As Senior Vice President, Justin is responsible for all residential land acquisition and all loan origination activities at Capstone Advisors. Under his direction, Capstone has invested over $150 million in first mortgage and mezzanine projects throughout the Western United States and acquired non-performing residential acquisition, development and construction loans and REO with book values in excess of $100 million. In addition, Mr. Bert has actively managed or overseen the management of numerous direct Capstone investments including, among others, a 1,362 lot master planned community and a 300 unit condominium conversion.
Prior to joining Capstone Advisors, Mr. Bert was with Artesian Capital Partners where, as a principal, he acquired and renovated multifamily properties in Southern California. In addition, Mr. Bert spent two years at Precept Corporation where he opened and managed an underwriting center for a national commercial real estate mortgage underwriting and on-line auction firm.
Prior to Precept Corporation, Mr. Bert spent four years as Vice President in the Los Angeles office of Nomura Securities International where he managed a large loan banking team which originated in excess of $2.5 billion in real estate financings including permanent loans, bridge loans, construction loans, forward takeouts, mezzanine loans, acquisitions lines and joint venture equity.
Mr. Bert holds a Masters in Business Administration (with an emphasis in Real Estate Finance) from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Quantitative Economics and Decision Sciences from the University of California at San Diego.