WILTON, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Westport Capital Partners LLC (“Westport” or “WCP”), the independent real estate investment advisor, today announced that it has named two new executives to its team. Erin Kerr has joined the firm as Vice President, Investor Relations, and Kevin McTavish has been named a Director of Westport Capital Partners (UK) LLP.
Ms. Kerr will focus on managing investor relations for the WCP Special Core Plus Fund, as well as expanding investor relations and investment opportunities at Westport. She is based in the firm’s Wilton, CT office and reports to Hy Adelman, Senior Vice President, Marketing/Client Relations.
Most recently, from 2012 to 2016, Ms. Kerr focused on raising global capital for both funds and direct investment joint ventures as a Senior Director at Tishman Speyer in New York, NY. Prior to that, she was a Director at Eurohypo AG. Ms. Kerr has also worked at The Bank of New York and the Citigroup Private Bank. She holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Rochester.
Mr. McTavish, who has over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry, will be based in the firm’s London office. He will be responsible for Westport’s European endeavors and will report to Jordan Socaransky, who is a Principal at Westport.
Prior to joining Westport, Mr. McTavish spent twelve years as the Managing Partner of Summit Capital, LLC, where he acquired and managed distressed and value-added real estate assets. Before that, he was a Principal and the Chief Operating Officer of Colony Capital, LLC. Earlier, he was an Acquisitions and Portfolio Manager at Brazos Asset Management, which became Lone Star Opportunity Fund. Mr. McTavish served in the United States Navy for seven years. He holds a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania – Wharton School of Business.
“We are very pleased to welcome Erin and Kevin to our team,” said Russel S. Bernard, Managing Principal of WCP. “We believe Erin’s deep industry knowledge will bring meaningful value to Westport as we enhance our communication with investors. Kevin’s wide-ranging experience in due diligence, acquisitions, development, portfolio and asset management, and dispositions will enhance our overseas efforts.”
About Westport Capital Partners
Westport Capital Partners LLC is a real estate investment firm which provides domestic and international real estate related investment opportunities to institutional and private clients. Through its various funds, the firm invests in a wide variety of distressed, opportunistic and core plus real estate assets. As of September 30, 2016, Westport Capital Partners LLC has approximately $1.8 billion in assets under management. The firm has offices in Los Angeles, California; Wilton, Connecticut; Bozeman, Montana; and London, England. For more information regarding Westport Capital Partners LLC, please visit www.westportcp.com.
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