The team has underwritten, managed and executed on more than $3 billion in gross commercial real estate value since 2001, including debt and equity.
Jordan Caspari, Partner
Jordan has primary responsibility for deal structuring, origination and investor relations. He has a background in private equity, having worked on the acquisition and disposition of over USD 2 billion of joint venture equity and recapitalizations across all asset classes since 2003. Previously, Jordan worked as a Vice President of Partners Group with investment oversight and responsibility for a USD 450 million opportunity fund. Prior to Partners Group, Jordan worked in acquisitions with Liquid Realty Partners based in San Francisco, and Oxford Properties Group, a subsidiary of OMERS, in Toronto, Canada. He received his Bachelors in Philosophy from Queen’s University in Canada and his Master’s in Real Estate Finance and Development from Columbia University in New York. Jordan sits on the board of Schools without Borders and provides corporate guidance and fundraising support to the charity.
David Smith, Partner
David has primary responsibility for asset management and transaction execution. He has extensive experience in distressed debt, DPO’s, workouts and asset management having previously worked as a Vice President of Helios AMC (now Situs) in San Francisco, where he managed pools of CMBS, Real Estate Owned and Non-Performing Loan portfolios with aggregate loan values of over USD 500 million, including a non-performing whole loan pool for Deutsche Bank with over 40 underlying assets. Prior to Helios, David worked as a Vice President in the Capital Markets group with Cohen Financial where he directed the origination, analysis and placement of over USD 450 million of debt, equity and mezzanine financing structures for commercial real estate throughout the United States. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Managerial Economics from the University of California at Davis. He previously chaired the Developing Leaders Group for the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of NAIOP and has been involved with San Francisco BAMA, IREM, and ICSC.
Ryan McAskile, Principal
Ryan McAskile is responsible for asset management and deal origination on the East Coast for Soma Capital. Ryan is also the founder of McAskile Realty, an advisory firm providing services to owners and tenants in Toronto. Ryan was previously Senior Vice President & Office Head for the GTA West operations for DTZ Canada and a member of the Canadian senior management team. Prior to his management role, Ryan worked with DTZ specializing in office leasing and corporate services in Downtown Toronto. Ryan has worked on various project teams with institutional landlords in Canada to provide strategic space planning and design direction for lease up strategies of vacant and under-utilized properties. His clients have included major Canadian banks, property developers, and asset managers across North America.
Peter Horn, Senior Associate
Peter is responsible for acquisitions, asset management, investor relations and dispositions for all Soma Capital transactions. Previously, Peter worked as an Investment Analyst with Simpson Housing LLP, where he led financial due diligence for multifamily real estate acquisitions and joint venture developments. Prior to Simpson Housing, he worked as a Financial Analyst with Morgan Keegan’s Real Estate Investment Banking Group, focusing on mergers and acquisitions including a number of advisory and capital raising assignments for clients in the public and private equity arena. Peter graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business with a BBA in Finance. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and active in the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of NAIOP. Peter is also actively involved with the San Francisco chapter of Reading Partners, committing his time on a weekly basis to teach underprivileged youth.
Christoph von Pohlot, Analyst
Chris has primary responsibility for acquisitions and asset management for all Soma Capital transactions. Chris’ prior experience includes REIT coverage, construction management, and brokerage. Most recently, Chris worked at Glenview Management where he was an analyst on the investment team. His responsibilities included market research, trend analysis, and due diligence. His work guided the portfolio management and investment groups in their European strategies following the Brexit vote. Prior to his work at Gelnview, Chris worked in brokerage at Brown Harris Stevens under one of the top brokers in New York City. Chris graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Political Science and Business Management.