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ABOUT PEAK 15 CAPITAL

Leveraging the same grit, fortitude, and perseverance as the early alpinists, Peak 15 is setting out to create new pathways between capital sources and commercial real estate sponsors for exceptional returns.    

Peak 15 Capital started perhaps 20 years before it was founded. The Founder, John Azar, recognized a disconnect in the capital markets space when he was involved in a previous venture called Boston Venture Partners.  The alignment between capital and commercial real estate projects has been fraught with unaligned interests and understanding of the business and acquisition cycle. 

John created Peak 15Capital to address these alignment issues and have a capital advisory platform that is accessible, aligned with sponsors/operators, creative with capital solutions, responsive without the pressure and delivers on projects with success. 

The name Peak 15 is the topographical numeric name of Mount Everest. It is what early surveyors and mountaineer enthusiasts called Mount Everest prior to its current name in 1852. The mountain changed name to Everest in 1865 after Sir George Everest, a British surveyor General of India.

Our Mission

OUR CORE VALUES

At Peak 15 Capital we strive to be strategically aligned with all our stakeholders. Our alignment stems from our ability to understand both side of the equation from capital sources to operating sponsors and syndicators.  Our deep understanding of our industry is rooted in a passion for multifamily investing as well as over two decades and over a billion dollars in transactional experience by key principles of our firm.

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e care about our community of sponsors, and we have a social responsibility for the communities we effect through all our investments.  As we grow and expand our footprint and partners, we hope to create a more sustainable model for community philanthropy.

Our Culture & Partnership
  • We are agile throughout incremental or disruptive shifts in market dynamics.
  • We are anchored in deep rooted expertise and experience of strategic acquisitions and funding
  • We are unwavering with alignment between sponsors, syndicators, operators, developers, and passive investors.
  • We are committed to results that are extraordinary and outpace industry standards (or norms).
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PROFESSIONALS

MEET THE TEAM

John Azar is Peak 15 Capital's Founder and Managing Partner, dedicated to helping other CRE operators and sponsors with their capital stack.

John Azar is Peak 15 Capital's Founder and Managing Partner, dedicated to helping other CRE operators and sponsors with their capital stack.

John is the Founder and Managing Partner of Peak 15 Capital. A capital advisory and syndication firm servicing commercial real estate operators and sponsors in identifying, sourcing & securing their capital stack. John is also a Managing Member of MACC Venture Partners, a Southeast focus owner/operator of multifamily assets. In his leadership of Peak 15, he directs strategic development, investor and client growth, and new acquisitions and syndications. He also heads the investment committee, capital management and growth.  John is also the head of the Peak 15 Coaching program for new syndicators and sponsors.

Previously he was a co-Founder and Managing Partner of Boston Venture Partners (BVP), a private equity consulting and finance firm based in Boston specializing in real estate development, and structured finance.  At BVP he worked on a cumulative portfolio of $1.8 Billion spanning from Boston to Miami as well as London. His previous roles as an equity trader and commercial banker in financial institutions and banks such as Bank of America and Morgan Stanley provided an integral understanding of debt and equity markets as well as deal structure, honing his skills and insights into the critical planning issues relevant to growing successful companies.

John is a podcaster and Co-Host of his own podcast called Breaking Resistance as well as being a regular guest speaker in various commercial real estate conferences and Podcasts.  John serves on the boards of directors of several non-profit and for-profit organizations. He holds a BA from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte and an MBA from Boston University Questrom School of Business.

Francisco Herrera is Peak 15 Capital's Partner, Head of Investments, dedicated to sourcing and vetting new deal opportunities and leads institutional grade investor relations.

Francisco Herrera is Peak 15 Capital's Managing Director, dedicated to sourcing and vetting new deal opportunities and leads institutional grade investor relations.

Francisco is Partner and Head of Investments for Peak 15 Capital and its current fund. As part of the Senior Management Team at Peak 15, Herrera oversees all production development, investor relations, and multifamily division. Herrera is responsible for all production activity through sourcing and managing general Co-GP investment opportunities as well as other strategic initiatives for the Peak 15.

Herrera also serves as a member of the firm’s investment committee and co-heads the Peak 15 Coaching Program for new, up-and-coming sponsors-operators.

Herrera’s involvement with Peak 15 Capital began since inception. Prior to his tenure, he worked for a New York based private equity consulting firm who specialized in commercial real estate and real estate development.

Since inception, Herrera participated in and closed transactions exceeding $100 Million in equity across a full range of assets, from ground-up Class A urban core to Class C multifamily in the U.S. markets. He is also a podcaster and Co-Host alongside John Azar in their show called Breaking Resistance.

Herrera is a native of Orange County, CA where he resides in the Anaheim community with his wife and daughter.

Peter Vermette is Peak 15 Capital's Director of Operations, helping organize our day-to-day operations and serving as a point of contact for many of our outreach and client service programs.

Peter Vermette is Peak 15 Capital's Associate Investor Relations Manager, helping organize our day-to-day operations and serving as a point of contact for many of our outreach and client service programs.

Peter Vermette is the newest addition to the Peak 15 team. As our Director of Operations, Peter works closely with the investor relations team, helps organize our day-to-day operations, and serves as a point of contact for many of our outreach and client service programs.

Peter also manages client onboarding and ongoing communications. Through his keen study of the market, he is a contributor and organizer of Peak 15 newsletter which provides updates as well as perspective on the operations of Peak 15 Capital to our community of investors and clients.

Peter was born in New Jersey and grew up in Apex, North Carolina, before graduating from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and earning degrees in economics and mathematics. Before working for Peak 15, Peter worked as a contract estimator and sales administrator in the commercial landscaping industry based in North Carolina.

Bo DePaoli is Peak 15 Capital's Director of Acquisitions, managing the underwriting and due diligence on potential acquisitions both in house and with client sponsors.

Mr. DePaoli is the Director of Acquisitions for Peak 15. In this capacity, he manages the underwriting and due diligence on potential acquisitions both in house and with client sponsors.  Mr. DePaoli is a leader in the field of commercial buildings and operations management.  In 2005 he began working for ACMS Group, an industrial construction company whose operations included project management, construction management, and facility maintenance. Mr. DePaoli helped grow this business from $3 Million to $30 Million.

After leaving ACMS, Mr. DePaoli ventured into the fitness sector where he purchased 2 failing gym chains entering bankruptcy and turned them around in under 1 year from purchase and continues to add to his success. It is now the goal of Mr. DePaoli to diversify, scale, and grow a portfolio of assets across various business sectors over the coming years.

John Azar
Founder & Managing Partner

I wanted to create a dynamic company that can operate with agility, deep industry expertise and bandwidth and conduct business with our community of operators, syndicators, developers and of course investors with full alignment.   This alignment creates lasting relationships and success and allows us to be creative and effective in closing the right transactions.  We are excited for the future of our industry and here to be a trusted partner in that future

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