Kase Abusharkh, a native of San Francisco, CA, is a graduate of Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory in San Francisco, CA, and St. Mary's College of California. Mr. Abusharkh has 16 years experience in commercial real estate finance, acquisition, disposition and development. In June of 2006, Mr. Abusharkh helped form the real estate firm known as The Kase Group. The Kase Group has completed over 750 transactions for a total consideration exceeding $3 billion since inception. The Kase Group employs 20 real estate professionals across the country. Mr. Abusharkh also helped form Sutter & Pierce EPC, LLC where he serves as a Managing Member. Sutter & Pierce EPC, LLC is a diverse real estate investment group based in Northern California. Its primary area of focus is the acquisition and development of single and multi-tenant net leased retail projects, as well as the acquisition and development of multi family and self-storage projects. Most recently, Mr. Abusharkh has served as the Chief Investment Officer for a publicly registered non-traded REIT, American Realty Capital- Retail Centers of America, Inc. During his 3 year tenure as Chief Investment Officer, he helped successfully complete the $1.2 billion equity raise and over saw the acquisition of over $1 billion worth of multi tenant retail shopping center space. Mr. Abusharkh concluded his time at American Realty Capital- Retail Centers of America, Inc. by successfully seeing through its merger with American Finance Trust Inc. to create a $4 billion diversified REIT. Mr. Abusharkh has been active in many civic and charitable organizations, including the Kase, Jacob and Jeannine Abusharkh Endowment, which provides a 4 year scholarship to a deserving student touched by illness at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory. Mr. Abusharkh supports kidney transplantation research through the Kase, Jeannine and Jacob Abusharkh Endowment in association with Stanford University Hospital's Department of Surgery in the School of Medicine, which helps to improve clinical outcomes of kidney transplantation. Over the years, Mr. Abusharkh has been recognized for his dedication to his business as well as his community.