Bridge Development Partners has tapped Sean Zasche, formerly of CA Ventures, as its new chief financial officer. As CFO, Zasche will lead all capital management of the company, including raising and managing strategic equity programs and debt relationships. He will play a key role as BRIDGE continues to grow its national portfolio, and proceeds with plans to open its London office by the end of 2020.
“Sean’s years of experience are invaluable to our mission of infusing new outside capital to Bridge’s acquisition and development efforts, as we continue to expand both domestically and across the globe,” said Steve Poulos, CEO at Bridge Development Partners. “As our portfolio grows, and we prepare to establish our presence in London at the end of this year, it has become increasingly crucial for us to monitor and continue to participate even more aggressively in the capital markets. We are extremely confident Sean is the right choice to successfully lead us into a new era as one of the world’s leading industrial real estate platforms.”
Based in Chicago, Zasche was previously executive vice president of investment management at CA Ventures, where he helped the company to grow from $500 million to over $14 billion of assets over the last six years. In addition to leading investor relations and equity raising efforts, Zasche also oversaw portfolio and asset management of funds and joint ventures formed with global institutional investors.
“Joining the team at BRIDGE offers me the opportunity to apply my years of expertise and knowledge of the capital markets to fuel BRIDGE’s ongoing acquisition efforts, and to ensure our growing portfolio continues to generate significant returns for our investors,” said Zasche. “I look forward to working with our existing partners in Banner Oak and Texas Teachers, as well as tapping additional sources of capital that can power our entry into new markets, forging a new, even more successful chapter in our company’s history.”
Prior to CA Ventures, Zasche was a vice president at M3 Capital Partners, where he closed over $13 billion of strategic advisory transactions, including in the industrial sector. Zasche began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Zasche holds a bachelor’s degree in business, finance and accounting from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and earned his CPA in 2004.
His predecessor, John Maduros, will remain a member of Bridge’s executive team and has been named its new chief accounting officer. As chief accounting officer, Maduros will oversee all internal accounting, audit and reporting functions at Bridge. Maduros will also continue to manage all real estate and debt transaction closings.