Aspen Highland Partners
Aspen Highland Partners, LLC is a multi-family platform founded by William C. Powers and Marianne Elmasri. Their investment vehicle invests in public and private equities, primarily focused on the technology, energy, retail, transportation/logistics, travel and leisure, and big data. The team takes a multi-faceted approach to identifying new and defensible companies, with large addressable markets, that are leveraging technology in revolutionary ways to disrupt industries on a global basis.
Encore Capital Management
Encore Capital Management is a diversified real estate investment and development firm utilizing its breadth of experience and expertise across a targeted range of investments including projects in multi-family, commercial and hospitality. Encore is a vertically integrated firm with land acquisition, entitlement, development, construction sales and marketing capabilities in-house.

Encore operates two opportunistic funds and a private REIT with nearly $2B in AUM. Encore is developing over 20,000 rental apartments, homes and residential lots with sell out revenue of approximately $4 billion. Encore seeks attractive returns in distressed and opportunistic residential real estate investments that do not rely on a recovery in U.S. housing. Encore currently has investments in Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, San Francisco, Portland, Jersey City, and Phoenix.
Sandbridge Capital
Sandbridge Capital is a consumer sector focused private equity firm dedicated to investing and partnering with founders and management teams of leading global consumer brands. Sandbridge benefits from its uniquely targeted sector focus and a dedicated, best-in-class network of Senior Advisors, including Tommy Hilfiger, Domenico De Sole (former CEO of Gucci Group, Chairman of Tom Ford and Sotheby’s), Dominique de Villepin (former French Prime Minister) and Bill Powers (former PIMCO senior executive and founder of The Strand Partners).

Sandbridge’s core investment team has a track record of successfully leveraging its highly targeted and proprietary sourcing model, recently deploying Fund I across eleven proprietary investments. The team invests across consumer focused verticals including retail, apparel and accessory brands, health, beauty and wellness, consumer durables/products, food and beverage.
Kairos Venture Partners
Kairos Venture Partners is a unique investment platform investing in, supporting and nourishing the world’s leading scientific discoveries at top US universities and commercializing them into successful business ventures. Kairos utilizes a highly selective process to identify and back the very best scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs to help them transform their knowledge, ideas and discoveries into companies that have an impact on the world while generating attractive returns for its investors. Kairos seeks to make investments in life sciences, materials science and technology.

In addition to providing early-stage capital, Kairos leverages their expertise and extensive network of seasoned professionals specializing in all disciplines required to build a successful company, including legal, finance, marketing, operations, business development and HR, allowing the entrepreneurs to focus their energy on continuing to innovate and pushing the envelope in their respective fields.
JRK Property Holdings
Founded by Chairman and CEO Jim Lippman in 1991, JRK Property Holdings is a Los Angeles-based real estate investment firm specializing in the ownership, management, leasing and redevelopment of properties in primary and secondary markets throughout the United States. JRK pursues value-added opportunities – investing in properties that we can reposition to deliver sustainable, growing streams of cash flow. JRK aims to provide distinctive apartment living and hotel experiences to our customers. JRK’s approximately $5 billion of investment capital is dedicated to a portfolio spanning 20 states with over 32,000 multifamily units, and luxury and flagged hotels.

With unrivaled performance over the past 25 years, JRK takes an entrepreneurial, innovative and strategic approach when purchasing and managing properties. By sustaining high occupancy levels, keeping expenses low, utilizing financing structures that minimize risk and maintaining a dedicated and talented team, JRK continues to consistently increase the value of its properties, grow its portfolio and deliver unparalleled returns.