Capital Square, a sponsor of tax-advantaged real estate investments, has hired industry veteran Bernard R. Vonderhaar as managing director and head of institutional fundraising.
Prior to joining Capital Square, Vonderhaar served as a managing director of fundraising at BlackGold Capital Management LP. He has led initiatives that resulted in new offerings in multi-strategy credit, co-investment in structured products, such as collateralized loan obligations; private real estate; long/short equity, and distressed debt.
Vonderhaar also served as managing director and head of the endowment and foundation, healthcare, and family office practices at Highland Capital Management LP, as well as the managing director of the Central and Southwest division at The Commonfund. He has held positions as vice president at large banking organizations, including Deutsche Bank/Bankers Trust, BBVA/Compass, and JPMorganChase.
“It is a natural progression for Capital Square to use its growing platform, skills and expertise to sponsor larger, institutional investment programs and Ben is the right person to help us get there,” said Louis Rogers, founder and chief executive officer of Capital Square.
Capital Square noted that Vonderhaar has launched “successful start-up capital raising efforts” in private credit, private equity, private real estate, as well as hedge funds and venture capital.
He has been a guest lecturer at The College of William & Mary – Mason School of Business, The University of Texas – McCombs School of Business, Southern Methodist University – Cox School of Business, Rice University – Jones Graduate School of Business, and served as adjunct professor at the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Vonderhaar earned a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in economics from Ashland University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Findlay. He holds FINRA Series 7, 63 and 66 securities licenses.
Capital Square specializes in tax-advantaged real estate investments, including Delaware statutory trusts for Section 1031 exchanges and qualified opportunity zone funds for tax deferral and exclusion. To date, the company has completed more than $2 billion in transaction volume. Related entities provide due diligence, acquisition, loan sourcing, property/asset management, and disposition, for high net worth investors, private equity firms, family offices and institutional investors.