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Shekar Narasimhan

Shekar Narasimhan is the Managing Partner at Beekman Advisors which provides strategic advisory services to companies and investors involved in real estate, mortgage finance, affordable housing and related sectors. He also serves as Chairman of Papillon Capital, focused on sustainable infrastructure investing, and is Co-founder of the Emergent Institute in Bangalore, India. Prior to Beekman Advisors, Shekar Narasimhan was a Managing Director of Prudential Mortgage Capital Company, one of the nation's leading providers of commercial mortgage financing. Immediately prior to Shekar’s time at Prudential, he was Chairman & CEO of the WMF Group, a publicly traded, commercial mortgage financial services company. WMF was one of the largest such firms in the country before being acquired by Prudential in 2000.

Shekar is currently serving on the boards of Broadstone Net Lease, Inc., Broadtree Homes, Inc. Enterprise Community Investment, Inc., Indiaspora, and Democracy Alliance. Shekar was appointed by the Governor of Virginia as Member of the Board for Housing and Community Development and for the Virginia Housing Development Authority. He also serves as a Senior Industry Fellow at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University and on the Economic Advisory Council of the Center for American Progress. He has served on many boards, including the Low Income Investment Fund, the Community Preservation and Development Corporation, the National Housing Conference and the National Multi Housing Council. He also served as a Commissioner on President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. He is a sought after speaker on housing finance and affordable housing and is considered a leading expert on rental housing issues in the United States.

Shekar has served several terms on the Mortgage Bankers Association of America (MBA) Board of Directors, was the first Chair of the MBA’s Commercial/Multifamily Board of Governors, and founded its Multifamily Steering Committee. He was elected as the first Chair of the Fannie Mae DUS Advisory Committee.

Shekar has received numerous awards and recognition in the real estate industry including the MBA’s highest honor in 1999 and the Fannie Mae Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003. In 2010, he was the recipient of the Dean H.J. Zoffer Distinguished Service Medal from the University of Pittsburgh. Shekar holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India and an MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has earned the designation of Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB).

John Cibinic

John Cibinic brings an extensive background in business planning, investment analysis, acquisitions, asset management and corporate finance for the commercial real estate and real estate finance sectors to Beekman, where he manages corporate operations and leads client engagements. His non-mergers and acquisitions client work at Beekman has included developing corporate valuation frameworks, evaluating strategic alternatives, assisting with new product development, and consulting on benchmarking and performance measurement. In the M&A space, he has lead due diligence efforts for buyers and sellers, created financial models to evaluate investment returns and negotiated transaction terms and conditions.

Before joining Beekman in 2004, Mr. Cibinic was a Principal at Prudential Mortgage Capital Company and its investment management unit, Prudential Real Estate Fixed Income Investors (PREFII). During his six and a half years with Prudential, he managed finance and operations for a series of mortgage investment funds, evaluated acquisition opportunities, assisted with new product development, spearheaded the development of a comprehensive loan tracking system, and prepared business unit forecasts and performance reports.

Prior to joining Prudential via its acquisition of The WMF Group, he spent nine years with CRI, Inc. and affiliates after starting his career with Hyatt Hotels.  During this phase of his career, Mr. Cibinic asset managed a portfolio of investment properties, negotiated management contracts, evaluated property acquisitions, developed a set of analytical and management tools and played a key role in the spin off a successful management services and advisory company.

John holds a Bachelors of Business Administration and a Masters of Business Administration, both from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society.

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