• Christopher Peatross
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    Prior to forming Swift Real Estate Partners, Christopher served as President and CEO of Carr, Trizec & Equity Office Properties, managing all aspects of Blackstone’s office real estate portfolio encompassing 55 million square feet. He guided the strategic investments and had operational participation in the public-to-private transactions of CarrAmerica, Trizec, and Equity Office Properties. Before joining Equity Office, Christopher served as the Northern California Market Managing Director at CarrAmerica Realty Corporation for over six years.

    Christopher holds a Quantitative Economics degree from Stanford University.
  • W. Alan Walker, CFA
    Vice President
    Previously, Alan was a Vice President with the John Buck Company (“JBC”), a vertically integrated real estate firm based in Chicago. While with JBC and also previously with Deutsche Bank’s Real Estate Opportunity Funds in San Francisco, Alan was responsible for acquisitions, capital markets, and asset management. His experience includes nearly $2.5 billion in real estate specific transactions and projects over the course of his ten-year career in real estate and institutional investment management. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Alan worked at Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York City and at Brown University’s Investment Office in Providence, RI.

    Alan holds a degree in International Trade from Brown University and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He is a member of the CFA Institute and is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
  • Tamara Tanner
    Director of Human Resources & Corporate Administrator
    Prior to joining Swift, Tamara served for two years as the Director of Operations and Recruiting for EASearch, a retained search firm. Before joining EASearch, she served for 15-years at CarrAmerica Realty Corporation as the West Coast Senior Human Resources Generalist, in addition to serving five years as the Executive Assistant to CEO Thomas Carr in Washington, D.C. In addition to human resources and executive support, Tamara has an extensive background in project management. 

    Tamara attended the University of Maryland, College Park majoring in Humanities and holds the Professional Human Resources Certification from the Society for Human Resource Management as a Senior Human Resources Generalist.
  • Douglas D. Abbey
    Mr. Abbey chairs the Investment Committee and is responsible for the firm’s portfolio management activities. Previously, he co-founded AMB Property Corporation (merged with Prologis in 2011) and IHP Capital Partners in. He has over 35 years of experience in all phases of real estate investment. Since 2005 he has taught the real estate class at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Mr. Abbey has a BA from Amherst College and an MCP from UC Berkeley. He is on the Board of Bridge Housing Corporation, a non-profit developer of affordable housing, and is a past Trustee and Vice Chairman of the Urban Land Institute.
  • Steve Blue
    Managing Director, Southern California

    Mr. Blue is Managing Director responsible for the Southern California region.  Prior to joining Swift he served at Davenport Partners as a Partner where he led the acquisition, financing and operating efforts on numerous office properties for Davenport’s private and institutional investors. Before joining Davenport he served as Senior Vice President and Partner with Buchanan Street Partners responsible for identifying, structuring and underwriting joint venture investments.  Mr. Blue also spent five years at Spieker Properties as Vice President and Officer of the Company, and began his career in real estate with LaSalle Partners.   Mr. Blue holds a B.A., Economics from Stanford University and an MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management. 

  • Rachel Witkowski
    Corporate Controller

    Ms. Witkowski serves as the Corporate Controller overseeing Swift’s Accounting Department.  Prior to joining Swift she served as VP of Fund Accounting at Carmel Partners where she played an instrumental role in redesigning the Department’s policies and procedures, built the Department’s team, and lead due diligence for transactions from the initial modeling set-up to final proposals for ultimate implementation.  Prior to joining Carmel Partners she served as the Assistant Controller at MBK Real Estate and also served at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Sr. Associate.  Ms. Witkowski holds a Master in Business Administration from Berkeley, and a Business Economics Degree, with a Minor in Accounting from UCLA.

  • Craig Firpo
    Vice President
    Prior to joining Swift, Craig served as Vice President of Asset Management for 10 years for the Northern California portfolio at Equity Office and CarrAmerica Realty Corporation. Before joining EOP/CarrAmerica, Craig worked for Spieker Properties and Pacific Gas and Electric Company in property management and corporate real estate. In total, Craig brings over 20 years of real estate experience to Swift. 

    Craig holds an MBA from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.
  • Dan Stephens
    VP, Portfolio Management

    Mr. Stephens is the VP of Portfolio Management overseeing portfolio and asset management activities for Swift’s real estate funds.  Prior to joining Swift he served at Prologis/AMB Properties as Director of Portfolio Management where was responsible for directing three U.S. based private equity industrial real estate funds totaling approximately 11.8 million square feet with a collective fair value of approximately $900 million.  Before joining AMB, Mr. Stephens served at Lennar Corporation, and before that he held a career in public accounting as an auditor for Arthur Andersen and PwC.  Mr. Stephens holds a B.A. in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Accounting, from the University of San Francisco.