Co-Founder and Principal
Mr. Redfearn co-founded Redfearn Capital in 2014, a real estate holding company formed to acquire and manage real estate property primarily in the Colorado and South Florida markets. Before starting Redfearn Capital, Mr. Redfearn co-founded RailAmerica, Inc (NYSE) in 1986, a railroad holding company, where he served as a member of the Board of Directors and President until its sale to Fortress Investment Group in 2007 for in excess of $1.1 billion. Over the 20 year period, RailAmerica acquired over 70 railroads in North America, South America, Australia, Mexico and Canada. Mr. Redfearn oversaw the company’s real estate holdings which included the sale of easements and the acquisition of strategic properties. Following the sale of RailAmerica in 2007, Mr. Redfearn served as Sr. Vice President and director of Patriot Rail Corp., a railroad holding company, from 2010 until its sale to a private equity fund in 2012 for over $200 million.
Mr. Redfearn received his B.A. degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami and graduated from the School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University. Mr. Redfearn is involved in various charities and is a member of the University of Miami McLamore Society and a benefactor of Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach, FL.
Co-Founder and Principal
Mr. Redfearn co-founded Redfearn Capital in 2014. Over the past few years, Mr. Redfearn has been instrumental in managing and growing the Redfearn Capital real estate portfolio. In January 2016, Redfearn Capital acquired a $77 million retail shopping center in South Florida from a major real estate developer. Alex focuses on acquisition opportunities and targets income producing investments in distinguished locations in South Florida and Colorado. Before managing Redfearn Capital, Mr. Redfearn served as the Director of Corporate Development at International Rail Partners LLC (“IRP”) based in Boca Raton, FL. While at IRP, Alex was part of the road show team that successfully raised $150 million of equity capital with an $8 billion private equity fund based in New York City. The company targeted $100+ million dollar freight rail assets around the world. Prior to IRP, Alex worked at Patriot Rail Corp. where he assisted and worked closely on the sale of the railroad holding company in July 2012 for over $200 million to an infrastructure fund out of California. While at Patriot, he focused on acquisition research and analysis, financial analysis, and corporate communications. Prior to Patriot Rail, Mr. Redfearn worked as an investment analyst at UBS.
Alex received his MBA from University of Miami and graduated from Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business with an undergraduate degree in Business Administration. While attending Loyola, Alex was a scholarship student athlete and captained the Division I golf program.
Partner and CFO
Mr. Ryan has over 20 years of experience working with both large and small private and publicly traded companies as a consultant and while serving as an officer and director of a public company. He has over 12 years of large accounting firm experience, including as a Senior Assurance Manager at both Ernst & Young in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Smoak, Davis & Nixon LLP in Jacksonville, Florida. He was previously the Corporate Controller at the The Gazit Group, USA (“Gazit”), a subsidiary of Gazit-Globe, one of the world’s leading multi-national real estate development and management companies. While with this Gazit, Mr. Ryan worked closely with the medical office and senior care living divisions which grew to more than $500 million dollars of market value.
Mr. Ryan, a CPA, holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of North Florida.