Finback Real Estate FinBack Real Estate

Provides advisory services to institutional investors and owners of private real estate assets.

Mission

Advise Owners
on how to maximize the value of real estate holdings and provide access to strategically aligned capital partners.

Provide Investors
with access to proprietary/off-market real estate transactions and the opportunity to achieve superior returns.

Bring Perspective
to principal investors on the advisory process and to act as a transaction catalyst and facilitator.

Resources

Capabilities

FinBack Real Estate Capabilities

Case Studies

Connecticut

Approx. SF:
800,000
Asset Type:
Class A
,
office park
,
waterfront
Deal Type:
Equity Raise

Worked on behalf of sponsor to raise equity for an off-market acquisition of a Class A office park. Value-add opportunity. Raised $40M of LP equity from US based private equity fund. 

New York

Approx. SF:
9,000,000
Asset Type:
logistic center
Deal Type:
Recapitalization/Sale

Provided advisory services on behalf of owner for an approximately 9M SF, urban infill industrial portfolio located in the NYC Metro area. Advised on the sale of a 5 building portfolio (approx. $185M) to a US based international private equity fund.

North Carolina

Approx. SF:
87,468
Asset Type:
mixed use
,
office
,
retail
,
tech
Deal Type:
Equity Raise

Worked on behalf of sponsor to raise equity for the acquisition of a mixed use redeveloped brick and beam warehouse, and adjacent land parcel. Total equity raised of approximately $40M in a $100M project. Adding 175,000 sf to the site bringing the total square footage to 262,468 sf, including the development of 210 multifamily units.

Leadership

Michael P. O’Callaghan | Founder & President

Michael O’Callaghan

Michael O’Callaghan is the founder of Finback Real Estate (“Finback”), a boutique real estate advisory firm.

Michael recently served as a Senior Managing Director at Savills-Studley (“Savills”), where he oversaw the development and continued expansion of the firm’s US Capital Markets platform and Cross Border Investment teams. At Savills, he specialized in the recapitalization of large institutional assets and portfolios on behalf of US-based owners/operators. He represented a myriad of foreign institutional investors from Europe, the Middle East, and Asia as a buy-side advisor for investments in US assets.

Michael served as a member of the senior management team Rubenstein Partners, a private equity real estate fund manager (“Rubenstein”). At Rubenstein, he was responsible for sourcing and executing value-added office investments in Eastern US markets. Michael spearheaded the firm’s efforts to identify best-in-class local real estate operating companies and lead business development efforts. During his tenure at Rubenstein, Michael sourced millions of square feet of proprietary and off-market investment opportunities, negotiated and structured joint venture partnerships, sourced brokerage and banking relationships and evaluated hundreds of assets.

Michael served as a senior officer and member of the Management Committee for publicly traded transportation company, Carey International, Inc. While at Carey, he managed and directed the firm’s industry consolidation efforts and managed the firm’s legal affairs as General Counsel. Michael oversaw the acquisition of approximately 20 companies in less than three years.

Michael co-founded and served as CEO of Union, a full-service advertising agency located in New York City. At Union, he oversaw the day to day management of the firm as well as the development of strategic brand positioning and advertising and marketing campaigns for national and international clients.

Upon graduating law school, he entered into public service and served as a Staff Attorney for the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement, where he conducted investigations of violations of federal securities laws. Michael was subsequently appointed Associate Special Counsel to the United States Senate’s Special Committee Investigating Whitewater Development Corporation and Other Related Matters, where he managed and conducted various investigations and co-authored the Committee’s final report.

Michael began his career as a Senior Research Analyst for a Presidential Campaign in 1987, where he served as a principal on the campaign’s debate preparation team, and co-authored the campaign’s standard briefing book provided to select campaign surrogate speakers, including: members of the House and Senate; Governors; the Cabinet and other senior government officials.

Michael earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University in Political Science and earned his Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law. He is a full member of the Urban Land Institute and serves a Vice Chair of the Urban Development Mixed Use Council Blue.

Gentry Ashmore Hoit | Senior Advisor

Gentry Holt

Gentry is a real estate investor and advisor. She runs a real estate advisory and consulting practice primarily focused on US commercial real estate opportunities. Her specialties are structuring complex transactions, raising equity capital for deals, finding capital stack solutions and advising companies on best practices and how to grow.

Previously Gentry was a Partner and Head of Strategic Business Development at GreenOak Real Estate, a global real estate private equity investment and advisory firm, in April 2016 to help build the company’s business. GreenOak is a value investor, investing in mid-market assets in gateway cities around the world through separate private equity funds in the US, Asia, and Europe. Gentry helped to capitalize funds and coinvestments, evaluate and launch new business strategies and further build GreenOak’s brand. Covering investors in the US and Middle East, she worked closely with the GreenOak European team to market and raise their second value-add fund of €655MM, investing predominantly in Spain and Italy and with the US team to market their third value add fund of $1.55B. She project managed the firm’s new initiative in India seeking to raise $300-500MM.

Gentry was a Partner of Park Madison Partners, a boutique real estate advisory firm. She led the firm’s Capital Advisory practice, which included direct equity investments comprised of individual deals, co-investments, joint ventures and separate accounts and worked with the Park Madison team in the fund raising and manager due diligence side of the business. She evaluated over 100 managers and strategies in her time at the firm.

Prior to joining Park Madison Partners, Gentry was a Partner at Atlantic Assets Group, a private investment company dedicated to mixed-use and residential investment and redevelopment in Brooklyn, New York. AAG’s projects were located in urban infill and transit oriented areas. Gentry worked with the partners to formulate corporate strategy for the firm. She led capital transactions: acquisitions, dispositions and financings. She oversaw all investor participation in deals: raising equity, finalizing structures and negotiating terms and documentation. In addition, she ran lender reporting and compliance and oversaw execution of all retail leasing.

Gentry was a Senior Partner at Rubenstein Partners, a private real estate investment fund focused on the acquisition and redevelopment of office properties in the Eastern Time Zone. She advised them on New York and Florida office acquisitions and helped build relationships with strategic operating partners.

Gentry served as Managing Director of Shorenstein Company, LLC. She was with Shorenstein at the inception of their investment management business through seven funds (Funds I-VII) which totaled $2.2 billion and achieved net IRRs at the fund level from 9-24%. While at Shorenstein, Gentry was responsible for running east coast acquisitions for the firm’s Capital Transactions Group and served as a member of the Executive Committee. She led the team to purchase office properties across the nation specializing in Midwest and East Coast markets. She acquired approximately 16 million sf of office properties valued at nearly $4.0 billion and raised over $1.8 billion in debt financing.

Gentry earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown University in History and Computer Science and earned her MBA in Real Estate and Finance from Columbia University. She is a full member of Urban Land Institute, Vice Chairman of UDMUC Blue Product Council and former Chairman.

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