Developing Trust through Transparency and Vision

Meet The Team


Christopher Beavor CEO and Founder

Christopher Beavor is the CEO and founder of CAI Investments, LLC (“CAI”). Mr. Beavor founded CAI Investments, LLC in 2011. Mr. Beavor began his career in real estate as an agent over 23 years ago, becoming one of the top agents in Las Vegas, NV. During this time, he developed relationships with leaders in the retail and hospitality industries due to his involvement in developments such as the Luxor and Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV; Always try to enumerate to build credibility: 72-unit luxury condominium project called the Ski Lofts in Brian Head, UT; the 300-plus acre 4-star Sheraton Bay Point Resort in Panama City, FL; and Caroline’s Court in Las Vegas. In addition, Mr. Beavor has acquired, by way of CAI a portfolio of NNN-leased DSTs located throughout the United States and in various industries to add diversification of assets to its current holdings. Mr. Beavor has crafted a network of relationships with real estate investors, sellers and brokers, allowing him (as the Sponsor) to acquire and complete over thousands of real estate transactions over the past 10 years under the Sponsor umbrella. Having handled thousands of completed real estate transactions over the course of the past decade, Mr. Beavor has been an advisor and operating partner in the identification, acquisition, repositioning and managing of real estate assets and properties for numerous companies, including Fannie Mae, Archbay Capital, Freddie Mac, and GTIS Partners. Mr. Beavor has developed over hundreds of millions of dollars in projects within the United States and Europe. He and his companies manage over 1,000 real estate assets for hundreds of clients, ranging from large NYC based institutional investments funds to high-net-worth family offices and individuals.

CAI Investments, LLC, is a vertically integrated real estate development company headquartered in Las Vegas, NV, the hotel capital of the world. Since its formation, CAI has financed, developed, and managed commercial properties in key markets across the United States. Its primary focus is to find quality assets in desirable locations while working with national brands such as Marriott, Westin, Del Taco, Walgreens, Starbucks, etc. to add value to its clients. . CAI’s mission statement is “Developing Trust Through Transparency and Vision.”

Some of CAI’s current projects include the re-development of the former Harrah’s Casino in Reno, NV; the adaptive re-use of a 1.6 million sq. ft. industrial-office complex, the former headquarters of Motorola, situated in Harvard, IL.; and various smaller developments in the western United States. Mr. Beavor has developed: an Opportunity Zone project in Reno, NV anchored by a Kimpton hotel with attached office space and high-rise turn-key condos; and a Delta by Marriott 280 +/- room non-smoking, non-gaming hotel across from the Las Vegas Strip.

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Daniel Marx Director of Asset Management

Daniel Marx, CCIM is the Director of Asset Management. He is a seasoned President and Director of Operations for commercial, multi-family, and single-family investment funds. He has been practicing commercial and residential real estate for over 25 years and specializes in portfolio/asset management. Daniel is proficient in acquisition, management, and disposition of commercial, multi-family, and single-family investment real estate.

Most recently he has overseen management of 3000+ residential investment properties, 4M+ of commercial space, and assets totaling 700MM. He is experienced in commercial leasing (office-retail), commercial sales, ground leases, and land, in addition to having to operate, extract profits, and increase NOI for commercial, multi-family, and residential investment assets.

Daniel has a strong business development background and graduated with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Finance from the University of Nevada Las Vegas Lee Business School. He is a co-founder of a successful property management division at a Las Vegas Real Estate Brokerage and developed and implemented the best practices, policies, and procedures for Commercial and residential property management.

Affiliations and Designations

  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) – Designee
  • Only 6/10ths of 1% of Real Estate Agents in the US hold a CCIM Designation.
  • Only 6% of Commercial Real Estate Professionals hold a CCIM designation.
  • Southern Nevada CCIM Chapter – Member
  • Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors – Member
  • National Association of Realtors – Member
  • National Apartment Association – Member
  • Nevada State Apartment Association – Member
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Michael Kraft Chief Financial Officer

Michael Kraft, Chief Financial Officer for CAI Investments, is responsible for all aspects of accounting and finance for the organization. He has been in the financial services industry for over 30 years as a CFO, Portfolio Manager, and a Risk Manager, for a broad range of large financial institutions including PwC, Goldman Sachs, and Deutsche Bank.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Cornell University as well as an MBA in Finance from New York University Stern School of Business. In addition, he is a licensed CPA.

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Matthew Tucker Director of Acquisition and Dispositions

Matthew Tucker serves as Director of Acquisitions and Dispositions for CAI Investments where he is responsible for overseeing all day-to-day acquisition and disposition operations of the company. He leads internal teams in the areas of sourcing, negotiation, valuation, due diligence, escrow, title, closing, and asset disposition.

Since joining CAI, Matthew has completed over $1B in real estate transactions in nearly every asset class including industrial, retail, office, and multifamily properties.

Prior to joining CAI Matthew led a successful team of real estate associates with Silver State Realty & Investments, where he received numerous awards and recognition including CoStar Power Broker Award, Nevada Top 3% Producer, and has been featured in Real Producers Magazine. Matthew currently holds real estate licenses in both Nevada and California. Matthew is a member of the CCIM Institute, National Association of Realtors, and Nevada Association of Realtors.

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James Hickey SVP of Capital Markets

James Hickey, SVP of Capital Markets for CAI Investments, oversees new and current Broker Dealer relations, conference commitments and overall advisor sales support. Jim’s primary focus is to continue to build out and strengthen the ever-growing distribution platform for CAI Investments within the Independent Broker Dealer industry. He has been in the financial services industry for over 35 years, primarily in real estate backed investment programs.

Jim graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science. In addition, he holds the Series 7, 24, 63, and 66 securities licenses. Prior to joining CAI Investments, he was associated with Smartstop Asset Management since 2004 where his positions included National Sales Director, and Director of Broker Dealer Relations. While there the firm raised over $1B in investor equity and acquired over $2.5B in aggregate self-storage assets. In addition, the firm was very active in the student housing DST and private REIT marketplace. Prior to Smartstop, while at UBS Financial Services, Jim was responsible for the West Coast distribution of their managed money accounts to the outside broker dealer network. In addition, he held roles with Franklin Templeton and Putnam Investments.

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Malcolm Burt Vice President of Sales Operations

Malcolm Burt, Vice President of Sales Operations with CAI Investments, is responsible for day-to-day operations through management of Investor Services as well as strategic sales planning in conjunction with James Hickey. In addition, he is responsible for onboarding new BD, RIA, and FO firms working with management teams of the various entities. He has worked in the financial services industry since 1996.

Malcolm graduated from Brigham Young University with a Juris Doctorate degree and practiced law for several years before finding his niche providing individuals and businesses with financial services. He currently holds the Series 7, 26, 63, and 65   securities licenses. In 2018 he joined CAI Investments to lead their fledgling DST business but quickly found himself engaged in all aspects of sales operations including CAI Investments’ development platform. During that time CAI has grown the DST portfolio from one property valued at $12M to eight current properties valued at $488M.

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