Focus Strategies Investment Partners


Focus Strategies Welcomes Terese Everson

We are pleased to announce our newest Director, Terese Everson. Terese joins the firm with a wealth of knowledge both in real estate and investment banking. She will take the lead in sourcing and executing real estate transactions for the firm in addition to assisting founder-owned businesses seeking capital or ownership transition.

“We continue to round out our team with good, quality individuals who understand our commitment to building genuine, long term relationships with our clients,” said Gary Valdez, President of Focus Strategies. “Terese’s notable experience and real estate expertise will deepen and strengthen our services and we are thrilled she’s joined us.”

Terese Everson

Terese has over 20 years of finance experience in investment banking and private equity in a variety of industries and has worked on over $3 billion in transactions.

Terese was a Vice President at Cienda Partners in Dallas, where she led the acquisition of real estate and distressed debt investments in hospitality, office, land, multi-family, master-planned community and industrial sectors. Prior to Cienda, Terese was an investment banker in New York at Bear Stearns and subsequently at Deutsche Bank Securities in the Healthcare Group. Terese has also worked as Director of Acquisitions with IFM Services and as an associate at Olympus Real Estate Corporation, a former affiliate of Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst. She began her career as an analyst at JP Morgan Chase in the Mergers & Acquisitions group.

Terese earned a BBA from the University of Texas and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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