Ms. Stella Pappas serves as Senior Managing Director, Head of Investor relations for TruAmerica Multifamily. With nearly two decades of real estate investment experience, she joined TruAmerica in April 2022. She is responsible for all facets of the firm’s fundraising efforts and investor relations program. She spent most of her career with Allstate Investments, the private equity real estate acquisitions and asset management arm of the largest publicly held insurance company in the United States. There she co-launched the direct real estate equity platform and sourced, structured, underwrote and managed $3 billion of fund investments and joint venture partnerships.
Prior to joining TruAmerica, Pappas was Vice President, Investor Relations at Waterton, a Chicago-based real estate investment firm, where she was responsible for the firm’s capital raising efforts across the eastern U.S. and select markets abroad. Additionally, Ms. Pappas was a Director of Capital Markets in the Chicago office JLL, arranging asset level financing and joint venture equity with a focus on multifamily. She began her career in real estate in structured finance at Tremont Realty Capital, now part of the RMR Group.
Ms. Pappas earned her bachelor’s degree from DePaul University and a master’s degree (MBA) from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. She is an active member of the National Multifamily Housing Council and the Pension Real Estate Association, where she serves on the Membership Committee. Ms. Pappas also serves as a long-time mentor for the scholars of the Goldie Initiative.