Investors - NOVEMBER 14, 2018

KBS co-founders form new firm

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Keith Hall and Peter McMillan III, two of the co-founders of KBS Capital Advisors, have formed Pacific Oak Companies, comprised of Pacific Oak Capital Advisors, Pacific Oak Capital Markets Group, and Pacific Oak Holdings.

As a group, the companies plan to work together to facilitate the acquisition, disposition and management of commercial real estate and commercial real estate–related investment products, as well as the distribution of financial products designed to provide individual investors with the benefits that can accrue from the ownership of commercial real estate. Investment offerings may include a perpetual life real estate investment trust, private placements including tax-advantaged Delaware statutory trusts, a single-family rental housing REIT, qualified opportunity zone funds, private equity, and other value-add alternative investment products.

“There are a host of exciting opportunities in the thriving alternative investments arena,” said Hall. “Pacific Oak will leverage our well-established relationships and industry expertise to continue to deliver these opportunities to financial advisers and their clients throughout the United States. Pacific Oak is dedicated to the independent broker-dealer channel, and when an adviser is in need of value-add products, we want to provide the solution.”

Hall and McMillan are joined at Pacific Oak by the core executive team that previously led KBS Capital Markets Group, including Michael Manning, who will serve as president and CEO; Hans Henselman, COO; Jeff Kremin, national sales manager; and Lee Bastidas and Emily Gallagher, who will oversee key accounts throughout the independent broker-dealer and registered investment adviser channels.

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