Prado Group Welcomes Lorenzo Brooks as Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Casey Pond as Development and Operations Associate
By Business Wire
Brooks and Pond to focus on strategically growing Prado’s pipeline of Value-Add Investments and Sustainable Developments
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Prado Group, a privately held real estate investment and development management company, today announced the additions of Lorenzo Brooks as Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Casey Pond as Development and Operations Associate.
Brooks brings with him over a decade of real estate investment experience to help Prado in its expansion across California, as well as into Seattle and Denver. As Senior Vice President of Acquisitions, Brooks will be responsible for executing on acquisitions, financings and dispositions, structure investment opportunities, and joint-venture relationships with Prado’s strategic partners. Prior to joining Prado, Brooks led the design, entitlement, and financing of mixed-use development projects at Emerson Collective, where he served as Director of Real Estate Investments. In his two previous roles at MacFarlane Partners and Meridian, Brooks invested equity in joint-venture development projects across multiple asset types and led acquisitions of value-add medical and general office buildings in the Bay Area.
“I am inspired by Prado’s commitment to transforming the built environment into vibrant places where people can live their best lives,” said Lorenzo Brooks. “I hope to expand upon this important work in my new role and leverage my experience to acquire, reposition and develop valuable and enduring properties.”
Pond joins Prado as a Development and Operations Associate responsible for business strategy implementation and supporting the acquisition, asset management, and development teams on Prado’s portfolio of multifamily, retail, and mixed-use investments. In Pond’s previous role as Senior Associate at the Urban Land Institute San Francisco, she managed multiple initiatives focused on housing policy and finance, sustainability, and young leader professional development. She also led all marketing and communications for the organization.
“I am looking forward to joining Prado’s dynamic team and supporting the company as it builds and enhances the communities it serves,” said Casey Pond.
“We are thrilled to have Lorenzo and Casey on board,” said Dan Safier, CEO of Prado. “It takes talent and agility to execute on high quality opportunities in a variable environment. We are fortunate to build upon our multifaceted and dynamic team. Without a doubt, Lorenzo’s and Casey’s impressive backgrounds will be invaluable in our work ahead.”
Prado recently closed its $231M Alpha Fund, which it will co-invest with its strategic institutional and private capital partners.
For more information about Prado Group, visit PradoGroup.com.
About Prado Group
Prado Group is a privately held real estate development and investment management company with a primary focus on residential, neighborhood retail, and mixed-use properties. To date, Prado Group has made over 80 investments, which includes an investment pipeline totaling $3.75 billion with $1.4 billion in realized investments. The company seeks in-fill, supply-constrained, innovation markets with high barriers to entry primarily in the Western Region. Prado Group's goal is Positive Evolution: to enhance the communities it works in by creating high-quality, sustainable environments for people to live, work, shop, and relax. In each of its projects, the Prado team seeks to create quality environments that will serve and inspire future generations. Prado Group pursues asset strategies that create sustainable value through asset management, development, repositioning, and property enhancement. For more, visit PradoGroup.com.
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First published on Tue, Sep 20, 2022
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