Leadership

Pinnacle Partners was established by real estate professionals, entrepreneurs and finance experts to create Qualified Opportunity Zone projects. Our team has decades of experience in real estate, public and private company operations, venture capital, hedge funds and tax incentives.

LEO BACKER

Managing Partner

  • 30+ year real estate experience 
  • Leads developer partnerships 
  • Real estate due diligence oversight

JEFF FEINSTEIN

Managing Partner

  • 30+ year technology executive
  • Real estate fund investment experience
  • Leads investor relations and OZ compliance

SANDI HEFFERNAN, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

  • 25+ years corporate financial experience
  • Responsible for accounting and financial operations
  • Investor relations

Advisory Board

Projects are vetted by our Advisory team and we combine depth of experience, rigorous analysis and network of top operating partners to deliver high-quality Opportunity Zone projects on the West Coast.

PETER JOERS

Silver Creek Capital

Peter is a Managing Director at Silver Creek Capital Management and an active investor.

JOE MCCARTHY

Partner, Stoel Rives LLP

Joe is a partner at Stoel Rives LLP and chairs the Real Estate, Development and Construction group. He Brings over 30 years of experience on complex projects.

ERIC JONES

CEO, Foushee Construction

A construction industry veteran, Eric Jones is President and Chief Executive Officer of Foushée and Associates Company, Inc.

A-P HURD

President, SkipStone

A-P Hurd is the president of SkipStone, a consulting firm that provides real estate and planning services to private and public clients.

DAVID ESKENAZY

Cogir Management USA,
Board Chairman

David has been involved in real estate for over 30 years. He is one of the nation’s top senior housing experts.

WALT SMITH

CEO, Avenue5 Residential

Walt has been in the multifamily property management industry for over 30 years, and Avenue5 is currently ranked at position 15 on the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) Top 50 Managers List.

Professional Advisors

MATT HANNAH

Partner, Cairncross & Hempelmann

  • Pinnacle Role: Legal Counsel

GREGORY PORTER

Co-founder, Berntson Porter

  • Pinnacle Role: CPA & OZ Special Tax Counsel

BRENDAN MCAULIFFE

Partner, BMMS Partners, LLC

  • Pinnacle Role: OZ Special Tax Counsel