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Advisors & Strategic Partners
Our leaders have extensive investment & operating experience throughout the real estate value chain.
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Senior Advisor & Managing Director (USA)
CEO - Avista Homes  (FL, SC, NC, TN)
Thom Liggett

Thom brings over 30 years experience to Investment Funds and their Real Estate Development Projects.

He has served on the leadership teams of multiple institutionally backed investment fund service platforms with a focus on the Residential Housing industry (REIT’s and  CDFI’s). Over $20 Billion in capital has been deployed nationally through these platforms in the past 10 years. Thom created (and then exceeded) national performance mgmt. standards while building and managing teams across 8 states with responsibility for many thousands of assets and over $2 Billion capital deployed.

As an active investor & asset manager for multiple investment funds, real estate is one asset class within the global value chain investment strategy of Performance Capital Partners, LLC where he is the Founder and Managing Member.

Thom graduated from the University of Akron with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1991.  He also earned his full real estate NC brokers license in 2014.


Steve Smith

Steve brings over 35 years experience to Investment Funds and their Real Estate Development Projects.

As an unlimited licensed General Contractor in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee, Steve has served on the leadership teams of multiple production home builders with a focus on the Single Family Residential industry. As President & CEO of Avista Homes, Inc., Steve also has a long track record with thousands of successful home renovations and new construction completions.

Steve is a senior home building executive in all facets of the construction industry including Custom luxury homes, production SFR & multi-family, Build to Rent communities, high velocity renovation programs for REIT's, light commercial projects, hotels, and office facilities.

Steve has completed the certification requirements for unlimited Licensed General Contractor in FL, SC, NC, and TN.  He is a Certified Graduate Builder from the NAHB and he also studied Business Administration at Pensacola State College.


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CEO - Clearview Homes (SC, GA)
Strategic Affiliate - Avista Homes
Richard Schwartz

Richard Schwartz is the Founder- CEO of Clearview Homes LLC, a company dedicated to helping financial entities/ operators achieve their development/ construction BTR/ SFR needs in the greater Savannah GA- Beaufort SC MSA.


Richard has over 30 years’ experience in residential construction and holds Nascla commercial construction licenses and real estate broker licenses in South Carolina and Georgia.  Richard’s experience and education includes tenure as Division Presidents for two national builders, managing his own companies and a bachelor’s degree in urban studies from the University of Maryland.


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