The Team

Our dedicated team that does it all

Richard A. Fishman

Founder and President

Richard is the founder of The ValCap Group, LLC, as well as an investor in nearly 8,000 apartment units spread throughout 23 complexes in Texas, Tennessee, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Mississippi, and South Carolina.

Richard oversees acquisitions, business strategy, financing, and market strategy for the portfolio. His experience is uniquely positioned for the growth of real estate investments. Richard graduated in 1979 from the University of Pennsylvania with both Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Regional Sciences. His degrees were earned concurrently.

After a brief stint with a nonprofit developer of apartments, he worked for the City of Philadelphia as a Grants Coordinator, and then as head of Planning for the Office of Housing and Community Development.

After leaving government service, Richard launched a 20-year career in real estate financing as a real estate broker with his own mortgage firm in Berkeley, California. This firm funded more than 4,000 loans for single-family homes, apartments, and other commercial properties. In 1995, he began purchasing income investment properties, initially in the San Francisco Bay Area, and then throughout the country.

Richard dedicates his professional life entirely to his commercial properties. He is always busy evaluating new multifamily deals and other commercial investment opportunities that will create great returns for all parties. Aside from this, Richard actively networks with family offices and potential investors.

Susann Fishman

Vice President

Susann along with her husband Richard started ValCap Group, LLC in 2012 to better manage their combined property portfolio. She shares overall management responsibilities with Richard.

A native of Sweden, Susann relocated to California in the late 1980s. She speaks fluent Finnish, Swedish, English, and some Spanish.

In the early 1990s, Susann owned a private Bay Area school which she operated successfully for about a decade. She then began investing in commercial real estate. Since the late 1990s, she has purchased and sold multi-housing properties in California, Nevada, Texas, Oklahoma, Indiana, Arizona, Ohio, Mississippi, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Iowa.
Her overall expertise is in asset management, due diligence, and construction and design concepts.

Nick Trajcevski

Director of Acquisitions

Nick joined ValCap in 2018, shortly after earning his Real Estate Finance degree from The Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.

He is responsible for sourcing, underwriting, structuring, and conducting due diligence for new acquisition opportunities. He also serves as the primary contact for ValCap’s debt and equity relations.

Since joining the team, Nick has led the acquisition of 2,000-plus units, and is planning a continuation of portfolio expansion. In his down time he enjoys working on his golf swing.

Erik Fishman

Director of Investor Relations

Erik began his journey in real estate by touring deals with his father at the age of 12. While he has long been exposed to the deal making side of the industry, he developed a passion for investor relations and revenue management. These areas are where he spends the majority of his time. Erik’s interests include fitness, music and philosophy.