About Us

Northridge Capital was formed in 1997 to act as a private asset manager for a prominent offshore family investor group, assuming control of the group’s US and UK assets. These initial assets consisted primarily of commercial real estate, while also including private equity funds and direct private equity investments. 

Over the next four years, Northridge came to focus exclusively on US commercial real estate, rebalancing its investors’ commercial real estate asset mix in favor of institutional quality assets, enabling greater liquidity and flexibility. With a substantial equity commitment from the principal investor group for continued portfolio growth on a proprietary basis and through pooled investment structures, Northridge expanded its activities to include asset management assignments for other owners and investors. 


Executive Team

David W. Jackson

President

For over 25 years, David Jackson has been advising on public and private investment transactions. Prior to the creation of Northridge, Mr. Jackson was closely involved as an advisor to several of the investors whose assets are currently managed by Northridge. Mr. Jackson previously practiced law with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Washington, DC, New York, Riyadh, and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, focusing on international investment and financing transactions.  Mr. Jackson is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and Law Center, and currently serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service.

 

Kevin J. Fay

Vice President

Kevin Fay has been engaged in real estate investment and asset management for over 26 years. Prior to joining Northridge Capital, he was the Regional COO of The Galbreath Company (now Jones, Lang, LaSalle). Mr. Fay has institutional investment, asset management and credit markets experience, including tenures with State Street Bank and Travelers Realty Investment Company. Mr. Fay is a graduate of the University of North Carolina (MBA) and has an undergraduate degree in economics from Columbia University.  In addition, he is a licensed broker in the District of Columbia.

 

M. James Hoffman

CFO, CPA

Jim Hoffman is responsible for financial controls, financial reporting, lender relationships, tax compliance, human resources and other administrative matters. Prior to coming to Northridge, Mr. Hoffman was the CFO for the Kaempfer Company, worked at several Washington-area real estate companies and began his career with Arthur Andersen, where he specialized in real estate clients. Mr. Hoffman received an MBA from Temple University and a BA in economics from McDaniel College. He is licensed in Maryland as a CPA.

 

David S. Etemadi

CFA, VP, Acquisitions

David Etemadi is responsible for sourcing, underwriting, conducting due diligence and closing all acquisitions.  Prior to joining Northridge Capital, David focused on core and core-plus office and industrial properties in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast markets for KBS Realty Advisors.  David has held positions with Jones Lang LaSalle and Wachovia Securities in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group. David graduated Cum Laude from the University of Richmond, with a B.S. in Finance and Accounting and earned his M.S. in Real Estate from Johns Hopkins University. 

 
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Jessica Sawyer

Investment Associate

Jessica Sawyer is responsible for underwriting and analysis of acquisition opportunities.  In addition, Ms. Sawyer supports the asset management of existing portfolio. 
Ms. Sawyer joined Northridge Capital from KBS Realty Advisors where she was responsible for the asset management of a portfolio of more than $1 billion of core office and development projects in all the major markets in the Southeast.  She underwrote all acquisitions and managed dispositions for the region as well.  Prior to KBS, she worked at FBR & Co.  Ms. Sawyer received her Master of Urban Planning degree from Virginia Tech and a Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Finance from American University.  She graduated from The George Washington University with a BA in Sociology.