Mr. White was previously Executive Vice President of HealthLease Properties, a publicly traded REIT focused on healthcare real estate. He also previously served as a Senior Vice President of Brookfield Asset Management Inc., where he was responsible for raising capital for various alternative asset vehicles across real estate, private equity and infrastructure.
His career experience includes a tenure as Director and Head of Deal Management at Citigroup’s Alternatives Distribution Group. While at Citigroup, Mr. White advised clients on alternative capital raising activities in private equity, real estate, hedge and infrastructure funds. He was responsible for executing 25 capital-raising assignments at over $30 billion.
Earlier in his career, Mr. White was part of the Health Care Group at Citi’s Investment Bank, working with clients in the healthcare sector on M&A and capital raising assignments. He began his career in public accounting as an auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Mr. White earned a Bachelor’s Degree with highest honors in Political Science and Journalism from Rutgers University. He received his Master’s of Business Administration from Rutgers Graduate School of Management and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is a certified public accountant (inactive) and is admitted to the bars of New York and New Jersey (retired). Mr. White is also a member of the Board of Overseers of Rutgers University.
Mr. Chester’s career spans more than 18 years, with experience in finance, real estate, investments, development, and capital markets. Over the course of Mr. Chester’s career, he has initiated billions in successful capital raises, lead numerous tactical acquisitions and created billions of dollars in value through strategic divestitures.
Mr. Chester has established himself as a leader in the healthcare industry and has meaningful partnerships and relationships with operators and developers throughout the senior care industry. Prior to his position as Chief Investment Officer of Invesque, Mr. Chester was critical to the successful launch and IPO of HealthLease Properties. In the role of Chief Financial Officer, he grew HealthLease Properties from a $250 million company to nearly $1 billion. In 2014, he orchestrated the multi-billion dollar sale and development capital deal with Welltower (NYSE:WELL). Mr. Chester’s success helped earn the coveted title of CFO of the Year by Indianapolis Business Journal in 2014, and a spot on the 2015 Forty Under 40 list by Indianapolis Business Journal.
Prior to joining Invesque, Mr. Higgs was the Senior Vice President of Finance at a national real estate investment company. Over the course of his career, Mr. Higgs has assisted in raising billions of equity, debt, and other financing dollars. He was also previously a Senior Manager in the audit practice at KPMG LLP, where he served a variety of industries, including real estate, software and manufacturing. He has significant experience working with public companies and has assisted in multiple initial public offerings.
Mr. Higgs graduated summa cum laude with his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Butler University. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the AICPA. Mr. Higgs was most recently nominated for CFO of the Year in 2018 by the Indianapolis Business Journal. He is also the chairman of the board of directors of Play Ball Indiana.
Before joining Invesque, Ms. Lotfi served as a strategic legal advisor for various private equity investors and closely held companies. Prior to that, Ms. Lotfi served as the Assistant General Counsel of Cheniere Energy, Inc. and practiced law at Ice Miller LLP in Indianapolis and Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago and San Francisco.
Ms. Lotfi received her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and earned her law degree from the Indiana University School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude.
Mr. Bedi’s career spans more than 17 years in public and private real estate investing, private equity, M&A and capital markets with a specialization in health care real estate. Mr. Bedi most recently served as the President & CEO of Photomedex., a publicly traded US real estate company, where he led a restructuring of the capital structure, acquisitions, corporate strategy and M&A. Mr. Bedi founded KRV Capital, LP, a private investment and advisory firm serving private and public market real estate investors by investing across the capital structure in liquid and illiquid alternatives. KRV Capital, LP was originally founded in 2013 before forming a strategic alliance for its public securities arm in 2016 with one of the world’s leading and most prominent real estate private equity firms. Previously, Mr. Bedi served as a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of Real Estate & REIT Securities at Guggenheim Partners for its proprietary, multi-strategy opportunity fund and as a Principal at High Rise Capital Management, an opportunity fund focused on value and event-driven investing in real estate securities across the capital structure. Mr. Bedi began his career in the Healthcare M&A and proprietary trading groups at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Mr. Bedi serves as a Board Member and Advisor for various public REITs, private REITs and real estate firms. He is also a member of the Executive Board of Directors for the Center for Active Design, Inc. Mr. Bedi serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance in the Real Estate program at the NYU-Stern School of Business.
Mr. Hickman built his career in the healthcare real estate sector, more specifically with Welltower Inc., and most recently, he served as the Vice President of Investments with Welltower. In that position, Mr. Hickman led a team responsible for underwriting and asset management of a portfolio of properties valued at more than $4.5 billion. During his 12 years with Welltower, Mr. Hickman performed and supervised the underwriting and asset management of properties spanning a wide range of asset classes including post-acute, acute care, medical office and seniors housing. In total, Mr. Hickman closed over $15 billion of transactions.
Mr. Hickman graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree with honors from Case Western Reserve University. He received his Master’s of Business Administration with high distinction from the University of Michigan.
Mr. Dechow has over 30 years of experience in real estate, asset management and development. Prior to joining Invesque, he was previously Vice President of Development and Construction for a national real estate investment company where he was responsible for managing new project design, quality assurance and delivery processes across multiple geographical regions. His previous experience also includes the management, development and construction of properties for a large international grocery chain as well as a national real estate development firm where he developed office, industrial and medical office buildings. Additionally, he worked in a real estate asset management role for a large financial services company.
Mr. Dechow is a graduate of Cornell University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Economics and Business Management. He is actively involved in his church and community where he has served as a Sunday school teacher, Adopt a Family program sponsor, a coach for multiple youth sports, a Committee Member for the Boy Scouts of America, and a member of BOMA International.