Kase Abusharkh is a Partner at Bear Equities. Mr. Abusharkh started his real estate career in 2001, and has since built extensive experience in the acquisition, finance, and development of commercial real estate. Most recently, Mr. Abusharkh has served as the Chief Investment Officer for a publicly registered non-traded REIT, American Realty Capital- Retail Centers of America, Inc. in New York City. During his 3-year tenure as Chief Investment Officer, he helped successfully complete the $1.2 billion equity raise and over saw the acquisition of over $1 billion worth of multi-tenant retail shopping center space.
Mr. Abusharkh concluded his time at American Realty Capital- Retail Centers of America, Inc. by successfully seeing through its merger with American Finance Trust Inc. to create a $4 billion diversified REIT. Along with his brother, Jacob, Mr. Abusharkh founded the Kase, Jacob and Jeannine Abusharkh Endowment, which provides a 4-year scholarship to a deserving student touched by illness at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory.
Mr. Abusharkh also supports kidney transplantation research through the Kase, Jeannine and Jacob Abusharkh Endowment in association with Stanford University Hospital’s Department of Surgery in the School of Medicine, which helps to improve clinical outcomes of kidney transplantation. Mr. Abusharkh serves as a member of the Board of Regents of Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory.