Richard Zand Adam Hardej
Adam Hardej serves as a Managing Director and the head of the valuation division of Fairchild Due Diligence & Advisory. Adam has been involved most recently in the following activities:
• Major Lenders & Brokers Appraiser & Consultant
• MD Sass Investment Advisor - $20+ Million Investment NYC hedge fund
• Leperqc de Neuflize Investment Advisor – Strategic Planning International Asset Management
• Proskauer & Rose Expert Witness – Arbitration Testimony Leading National Law Firm
• The Clayton Group Asset Management – RFP Consulting National Servicing Firm
• Bear Stearns/Plymouth Financial Investment Advisor - $20+ Million National Investment Firm
From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Hardej worked at KeyCorp, the nations 10th largest bank holding company, where he was a co-founder and senior member (Managing Director, Acquisitions & Underwriting) of a specialty asset investment division (i.e. wholly owned subsidiary of KeyBank). In the division’s initial stages, Mr. Hardej was directly responsible for investigating and developing the opportunity, creating underwriting and acquisition strategies, and formulating a business plan that met Keycorp’s investment goals. Once funded and operational, Mr. Hardej’s focus was on implementing all aspects of the business plan. As the investment goals grew and the proper infrastructure was established, Mr. Hardej’s focus shifted to expanding the acquisition capabilities of the venture. Through his five years of active experience underwriting, acquiring and managing investments in 25 different states, Mr. Hardej has developed a significant expertise and extensive network of industry relationships.
Mr. Hardej’s early career includes substantial collateral valuation experience as an appraiser and regional manager for CB Commercial Richard Ellis in California. A generalist, Mr. Hardej has experience valuing and consulting on a wide range of property types throughout the United States with an expertise in Resort and Golf course properties. He has experience in real estate investment banking (Blackman Flynn & Co.), mortgage brokerage (The Buchanan Group and Montgomery Wilshire Capital), real estate development (Principal – Gold Creek Golf Resort) and commercial real estate investment sales (Marcus & Millichap). He has acted as an advisor to real estate companies, working with their principals and board on their strategic growth and capital raising initiatives.
Mr. Hardej has an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley with an emphasis in real estate finance and a BA from Bowdoin College. He is also a Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI) and the American Association of Appraisers (ASA). He is a licensed Certified General Appraiser in more than 25 states throughout the country. He is also an FHA approved and licensed appraiser. Mr. Hardej also acts as a Principal and manages his own investments, including real estate holdings in Massachusetts, Florida, California and Europe.