Wes leads all aspects of Abacus Capital’s investment activities. In this capacity, his responsibilities include overall investment strategy formation, capital raising, acquisition sourcing, transaction structuring, business plan implementation, ongoing asset oversight and portfolio management.
Wes’ unique perspective on identifying compelling risk-adjusted real estate investment opportunities has been cultivated over 15+ years and >$3.0B of transactions as a large cap private equity investor, a bulge bracket real estate investment banker and most recently as a principal at one of the most active and fastest growing real estate private equity operating groups in the Southeastern US. Through these diverse yet complementary experiences, Wes has acquired/developed, administered and harvested investments as both an LP and GP in many of the 25 largest markets in the country and nearly every major product type including office, industrial, multifamily, retail, self storage and MHC assets.
Wes graduated with distinction from Washington & Lee University and earned an MBA from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Brick has primary leadership over all aspects of the execution of Abacus Capital’s investment activities. In this capacity, his responsibilities include overall investment strategy formation, acquisition execution, transaction structuring, business plan implementation, ongoing asset oversight and portfolio management. In addition, Brick leads the firm’s capital raising and investor relations initiatives.
Brick’s expertise in the spatial markets complements the firm’s differentiated perspective on the real estate capital markets to provide clients with a comprehensive approach to managing risk and driving outperformance in the firm’s investment activities.
Brick graduated from UNC and as a licensed Broker-in-Charge leads the brokerage efforts of Abacus’ sister company. Brick is also very active in the local community having coached for 10+ years at Myers Park Trinity Little League and as well as currently serving as the Chairman of the Parents Council at First Presbyterian Church.
Mason is primarily responsible for administering all aspects of Abacus Capital’s investment activities. This includes underwriting, sourcing, financing, asset management and execution of existing assets as well as new opportunities.
Prior to joining Abacus Capital, Mason worked with several leading national multi-family development and investment firms.
Mason graduated from Wofford College and earned an MBA from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. Mason is an active member of the Urban Land Institute and serves as a youth basketball coach.
As Abacus Capital’s construction manager, Ryan is responsible for leading the firm’s construction-related activities. In this role, Ryan is responsible for pre-construction pricing, budget and design optimization, day-to-day management of capital improvement projects and the overall execution of the firm’s value enhancing capital initiatives. In addition, Ryan is a Partner in Colony Commercial’s third-party construction management practice. Prior to joining Abacus Capital, Ryan was a project manager and oversaw the Charlotte region for a leading institutional general contractor.
Over his career Ryan has worked for leading regional architecture and general contractors and has led the delivery of over $100M of ground up development projects since 2018 across a variety of product types and for a number of institutional-quality clients.
Amber is responsible for all aspects of the financial management of the firm. In this capacity, she has primary leadership over property and corporate accounting, cash management and investor reporting.
Amber previously owned and operated a retail franchise for 10 years and was a Vice President at Banc of America Securities where she led a trading and sales management reporting team.
Amber graduated from the University of Dayton. She has served as Treasurer for a Parent- Teacher Organization and a local Girl Scout troop and also coached recreational soccer for 5 years.