In addition to his role at Island, Mr. Koch was also a previously Vice President of Corporate Finance for Exantas Capital Corp (NYSE:XAN). Prior to joining Island, Mr. Koch spent four years at AEW Capital Management where his responsibilities included investment and asset management on behalf of AEW’s opportunity funds, the Partners Funds. Mr. Koch has extensive experience across all asset classes with a particular focus on the hospitality sector. He began his career at Wilshire Associates, advising institutional investors on asset structuring and allocation, investment policy development and alternative investment manager selection.
Mr. Koch earned his B.S.B.A. from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also a CFA Charterholder and a member of the New York Society of Securities Analysts.