Waterton, a national real estate investor and operator, has hired Stella Pappas as a vice president of investor relations on the firm’s Chicago-based investor relations team. With over 15 years of real estate investment, acquisition and asset management experience, she will help manage the firm’s investor and consultant relations and develop new multifamily, seniors and hotel client relationships.
Pappas was formerly a director, capital markets at Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF), which is now part of JLL, where she was responsible for originating, structuring and closing equity and debt placement transactions nationwide.
“We are very pleased to welcome Stella to our team given her proven real estate savvy, high energy and relationships with a diverse set of real estate investors,” said Michelle Wells, executive vice president, investor relations of Waterton. “She brings an extensive skill set across real estate investment, asset management and underwriting that we believe will benefit the work we do with existing and new investors.”
Prior to HFF, Pappas worked for Allstate Investments and Tremont Realty Capital, where she was involved with sourcing, structuring and investing in assets both in fund format and direct joint ventures. During her career she arranged over $2 billion in equity and debt transactions. She holds a bachelor’s degree from DePaul University and is currently pursuing her MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
“I’m thrilled to join Waterton’s investor relations team, which is a natural extension given my previous experience in sourcing and managing real estate investments and relationships,” Pappas said. “Waterton is also a great cultural fit. I believe the firm’s focus on employee wellness and its highly-experienced team will give me all the tools I need to be successful in this exciting new role.”