Jon K. Haahr
Mr. Haahr is the Founder of Silver Portal Capital and a Senior Managing Principal with over 25 years of experience in the capital markets and a track record that exhibits a depth of investment banking, real estate advising, and capital raising expertise for both private and public companies. He has been managing underwriter, placement agent and advisor in over $20 billion of equity, debt and financial advisory transactions for the real estate industry from 1992 to the present, involving more than 140 transactions. Mr. Haahr was Co-Head and Managing Director of Real Estate Investment Banking for Wachovia Securities from 1999-2001, and founded and ran the Real Estate and Lodging Group at EVEREN Securities (successor firm to Kemper Securities), from 1991 until joining Wachovia. Mr. Haahr received his MBA in Finance from the Henry B. Tippie School of Management at the University of Iowa, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Iowa State University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He is a past and present member of multiple corporate boards, currently serving as a director of Clarion Partners Property Trust and Reven Housing REIT, and previously served as Trustee of the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate at the University of Wisconsin.
Mr. Frantz is a Managing Director at Silver Portal Capital with over 20 years of real estate and capital markets experience. Most recently, he was a member of the Real Estate Transactions group for the New York City Economic Development Corporation where he was responsible for sourcing, negotiating and closing real estate acquisitions on behalf of the City. Prior to that, Mr. Frantz was a Managing Principal & COO for boutique real estate investment bank Mission Realty Advisors where, he provided strategic advisory services to institutional real estate operators as well as customized real investment solutions for institutional investors, registered investment advisors and family offices. Before then, he was a member of the global real estate investment banking team of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was active in IPO, M&A and joint venture transactions, as well as debt and equity financings, and fairness opinions. Mr. Frantz received his BA from Colgate University and an MBA in finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, where he earned the school’s prestigious Legacy Award, which recognizes one student each year for contributions in and out of the classroom. Mr. Frantz holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is FINRA series 7, 24 and 63 licensed.
Mr. Childs is a Managing Director – Capital Markets at Silver Portal Capital with over 35 years of commercial real estate and private equity experience. Most recently, he served as a Partner in Predex Capital Management. For 22 years he held a Minnesota commercial real estate broker’s license, buying, selling, leasing, and managing all types of commercial property. He has also been an active investor partner in multiple private companies, including successful private firms in the life science and computer software spaces, for which he founded, negotiated, and executed international licensing contracts. In prior executive roles, he served as Chief Investment Officer of United Properties, Executive Director of MicroBiologics, and CEO of First Edina Mortgage and Landvest Homes. He began his business career as a real estate lender with what is now U S Bank. He holds a BA from Lawrence University, an MBA from Stanford Business School, and multiple securities licenses.
Jon K. Haahr Jr.
Mr. Haahr is a Vice President at Silver Portal Capital with over 8 years of investment banking and commercial real estate experience. He is responsible for interfacing with clients and leading Silver Portal’s due diligence and underwriting/modeling efforts. Prior to Silver Portal, he interned as an analyst for RedHill Realty Investors and Westcore Properties, private real estate investment firms that specialize in raising institutional capital and acquiring multi-family and office/industrial assets. Mr. Haahr has a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University as well as minors in Spanish and Science and Technology Studies.
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