Deutsche Finance Expands U.S. Team with Hiring of Scott Soucy and Ryan Hastings

DENVER, COLORADO – June 10, 2019 – Deutsche Finance America (“DFA”) today announced the hiring of two new team members, Scott Soucy and Ryan Hastings. The two will join managing partner Jason Lucas and senior associate Tyler Gildan at the firm’s Denver headquarters.

Scott Soucy joins as a senior vice president on the investment team. Prior to joining DFA, Scott was a vice president of investments at CIM Group, a $30B real estate private equity firm headquartered in Los Angeles. In this role, Scott was responsible for the acquisition, development, asset management, and loan origination of urban real estate in the United States. Before his seven years at CIM Group, Scott worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group as well as AllianceBernstein in New York City where he began his career. Scott is a member of The Urban Land Institute (ULI) as well as a member of the Entertainment Development Council (EDC). He graduated from the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University with a B.S. in Engineering Management Systems.

Ryan Hastings joins as DFA’s finance director. Prior to joining DFA, Ryan was a senior finance director at Real Capital Solutions, where he was responsible for the accounting, finance, and investor relations for the firm’s nearly $2B real estate portfolio. Before his five years at Real Capital Solutions, Ryan directed the accounting and finance teams at Vulcan Real Estate, a real estate development and asset management firm based in Seattle, Washington. Ryan also spent time as an audit associate in Ernst & Young’s Seattle office. He graduated from Brigham Young University with both a Masters and Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Jason Lucas, DFA’s managing partner, commented, “I am very excited to welcome Scott and Ryan to our DFA team to help us expand upon our successful first year of operations and continue to grow our real estate investment platform.”

About Deutsche Finance America

Deutsche Finance Group (“DFG”) is a global real estate investment management firm established in 2005 and headquartered in Munich with offices in London, Denver, Zurich, and Luxemburg. DFG has €2 billion of assets under management. Deutsche Finance America (“DFA”) is a subsidiary company established in 2018 to source, structure and asset manage direct real estate investments in the United States on behalf of DFG’s institutional client accounts and managed funds. DFA has closed on five investments totaling $500 million of equity in its first year of operations. Additional information can be found at www.dfamerica.com.

Media Contacts

Jason Lucas
Managing Partner of Deutsche Finance America
j.lucas@deutsche-finance.com

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