Croatan Investments Welcomes Geoffrey Chen and William McKinnon to the Team
September 19, 2018

Croatan Investments announces two new members to the team!

Geoffrey “Geo” Chen is a Principal at Croatan Investments and is involved in business development and capital sourcing. He started his career in New York City as a currency trader for the Royal Bank of Scotland. He then segued to Credit Suisse in Singapore where he managed the developed markets currency trading business. In 2017, Geo left the banking industry to manage his capital through his family office, Stratosphere Trading.

Geo is active in the Asian investment community as well as philanthropy, where he supports causes in environmental conservation and humanitarian aid. He received his Bachelors of Science degree from Duke University.

William McKinnon joins us as Managing Director of Capital Markets at Croatan Investments. He focuses his efforts on originating and structuring capital markets solutions for the firm’s initiatives ranging from equity, fund management, and corporate level debt. Prior to Croatan, William was an independent Broker Dealer for 15 years. During that time, he completed 65 capital offerings, was the sell side advisor on 35 M&A transactions, structured non-recourse CMBS financing for real estate owners, and was the primary market maker for 300+ OTC listed companies.

William received his Bachelor’s degree in economics from Roanoke College.

We are excited to expand the Croatan family!

About Croatan Investments

Croatan Investments is a private equity real estate manager that is focused on multifamily investments.  For over 16 years, we have had a passion for uncovering new opportunities with excellent intrinsic value and the goal of preserving the trust of our investors.

With a seasoned team of real estate professionals, Croatan combines proven multifamily investment and asset management experience with deep market knowledge to opportunistically invest across each stage of the market cycle.

Croatan is headquartered in Virginia Beach with team members located in Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, New York City, Washington DC, and Singapore.  Croatan’s geographic focus includes primary and secondary markets with strong economic and housing demand drivers throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Sun Belt regions.

Croatan Investments is proud to be a certified minority-owned company.

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