Accesso hires new CFO

18th September 2019, by Will Muoio

The institutionally-backed investment management company, which focuses on multi-tenant office buildings, is expanding in non-gateway US markets

Accesso Partners has hired Brad Barefoot as its new CFO and also promoted Paul Gaines and Abbey Rowsey to asset management positions. The institutionally-backed investment management company, which focuses on multi-tenant office buildings, is expanding in non-gateway US markets.

External Hire
Barefoot is responsible for managing tasks such as financial and treasury functions, helping manage the investment strategy, capital markets activity and strategic direction of the firm. His extensive track record of advancing the growth strategies of a number of high-quality institutions make him a good fit for the company, said Claudio Dombey, founding and managing partner for investor relations.

Barefoot has previous stints at Goldman Sachs, Ressourcement Inc. and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. His most recent job at Goldman Sachs saw him raise over $250m in new fund enhancements for the $1.5trn asset management division. He also helped with GS’s business intelligence analytics platform and create profit-generating strategies.

Internal promotions
Meanwhile, Gaines has moved from managing director of capital markets debt to managing director of asset management. He’s been with the company since 2012 and will now oversee the asset management team and investment strategy of the firm’s $3bn portfolio.

Rowsey has been promoted from asset manager of portfolios in Dallas, Denver, Philadelphia and parts of Houston is now the director of asset management and special projects. While she’ll maintain her Texan asset management responsibilities, she will work with property management and finance to streamline and simplify budgeting and reporting.

“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,” added Bentata.