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Matthew Karp is President, Americas at Amstar and is responsible for U.S. acquisitions and new business initiatives as well as overseeing the asset management of existing positions. Mr. Karp joined the firm in 2017 and has over 20 years of real estate investment experience.
Before joining Amstar, Mr. Karp was a Partner and Head of Real Estate for TriSpan LLP, an alternative investment management group backed by a consortium of family offices and private investors, where he directed all elements of investment strategy and capital deployment within real estate. Earlier in his career, Mr. Karp held various senior investment and management positions and Cerberus Capital Management, CPG Real Estate, and Savanna Partners where he was responsible for sourcing, underwriting, structuring, negotiating asset management opportunist real estate equity and debt investments across the U.S. and Latin America/Caribbean.
Mr. Karp graduated with a B.S. from Cornell University and received his MBA with honors from Columbia Business School. Since 2018, Mr. Karp has served on the Board of Trustees of the Government Development Bank Debt Recovery Authority following his appointment by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Fernando oversees the business development activites at Ohana. Prior to joining Ohana in 2019, Fernando was a Managing Partner at BTG Pactual where he served as the Global Head of Distribution for the BTG Pactual Asset Management Division. Prior to joining BTG Pactual in 2010, Fernando was a senior managing director and Partner at BSE Management where he was in charge of business development and marketing. Prior to BSE, Fernando served as Executive Director in the Prime Services Division at UBS Investment Bank and also served as Vice President in the Private Client Services Division at Credit Suisse First Boston (formerly Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette). Fernando holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Tulane University and an MBA from Columbia University.
Before returning to his home state of Washington from New York, Scott was with Related Urban Development (formerly The Palladium Company) and Related Lodging Group, real estate development affiliates of The Related Companies, L.P. Prior to that, Scott co-founded Cityfeet, a leading online commercial real estate network that was sold to LoopNet.
While in business school, Scott was a financial analyst at MAX Capital Management Corporation, handling real estate acquisitions and financings. He was also a summer associate at Paine Webber Real Estate Securities, providing principal lending and investments for opportunity funds and other real estate clients.
Before attending graduate school, Scott worked in Washington, DC, conducting property management and marketing at The JBG Companies, management and strategic consulting with KPMG, and government affairs and policy analysis with Preston Gates Ellis & Rouvelas Meeds. Scott received his BA with honors in government and American studies from Wesleyan University and his MBA in real estate and finance from Columbia Business School.