South Florida Business Journal
By Brian Bandell
October 27, 2023
Hallandale Beach-based Accesso, which owns 13.5 million square feet of office space across the country, named Rob Kuster as CFO.
Kuster was previously president and chief operating officer of Invesco Mortgage Capital, which he led to an IPO that raised more than $3 billion in equity capital. He was also chief operating officer at Saluda Grade Short-Term Rental Fund, which owned residential buildings used for short-term rentals.
According to Accesso, previous CFO Brad Barefoot relocated for personal reasons and remains involved with the company as a consultant.
“Rob has enjoyed a long and successful career in finance, and his deep capital markets experience makes him an ideal fit to lead Accesso’s financial operations,” stated Accesso Managing Partner Ariel Bentata. “His track record of creating profitable growth for multiple businesses speaks for itself, and we can’t wait for him to play an integral role in Accesso’s next chapter.”
Bentata said Accesso plans to explore opportunities for office and multifamily investment in non-gateway markets across the U.S.
In 2022, Access formed a joint venture with Aventura-based Meyers Group to build apartments.
“I’m thrilled to be part of the Accesso executive team and for the opportunity to help lead the firm,” Kuster stated. “I believe in the firm’s investment strategy and have a great deal of respect for the incredible business they’ve built, and I’m excited to contribute to its continued growth.”