Managing Director Nikki Vasco named to Real Estate Forum’s prestigious Women of Influence list
QuietStream Financial Managing Director Nikki Vasco has been named one of 50 Women of Influence in the commercial real estate industry by Real Estate Forum, a leading publication for real estate professionals.
Vasco leads QuietStream Financial portfolio company FullCapitalStack as its chief investment officer in addition to her role as a managing director. FullCapitalStack, a real estate crowdfunding platform, serves institutional and accredited individual investors with online investment offerings from independent sponsors across the U.S.
“I’m so glad the commercial real estate industry recognizes something we have known for a long time — that Nikki is a world-class real estate and financial-services professional who is leading an innovation movement in our industry,” QuietStream Financial CEO Robert J. Finlay says. “Nikki brings energy, intellect and determination to our office, and I’m certainly glad she is part of the QuietStream Financial team.”
Vasco was selected for the Real Estate Forum Women of Influence honor from a field of more than 350 nominees, underscoring her place as one of the most successful professionals in the commercial real estate industry.
At QuietStream Financial, Vasco is the most-senior female member of the executive management team and has helped the company expand from inception to a diverse portfolio of businesses with more than $10 billion in assets under management.
Vasco’s career accelerated in the 1990s when she served an instrumental role in the creation of risk-based pricing for CMBS as head of CRE pricing at First Union Securities (now Wells Fargo). She was promoted to run structured finance for all asset classes including consumer, CDOs, non-agency mortgage, transportation and other esoterics.
“I am humbled to be recognized for what has been a career of great fortune and surreal experiences,” Vasco says of the honor. “I owe a great deal of gratitude to the companies, friends, mentors and family members that gave this girl from Latrobe, Pennsylvania the opportunities which instilled confidence and allowed me to grow.”
Vasco holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh. She resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, Mark, sons Nick and Anthony, and the family dog, Maggie.