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.
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.
Ruchika Sidhu, Director of Asset Management
Ruchika Sidhu has primary responsibility for asset management and investor relations. Previously, Ruchika worked at The Reliant Group, a San Francisco based real estate investment fund for more than four years. As the Director of Portfolio Management and Investor Relations, she was responsible for portfolio-level monitoring and in-house valuations for the $1.2 BN asset portfolio, dispositions, investment reporting and lender compliance. Ruchika began her career at Reliant in Acquisitions where she underwrote several commercial investment opportunities in the Western US. Prior to joining Reliant, Ruchika worked in acquisitions with True North Management Group, a New York based institutional real estate private equity fund. She underwrote and assisted with financial analysis, due diligence and closing of six large commercial real estate assets located across the United States and was also involved in asset management and fund raising. Ruchika began her real estate career with Deloitte where she worked in the audit and real estate advisory groups for over three years.