Eric Samek is a seasoned business leader in California.

He has extensive experience in finance, particularly in sourcing and underwriting opportunistic real estate acquisitions across a broad range of property types and markets.

In 2018 Mr. Samek formed Brasa Capital Management, a Los Angeles-based firm providing financial and investment services, namely, real estate asset and investment acquisition, consultation, and advisory services. He is currently focusing on building out the firm’s presence in the area.

Prior to forming his own firm, Mr. Samek had cultivated well over a decade of industry experience. He worked with AEW Capital Management for over 10 years, where he was responsible for investment origination and asset management. Most recently he served as Head of the Western United States for AEW’s opportunity fund.  Prior to joining AEW Capital Management, Mr. Samek served as Director for real estate private equity investments at Broadreach Capital Partners.

Mr. Samek started his career as an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York. He later held positions at A.E.E. Partners in Brownsville, Texas and at McCown De Leeuw & Co., a private equity investment firm in Menlo Park, California.

Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Samek has been recognized for his expertise and has participated in industry conferences or events. For example, he was previously a featured guest on The Real Estate Investment Advisory Council (REIAC) Southwest Debt and Equity Panel.

Mr. Samek studied Economics at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with his Bachelor of Science. He then earned an Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas.

Eric Samek created this blog to share all of his philanthropic interests that he has pursued over the years. Keep up with posts here to learn about his involvement and general interest in community organizations. For more information about Mr. Samek, head over to his professional overview website.