Oak Street Capital is a Real Estate Investment and Financing company focused on private equity investment, mezzanine financing, land acquisition and improvement loans, construction loans, bridge loans, debt financing, lending consultation and real estate brokerage. Our typical financing zone ranges from from $5M to $500M.
Oak Street Capital’s mission as a financial advisory firm is to provide our clients with the best capital stack options for their commercial project or asset that optimizes their financial position and returns consistently.
Brian Hampton, Principal
Mr. Hampton founded Oak Street Capital in 2003. With more than 30 years in real estate he has successfully closed more than $2 billion in transactions in real estate brokerage and financing. His extensive experience includes debt refinancing and restructuring, mezzanine loan executions, preferred and joint venture equity, private equity. Mr. Hampton has extensive experience structuring and closing construction loans and bridge loans as well.
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Myles C. Milek, Senior Advisor, Founder of Ridgewood Capital
Mr. Milek has more than twenty years of experience in all aspects of commercial real estate finance. Having successfully launched and managed multi-regional commercial real estate divisions for two national banks and developed a nationwide network of real estate developers/owners, investors, lenders, and regulators, Mr. Milek has structured more than $5 billion in senior debt financing. In addition, he has extensive experience developing equity and mezzanine facilities across multiple product lines. His experience includes providing strategic solutions for debt restructurings, and dispositions, asset valuations, liquidation strategies, and portfolio assessments. Mr. Milek specializes in completing risk assessments and action plans for distressed financial institutions. Additionally, Mr. Milek has created risk rating systems, including the real time asset modeling & valuation models and has extensive experience in developing loan policies and procedures. Mr. Milek founded Ridgewood Capital, a real estate advisory firm, in 2008.
Pawel (Paul) Hardej, Principal Consultant
Pawel (Paul) Hardej is an architect, developer, entitlement expert and community steward. He combines the vision and passion of a long-time entrepreneur with the steady hand and structured approach of a corporate professional, allowing him to interface naturally with a wide range of clients and partners. He has been directly responsible for the acquisition, design, development or redevelopment of almost $2 billion of mixed-use, condominium, multi-family communities totaling over 2,000 units, as well as multiple retail and entertainment properties. Pawel has also negotiated millions of dollars in incentives, tax credit deals and complex entitlements and is considered a zoning and urban planning expert. Prior to founding Metropolitan, he was an Executive Vice President at Lincoln Ventures and also served as Vice President of Development at Intracorp, one of North America’s largest residential developers, where he managed the development of multiple projects, including the 49-story 44 East condominium high-rise project in downtown Austin, TX. Pawel started his career in Chicago, IL, his first adopted hometown in the United States as the founder and CEO of Metropolitan Development Enterprises where he developed numerous award winning mid-rise and town home projects over a ten year stretch.
A native of Warsaw, Poland and now residing in Austin, TX, Pawel studied Architecture at both Warsaw Politechnic University and at the University of Detroit Mercy and also at the International Academy of Merchandising & Design in Chicago.