Waypoint Real Estate Investments, a real estate investment firm focused on the U.S. rental housing sector, has added five regional wholesalers to its affiliated broker-dealer team that will distribute Waypoint’s real estate offerings to broker-dealers and registered investment advisors.
Todd Brewer will serve as senior vice president of the Central region; Conan Porter will join as senior vice president of the West Coast; Owen Mulvaney will serve as senior vice president of the Northeast; and Bryan Yvon will serve as senior vice president of the Southeast. Each will be responsible for further developing Waypoint’s financial advisor relationships within their respective regions.
Jessica Graff also joins Waypoint as associate vice president of internal sales and will serve as an internal wholesaler to support the firm’s national sales efforts.
“All of our new regional sales managers are exceptionally experienced wholesalers of real estate investments, and they bring a strong network of significant financial advisor relationships to their roles at Waypoint Financial Group,” said Brian Conneely, national sales manager of Waypoint Financial Group.
Brewer most recently served as the regional director for Steben & Company where he was named “Salesperson of the Year” for the last three years. He previously held positions with W.P. Carey as first vice president of the Upper Midwest and as a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch. The company noted that Porter has raised approximately $2 billion over the course of his nearly 25-year career, and previously held senior positions at American Century Investments, Deutsche Bank, Legg Mason, Nationwide Financial, and NorthStar Securities.
Mulvaney has more than 17 years of experience derived from senior positions with such organizations as Northstar Securities, Select Capital Corporation, and Inland Securities Corporation. Most recently, he served as business development officer and wholesaler with Cookson Peirce Investment Management, where he was responsible for helping to develop new partnerships with corporate entities and financial distribution firms.
Yvon has more than 25 years of experience in the financial wholesaling sector, and prior to joining Waypoint, served as regional vice president with Resource America. He has previously worked in executive positions at W.P. Carey, Transamerica Capital, and Prudential Investments.
Graff is a certified financial planner who previously held positions with Resource Securities and Morgan Stanley. As the senior internal wholesaler of the Northeast at Resource Securities, she collaborated with the external wholesalers to more than double territory sales over a four-month period, the company said.
“Following the recent hires of Brian Conneely as national sales manager and Michelle Moore as senior vice president, national accounts, we are continuing to add leading talent to Waypoint Financial Group,” said Scott Smith, senior managing director of Waypoint.
Founded in 2011, Waypoint Real Estate Investments acquires and develops multifamily, student housing, and senior housing properties throughout the United States, and the firm’s investment activity totals approximately $4 billion across 27,000 units.