Philip Barach Returns to Vista Following Retirement from DoubleLine Capital
Philip Barach, former founding partner and president of DoubleLine Capital, who recently retired from the L.A.-based investment management firm, plans to take a more active role as CEO and co-managing partner of Vista Investment Group. The privately-held real estate investment firm was co-founded by Philip with his son Jonathan in 2008.
“Jonathan and his team have built an impressive real estate portfolio, and a 12-year track record of generating attractive risk adjusted returns far superior than those in the equity and fixed-income markets,” said Philip Barach, who has raised and managed tens of billions of dollars over the course of his 43-year career.
The company plans to grow its capital base and, combined with the financial strength of its existing balance sheet, pursue increasingly larger value-add and distressed opportunities of $100 million and above throughout the Western U.S. Vista has roughly $1 billion in assets under management, with a portfolio of more than 2,000 multifamily units and nearly two million square feet of office.
Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services.
In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company.
In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix.
Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator.
Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements.
Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.