Mr. Shepherd is the Head of Capital Markets at The Ruth Group. He started his real estate finance career at Goldman Sachs, where he was an investment banker for ten years, and led teams on 50 assignments representing over $12B. After spending five years with the predecessor company to American Assets Trust, a San Diego based REIT, he joined OneWest Bank in Santa Monica as the head of the Commercial Real Estate Group and a Management Committee Member. During his six years at OWB, Mr. Shepherd launched a CRE business that originated $3.5B in bridge loans in four years, acquired $4B in CRE debt, and managed the work-outs of over $1B in acquired nonperforming loans. Most recently Mr. Shepherd headed Archbell Capital, a CRE bridge lender he founded that is licensed as a Finance Lender and Broker by the State of California DBO.
Mr. Shepherd is an active member of the Urban Land Institute, where he is on a Small Scale Development product council. He earned his MBA with honors from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and his BA in Economics from Northwestern University.