Mr. Welch is responsible for all investment decisions, strategic alignment of company goals, and overseeing all aspects of TPCG operations as well as investor relations and financing activities. He has nearly 10 years of investment experience analyzing various asset classes starting as an equity portfolio manager at a boutique hedge fund and eventually transitioning to multifamily real estate investments. With an electrical engineering background and several years working as a rocket scientist, he has a unique skill set that allows him to identify multifamily deals with great value-add potential in ways most investors overlook.
Lucas Fertitta is passionate about the real estate acquisition process. As a licensed Texas broker with over a decade of multifamily experience, he has successfully closed over $90,000,000 in transactions. His primary role with TPCG is sourcing multifamily properties through off-market or on-market listings with brokerage firms and then determining if the asset fits within TPCG’s investment model.
After graduating from Baylor University in 2009 with a B.A. in Communications, Mr. Fertita received his Texas real estate license and became a residential broker. He started his career with Intero Real Estate Services, a California based brokerage firm where his first role was as an apartment locater. During his time there, he quickly graduated to selling condominiums and single-family houses. Within his first 10 months, Mr. Fertita was recognized as one of the top agents in the office.
Mr. Fertita subsequently joined Houston based Tarantino Properties where he brokered residential properties and sourced commercial investment opportunities for the firm to own and manage. During his tenure with Tarantino, he was lead broker on a foreclosed condominium converted warehouse in east downtown Houston. In this role, he was responsible for all marketing and lead generation, loan options to buyers, negotiating purchase and sale contracts and performing due diligence for all buyers and prospects. Before leaving the firm, he successfully closed 50% of the units, reaching a sales volume of $5,000,000.
Lucas then worked with the brokerage firms Marcus and Millichap and Houston Income Properties where he developed and maintained client relationships, sourced leads, generated risk analysis reports, and secured exclusive listings for his team. During his tenure at M&M, he sourced over $200MM worth of assets and represented clients in the closing of $15MM. At Houston Income Properties, Lucas learned the art of finding off-market deals between $1,000,000-$25,000,000. Within his first 90 days at HIP, he sourced and closed a property and achieved the distinction of first to close a transaction so quickly in the history of this office.
His charitable and volunteer affiliations include the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Lone Survivor Foundation and the Baylor Business Network. Lucas is committed to giving back to his community and supports Wounded Soldiers, HPD, City Fire Fighters/EMS drivers and Texas Highway Patrol officers. He and his wife have two dogs, Pippin and Lucy and his hobbies include cooking/restaurant hopping, tennis, outdoor activities and live music.