David Rockaway is Co-Founding Member of Heartland Capital Group, where he controls all asset management, loan servicing, and loan trading operations. Mr. Rockaway has 30 years of real estate experience, including 16 years of principal-side investment management experience. Prior to establishing Heartland, Mr. Rockaway was a principal at Dallas-based private equity fund The Hampstead Group, where he participated in just under $200 million in transactions for businesses valued at over $1 billion. At various stages throughout his career, Mr. Rockaway has served on the loan workout committee for a $400 million+ portfolio, managed the acquisition/sale due diligence for almost $700 million in loans, and participated in the due diligence for the $15 billion acquisition of First Nationwide Bank. Mr. Rockaway holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Master of Business Administration with honors from the University of Texas at Austin.
Dave Petersen is Managing Partner of Heartland Capital Group, where he leads all investment and credit underwriting activities for the Fund’s investments. Mr. Petersen has 23 years of diverse real estate experience, including 15 years of principal-side investment management experience at preeminent private equity firms. Most recently, he served as a Principal and founding member of Ares Management’s commercial real estate group, and acted as Chief Credit Officer for the firm’s Western U.S. investment activity. In his prior capacities at AllBridge Investments LLC and Olympus Real Estate Partners, Mr. Petersen led select portfolio and single asset acquisition and financing/refinancing initiatives, as well as the asset management activity of a $2.2 billion real estate portfolio. Mr. Petersen previously was involved in merger, acquisition and financing activities for transactions valued at over $4 billion at renowned firms Lone Star Funds/Hudson Advisors and The Hampstead Group, among others. Mr. Petersen holds a B.S. in Real Estate/Finance from Arizona State University.