Jason Lucas /Managing Partner, Deutsche Finance America (DFA)
Jason M. Lucas is the Managing Partner of DFA. Before co-founding DFA in 2018, Mr. Lucas was President of Amstar, a $2.0Bn real estate private equity firm with assets in all product types in the United States and Europe. In this role, he was responsible for investment strategy, acquisition and disposition decisions, and overseeing a staff of 40 professionals. Before his 11 years at Amstar, Mr. Lucas worked at Broadreach Capital Partners in Los Angeles and he started his career working for the Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds. Mr. Lucas is a member of ICSC and ULI and is a frequent speaker at professional conferences. He graduated with honors from Brown University with a B.A. in Economics.
Scott Soucy /Senior Vice President, Deutsche Finance America (DFA)
Scott J. Soucy is a Senior Vice President of DFA. Prior to joining DFA’s Denver office in 2019, Mr. Soucy was a Vice President of Investments at CIM Group, a $30.0Bn real estate private equity firm headquartered in Los Angeles. In this role, Mr. Soucy 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, Mr. Soucy 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. Mr. Soucy 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 /Finance Director, Deutsche Finance America (DFA)
Ryan Hastings is a Finance Director of DFA. Prior to joining DFA’s Denver office in 2019, Mr. Hastings 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 $2.0Bn real estate portfolio. Before his five years at Real Capital Solutions, Mr. Hastings directed the accounting and finance teams at Vulcan Real Estate, a real estate development and asset management firm based in Seattle, Washington. Mr. Hastings 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.
Tyler Gildan /Senior Associate, Deutsche Finance America (DFA)
Tyler is a Senior Associate for DFA. Prior to joining DFA’s Denver office in 2018, he was an associate with Macquarie Bank’s Principal Finance business in New York, which managed $2.0Bn of real estate debt and equity investments across all property types. Before his 4 years at Macquarie, Tyler began his career at J.P. Morgan’s financial institutions investment banking practice in New York. He graduated with honors from Harvard University with a B.A. in Economics in 2013.