Matt:

P: 503-906-9102

  • Thanks for your interest in Fairway America. Please use the form below to contact Matt Burk directly.

Darris, team member



Principle, Capital Markets

As a Principal of Fairway America, Darris is involved many aspects of the business, including capital sourcing, negotiations, deal structuring, investment strategies, and marketing. His primary role is to lead the capital raising efforts for Fairway’s single-asset syndication investment offerings. He spends most of his time interacting with new and existing high net worth individuals, family offices, and institutional investors.

The combination of his affable personality and 20+ years of real estate investment experience make him a knowledgeable resource for investors of all types, whether a first-time investor or an experienced highly sophisticated investor. Darris is a graduate of Gonzaga University and a lifelong Pacific Northwest resident.

Connect with Darris:

P: 503-753-6169

  • Thanks for your interest in Fairway America. Please use the form below to contact Darris Cassidy directly.

John, team member



Chief Financial Officer

As Fairway America’s Chief Financial Officer, John is responsible for overall treasury functions, financial planning and analysis, and leading the investor relations team. Additionally, John works across all verticals to monitor and make financial recommendations.

John joined Fairway as CFO after spending nearly two decades in leadership at Intel. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Purdue University Krannert School of Management as well as a Bachelor of Arts in English from Brigham Young University.

Connect with John:

P: 503-906-9116

  • Thanks for your interest in Fairway America. Please use the form below to contact John Wilson directly.



Chief Operating

Will oversees internal business processes at Fairway. He provides operational and cross-functional leadership to the Marketing, Sales, Investor Relations, and Portfolio Management teams. The Operations team, which Will also manages, is the primary node for enabling Fairway’s business model to scale via economizing and streamlining all internal company workflows between and within departments.

He holds a Master of Business Administration as well as a Graduate Certificate in Commercial Real Estate Development, both from Portland State University. In addition, Will spent over a decade as an officer in the United States Air Force, leading pararescue airmen on multiple overseas combat deployments.

The Fairway Team would like to thank Will for his service to our country.

Connect with Will:

P: 971-222-0289

  • Thanks for your interest in Fairway America. Please use the form below to contact Will Thier directly.

Jay, team member



General Counsel

Jay is Fairway America’s General Counsel and a partner of the firm. He has worked with Fairway’s management team for more than a decade sharing a wide range of legal expertise, from contracting, corporate governance and securities to litigation and employment law.

Before opening his own firm in 2008, which provides dedicated, part-time general counsel services to growth-stage companies in various industries, Jay was General Counsel to one of Oregon’s successful private software companies. Before that, Jay was a litigation partner at Perkins Coie, the largest law firm in the Pacific Northwest. Jay received his JD from the University of California, Berkeley. Additionally, he holds a master’s degree in American political thought from the University of Utah and a bachelor’s degree in political science, philosophy, and film studies from Boston University.

Connect with Jay:

P: 503-464-6787

  • Thanks for your interest in Fairway America. Please use the form below to contact Jay Zollinger directly.

Anindya, team member



Managing director
International Advisory

P: 617-800-5689

  • Thanks for your interest in Fairway America. Please use the form below to contact Anindya Roychowdhury directly.

As Managing Director of Internal Advisory, Anindya plays a leadership role in developing Fairway’s international advisory services, which includes facilitating cross-border capital flow and M&A for international investors looking to enter new markets.

Anindya joined Fairway after over 17 years in KPMG’s India and Middle East offices. Anindya has an additional 10+ years of experience in an advisory role with major corporations, including cross-border deals and market entry. Anindya holds a CGMA degree from CIMA (UK) and AICPA (USA), a CMA degree from CIMA (UK), an ACA degree from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales and a bachelor’s degree with a major in economics from Presidency College, Calcutta University in India.



Managing Director of Real Estate Funds

P: 303-638-7079

  • Thanks for your interest in Fairway America. Please use the form below to contact Barry Johnson directly.

Barry is Fairway America’s Managing Director of Real Estate Funds and oversees all fund investments, including underwriting, portfolio management and asset disposition and is a voting member of investment committee. Prior positions at Fairway include Vice President of Investments and Senior Portfolio Manager. Since joining Fairway Barry has been responsible for underwriting more than 150 fund investments totaling nearly $200 million in fund capital.

Before Fairway, Barry spent 10 years at Integra Realty Resources as Director of Commercial Real Estate Appraisal. Barry holds real estate finance and master’s degrees from University of Denver and MAI, CCIM and SRA real estate designations.

Kellen, team member



Director of Strategic Accounts

P: 503-906-9113

  • Thanks for your interest in Fairway America. Please use the form below to contact Kellen Stevens directly.

As Director of Strategic Accounts, Kellen is responsible for sourcing and developing new sponsor relationships. In addition to directing the business development and front-end sales activity for Fairway, he is also responsible for managing existing sponsor partner relationship and continuing to identify additional streams of revenue that add value for both Fairway and our sponsor partners. During his 14-year tenure at Fairway Kellen has also been a key contributor to building out Fairway’s advisory services (Fund Creation & SBRE Investment Summit).

Kellen received his business management degree from Oregon Tech.

Teri, team member



Managing Director of Investments

P: 503-756-1407

  • Thanks for your interest in Fairway America. Please use the form below to contact Adrian Boly directly.

Adrian is the Managing Director of Investments at Fairway America. He oversees the evaluation and execution of all real estate investment activities, including originating, structuring, and closing credit and equity opportunities on behalf of the company, sponsor partners, and investors. Adrian is a member of the executive team and serves on its investment committee.

During his career, Adrian has been responsible for over $1 billion of real estate transactions spanning core to opportunistic risk profiles. Before joining Fairway, Adrian held senior investment roles with ScanlanKemberBard Companies, Guardian Real Estate Services, and is a former co-founder and principal of Willamette Stone, a boutique real estate sponsor. Adrian earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a CAIA charterholder.

Angie, team member



Senior Investment Coordinator

P: 503-906-9104

  • Thanks for your interest in Fairway America. Please use the form below to contact Angie Henderson directly.

With her 25 years of progressive experience in real estate and underwriting, Angie completes due diligence on new investments and prospective sponsors and manages closings for new investments. She has been with Fairway since 1995 and is a voting member of Fairway’s Investment Committee.

Angie has been actively involved in every one of Fairway’s investments for the past two decades and is a seasoned underwriting professional. Angie studied at Southern Oregon State University.


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