Belay Investment Group is pleased to announce the addition of Kelsey Harstad to its Investment Team as a Senior Vice President. Ms. Harstad will be drawing upon her broad real estate experience at investment management and operator platforms. She will serve an integral role in executing acquisitions, asset management and in working with operating partners.
“Kelsey is a great addition to the Belay team.” said Managing Principal in charge of Investment Team oversight, Eliza Bailey, who previously worked with Ms. Harstad at Partners Group. “Her experience working at both an institutional global investment management firm and a multifamily operator platform gives her insight into the needs of both institutional investors and operator partners, making her a valuable addition to the Belay team.” Barry Chase, Belay’s Managing Principal and CEO added, “Kelsey’s broad background making both equity and debt investments across multiple property types in numerous markets, in addition to being a senior team member of an emerging operator platform where she played an integral role in acquisitions, property management and led the Social Impact Initiative for their multifamily investments, makes her skill set highly applicable to Belay’s investment strategy.”
Ms. Harstad is a 15-year industry veteran who comes to Belay from Aulder Capital where she co-led the acquisitions team and managed the property management business line for their multifamily assets. Prior to Aulder, she was a member of Stockbridge Real Estate’s Client Relations team with primary responsibilities for capital raising and new business development. Prior to joining Stockbridge, she spent seven years on the Investments and Asset Management team for Partners Group based out of the San Francisco and New York offices, where she committed over $1 billion of capital to real estate funds and invested over $100 million in JV equity and debt originations. Ms. Harstad began her career at Ernst & Young, LLP, where she was on the Audit & Assurance Team and became a Certified Public Accountant.