Midwest Real Estate Journal
September 18, 2019
By Matt Baker
Accesso Partners, a fully integrated investment manager and operator of multi-tenant office buildings in top non-gateway U.S. markets, has promoted Paul Gaines to managing director, asset management. Gaines, who joined the company in 2012 and has spent the past two years serving as managing director, capital markets debt, will oversee the asset management team and the investment strategy of the Company’s $3 billion portfolio.
Based in the firm’s Chicago office, Gaines has had extensive experience in asset management over his 40-year career, having previously held executive-level positions at Argus Realty Investors, Equitable Real Estate and GE Capital. In addition to his promotion, Accesso hired experienced finance professional Brad Barefoot to serve as chief financial officer, based in Salt Lake City, and promoted Abbey Rowsey to director, asset management and special projects, based in Dallas.
“Throughout their time at Accesso, Paul and Abbey have contributed significantly to the growth of our company at both the corporate and property levels,” said Ariel Bentata, founding and managing partner, investments for Accesso. “They have helped us identify several cost-saving initiatives and creative uses of our spaces. Importantly, they have been instrumental in Accesso’s emergence as an industry leader in customer service, and have contributed significantly to advancing our sustainability and amenities programs. I am proud of Paul and Abbey for their service and contributions to our organization and their promotions are well deserved.”