Real. Smart. Real Estate

About Äkräs

Named for the Scandinavian god of nature and abundance, Akras Capital is a business that creates investment opportunities for investors seeking superior returns in the United States real estate market. Additionally, Akras provides apartment accommodation to rental tenants in medium-sized inland cities in the United States. Our mission is to intelligently invest and manage properties with integrity, for the betterment of our partners and communities.

What Makes Us Unique? 

We’re Real and Down to Earth

First and foremost, we’re a team of people you can easily talk to and trust. Our aim is not to “blind you with brilliance or baffle you with nonsense”. We work hard, close real deals and generate solid returns for partners who are aligned with our ethos.

We’re Whiz-Kid Smart 

Founded by CFA Charterholders who made their career analyzing and trading in the investment management industry and serial entrepreneurs who have founded and grown businesses across industry, our team (and our investments) are stacked. 

We Care About Our Communities

In the end, if you hurt the people and communities that you live, breath and invest in, what’s the point? We root our business dealings in integrity. We consider and care for  all stakeholders: our investors, our partners and our tenants, positively impacting the communities where we work. 

 Our Services


Akras Capital invests in real estate in secondary and tertiary inland cities in the US. Our main focus is on Multi-Family and small to medium sized apartment buildings in up-and-coming communities

Interested in investing in real estate with Akras, or have a property to sell? Connect with us.


We take a strong community-focused approach to the management of our properties.  We work diligently on creating a strong, authentic tenant-landlord partnership. More like friends, less like adversaries.

Looking to rent in Spokane? Connect with us.


We build our networks with the goal of   finding and connecting like-minded, smart and down to earth professionals in real estate. These efforts catalyze a variety of deals ranging from syndication to development.

If you are a professional in the real estate industry, connect with our team to discuss how we can meet your goals.

 Our Team

Kristina Knight, CFA

Kristina Knight, CFA

Founding Partner

Kristina brings more than 10 years of experience in the capital and mortgage markets to Akras Capital.  As a founding partner, she is focused on strategy, economic and deal analysis in western US markets. She earned her BS at Northeastern University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder.

Charles Stevenson

Charles Stevenson

Founding Partner

Charlie is a serial entrepreneur, having founded his first business while still in college.  He is the founder of Akras Capital concentrating on business strategy, operations, technology, and marketing initiatives. Charlie graduated from the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University.

Linying Zou, CFA

Linying Zou, CFA

Founding Partner

Linying has spent the past decade working in fixed income research and trading.  She is a founding partner of Akras responsible for analyzing economics and deals in the eastern US markets.  Linying is a graduate of Boston College and a CFA charterholder.

Connect With Our Team

If you are an investor looking for opportunities in real estate or a property owner looking to sell a multi-family or apartment building, please contact our team at Äkräs Capital.



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