Doug Vikser

Senior Director, Capital Markets at American Realty Advisors

Doug Vikser

Doug Vikser

Senior Director, Capital Markets at American Realty Advisors

Biography

Mr. Doug Vikser is Senior Director of Capital Markets at American Realty Advisors. He is responsible for managing and overseeing firm’s structured finance activities, which includes originating and structuring senior loans, mezzanine loans, and preferred equity investments on a nationwide basis. He has over 33 years of real estate experience.Most recently, Mr. Vikser was a Managing Director at Hunt Mortgage Group. Prior to joining Hunt, he established a debt platform at MSD Capital, served as Managing Director of a debt fund for Prudential Mortgage Capital, and was a member of the distressed debt team at Lone Start Fund.He earned a B.S. from the University of Michigan in economics and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at American Realty Advisors

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Chief Investment Officer Investments at American Realty Advisors

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President at American Realty Advisors

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Executive Managing Director at American Realty Advisors

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Managing Director, Investment Group at American Realty Advisors

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Managing Director, Finance & Investment Consulting at American Realty Advisors

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Managing Director, Research & Strategy at American Realty Advisors

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Managing Director, Asset Management at American Realty Advisors

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Former Managing Director at American Realty Advisors

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Executive Vice President, Portfolio Management at American Realty Advisors

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Education

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States and is the largest institution of The University of Texas System. Founded in 1883, the university has grown from a single building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students to a 350-acre main campus with 17 colleges and schools, about 24,000 faculty and staff, and more than 50,000 students.

The University of Michigan (UM, U-M, UMich, or U of M), frequently referred to as simply Michigan, is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. It is the state's oldest university and the flagship campus of the University of Michigan. It is one of the original eight Public Ivy universities and is one of the founding members of the Association of American Universities. It has been ranked among the top five research universities in the US, and among the top 20 universities in the world. U-M also has satellite campuses in Flint and Dearborn.

Career History
Senior Director, Capital Markets
Current

American Realty Advisors focuses exclusively on providing a full range of core, core plus and value-added real estate investment services to institutional investors. The firm seeks to create and implement client-focused institutional real estate investment strategies that are designed to provide superior returns, capital preservation and growth. Their investment philosophy is based on three fundamental principles: (1) value can be maximized through diligent oversight and strong internal controls (2) risk can be controlled through meticulous due diligence and research and (3) investment opportunities exist in all market cycles. American Realty Advisors applies both bottom-up and top-down research to their investment decisions. This analysis is consistently conducted at the local (including sub-market), regional and national levels. The firm's research team evaluates third party market information from their comprehensive research library and communicates extensively with local market resources to develop proprietary forecasts.

Managing Director
2015 - Prior

Hunt Mortgage Group LLC provides real estate finance and investment services. The firm offers every layer of capital for multifamily, conventional, retail, office, mixed use and industrial properties through the different business groups. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Managing Director
Prior

MSD Capital is an investment firm primarily focused on the following investment activities: investing in publicly traded securities, engaging in traditional private equity activities, investing in real estate and selectively forming partnerships with established third-party managers in the private and public markets.The MSD Public Equities group's primary investment mission is to utilize their family capital base and resources in making long-term equity investments in a limited number of outstanding companies. The group employs a disciplined, research-intensive analytic process in their search for businesses that possess sustainable long-term competitive advantages and are managed by honest, astute and shareholder-driven people. In addition to investing in equities, MSD maintains a substantial convertible bond portfolio.Private equity is an integral part of the long-term investment strategy of MSD. They seek to deploy capital in outstanding businesses with excellent management teams at attractive valuations. As distinct from private equity funds, they provide long-term, permanent capital and are able to invest without the pressures of fund raising.MSD invests in established public and private companies through privately negotiated transactions, including buyouts of private companies and divisions of public or private companies and acquisitions of public companies through going private transactions. They also make purchases of blocks of stock from public or private companies seeking equity capital or persons, families or funds seeking liquidity on existing investments. Transaction examples include leveraged and management buyouts, going private transactions, mezzanine debt and other structured investments, Private Investments in Public Entities (PIPEs) and growth equity financings, platform acquisitions and roll-ups and partnerships with other financial sponsors.While they maintain a generalist approach with regard to industries and transaction structures, they generally seek to invest in non-technology companies as a means to diversify their portfolio.MSD seeks investments with the following characteristics: solid business fundamentals including recurring revenue, high margin businesses with organic growth potential and favorable long-term prospects. They also seek investments in companies with stable, predictable operating earnings and free cash flow as evidenced by consistent operating history, a strong and sustainable market position based on high barriers to entry, attractive valuations and favorable transaction structures. Other considerations are sensible valuation multiples with attractive free cash flow yields, conservative leverage ratios with emphasis on safety of principal and strong management teams.MSD also engages in special opportunities investing. The group focuses on a variety of event-driven investment strategies including distressed debt investing, equity restructurings, direct investments and merger arbitrage.The firm's Partnership Investments group invests in a select number of investment partnerships across a variety of investment disciplines and asset classes, including hedge funds employing specific public equity and fixed-income strategies, private equity funds and real estate. They seek to generate superior risk-adjusted and tax-efficient returns by concentrating their investments with outstanding managers who collaborate with the firm to build economically aligned, long-term strategic relationships.

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