meet the fairway america team

Matt

Burk

Founder & Chief executive officer

Matt founded Fairway Financial Services, Inc. in 1992 and has led Fairway’s investment team for more than 25 years. He began his career in real estate finance in 1986 after graduating from the University of California, Davis with a degree in economics. His extensive experiences as a real estate lender have provided him with wide-ranging exposure and deep expertise in a broad array of real estate asset classes, as well as private money lending, distressed debt acquisition and disposition, and open- and closed-ended 506 Regulation D funds.

Matt is widely recognized as an expert in the specialized field of middle market real estate asset-based alternative investments and pooled investment funds. He has consulted, mentored and advised hundreds of real estate entrepreneurs and sponsors around the United States and leveraged those relationships to identify and procure deals for Fairway’s investment business. Matt also authored the seminal book on capital raising for real estate entrepreneurs, Capital Attraction.

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P: 503-906-9102

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Anindya

Roychowdhury

Chief Operating Officer

Anindya joined Fairway America after over 17 years in KPMG’s India and Middle East offices. He plays a senior leadership role in setting and executing strategy, particularly around capitalization of the Fairway America Funds, syndications and managed accounts.

Anindya has 25+ years of experience negotiating, raising capital and bringing global and local companies together. As an industry thought leader, he has been interviewed and featured in publications and broadcasts with TIME, CNN, CNBC, BBC Financial Times, New York Times and International Herald Tribune.

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 the prestigious Presidency College, Calcutta University in India.

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P: 617-800-5689

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Darris

Cassidy

Partner

Darris began his real estate career in commercial appraisal and mortgage backed security bonds and went on to work in commercial real estate banking at HomeStreet Bank and Bank of the West. His earliest roles in real estate included loan closing, asset management, and loan origination.

During the housing boom, Darris was the CFO for a regional developer, overseeing the debt, equity, capital structures, P&L’s and balance sheets for numerous entities involved in land banking and development, homebuilding, multifamily, condominiums and industrial assets. During the downturn following the housing boom, Darris formed his first investment vehicles, which he used to successfully capture opportunities that arose from the distressed single-family residential markets.

As a Partner at Fairway America, Darris brings a deep understanding of the U.S. real estate investment space both from a sponsor and investor perspective. He has cultivated an extensive network of sponsors, family offices and private investors and holds his Series 63 and Series 7 licenses. He is also a registered representative of North Capital, a FINRA-registered Broker/Dealer. Darris obtained a degree in finance from Gonzaga University.

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P: 503-753-6169

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John

Wilson

Chief Financial Officer

John joined Fairway after spending nearly two decades at Intel, where he managed a billion-dollar construction and tooling budget for a new manufacturing facility, led the financial planning and analysis activities for Intel’s largest division, and founded Intel Federal – a startup division dedicated to working with the US Federal Government on supercomputing leadership. John was also tapped to lead various councils for leadership development, training, and recruiting, and others.

As Fairway’s Chief Financial Officer, John is responsible for overall treasury functions, financial planning and analysis, and leading the investor relations team. John holds an MSM (MBA) in finance and marketing from Purdue University Krannert School of Management as well as a BA in English from Brigham Young University. 

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P: 503-906-9116

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Jay

Zollinger

General Counsel

Jay is Fairway’s General Counsel. He has worked with its management team for more than a decade and has more than 20 years of legal experience. Jay has a wide range of legal expertise, from corporate governance and securities regulation, to litigation and employment law. Since 2008, Jay has been serving Fairway and other clients through his own law firm, Outside General Counsel Services, which provides growth-stage companies in various industries with experienced corporate legal advice through dedicated, part-time general counsel services.

Before opening his own firm, Jay was General Counsel to one of Oregon’s successful software companies. Before that, Jay was a litigation partner at Perkins Coie, the largest law firm in the Pacific Northwest. Jay joined Perkins Coie in 1997 after graduating from law school at the University of California, Berkeley. He also has 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.

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P: 503-464-6787

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Kellen

Stevens

Director of Strategic Accounts

P: 503-906-9113

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Kellen has been with Fairway for over 12 years and has worked in both the marketing and sales divisions. As a business development leader, Kellen has been instrumental in identifying and advancing many of Fairway’s key strategic relationships with sponsors around the United States.

Kellen’s expertise lies in identifying specific areas where Fairway can provide value for each client and build effective, beneficial long-term relationships. He received his business management degree from Oregon Institute of Technology.

Barry

Johnson

Vice President, Investments

P: 303-638-7079

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Barry leads real estate due diligence and valuation at Fairway and is a voting member of the Investment Committee. Prior to his role as Vice President, Barry was Fairway’s Senior Portfolio Manager, and acted as a Director at Integra Realty Resources.

Barry holds an MBA from University of Denver and the two most advanced real estate appraisal designations, MAI (Member Appraisal Institute) and SRA (Senior Residential Appraiser), as well as the highly-coveted CCIM (Commercial Investment Member).

Angie

Henderson

Senior
Underwriter

P: 503-906-9104

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With her 20+ 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 is highly skilled in loan processing and underwriting – she is incredibly detail-oriented and has a passion for real estate. Angie studied at Southern Oregon State University.

 

Will

Thier

Real Estate Portfolio Manager

P: 971-222-0289

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Will oversees Fairway’s and its Funds’ portfolio of investments and provides leadership to a team of highly qualified asset managers. 

Will completed undergraduate studies in mathematics at University of Washington and received his graduate certificate in Commercial Real Estate Development and master’s degree from Portland State University.

The Fairway Team would like to thank Will for his service to our country, in both the  ROTC and multiple deployments in the United States Air Force.

Trent

Brown

Director of Debt Advisory

P: 503-222-0284

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Trent has over 20 years of experience developing innovative real estate debt and equity solutions for clients. Trent previously led capital markets activities for SOHO Realty Partners, an office and industrial developer and operator, in Dallas, Texas.

Trent holds two advanced designations, the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations and has obtained his MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Teri

Levine

Director of
Marketing

P: 971-940-1646

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Leading the marketing team at Fairway, Teri’s focus is building Fairway’s brand and strengthening its market position.

Teri has 20+ years’ experience in financial services and private capital investment marketing. She has held senior marketing management positions in Fortune 500 companies, including Vice President Marketing at Great Western Bank, GW Financial Securities, and Senior Director Marketing and Product Development at Blue Shield of California. Teri received her degree from University of California, Los Angeles.

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