Portland, OR (PRWEB) July 31, 2014
Fairway America, LLC (“Fairway”), a Portland OR based real estate asset based advisory and investment firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Erica England, CPA as Director of Fund Administration. Erica comes to Fairway from JCR Capital, a Denver based middle market commercial real estate finance company, where she served as Chief Compliance Officer and Controller.
Erica has worked in the private equity industry since 2006, when she joined The Carlyle Group in Washington D.C. as a Senior Accountant for their Internal Co-investment division, and was subsequently promoted to a Corporate Accounting Manager. Prior to joining Carlyle, Erica worked as a CPA for Gabler Molis & Company CPAs, PA. She graduated from Boston University with a degree in accounting.
“We are excited to welcome Erica to the team,” said Fairway’s CEO Matt Burk. “Erica is an excellent strategic hire for our firm’s growing Fund Administration practice as well as for our own proprietary small balance real estate funds. She brings a wealth of knowledge that will benefit all aspects of the accounting, finance, and compliance functions.”
Erica was excited to find the opening with Fairway when she decided to relocate to Portland. “I am thrilled to take on this remarkable opportunity to work with Fairway, a pioneer and leader in the small balance real estate fund space,” she said. “It is a pleasure to work at a firm where I am able to leverage my extensive real estate finance background, exercise my entrepreneurial mindset, and learn new things on a daily basis, all while being surrounded by a world class team.”
Erica reports to Lance Pederson, Fairway’s Chief Operations Officer and a principal of the firm. “Erica’s knowledge of the private equity fund space and her deep accounting skills will bring tremendous value to both our clients and our company,” said Pederson. “With the number of new clients we are currently onboarding, the addition of someone with her credentials is a great advantage in helping us effectively manage our growth. We couldn’t be more excited to have her join the team.”
About Fairway America
Fairway America, LLC is a longtime real estate lender, fund manager and boutique real estate finance advisory firm providing strategic business planning services nationwide to select private money lenders and real estate operators around the structure, architecture, and administration of proprietary 506 Regulation D pooled investment funds. Fairway America Management Group II is the manager of Fairway America Fund VII, LLC, which invests in real estate based 506 Regulation D funds nationwide.