Sean F. Armstrong, CFA
Mr. Armstrong is the Managing Principal of Westport Capital Partners, joining the firm at its inception. Throughout his career, Mr. Armstrong has been responsible for industrial, multi-family, office, self-storage, hotel and retail investments across the United States, Europe and Japan. His experience includes property acquisition through repositioning, and ultimately disposition of fund assets. He has overseen properties in all stages of their life cycle, from the development of new projects to adaptive repositioning of properties including change of use. In addition, he has played a central role in the construction and management of Westport’s marketable securities portfolio, which has ranged across the capital structure from senior secured bank debt to public and private equity positions. During prior economic downturns, Mr. Armstrong has had significant experience in distressed asset investing and restructuring. He has served on creditors’ committees in distressed and bankruptcy situations.
Over the past 25 years, firstly at Trust Company of the West in the Distressed Mortgage Group, followed by joining Oaktree Capital Management at its inception, and lastly at Westport, Mr. Armstrong has led or participated in hundreds of transactions and investments, representing more than $5 billion. He has played key roles in large real estate private equity transactions, including the acquisition of a large multifamily investment in Germany. Mr. Armstrong has had public and private board experience, including previously serving as a board member and chair of the investment committee.
Mr. Armstrong graduated with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering magna cum laude from the University of Southern California, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He went on to earn an M.B.A. in Finance, also from the University of Southern California. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.