Chris Halabi is the founder of Next Generation Net Lease Management, LLC, (“Next Gen”) an investment manager focused on net leased real estate investments. Next Gen has invested in six net leased properties totaling approximately two million square feet. From 1996 until 2010, Chris served as a Managing Director and Head of Real Estate at Zurich Alternative Asset Management, LLC, a unit of Zurich Financial Services. At Zurich, Chris led a team that acquired and managed $1.8 billion of net leased assets, including office buildings, data centers, retail stores, warehouses and restaurants (160 properties in 37 states). Chris was responsible for all of Zurich’s U.S. real estate investments, overseeing every aspect of its portfolio, from strategy to acquisitions, and asset management to financial reporting. Zurich’s other real estate investments included a portfolio of 24 directly owned multi-tenanted commercial properties, numerous joint ventures, and 40 fund investments. Chris served on ZAAM’s four-person Executive Committee and on its investment committee, overseeing $6 billion of hedge funds, private equity and real estate. From 1988 until he joined Zurich in 1996, Chris was a principal partner of Equity Conservation, Inc., a firm specializing in raising capital to restructure net lease partnerships. From 1981 to 1988, Chris was a tax attorney with the New York law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher. Prior to that, he spent two years with the law firm of Kutak Rock in Omaha. Chris is a 1976 Phi Beta Kappa graduate, with honors, of Denison University, and earned his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1979. Chris lives in Connecticut with his family. His interests include hiking, investing, and writing.
Prior to joining Next Generation, Sena Pak served as a Vice President at Zurich Alternative Asset Management, LLC, a unit of Zurich Financial Services, from 2004 to 2012. As part of the US Real Estate group at Zurich, Sena was responsible for conducting financial analyses and due diligence for various investment opportunities including direct acquisitions, fund investments, and joint ventures in real estate equity and debt opportunities, as well as real estate workouts. In addition, Sena was responsible for the asset management of the firm’s $1.8 billion net lease portfolio, as well as developing the firm’s portfolio construction strategy and performing buy/sell/hold analysis across its US real estate investment portfolio. Sena received a BA, cum laude, in economics from Barnard College of Columbia University in 2003.
Kate Halabi joined Next Generation in 2019 after graduating from Yale University with a B.A. in History, cum laude. While at Yale she interned in the Yale Investments Office, which manages the university’s $31 billion endowment. Kate has also worked on acquisitions and analysis for a self-storage redevelopment firm. She enjoys running, reading, and spending time outdoors.