Ascentris Welcomes Two Analysts, Commences its Summer Internship Program
Denver, Colorado (June 8, 2021) – Ascentris, a Denver-based real estate private equity firm, announced today the hiring of Alex Lunde and Payson Newman and welcomed two college students for its summer internship program. Both Mr. Lunde and Mr. Newman will serve as analysts responsible for underwriting new acquisitions, evaluating development opportunities, and managing a portion of the firm’s portfolio across all property types.
Mr. Lunde joins Ascentris from Blue Vista Capital Management where he served as a portfolio asset management analyst. Mr. Lunde graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison where he earned a B.B.A in Real Estate and Finance & Investment Banking.
Mr. Newman recently graduated from the University of Michigan where he received a B.S. in Economics. Prior to his senior year, Mr. Newman interned at LivCor and Vornado Realty Trust.
Ascentris also welcomed Hamid Waraich, a senior at Cornell University and Kevin Ford, a senior at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, both of whom commenced Ascentris’ extensive three-month summer internship program.
“We are very excited to welcome Alex and Payson to Ascentris. We conducted an extensive search as we were considering adding to our analyst team and we are confident both Alex and Payson will make exceptional additions to Ascentris,” said Marc Soicher, Human Resources Director of Ascentris. In continuing Ascentris’ summer internship program, James Dockery remarked, “Hamid and Kevin join us from two distinguished and highly reputable universities, and we look forward to providing them a tremendous experience this summer.”
Ascentris is a real estate private equity firm based in Denver, Colorado. With over $2.1 billion in assets under management, Ascentris manages a series of discretionary institutional vehicles targeting both transitional and generational value-add investments across the major property types and geographic regions within the United States. Since 2003, Ascentris’ management team has relied on an investment philosophy and organizational structure that results in its investors getting to opportunities ahead of the market while receiving an unmatched level of service, transparency, and accountability. Ascentris is a privately held and management-owned SEC registered investment adviser that maintains an unwavering commitment to put its investors’ needs first.