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 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.
Christine joined The ValCap Group in 2016. As Legal Counsel, she guides the management team with respect to all legal matters including contract negotiation, transactions, and corporate governance. As ValCap continues to grow,
Christine supports the company’s business objectives and mitigates legal risk. Christine earned her undergraduate degree from Saint Louis University (B.A., 2010) and her law degree from Baylor University School of Law (J.D., Business Transactions Concentration, 2013). She is licensed to practice law in the state of Texas.
As ValCap’s Acquisitions Specialist, Nick is responsible for sourcing, negotiating, and underwriting new acquisition opportunities. Prior to joining our team, Nick interned for multiple real estate firms in Dallas, primarily analyzing new investment opportunities. He recently graduated from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business with a BBA in Real Estate Finance.