Leading a team of multifamily professionals are veteran principals with several decades of cycle-tested investment experience and an equally seasoned senior management team.

Theodore M. Kerr, Jr. Theodore M. Kerr, Jr.

Managing Partner

Mr. Kerr co-founded Crossbeam in 2010 and has thirty years of experience in all facets of apartment investment operations, including acquisitions, asset management, dispositions, property management, development, renovation and real estate finance. Mr. Kerr previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of a Crossbeam predecessor company, a position he held since 2007. From 1992 to 1997, Mr. Kerr served as Director of Asset Management of Drever Partners, Inc. During his tenure, the company's portfolio doubled in size to more than 18,000 units. In 1997, Drever Partners was acquired by Walden, then one of the nation's largest multifamily real estate investment trusts and listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Following the acquisition, Mr. Kerr served as the Executive Vice President of Property Operations of Walden, responsible for managing its 43,000-unit multifamily portfolio. In 2000, Walden was acquired by Olympus Real Estate Partners ("Olympus") in a public to private transaction, after which Mr. Kerr served as Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for Olympus' $1.8 billion multifamily portfolio. From 2004 to 2007, he was President of Coach Realty Services, Inc., an apartment development and management firm. Mr. Kerr also previously served as Vice President for Bank of America's real estate group in San Francisco and as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Multi Housing Council. Mr. Kerr holds a B.A. in economics from Washington and Lee University, and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.

W. Bradford BlashW. Bradford Blash

Managing Partner

W. Bradford (Brad) Blash, is a co-founder of Crossbeam, and manages the affairs of the company in conjunction with Mr. Kerr.

Mr. Blash has 23 years of experience in private equity real estate, completing over 250 joint venture equity and mezzanine debt structured finance transactions. These efforts have produced over 20,000 new and rehabilitated housing units with gross asset values exceeding $3.5 billion.

Prior to his experience at Crossbeam, Mr. Blash spent 12 years at Fannie Mae, most recently as the Director of Equity Investments for the American Communities Fund (ACF). In his tenure at the ACF, Mr. Blash directed a nationwide equity production team in 5 offices that completed ventures with many of the largest U.S. multifamily real estate developers and operators.

Mr. Blash holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Colorado. He serves on the Real Estate Advisory Board to the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business, has served as a member of the Urban Land Institute's Multifamily Council, and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Multi Housing Council. Mr. Blash is a frequent speaker at national real estate investment conferences and has been quoted in multiple national publications including The Wall Street Journal.

Matthew PetersonMatthew Peterson

Managing Director of Acquisitions and Asset Management

Mr. Peterson is responsible for recommendations, analysis and strategic oversight of the company's multifamily portfolio and national acquisitions. A seasoned professional with over a decade of experience in acquisitions, asset management, finance and investor relations, he has been involved in over $1 billion in successful real estate transactions.

At Crossbeam, where he has served for over eight years, Matt has worked with the principal team in developing and implementing its multifamily-acquisition strategy and business plan execution.

Before his work at Crossbeam, Matt served as Managing Partner in a real estate startup company, specializing in the purchase of nonperforming loans (NPLs).

He also worked as an Assistant Vice President for Denver-based real estate investment company Sevo Miller, now Miller Frishman. Matt was responsible for creating debt and equity structures to finance company acquisitions and disposition of the company's assets.

Matt holds a BS with a concentration in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Montclair State University.