CHICAGO — Waterton, a national real estate investor and operator, has hired Stella Pappas as a vice president of investor relations on the firm’s Chicago-based investor relations team.
Pappas brings over 15 years of real estate investment, acquisition and asset management experience and will help to manage the firm’s investor and consultant relations. She will develop new client relationships for the firm’s multifamily, seniors housing and hotel strategies.
Pappas was formerly a director, capital markets at Holliday Fenoglio Fowler (HFF), which is now part of JLL. She was responsible for originating, structuring and closing equity and debt placement transactions nationwide. She arranged over $1 billion in equity and debt transactions at the firm over the last year.
Prior to HFF, Pappas worked for Allstate Investments and Tremont Realty Capital, where she was involved with sourcing, structuring and investing in assets both in fund format and direct joint ventures. During her career she arranged over $2 billion in equity and debt transactions.
Pappas holds a bachelor’s degree from DePaul University and is currently pursuing an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.