Kelsey Harstad is involved in all aspects of Belay Investment Group’s investment activities, focusing on sourcing and evaluating new investments, investment execution, and asset and portfolio management. Ms. Harstad has over 17 years of real estate industry experience in acquisitions, debt origination, joint ventures, fund investments, asset management, multifamily property management, client development and accounting/reporting. Prior to joining Belay, Ms. Harstad was a Senior Vice President at Aulder Capital, a vertically integrated multifamily value-add investment company, where she co-led the Acquisitions team and managed the Property Management business line. During her tenure Aulder invested approximately $500 million of gross asset value via 15 acquisitions encompassing over 3,000 units across seven states. Ms. Harstad also led the Social Impact Initiative at Aulder and was a founding board member of the Aulder Community Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides resources (both capital and volunteering) to communities in need. 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.
Ms. Harstad holds a B.A. in Business Administration / Accounting from the University of Washington