Registered Investment Adviser Representative
FRANCIS J. DECKER, JR., CPA
Investment Analysis and Recommendations Extensive multi-level operational and financial experience brought to bear on investment due diligence, financial and qualitative analysis, risk identification, assessment, and investment recommendations. Property, investment, portfolio and operating company operational and financial systems design and management experience.
Analytical An incisive analyst and problem solver with a strong accounting and investment foundation: CPA, Licensed Securities Broker and Investment Banker, Research Analyst (Series 7, 63,79, 86 and 87), Registered Investment Advisor Representative (Series 66), Massachusetts Real Estate License
Portfolio/Asset Management Experience Head of Portfolio and Asset Management for institutional and private equity firms. Responsible for development, implementation and oversight of portfolio and asset management functions for over 250 assets valued in excess of $9 Billion. Consistent above-market asset return performance and unit profitability.
Real Estate Breadth In-depth understanding of the real estate capital and property markets, industry, trends, players, and deal structures. Extensive experience with office, retail, industrial and multifamily properties and with acquisitions, dispositions, financings, recaps including value add and opportunistic investments. Private and public market experience.
Real Estate Consulting: Experience consulting with institutions (public, private and Taft Hartley pension funds, banks and insurance companies) focused on investment decision-making and management; manager infrastructure and oversight; emerging manager capital raising, investment strategy and product development, entity structure, infrastructure, policies and procedures. Episodic and recurring research assignments.
Fran Decker, CPA, founder of Decker Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory and consulting firm, has been a part of the institutional real estate world for over 35 years. Prior to founding Decker Capital Management, LLC he served as Principal and Senior Consultant to REFS for 12 years. In his previous position at High Street Realty, which he joined in 2004, Decker was the partner responsible for portfolio and asset management, property financings and co-investor reporting. In this role, he established and implemented policies and procedures, as well as directed operations. He was a member of the Investment Committee, as well as the firm's Management Committee. HSEA is a sponsor of value-added real estate investment funds, founded in 2003.
Prior to joining HSEA, Decker was an Executive Director at UBS Real Estate for 19 years. During his tenure at UBS, Decker was responsible for a portfolio consisting of office, retail, industrial, multi-family properties and land located throughout the United States, with a Gross Asset Value over $6 Billion. In addition, he directed financings of over $1.3 Billion, 100 disposition transactions totaling $2 Billion and $1/2Billion of acquisitions. Client relationships consisted of both Discretionary and Advisory mandates. He also managed numerous consulting assignments.
While at UBS, Decker was a founding Director of Mitsubishi-UBS Realty Inc., a Tokyo-based Japanese Real Estate Investment Trust management company, which formed the first publicly traded Retail JREIT (approx. USD 5B Market Cap).
Additional positions have included director of financial services at R.M. Bradley Company, a manager of a $250 million portfolio for a pension fund client, as well as assistant property manager and director of accounting for the firm’s 1.7 million square foot mixed-use project in Boston’s Back Bay; and a CPA/senior auditor for Deloitte & Touche (formerly Touche Ross & Company).
Decker holds a BS degree from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of New Hampshire. Decker is a Certified Public Accountant, a Counselor of Real Estate and holds Series 7 and 63 (Broker) 79 (Investment Banking) and 86/87 (Research Analyst) Securities licenses, is a Securities Broker/Registered Representative with Andes Capital, LLC, and is a Series 66 Registered Investment Advisor Representative. He holds Massachusetts Real Estate license. He served as a Trustee for the Duxbury Affordable Housing Trust, Duxbury, Massachusetts.
Decker Capital Management assembles teams of third-party professional collaborators when appropriate, to efficiently and effectively perform its duties. Team members may vary by assignment, bringing the requisite skills, experience and expertise to execute their responsibilities.