CPE’s Stars to Watch 2019: Hands-On Experience
- Jun 25, 2019
Nati Kiferbaum, 30
Senior Vice President & Head of Investment Product Strategy, Inland Private Capital Corp.
As Inland Private Capital Corp.’s youngest senior vice president, Nati Kiferbaum oversaw a record-breaking capital raise for the company in 2018: $750 million in equity. Last year, he also positioned IPC as the market leader for securitized 1031 transactions in the U.S. with approximately 30 percent of all deals. Kiferbaum also launched the firm’s first real estate product offering in the hospitality sector, raising more than $25 million of equity from investors.
He made the move to Inland in January 2012 after a short right-out-of-college stint at Morgan Stanley as a financial analyst. He has worked his way up to head Inland’s investment product strategy and took on what became one of the most significant deals for the company: a $30 million investment from a single entity into two medical office buildings, an orthopedic and sports medicine complex in Tomball, Texas, and a radiology clinic in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
“This is a deal that I took from start to finish. It took two years from the point of early discussions to closing. This played a big part in putting Inland over the edge on having a banner capital raise of over $600 million in 2017,” he pointed out.
Part of a family of Israeli immigrants, Kiferbaum inherited his father’s entrepreneurial spirit, which cemented his path in the finance branch of the industry.
“My parents and I came to the U.S. from Israel when I was very young. My dad has been in construction and real estate-related businesses for over 35 years. When I turned 11 or 12 years old, I started helping him on the weekends and during every school break. For about 10 years, I was very involved,” he noted.
Kiferbaum thought he would take over his father’s business soon after high school, but his father was resistant to the idea. “This is such a cliché—he wanted me to work with my mind and not with my hands,” Kiferbaum said.
While studying finance at the University of Iowa, he interned at a couple of property management firms in Chicago. “(Real estate) is a very tangible asset,” Kiferbaum said. “You can touch it, feel it, understand it.”
What His Boss Says About Him: “Nati’s work ethic and passion for success have proven invaluable to Inland Private Capital Corp.’s recent growth. His creativity and strong handle on the business have been key elements that have helped to propel IPC to its current position as the industry’s market leader and will continue to play a vital role in our strategic path forward,” said Keith Lampi, director, president & COO of Inland Private Capital Corp.