C. THORN BACCICH
FLAGSHIP HEALTHCARE PROPERTIES
C. Thorn Baccich realized his passion forhealthcare real estate development as away to give back to the community. Whilegaining market experience, Baccichbegan to approach each project with thepatient at the forefront. Facilitating efficient healthcare service delivery, whilemaximizing consumer experience,Baccich continues to improve access tohealthcare through rewarding development projects. As EVP of developmentand co-department head at Flagship Healthcare Properties, he collaborates with community stakeholders to generate win-win solutions that benefit the firm and surrounding neighborhoods. Heensures strategic alignment with clients’ missions and repeatedlyexceeds delivery expectations. Throughout his career, he has significantly contributed to more than 50 development projects, valuing more than $650 million and more than 1. 7 million square feet.
DOUG R. BANERJEE
While quickly rising through the ranksof Greysteel Co., Doug Banerjee hasfound great success within middle-market multifamily sales. In addition to serving on the firm’s executive committee,Banerjee leads Greysteel’s Dallas/FortWorth market-rate investment salesteam, as well as its central affordablehousing sales team. As senior managingdirector, Banerjee provides immeasurable value to the company by originatingdeals, driving corporate initiatives, evaluating processes, implementing best practices across global service lines and furtheringregional philanthropic initiatives. While consistently being recognized within the firm’s President’s Club, Banerjee fosters the firm’snational internship program and mentors team members throughout the company.
While studying to become a teacher,Demetrios Barnes quickly shifted goalsupon witnessing the devastation of displaced students when HurricaneKatrina hit. Gaining initial interest inthe industry while performing housinginspections for those impacted, Barnesnow holds extensive experience inproperty management. Understandingthe sector’s pain points, Barnes assistsmultifamily operators by providing innovations to address challenges. In 2017 he launched SmartRent as co-founder and COOto offer smart home automation solutions. Since then Barnes hasassisted in raising more than $102 million in funding and hasexpanded the firm to more than 200 employees nationwide.Barnes continues to drive SmartRent’s substantial growth, whichexperienced a 600% YOY growth in product installation last year.
STARBUCKS COFFEE CO.
While in college, Cory Bertram knewexactly what he wanted to do and hefought wholeheartedly to make his goal areality. Once the youngest professionalto be a real estate development representative in Starbucks Coffee Co.’s history,Bertram now serves the company in hisideal role of store development manager.He is responsible for developing newstore locations in New York City andmanaging the area’s existing portfolio.
Analyzing situational factors to develop and execute targeted strategies for each location, he works on every aspect of the process. In2018, he received the Spirit of Starbucks Award and the company’sBravo Award. He was instrumental in opening the first communitystore in Brooklyn, a concept to support underserved communities,and, in between 2014 and 2016, he successfully relocated 14 storesto drive-through locations within the Florida market, increasingsales by 45%.
MARCUS & MILLICHAP CAPITAL CORP.
Dedicated to understanding clients’needs as a trusted resource, Robert Bhatadvises on requirements, responds torequests and anticipates deadlines. Asfirst VP of capital markets for Marcus &Millichap Capital Corp., Bhat securescommercial debt and equity financingfor a variety of property types. Utilizinghis vast connections with national,regional and local funding sources, Bhathas executed more than $2 billion intransactions throughout his career. In 2019 alone, he ranked as atop 10 originator for the company nationally, he received thefirm’s chairman’s club designation and he served as the top producer within the company’s Miami office.
JOSEPH E. BINDER
INLAND PRIVATE CAPITAL CORP.
With prior industry experience, JosephBinder rapidly progressed in his careerupon joining Inland Private CapitalCorp. as a senior financial analyst in2008. Following multiple roles withinthe firm, Binder assumed his currentposition as EVP of acquisition structure and finance in early 2019. With akeen ability to direct new investmentstrategies and find creative solutions tomeet strategic goals, he oversees processes and provides structured offerings to investors. He hasdiversified and grown the firm’s investment platform across avariety of asset classes, guiding complex initiatives into themedical office and hospitality sectors, while handling eachtransaction from initial due diligence through disclosure.
Within the past eight years, he has directed more than $7 billion in acquisitions.