Prior to forming SSIP, Mr. Kasarda was a Director at BlackRock where he was hired to start the west coast Joint Venture equity group. In 2005 he transferred to the real estate high yield debt group to develop equity hybrid loan structures and acquire B Notes, Mezzanine debt and Preferred equity. Investments have included all property types ranging from performing to non performing. Prior to joining BlackRock, Mr. Kasarda was a senior vice president at Bank of America in San Francisco originating transitional real estate loans and working out non performing loans of acquired banks. Mr. Kasarda is a 25 year veteran of the real estate industry with a vast knowledge of the debt an equity markets through his investment advisory and commercial banking experience.
Most recently, Mr. Stanley as Managing Director at Pharus Capital Management, group financed and co-invested in excess of $600 million along side top tier venture firms such as Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, NEA, Benchmark Capital, Accel Partners, Greylock Partners, Bessemer, Bain and Sequoia Capital. Before Pharus Capital, Mr. Stanley was an early partner at The Graham and Dodd Fund in New York. The Graham and Dodd Fund is a leading value manager catering to the countries largest pension plans.
Mr. Stanley has over 20 years of both buy/sell side experience in Portfolio Management, Institutional Sales and Investment Banking. With many years spent both at Bear Stearns and Merrill Lynch in his early days.
Before his financial career, Peter was factory racing driver for both Mercedes Benz and Fiat competing in both Formula 2 (F3000) and formula 3 in Europe. Racing worldwide with over 100 professional Formula races to his credit.