Kurt Read, Principal, RSF Partners, co-manages the firm and is responsible for its strategic initiatives. RSF is a real estate private equity firm that is actively investing its latest fund, RSF Partners VII, in senior care and niche commercial real estate. Over the past two decades RSF has used a value-based approach to invest in real estate assets and platforms dedicated to narrow strategies such as: senior living (over 100 individual senior living and care properties in addition to several senior living operating, development and management companies); distressed commercial real estate loans (platform investment in special servicer of defaulted CMBS loans and 18 individual investments); and, eCommerce related distribution assets. Mr. Read has invested in real estate and real estate related operating companies for over 30 years and has been a director of a number of private and public real estate companies including Bristol Hotels and Resorts, the Forum Group, Inc. and Omega Healthcare, Inc.
Prior to RSF, Mr. Read co-founded Javelin Capital, a sponsor and developer of senior living and nursing facilities and was a partner with The Hampstead Group, a Dallas based private equity fund that invested in distressed real estate, senior living, and the hospitality sector. Mr. Read is a graduate of Cornell University and is the Chairman of the Board of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care. He is also the co-founder of the MVP Foundation, an educational foundation dedicated to providing scholarships to working healthcare professionals for advanced training.