Chris Mahowald is the managing partner of RSF Partners, a series of real estate private equity funds totaling over $1 billion in equity. Prior to forming RSF in 1997, Mr. Mahowald was a partner with the Robert M. Bass Group where he was a founding principal in several real estate-related private equity funds, including the Brazos Fund, the Lone Star Opportunity Fund and Colony Capital. Prior to joining the Bass Group he was a principal for the Trammell Crow Company. Mr. Mahowald serves, or has served, on the Board of Directors for a number of private and public companies including American Security Products, Capstead Mortgage (NYSE: CMO), IMPAC Commercial Holdings (NYSE: ICH) and Omega Healthcare (NYSE: OHI). He serves on several non-profit boards, including Stanford University’s DAPER Investment Fund and Teach for America (Dallas/Fort Worth region). He received a BS in Mathematics and Computer Science from Santa Clara University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a lecturer in finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he co-teaches the Real Estate Investment course.