Our Mission

Bear Equities aims to deliver superior risk-adjusted returns while contributing to our client’s success and growth needs. With a focus on the long-term, Bear Equities prides itself on our ability to be nimble, quick, and proactive. We strive to create a collaborative culture where group-think is discounted and creativity rises to the top.

“At one extreme of the pendulum – the darkest of times – it takes analytical ability, objectivity, resolve, even imagination, to think things will ever get better. The few people who possess those qualities can make unusual profits with low risk. But at the other extreme, when everyone assumes and prices in the impossible – improvement forever – the stage is set for painful losses. It all goes together. None of these is an isolated event or a chance occurrence. Rather, they’re all elements in a recurring pattern that can be understood and profited from.”

-Howard Marks

Key Team Members

Matthew BodzyPartner

Matt Bodzy is a Partner at Bear Equities. Prior to co-founding Bear Equities, Matt oversaw retail development for Leon Capital Group in Dallas, TX. During his time there, he managed over $200M in capital transactions where he managed the underwriting, financing, acquisition, development, and disposition on projects across the United States. Matt has significant development and entitlement experience in some of the most challenging municipalities in the country, along with extensive financing and leasing expertise. Prior to Leon Capital Group, Matt served as Vice President of Acquisitions and Asset Management at The Seligman Group in San Francisco, CA. There, he led acquisitions and asset management for a $1 billion diversified portfolio with assets on the West Coast and in Hawaii. Additionally, Matt handled leasing for the company’s San Francisco and Orange County office portfolios, as well as led the company’s $300 million portfolio refinancing in 2015. Altogether, Matt was involved in $500 million of capital transactions for the firm. Matt is a graduate of Arizona State University and earned his MBA at the University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business.

Kase AbusharkhPartner

Kase Abusharkh is a Partner at Bear Equities. Mr. Abusharkh has 18 years of 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.

Jacob AbusharkhPartner

Jacob Abusharkh is a Partner of Bear Equities. Born and raised in San Francisco, Jacob studied Finance at the University of San Francisco and completed his degree early to begin his career in commercial real estate. In 2006, Mr. Abusharkh and his brother, Kase Abusharkh, started their market leading net leased real estate brokerage, The Kase Group. Since its inception, Mr. Abusharkh and The Kase Group have been involved in the brokerage of over $3 billion in assets and over 5,000,000 square feet of real estate. With 15 years of commercial real estate experience, Mr. Abusharkh specializes in net lease, but has also dealt with other asset classes of investment properties. In recent years, along with his brother Kase, Mr. Abusharkh founded the Kase, Jeannine, and Jacob Abusharkh Fund at Stanford Medicine, which supports future research on kidney transplantation, a cause held close to the members of the Abusharkh Family, as well as a student tuition endowment fund at their alma mater, Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep in San Francisco. Mr. Abusharkh lives in San Francisco with his wife Grace who works in Museum Education for the City of Palo Alto’s Art Center and their young son Jack whom they welcomed in 2017.

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