Our team has a long history of success creating platforms for investors and scaling them to capture market opportunities

Our management team averages over fifty years of experience and has:

  • Extensive experience developing, acquiring and partnering with financial services firms

  • Demonstrated experience creating strong institutional frameworks and infrastructure for firms that require entrepreneurial flexibility for growth

  • Capital formation and distribution experience raising over $40 billion across asset classes and products in both institutional and retail channels

leadership team

  • Darrell Crate

    Darrell Crate

    Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Avshalom Kalichstein

    Avshalom Kalichstein

    Chief Executive Officer
Darrell Crate
Darrell Crate
Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Crate is a managing principal at Easterly LLC, which he founded in September 2009. Mr. Crate also serves as the chairman of the board of directors of Easterly Government Properties Inc., (NYSE: DEA) a NYSE listed company, which is a pure play REIT focused on U.S. Federal Government leases. This company was created through the combination of two Easterly private equity vehicles. Prior, Mr. Crate served for 13 years as Chief Financial Officer at Affiliated Managers Group, Inc., a publicly traded asset management holding company. Previously, Mr. Crate was a managing director in the Financial Institutions Group of the Chase Manhattan Corporation based in London and New York, focused on insurance, banks, and asset management firms. Mr. Crate’s board memberships presently include serving as a member of the executive committee of the board of trustees of Bates College, as the vice chairman of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, a global organization supporting general aviation, as the treasurer of the International Yacht Restoration School and as a member of the board of directors of Ivenix, Inc., a medical device company. Mr. Crate is also on the advisory board of the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps, an organization that advocates for children encumbered in the juvenile justice system. Mr. Crate earned his MBA from Columbia Business School and his BA from Bates College.

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Avshalom Kalichstein
Avshalom Kalichstein
Chief Executive Officer

Since May 2014, Mr. Kalichstein has been a managing principal at Easterly LLC, responsible primarily for originating and underwriting potential candidates for acquisition or investment, with a particular focus on financial services and related credit investments. Previously, in 2011, Mr. Kalichstein founded, and is currently the managing member of, Solel Investment Group LLC, a privately-held company that jointly led the acquisition of over $900 million in specialty finance assets. Prior to forming Solel, Mr. Kalichstein was a managing director of J.C. Flowers & Co. from 2004 until 2011. While at J.C. Flowers & Co., Mr. Kalichstein was responsible for originating, monitoring, and disposing of financial services investments globally, with a focus on consumer and commercial finance, banking, and property/casualty insurance. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Kalichstein led the corporate development group of Shinsei Bank in Tokyo, Japan. Mr. Kalichstein also led the capital structure team whose work culminated in Shinsei Bank’s initial public offering on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Prior to his tenure at Shinsei Bank, Mr. Kalichstein previously worked as vice president, Finance and Corporate Development for SoftNet Systems, Inc. and as an associate with Capital Z Partners, a financial services- oriented private equity firm based in New York. Mr. Kalichstein began his career in the Financial Institutions Group at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Kalichstein earned his BA in Mathematics and Economics, magna cum laude, from Brown University.

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  • Darrell Crate

    Darrell Crate

    Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Avshalom Kalichstein

    Avshalom Kalichstein

    Chief Executive Officer
Darrell Crate
Darrell Crate
Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Crate is a managing principal at Easterly LLC, which he founded in September 2009. Mr. Crate also serves as the chairman of the board of directors of Easterly Government Properties Inc., (NYSE: DEA) a NYSE listed company, which is a pure play REIT focused on U.S. Federal Government leases. This company was created through the combination of two Easterly private equity vehicles. Prior, Mr. Crate served for 13 years as Chief Financial Officer at Affiliated Managers Group, Inc., a publicly traded asset management holding company. Previously, Mr. Crate was a managing director in the Financial Institutions Group of the Chase Manhattan Corporation based in London and New York, focused on insurance, banks, and asset management firms. Mr. Crate’s board memberships presently include serving as a member of the executive committee of the board of trustees of Bates College, as the vice chairman of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, a global organization supporting general aviation, as the treasurer of the International Yacht Restoration School and as a member of the board of directors of Ivenix, Inc., a medical device company. Mr. Crate is also on the advisory board of the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps, an organization that advocates for children encumbered in the juvenile justice system. Mr. Crate earned his MBA from Columbia Business School and his BA from Bates College.

Contact Darrell
Avshalom Kalichstein
Avshalom Kalichstein
Chief Executive Officer

Since May 2014, Mr. Kalichstein has been a managing principal at Easterly LLC, responsible primarily for originating and underwriting potential candidates for acquisition or investment, with a particular focus on financial services and related credit investments. Previously, in 2011, Mr. Kalichstein founded, and is currently the managing member of, Solel Investment Group LLC, a privately-held company that jointly led the acquisition of over $900 million in specialty finance assets. Prior to forming Solel, Mr. Kalichstein was a managing director of J.C. Flowers & Co. from 2004 until 2011. While at J.C. Flowers & Co., Mr. Kalichstein was responsible for originating, monitoring, and disposing of financial services investments globally, with a focus on consumer and commercial finance, banking, and property/casualty insurance. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Kalichstein led the corporate development group of Shinsei Bank in Tokyo, Japan. Mr. Kalichstein also led the capital structure team whose work culminated in Shinsei Bank’s initial public offering on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Prior to his tenure at Shinsei Bank, Mr. Kalichstein previously worked as vice president, Finance and Corporate Development for SoftNet Systems, Inc. and as an associate with Capital Z Partners, a financial services- oriented private equity firm based in New York. Mr. Kalichstein began his career in the Financial Institutions Group at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Kalichstein earned his BA in Mathematics and Economics, magna cum laude, from Brown University.

Contact Avshalom
  • Darrell Crate

    Darrell Crate

    Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Darrell Crate
    Chairman of the Board of Directors

    Mr. Crate is a managing principal at Easterly LLC, which he founded in September 2009. Mr. Crate also serves as the chairman of the board of directors of Easterly Government Properties Inc., (NYSE: DEA) a NYSE listed company, which is a pure play REIT focused on U.S. Federal Government leases. This company was created through the combination of two Easterly private equity vehicles. Prior, Mr. Crate served for 13 years as Chief Financial Officer at Affiliated Managers Group, Inc., a publicly traded asset management holding company. Previously, Mr. Crate was a managing director in the Financial Institutions Group of the Chase Manhattan Corporation based in London and New York, focused on insurance, banks, and asset management firms. Mr. Crate’s board memberships presently include serving as a member of the executive committee of the board of trustees of Bates College, as the vice chairman of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, a global organization supporting general aviation, as the treasurer of the International Yacht Restoration School and as a member of the board of directors of Ivenix, Inc., a medical device company. Mr. Crate is also on the advisory board of the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps, an organization that advocates for children encumbered in the juvenile justice system. Mr. Crate earned his MBA from Columbia Business School and his BA from Bates College.

    Contact Darrell
  • Avshalom Kalichstein

    Avshalom Kalichstein

    Chief Executive Officer
  • Avshalom Kalichstein
    Chief Executive Officer

    Since May 2014, Mr. Kalichstein has been a managing principal at Easterly LLC, responsible primarily for originating and underwriting potential candidates for acquisition or investment, with a particular focus on financial services and related credit investments. Previously, in 2011, Mr. Kalichstein founded, and is currently the managing member of, Solel Investment Group LLC, a privately-held company that jointly led the acquisition of over $900 million in specialty finance assets. Prior to forming Solel, Mr. Kalichstein was a managing director of J.C. Flowers & Co. from 2004 until 2011. While at J.C. Flowers & Co., Mr. Kalichstein was responsible for originating, monitoring, and disposing of financial services investments globally, with a focus on consumer and commercial finance, banking, and property/casualty insurance. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Kalichstein led the corporate development group of Shinsei Bank in Tokyo, Japan. Mr. Kalichstein also led the capital structure team whose work culminated in Shinsei Bank’s initial public offering on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Prior to his tenure at Shinsei Bank, Mr. Kalichstein previously worked as vice president, Finance and Corporate Development for SoftNet Systems, Inc. and as an associate with Capital Z Partners, a financial services- oriented private equity firm based in New York. Mr. Kalichstein began his career in the Financial Institutions Group at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Kalichstein earned his BA in Mathematics and Economics, magna cum laude, from Brown University.

    Contact Avshalom

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