Bill Rafkin – Managing Member
Bill Rafkin is founder and President of Rafkin Lending. He is responsible for setting the strategic direction of Rafkin Lending, capitalizing its endeavors, originating loans and investments, conducting due diligence, closing the investments, and servicing the investments during their term.
Prior to founding Rafkin Lending, Bill was Senior Vice President of Investment Management at Panattoni Development Company, where he managed a $200 million investment fund and all capital market initiatives nationwide. Before Panattoni, Bill held partnership positions at Koll Development Company, Westwood Residential, and Hampshire Capital. Bill started his career at Trammell Crow Company leasing, selling, and financing warehouse properties in 1984, following graduation from Harvard College and Harvard Business School.
Bill has bought, sold, developed, and financed billions of dollars of properties since 1984, and has deep experience in leasing and management of warehouses and office buildings. Bill has been involved in warehouses, office buildings, retail centers, apartment communities, and commercial land in most markets throughout the U.S.
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Bill Rafkin – Co-Managing Member
Tommy Hicks – Co-Managing Member
Thomas Hicks, Jr. is vice president at Hicks Holdings LLC, where he started at its inception in 2005. At Hicks Holdings LLC, he is involved in corporate acquisitions and investments in a variety of industries, as well as being involved in several domestic and international real estate developments and investments. He serves as a Director for Resolute Energy Corporation (NYSE: REN) and Directional Rentals, Inc. Prior to Hicks Holdings, he was an analyst at Greenhill & Co. LLC, a New York-based merchant banking firm. He also served several roles in sales, marketing, and management for the Texas Rangers Baseball Club and Dallas Stars Hockey Club from 2004 through 2011. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2001.
Mack Hicks – Member, Treasurer and Secretary
Mack Hicks is vice president at Hicks Holdings LLC, where he started in 2007. In addition, he is Managing Partner of Hicks Cedar Park LLC, which owns Cedar Park Center, the home of Texas Stars AHL hockey franchise; and is CEO of CJH Interactive Sports, an internet marketing company focusing on online sports instruction. Prior to Hicks Holdings, he was an analyst at Halcyon Asset Management, a multi-strategy investment firm and an analyst in the Financial Sponsors Group of Credit Suisse. He graduated from the University of Texas in Austin in 2003.