Vestar hired Kerri Schneider as Director of Fund Investments.
She will be based in the firm’s Phoenix headquarters and will assist with fund raising efforts, managing investor relationships and helping identify and underwrite acquisition opportunities throughout major metro markets in the West.
“Kerri’s acquisitions, underwriting and asset management experience will help our firm continue its aggressive effort to acquire and reposition quality retail properties” said Rick Kuhle, President of Vestar. “We firmly believe that our in-house capabilities will allow our investors to realize extremely attractive risk-adjusted returns for the assets we successfully acquire over the next 24 – 48 months.”
Schneider joins Vestar with an impressive background that includes more than 10 years real estate experience. Most recently she served as a Vice President at Lubert-Adler where she was responsible for establishing and maintaining joint venture relationships with third-party operators in addition to acquiring and asset managing a portfolio of west coast retail properties.
In addition, she spent three years as a Senior Associate at Heitman in Chicago creating and managing joint venture platforms across a myriad of property types.
Schneider earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois with an Economics Major.