The Investment Manager* (a wholly owned subsidiary of the Evans Dixon Group ) has established an Advisory Board to provide it with expert advice, on a non-binding basis, in relation to:
- portfolio and investment strategy;
- evaluation of investment opportunities and potential disposals;
- fund administration; and
- other commercial matters for the LP and its limited partners, including the Fund.
The Investment Manager* also has access to staff of Walsh & Company and Cordish Private Ventures (CPV) for the provision of various investment management services.
He is Chairman of one of the largest and oldest privately-held development companies in the United States. The Cordish Companies is headquartered in Baltimore, and was originally started by his grandfather in the early 1900’s. David’s father was an active participant for over 70 years, and David’s three sons, Jon, Blake, and Reed Cordish, the fourth generation, are presently executives at the Company. Cordish has six distinct thriving divisions: (1) Real estate development; (2) Live! districts; (3) Gaming and hospitality; (4) Sports anchored developments; (5) Entertainment management; and (6) International urban planning and development. The Cordish Companies is widely recognized as one of the leaders nationally in the field of entertainment development and its own operation of entertainment venues, restaurants, live performance, and gaming. The Company owns and manages over 60 million square feet of commercial, hotel, and residential development.
The Cordish Companies is the only development company to receive seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence. The Company has partnered with two dozen City, State, County, and Indian Nations to co-develop projects and is unique in its depth of experience in public/private development. The Company also has partnerships with a large number of major league sports franchises across the U.S. In addition, the Company has received the Most Inclusive Corporation of the Year Award for Minority Business, and the Bridging the Gap Award for Key Partnership and Strategic Alliance.
David has served on numerous national, state, and local boards, including professional, civic, and charitable. He has acted as a pro bono consultant to Johns Hopkins University, Loyola College, Stevenson University, and other non-profit entities. David was the recipient of the Johns Hopkins Real Estate Program’s Leadership Award, the David M. Sampson Award by the Greater Baltimore Urban League, the Baltimore WaveMaker Lifetime Achievement Award by the Urban Land Institute, and the Daily Record’s Most Admired CEO Award. David is the recipient of numerous other regional and national honours and awards.
David has a B.A. and a Masters in Liberal Arts from Johns Hopkins University. He has an LLB degree from the University of Maryland Law School and was on the Board of Editors of the Law Review.
David is a member of the Advisory Board for Fund III.
Since 2001, Jonathan has managed the finances and investments of the Cordish family and The Cordish Companies of Baltimore, Maryland, USA, and is a Partner at The Cordish Companies, the operating business of the Cordish family. Jonathan currently serves as President of Cordish Private Ventures, LLC, which he has built into a comprehensive private equity investment company that has successfully invested in a variety of private equity and venture capital funds, as well as made direct equity investments in high-growth companies.
Jonathan had significant experience in private equity and venture capital finance prior to his tenure at Cordish. From 1999 to 2001, he served as a Vice President and Partner at Riggs Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in Washington, D.C. that deployed over $130 million across more than 30 private equity and venture capital funds, as well as direct equity investments to privately held companies. Jonathan has also served on the advisory board of Spring Capital Partners, LP, a mezzanine capital fund based in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to Riggs Capital Partners, Jonathan received a Masters in Business Administration from the Wharton School, where he graduated with Distinction with a concentration in Private Equity Finance.
Jonathan also serves as Chairman of Cordish Media Inc., a company he founded in Los Angeles in 1994, and served as the CEO from 1994 to 1997. Cordish Media remains one of the longest operating and consistently profitable independent film distribution companies in the US. Focusing primarily on documentaries, the company has distributed multiple Academy Award nominated films, including the 1998 Academy Award winner for Best Documentary, “The Long Way Home”.
In addition to his MBA from Wharton, Jonathan received a B.A., summa cum laude and with highest honours, in English and American Literature from Brandeis University in 1990, where he also graduated Phi Beta Kappa. While at Brandeis, Jonathan was also a nationally ranked collegiate tennis player and was awarded an NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship.
Jonathan is Chairman of the Advisory Board for Funds I, II & III.
Alan joined Dixon Advisory in January 2001. Prior to joining Dixon Advisory, Alan worked in Chartered Accountancy and Investment Banking roles in Australia.
Alan is a Director of New Energy Solar Limited, an ASX listed infrastructure company focused on solar power generating assets. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Australian National University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
John was previously an economist with the Reserve Bank of Australia and then worked in various treasury and risk management positions before moving to PWC as the partner responsible for financial risk management.
John was previously Head of National Australia Bank Advisory and Joint Head of Credit Markets and Head of Structured Finance at RBS/ABN AMRO. In his seven years at ABN AMRO, John had close involvement with a number of significant infrastructure, utility, resource and property M&A and financing transactions.
John has a Bachelor of Economics with Honours from the University of Sydney.
John is a member of the Advisory Board for Fund III.
Jonathan has a B.A. from Middlebury College and a MBA with highest honors from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.
Whitney received her Bachelor of Arts in Government from Cornell University with a Concentration in Law and Society.
From funds under management of under $100 million at the time of his start, Alex has grown Walsh & Company to a multi-billion-dollar global fund manager. With operations spanning Australia, the United States, and Europe, Walsh & Company today manages investments across global infrastructure, property, private equity, listed equities, and fixed income.
Prior to joining Dixon Advisory, Alex was an investment banker at UBS AG, where he rose to Head of Energy for Australasia. During his tenure in investment banking, Alex worked on more than $100 billion in mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions, advising some of the world’s leading companies.
Alex has a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University and a Masters of Business Administration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Lachlan holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Finance with a double major in Finance and Economics from the University of Melbourne. Lachlan has also completed CFA Exam Level I
The Responsible Entity is accountable for the overall management of the Fund Series including the determination of its strategic direction, with the aim of increasing Unitholder wealth through the performance of each of the Funds in the Series.
Walsh & Company Investments Limited is the Responsible Entity of each of the Funds in the series and is a member of the Evans Dixon Group.
Warwick is also a Director of Australian Masters Yield Fund No 4 Limited and Australian Masters Yield Fund No 5 Limited.
Warwick is Head of Finance at Walsh & Company, the funds management division of Evans Dixon. Before joining Walsh & Company, Warwick worked in chartered accounting firms specialising in turnaround and restructuring. Warwick started his career with KPMG, working in their Canberra, Sydney and London offices, and has undertaken a range of complex restructuring and insolvency engagements across Europe, UK and Australia, for a range of Australian, UK, European and USA banks.
Warwick has worked with companies and lenders to develop and implement strategic business options, provide advice in relation to continuous disclosure requirements, develop cash forecasting training for national firms, and lectured on cash management. Among his former roles, Warwick worked on the initial stages of the HIH insolvency – as part of the key management group tasked with the wind-down of the global estate.
Warwick has a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Commerce from Australian National University and is a Chartered Accountant.
Mike is also a director with Barnett Law, a Sydney-based financial services law firm, and is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW. He has a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Otago.
*Walsh & Company Asset Management is the Investment Manager of Fund I.
*Dixon Asset Management USA, Inc. is the Investment Manager of Fund II, Fund III and Fund IV.