Our People

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December 11, 2020

Michael J. Escalante

Michael Escalante is Chief Executive Officer and President of GCEAR, while also serving as a member of the Board of Directors. Michael was part of the executive team responsible for founding GCEAR and initially served as its Chief Investment Officer beginning in 2008. After being named CEO in 2018, he has been responsible for managing the overall operations of the Company, including all capital allocation decisions and providing key guidance on major asset management matters. With more than 33 years of experience, Michael has been a prominent industry figure within institutional property sectors across North America, completing over $9.6 billion in commercial real estate transactions across the U.S.

Prior to joining Griffin Capital in 2006, Michael founded Escalante Property Ventures, a real estate investment management firm. He was employed from 1997-2005 at Trizec Properties, Inc., previously one of the largest publicly traded office REITs, with his final position being Executive Vice President – Capital Transactions and Portfolio Management. Michael also held various acquisitions, asset management and portfolio management positions at the Yarmouth Group, an international investment advisor from 1987-1997.

Michael earned an MBA from the University of California at Los Angeles, Anderson Graduate School of Management, where he specialized in finance and marketing.  He also graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree, with an emphasis in finance and accounting, from Santa Clara University, Leavey School of Business.  Michael is a full member of the Urban Land Institute and active in many civic organizations.

December 09, 2020

Nathan P. Headrick

Nathan is a recognized advocate and leader in the alternative investments industry. Prior to joining Triloma, he served as President of Bluerock Capital Markets and held numerous leadership roles within the CNL companies. To date, Nathan has placed over $14 billion of public and private equity securities into the alternative investment marketplace, including syndication of funds with KKR, EIG, The Macquarie Group and CB Richard Ellis.
December 09, 2020

Ira P. Cohen

Mr. Cohen is a successful mutual fund executive with over 35 years of retail, offshore and institutional experience. He currently serves as an Independent Trustee for the Valued Advisors Trust group of funds with AUM in excess of $3 billion. Over the past nine years Mr. Cohen has served as managing principal of a boutique consulting company providing advisory and compliance related services. Mr. Cohen’s client list includes Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), Goldman Sachs, Fidelity, Waddell & Reed, Commonwealth Funds, DST Systems and FINRA.
December 09, 2020

Robb W. Chapin

Chief Executive Officer - ROC Seniors and Medical Properties
December 09, 2020

Nate Whittier

Mr. Whittier joined Bain Capital Credit in 2013. He is a Director and Portfolio Manager in Liquid Credit based in Bain Capital Credit's Boston office. He is also responsible for risk management and portfolio analytics across the Firm’s strategies. Previously, Mr. Whittier worked in the Global Portfolio Solutions Group of the Asset Management Division of Goldman Sachs.
December 09, 2020

Alon Avner

Head of Bain Capital Credit Europe and Managing Director, Distressed and Special Situations, Bain Capital Credit
December 09, 2020

Michael A. Ewald

Mr. Ewald joined Bain Capital Credit in 1998. He is a Managing Director, Global Head of the Private Credit Group, Portfolio Manager for the Middle Market Credit and Senior Direct Lending strategies and a Credit Committee member. He also serves as President and CEO of Bain Capital Specialty Finance, Inc., a registered business development company. He is based in Bain Capital Credit’s Boston office. Previously, Mr. Ewald was an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company and an analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston in the Regulated Industries group.
December 09, 2020

Andrew Carlino

Mr. Carlino joined Bain Capital Credit in 2002. He is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager in Liquid Credit based in Bain Capital Credit’s Boston office. Prior to his current role, Mr. Carlino was responsible for investments in the Airlines, Aerospace & Defense, and Homebuilding & Building Product sectors. Previously, Mr. Carlino was a consultant for The Boston Consulting Group and an intelligence officer in the US Air Force.
December 09, 2020

Muhammad Gazi

Mr. Gazi joined Griffin Capital in 2018 and serves as a Vice President, Product Specialist. Mr. Gazi is a member of the Griffin Capital Credit Advisor Investment Committee and is responsible for Griffin Capital Credit Advisor’s product placement and strategy development.
December 09, 2020

Spencer J. Propper

Previously, Mr. Propper was a Director at Lakemont Group, a boutique real estate investment banking and consulting firm. Within this role Mr. Propper provided portfolio management services to the Bluerock Total Income Plus Real Estate Fund. Additionally, at the Lakemont Group, Mr. Propper was responsible for overseeing projects for a variety of clients including pension funds, private equity firms and publicly traded real estate companies and specialized in structured finance, market analysis and strategic due diligence.
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