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.
Fernando is responsible for project management of new acquisitions. In addition, Fernando is charged with leveraging his construction management experience in order to manage the completion of the projects. Fernando is fully committed to maximizing investors returns by combining his acquisitions and construction management skills to execute the business plan of each project.
Prior to founding FZ Properties, Fernando was a Director of Acquisitions and Project Management, Director of Asset Management and Vice President of Investments. In his career he has acquired, renovated, and asset managed over 1,700 units in the Houston, Dallas, Atlanta and the Charleston MSA. He has acquired $33,000,000 worth of apartment deals, has renovated $20,000,000 worth of apartment deals, and participated in $143,000,000 worth of total deals in his career.
Fernando graduated from University of Houston in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management and earned a Master’s degree of Real Estate Development from University of Texas Arlington in 2008.
Fernando is dedicated to his community by serving on TIRZ#21 Hardy/Near Northside as a board member and ULI Young Leaders Committee. Fernando loves to explore cities, run, and inspire others.
Lucas Fertitta is passionate about new business opportunities while maintaining positive relationships with multifamily owners across the Houston MSA. His primary focus is sourcing multifamily properties off market or listed with brokerage firms and determining if the investment fits our investment model. He has over a decade of multifamily transaction experience and has successfully closed $60MM in transactions. Lucas has worked with prestigious real estate firms including Tarantino Properties, Marcus and Millichap and Houston Income Properties. Lucas graduated from Baylor University in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. His charitable and volunteer affiliations include the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo since 2010, Lone Survivor Foundation and the Baylor Business Network. Lucas is committed to giving back to the community and currently supports Wounded Soldiers, HPD, City Fire Fighters/EMS drivers and Texas Highway Patrol officers. His hobbies include cooking, tennis, outdoor activities and live music.