Our professional backgrounds in investment management and entrepreneurship, paired with our down-to-earth and friendly ethos, are truly what set us apart from other investment teams.
It’s why investors trust us to preserve and grow their capital time and again
Founding Partner - Investor Relations
At Akras, Charlie focuses on investor relations, strategic business operations and marketing initiatives.
An experienced entrepreneur and leader, prior to Akras, Charlie founded and operated three businesses in the travel and marketing industries in the United States and Europe. With deep experience working with startup and growth ventures as both a founder and consultant, he brings the necessary tools, structures and strategy to Akras that keep us innovative, competitive and rooted in systems and processes. Click on the photo for more about Charlie and his role.
Linying Zou, CFA
Founding Partner - Investment Underwriting
At Akras, Linying focuses primarily on sourcing investment deals and conducting the necessary underwriting,due diligence, and negotiations during the acquisition process.
Linying began her career at Knights of Columbus as a credit analyst. She most recently worked as a corporate bond trader and credit analyst at Longfellow Investment Management Company ($10+ Billion AUM) in Boston. While there, she recommended and implemented investment ideas for its $5 billion corporate and government portfolios. Additionally she executed daily trades up to $300 million in response to portfolio strategy and market conditions. Click on the photo to read more about Linying.
Kristina Knight, CFA
Founding Partner - Asset Management
At Akras, Kristina focuses on asset management, due diligence and provides underwriting support for our acquisition efforts.
An experienced portfolio and asset manager, Kristina brings over a decade of experience working in the capital markets, having worked with large institutional clients and spent the majority of her career focused on analyzing the housing market and various types of real estate investments. Prior to founding Akras, Kristina was a Senior Analyst, trader and assistant Portfolio Manager at Longfellow Investment Management Company ($10+ Billion AUM). Click on the photo to read more about Kristina.
Iqbal (Ike) Mutabanna
Founding Partner, Zane Holdings
Ike Mutabanna is a Founder of Dallas-based Zane Holdings and manages market analysis, business strategy, joint venture partnerships, and investor relations. Zane Holdings strategically partnered with Akras to acquire assets in Florida and Texas.
Ike has directly worked on acquisition teams for over 400 multifamily units including as a loan guarantor. He is a general partner in over 3,500 units of apartment complexes. He is also a limited equity partner in an additional 1,500 apartment units, a small balance portfolio of distressed office assets across 8 states, and a variety of specialized development projects in Arizona, Ohio, and Georgia.
Ike earned a BE degree from the University of Bombay and an MS degree from the University of Cincinnati. He has appeared on several real estate investing podcast shows and has featured as a speaker at major conferences.
Founding Partner, Zane Holdings
Dustin Howard is a Founder of Dallas-based Zane Holdings and manages acquisition, underwriting, due diligence, construction, and property management. He provides the Founding team at Akras guidance in these areas. Zane Holdings strategically partnered with Akras to acquire assets in Florida and Texas.
Dustin is a partner in commercial assets worth over $50M and has executed multiple residential projects in the North Texas area.
Apart from his background in real estate construction and residential assets, Dustin brings C-level business and financial management experience to Zane. He has served as Director of Finance for 11 years at a privately held Dallas radio company. Dustin holds a B.A. degree from the University of North Texas
Dustin is an angel investor in startup businesses and also sits on the board of the non-profit organization Hope4Harper.
Strategic Advisory Board
Paul Stevenson, CFA, EMBA
Global Economics Expert
Drawing from nearly 30 years of experience as an analyst, trader, Portfolio Manager and Senior investment executive for one of America’s most respected corporations, Paul provides Akras with strategic guidance, helps us keep a trained eye on global and domestic market forces and helps us make excellent investments at the right stages in the market cycle. As the former Director of Taxable Fixed Income for Seattle-based SAFECO Insurance (Now Liberty Mutual Insurance), Paul oversaw daily management of various types of fixed income securities portfolios, ranging in assets under management from $2.5 to over- $20 Billion. Paul was also an active participant in the risk, credit and investment management committees.
An avid outdoors enthusiast and Alpine Mountaineer, Paul brings a unique and personal understanding of risk into business and investments. This wisdom was cultivated in both the ever-changing world of investments and while establishing first ascents, climbing the mountains of the Northwest and some of the world’s highest peaks. Paul’s expertise is sought by more than just Akras Capital – his experience includes serving as a member of other corporate boards, and is currently a Board Member for the Seattle-based Mountaineers.
Paul is a full time resident of Sun Valley, Idaho, and while he is mostly retired, he still day trades his own portfolio of equity and fixed income-based assets. He also maintains a portfolio of commercial and residential real estate assets. You’ll most often find him hiking, fly fishing and skiing in the Wood River Valley and the Sawtooth mountains.
Fueled by our mission and ethos, we’ve built a nationwide portfolio of multifamily assets that generate passive income each month, producing freedom for our partners and investors
Since 2018, the our team has established offices in Boulder, Colorado and Boston, Massachusetts and acquired multifamily properties in Washington, Texas and Florida. We wholly own a portfolio of multifamily properties in Spokane, Washington and own larger multifamily apartment complexes acquired in partnership in Dallas, Texas and Orlando, Florida.
We continue to build our business and nationwide portfolio, taking care to only invest in properties that fit within our intentional investment philosophy and meet our strict criteria for financial performance.
Focused on Inland Growth Cities with strong and stable economic performance, our portfolio of value-add multifamily properties spans the nation
324 Unit - Orlando, Florida
111 Unit - Dallas, Texas
11 Unit - Spokane, Washington
7 Unit - Spokane, Washington
8 Unit - Phoenix, AZ
23 Unit - Phoenix, AZ
26 Unit - Phoenix, AZ
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