Mr. Hester is a member of the real estate team and focuses on various investment and portfolio management activities.
Prior to StepStone, Mr. Hester was a senior vice president at Courtland Partners, Ltd., an international real estate advisory firm which integrated with StepStone Real Estate. Previously, Mr. Hester was director of accounting and financial reporting and chief compliance officer at Mesa West Capital, and CFO at Somera Capital Management, both real estate investment managers. Mr. Hester previously held principal positions at the McMahan Group and Westwood Consulting Group, and was a senior manager at Kenneth Leventhal & Company/Ernst & Young.
Mr. Hester received a BS from San Diego State University and attended the University of California, Los Angeles, John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management.