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Ryan Urech, CFA

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Jim Pouns

Chief Financial Officer

Danielle Urech

Senior Director, Operations

Drew Zahora

Senior Director, Investments and Asset Management

Andy Carey

Senior Director, Investments
Ryan Urech, CFA - Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Rycore Capital

Ryan Urech, CFA

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Ryan Urech oversees the strategic direction of the firm, including sourcing and executing transactions and managing capital relationships. Ryan has over $600 million of principal investment and development experience spanning across multiple asset classes.

Before founding Rycore Capital, Ryan was a regional senior executive of Wells Fargo Wealth Management’s Real Estate Asset Management division and built a team of investment and asset management professionals who completed over $300 million of acquisitions, encompassing 1.4 million square feet in 10 US states on behalf of family offices and high net worth clients. Ryan was recognized as a top regional producer during his tenure.

Prior to Wells Fargo, Ryan held positions at two privately owned real estate development and investment firms and began his career with Banc of America Securities as an investment banker.

Ryan received a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in finance from Texas Tech University Rawls School of Business. Ryan is a holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst© designation.
Jim Pouns - Chief Financial Officer at Rycore Capital

Jim Pouns

Chief Financial Officer

Jim Pouns manages accounting at the corporate and property level.

Previously, Jim held Chief Financial Officer positions at Headwaters Concrete Products, The Sprint Companies, and Heritage Bank. Jim also held positions at Hines, Parkway Investments and Park’N Go, directing real estate investments in an array of asset classes. Jim has led investments and capital markets activities for several family offices, directing investments into real estate and banking. Jim began his career in accounting as a staff accountant and controller.

Jim has served on several bank boards and volunteers for United Way.
Danielle Urech - Senior Director, Operations at Rycore Capital

Danielle Urech

Senior Director, Operations

Danielle Urech runs organization operations, including oversight and management of HR, IT, accounting, and property-level project management.

Prior to joining Rycore, Danielle was the Office Manager for Highland Capital Management LP, a credit hedge fund manager with over $20 billion under management. In this role, Danielle directly supervised the executive administrative team and oversaw the operations for the 115-employee headquarters, including coordinating with HR, IT, accounting, finance and the founders of the firm.

Prior to Highland, Danielle held senior operations positions at two law firms. Danielle received a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in finance from DePaul University.
Drew Zahora - Senior Director, Investments and Asset Management at Rycore Capital

Drew Zahora

Senior Director, Investments and Asset Management

Drew Zahora oversees asset management assignments and supports acquisition activities with a focus on providing due diligence and analytical support. Drew has over $500 million of principal investment and development experience spanning multiple states and asset classes.

Prior to joining Rycore Capital, Drew served on the Wells Fargo Real Estate Asset Management team, a real estate investment group with $6.3 billion under management and an affiliate of Wells Fargo, NA. His responsibilities included sourcing and executing over $175 million of investment opportunities on behalf of wealth management clients and performing post-closing third party asset management.

Prior to Wells Fargo, Drew served as an asset manager for a privately held Chicago based medical investment and development firm, an acquisitions analyst for IRC Retail Centers, (NYSE: IRC), and a financial analyst for Ventas (NYSE: VTR), a leading healthcare REIT. Drew received a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in finance from Western Illinois University. Drew is actively involved in Urban Land Institute and is a Certified Commercial Investment Member.
Andy Carey - Senior Director, Investments at Rycore Capital

Andy Carey

Senior Director, Investments

Andy Carey sources and analyzes potential investment opportunities, in addition to supporting property services assignments and operations. Andy executes capital programs to successfully finance venture activity and develops strategies to assist in stabilization and disposition efforts.

Prior to joining Rycore Capital, Andy served on the investment teams of Houston-based PM Realty Group / Madison Marquette and M-M Properties, Inc. for more than a decade. In his roles as Vice President and Director, Andy was involved in 11 office acquisitions totaling $740 million in project capitalization situated across 5.4 million square feet in eight markets throughout six states, and the development of three mixed-use high-rise projects inclusive of 869 multifamily units and $355 million in project capitalization located in Denver and Houston.

Prior to his involvement in commercial real estate investment, Andy held various positions in the structured finance industry at Ernst & Young, Redwood Trust and JP Morgan Chase. Andy received a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in finance from The University of Texas.
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