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Sam Merkel Joins FrontRange as Senior Vice President, Investments

FrontRange Capital Partners (“FrontRange”), a leading provider of strategic growth capital to real estate operators, announced the addition of Sam Merkel as Senior Vice President, Investments.

“We are excited to welcome Sam to FrontRange,” said David Robertson, FrontRange’s CEO and Chief Investment Officer. “His extensive transaction experience across varying property types will bolster our investment sourcing and execution, allowing us to identify additional opportunities to create value for our investors.”

Mr. Merkel most recently served as a Senior Investment Leader in Private Real Estate at Partners Group, a global private equity firm with approximately $150 billion of assets under management. Throughout his career, he has completed more than $10 billion in transactions. Prior to Partners Group, Mr. Merkel held senior roles at the Boston Consulting Group, Starwood Capital Group, and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. Mr. Merkel earned a Bachelor of Arts with Honors from the University of Chicago and graduated from Harvard Business School with High Distinction as a Baker Scholar. He is also a CFA charter holder.

“I am thrilled to join the FrontRange Team and build on the firm’s strong reputation of providing strategic growth capital and guidance to real estate operating partners,” said Mr. Merkel. “I believe we offer a compelling value proposition for our operators. Our approach enables them to prudently grow their businesses while striving to deliver robust returns for our investors. I look forward to contributing to the firm’s continued success in the real estate industry.”

At FrontRange, Mr. Merkel will lead the Investment Team in executing and managing real estate equity and credit investments.