Leadership

Mitchell Voss – Managing Partner

Mr. Voss, Founder and CEO of Windmass, is responsible for the overall management, operations, and strategy of the firm. Mr. Voss is involved in all aspects of the Firm’s investment activities and provides leadership related to the Firm’s investment activities in the commercial real estate sector. He has accumulated over 12 years of experience in commercial real estate across; investment banking, structured finance, asset management, and acquisitions, which led to Mr. Voss launching his own Real Estate Private Equity Firm. Prior to Windmass, Mitchell was a Vice President in Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Group, where he focused on origination CMBS, balance sheets, and bridge loans.

Prior to Goldman Sachs, Mr. Voss held positions at UBS Realty, as an acquisitions and asset management associate performing both development and acquisitions along with asset management on multifamily, industrial, office and retail; Deutsche Bank’s Real Estate Structured Finance Group; Centerline Capital with a focus on multi-family lending and due diligence; and at Lake Pacific Partners in the private equity group focused on consumer products.

Mr. Voss received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from The University of Denver and a Certificate of Commercial Real Estate from Cornell University’s SC Johnson College of Business.

 

Seth Bame – General Partner, Advisor, Property Manager

Mr. Bame is President and Founding Principal of Indio Partners. Since Indio Partner’s inception in 2011, Seth has been responsible for overseeing the company’s acquisitions, property management, construction divisions, and for developing new equity and debt capital relationships. Under Seth’s leadership, Indio Partners has completed more than $1 billion in acquisitions and dispositions, $50 million in construction renovations, and manages over 15,000 units cross the DFW metroplex. Prior to forming Indio Partners, Seth worked on acquisitions for Westdale Real Estate Investment Management, a private real estate investment platform with more than $2 billion in assets. Prior to Westdale, Seth served as a Vice President with Jones Lang LaSalle, where he was involved in more than $1.75 billion of sales, debt, and equity transactions across multiple product types around the United States. Lastly, Seth is general partner in all Windmass investment vehicles.

Mr. Bame was selected by D Magazine’s D CEO as one of Dallas’ Top 30 Under 30 professionals in the commercial real estate industry and holds a BSBA in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

 

Jason Reed General Partner, Advisor

Mr. Reed is a partner with Wingate Partners, a private equity group based in Dallas that acquires controlling interest in middle market companies. During his 21-year career at Wingate, Mr. Reed’s been involved with three private equity funds that have performed in the top quartile of their perrs and has been a partner in funds totaling over $500 million in commitments. He has served on the board of 12 companies and serves as Co-Chairman of Western Marketing. Mr. Reed led the financing for six platform acquisitions with cumulative debt raised of $300 million. Prior to Wingate, Mr. Reed was a case leader at The Boston Consulting Group, an international management consulting firm. Over the course of his six-year career in consulting, he worked on several projects in the areas of corporate strategy and operational improvement. He is also a general partner in several of WindMass’s investment vehicles.

Jason holds a certificate in commercial real estate from Cornell University’s SC Johnson School of Business, a BS in Economics and Finance from Oklahoma State University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Mr. Reed serves on the Board of Dallas Hope Charities, where he founded its transitional housing program for young adults experiencing homelessness

 


 

Asset Management Team

Matt Auste 

Mr. Auste is the Head of Asset Management with WindMass Capital, who recently joined from PGIM Real Estate, where he oversaw the buildout of the asset management platform for the inaugural domestic high yield portfolio worth over $4 billion in AUM. Prior to joining PGIM Real Estate, Mr. Auste was Vice President of Asset Management in the Real Estate Specialties Group at Bank OZK where he was involved in the asset management of a $1 billion portfolio comprised of ground-up construction and repositioning loans across all major property types throughout the U.S. Prior to Bank OZK, Mr. Auste was Vice President in the Real Estate Investment Banking team at Goldman Sachs and completed over $25 billion of CMBS debt issuances and closed over $2 billion in repo financing facilities for various debt funds and mortgage REITS focused on pre-stabilized assets. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Mr. Auste was on the leveraged finance team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Mr. Auste began his career in New York at RBC Capital Markets on the Securitization Finance team where he focused on public and privately issued ABS, RMBS, CMBS, and ABCP multi-seller conduit transactions in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Mr. Auste received his BBA in Finance and MBA from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. 

 

Ross Cunningham 

Mr. Cunningham is the Vice President of Asset Management with WindMass Capital, who recently joined from PGIM Real Estate, where he assisted in asset management buildout for the high yield portfolio comprised of bridge, transitional, and ground-up construction debt. Prior to PGIM Real Estate, Mr. Cunningham spent six years with Goldman Sachs in their Real Estate Investment Banking team, specializing in CMBS securitizations for conduit, SASB, agency, and CRE CLOs. Mr. Cunningham holds a BS in Mathematics, BA in Economics, and BBA in Real Estate Finance from Texas Christian University. 

 

Ethan Calverley 

Mr. Calverley is an associate with WindMass Capital, he primarily assists with management and optimization of current assets and supports in due diligence activities associated with dispositions. Mr. Calverley holds a BS in Finance from Southern Methodist University. 

 


 

Acquisition Team

Jack Bessette 

Mr. Bessette is a Vice President with WindMass Capital. His primary focus includes deal sourcing, underwriting, raising debt and equity capital, and acquisition of multi-family assets across the state of Texas as well as managing all efforts related to dispositions. Mr. Bessette has worked at WindMass Capital since 2019 when WindMass owned 500 units, has been promoted to VP, and now heads the acquisition team. Prior to WindMass Capital, Mr. Bessette worked at Presidium Group on their Acquisitions and Development team and focused on value-add multifamily acquisitions in Dallas and Fort Worth. Mr. Bessette holds a BBA in Finance and a BA in History from Southern Methodist University. 

 

Keoni Kaku 

Keoni Kaku is an Associate with WindMass Capital, Kaku who focuses on acquisitions and dispositions, recently joined from Harbert Management, a private equity fund based out of Birmingham, Alabama. He also previously spent a year at Essex Property Trust, a publicly traded west coast multifamily REIT. Mr. Kaku holds a BS in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. 

  

Brian Liekhus 

Mr. Liekhus is an Analyst with WindMass Capital. He began working for the firm in June 2020 as an intern before joining the team full time as an analyst in June 2021, shortly after his graduation from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Liekhus holds a BBA in Finance with a Concentration in Real Estate Finance and a minor in history from Southern Methodist University where he graduated in the spring of 2021. He primarily focuses on sourcing, underwriting, and acquiring multifamily properties across the state of Texas and assists in all aspects of acquisitions and dispositions. 

 


 

Investor Relations 

Christiana Kelley 

Christiana Kelley joined WindMass Capital in 2022 as an Investor Relations Associate. Christiana graduated from SMU and excelled in her time at Merrill Lynch Private Wealth. Christiana works closely with Acquisitions and Asset Management. 

 


 

Office Manager

Sarah Saadeh 

Sarah Saadeh, joined WindMass Capital in May 2022. Prior to WindMass Capital Sarah co-lead the Closing department at Leon Capital Group and was in charge of all dispositions. Prior to Leon Capital Group, Sarah was part of the Goldman Sachs Real Estate Investment Banking Closing department.