STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Waypoint Residential, a vertically integrated real estate investment firm focused on the U.S. rental housing sector, has expanded its Capital Markets team with the recent hiring of Lavea Thomas as a Managing Director. Lavea will focus on increasing Waypoint’s distribution channels and developing new investment vehicles that support the company’s strategic growth initiatives.
“We remain dedicated to providing investors with a diverse range of institutional investment products within the rental housing sector,” said Adam Fruitbine, Senior Managing Director of Capital Markets. “As we continue our geographic and product expansion, we are pleased to also broaden our outreach to the private investor community.”
Thomas brings over 15 years of experience in financial securities distribution and real estate-related investments, including significant expertise in private placements and publicly registered offerings. She was most recently an Executive Vice President with Megatel Capital Investment. Lavea’s experience also includes senior roles with Realty Capital Securities, Grubb & Ellis Capital Corporation and DBSI Securities.
“We are excited to enhance our marketing efforts and strengthen our team with such a uniquely qualified person,” Fruitbine continued. “As a seasoned professional, Lavea is ideally suited to communicate the essence of our firm, strategy and products. We look forward to her contributions as we continue to grow.”
“I’m excited to join a company with a proven ability to offer a wide range of high-quality investment products that deliver much needed real estate solutions to the private market,” said Thomas.
Lavea earned a B.B.A. from Boise State University. She is also a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and holds FINRA series 7, 63 and 24 licenses.
About Waypoint Residential
Waypoint Residential, LLC (“Waypoint”) is a vertically integrated real estate investment firm specializing in rental housing. Waypoint acquires and develops conventional multifamily, student and senior housing properties throughout the United States. The company’s office locations include Stamford, Atlanta, Boca Raton, Chicago, Dallas and Denver. Founded in 2011, Waypoint’s investment activity totals over $2.3 billion across more than 24,000 units.