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HAS Capital beefs up team with new addition

Chicago-based real estate investment and advisory firm HAS Capital LLC has hired Christopher M. Trifilio as managing director of investment management. Previously, Trifilio worked at Mesirow Financial where he served as senior vice president of institutional sales and trading.


Chicago IL, April 8, 2015 – HAS Capital, LLC, a Chicago-based real estate investment and advisory firm, announced today the appointment of Christopher M. Trifilio as Managing Director of Investment Management. In this newly created position, Mr. Trifilio will be based in Chicago and will be responsible for portfolio analysis and raising capital to support HAS Capital’s initiative to restart the engine in providing financing in the manufactured housing space.

“This is an exciting time to be involved in the manufactured housing space as HAS Capital continues to see institutional investor appetite in a segment of the real estate market that provides high yield and low volatility,” said Stephen A. Wheeler, Managing Director and Chairman of HAS Capital. “As we look to build out our senior management team with experienced investment management professionals, we look forward to Chris’ contribution in identifying investment opportunities that can create liquidity in the ABS market for MH assets.”

Mr. Trifilio joins HAS Capital from Mesirow Financial where he was a Senior Vice President of Institutional Sales and Trading, responsible for generating investment ideas through fundamental research, technical analysis, and networking to best capture relative value for client’s portfolios and to determine size, entry and exit points of all portfolio investments. Prior to that, he was a Principal at William Blair & Company, LLC, a global investment banking and asset management firm, based in Chicago.

Mr. Trifilio holds an MBA from DePaul University and a Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance & Accounting from Benedictine University, and is certified for NASD Series 7, Series 63, Series 3, Series 24, and Series 55. Also, he is an active alumnus at Benedictine University and the recipient of the University’s Top 40 Under 40 award.

About HAS Capital, LLC
HAS Capital, LLC (“HASCAP”) is a value-oriented private investment firm focusing on debt and equity investments in the North American residential real estate sector. The firm employs a rigorous investment approach to deploy capital in residential real estate and asset based opportunities including: consumer and commercial loans, manufactured housing ABS, and real estate debt and equity for multifamily investments.