Tramview and Vanbarton Healthcare Group Complete First Closing of 2023


BEACHWOOD, OHIO (February 9, 2023) – Tramview Capital Management and the healthcare division of Vanbarton Group recently completed their first acquisition of 2023 with the purchase of a 24,000 square foot medical office building located in Tucson, Arizona. The property is fully leased to Northwest Hospital—one of the top integrated healthcare systems in southern Arizona. Situated on Sunrise Drive in the affluent Catalina Foothills, the multi-functional building provides urgent care, primary care, cardiology and physical therapy services. With a population of over one million, Tucson is Arizona’s 2nd largest city and is positioned for strong growth in the coming years.

“The closing was completed despite continued headwinds in the capital markets. Our lending and investing partners recognize the value of the Vanbarton Healthcare team and the property’s favorable attributes” said company principal Steve Leathers. “The property’s prime location in the Catalina foothills market has high barriers to entry and serves a strategic location for the tenant.”

Vanbarton’s healthcare team and their joint venture partner, Tramview Capital Management, are continuing to seek out similar opportunities in high growth and fundamentally strong markets. “Our strategy with Vanbarton is to build a high-quality portfolio of medical office buildings with steady and predictable cash flow,” said Rob Davies, Managing Partner of Tramview Capital Management. “The hospital tenancy and prime location were a few of the many attributes that make this an attractive investment.”

Tramview Capital Management is a value-oriented real estate investment management firm focused on investing in institutional quality real estate in targeted growth markets across the U.S. Tramview was formed in 2020 and is currently investing its second comingled fund. Tramview leadership has overseen and managed approximately $5 billion of equity invested globally across all property types and throughout the capital stack on behalf of institutional clients (e.g. pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, foundations), wealth management firms, and high net worth individuals. For more information, please visit

Vanbarton Group, LLC, is a vertically integrated real estate investment manager for global institutional investors. The New York-based firm has several offices throughout the country including New York, San Francisco and Seattle. For more information visit


Nicole Smeader

Sr. Vice President, Investor Relations

Nicole Smeader is a Senior Vice President at Tramview Capital Management with responsibility for developing and maintaining investor relationships. Previously, she was an Associate Partner at The Townsend Group, where she held multiple roles focusing on the firm's marketing and business development efforts, overseeing broker-dealer compliance, and relationship management for the firm's commingled fund clients. Prior to joining Townsend, Ms. Smeader was an Associate in the Investment Property Group at CBRE. Ms. Smeader received a JD from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, an MBA from The Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, and a BS from John Carroll University.

Charles Myerson


Charles Myerson is a Principal at Tramview Capital Management, where he is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, structuring, and managing investments. Previously, he was a Senior Director at Tishman Speyer, where he focused on acquisitions for the greater NYC market and led the firm’s expansion into Pittsburgh. He also held responsibilities for asset management, development, and debt and equity capital markets. Prior to joining Tishman Speyer, Mr. Myerson worked for Silverpeak Real Estate Partners in Atlanta and London, focusing on the asset management, restructuring, and disposition of residential, hospitality, and office investments, in addition to portfolio level responsibilities. Mr. Myerson received an MBA from Columbia Business School, a BBA in Real Estate from the University of Georgia, from which he graduated Summa Cum Laude, and he is a CFA Charterholder.

Michelle Burnett

Controller / Director of Operations

Michelle Burnett joined Tramview Capital Management in 2021 and is the Controller and Director of Operations, with responsibilities including financial and risk management, reporting, operations, and tax. Previously, she was at State Street (2012-2021), where she was the Assistant Vice President, with managerial and client responsibilities focused on financial and performance reporting, as well as fund administration and compliance, related to the company’s ~$30+ billion core open-ended private-equity real estate fund. Prior to joining State Street, Ms. Burnett worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she focused on auditing real estate funds, employee benefit plans, and a financial service company. Ms. Burnett received a BBA degree in Accounting from The University of Georgia and a Masters of Accounting from George Mason University.

Josh Comiter

Investment Associate

Josh Comiter is an Investment Associate at Tramview Capital Management, which he joined in 2021. Josh focuses primarily on the evaluation, underwriting, and due diligence of new acquisitions, as well as the asset management of existing investments. Previously, he was a Senior Analyst at Starwood Property Trust (“Starwood”), where he focused on CMBS B-Piece Acquisitions as a member of the investment management team. Josh simultaneously worked out distressed debt within Starwood’s Special Servicer, LNR. Mr. Comiter was also a Rotational Analyst at Starwood Property Trust. Mr. Comiter received both an MSRE in Commercial Real Estate and a BABA in Urban Planning and Real Estate from the University of Florida.

Beau VandeWalle

Vice President

Beau VandeWalle joined Tramview Capital Management in 2021, where he serves as a Vice President, focusing primarily on the evaluation, underwriting, and due diligence of new acquisitions, as well as the asset management of existing investments. Previously, he was a member of the investment team at WHI Real Estate Partners, where he focused on opportunistic investments, spearheading asset management and investment management activities. Prior to joining WHI Real Estate Partners, Mr. VandeWalle was a Rotational Analyst at Starwood Property Trust. Mr. VandeWalle received a BBA in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Robert Davies

Managing Partner

Rob Davies is the Managing Partner of Tramview Capital Management, overseeing the firm’s investment activities, portfolio management, and overall strategy and operations. Previously, he was a Partner at The Townsend Group, where he was Head of the Special Situations Group, with responsibility for Townsend’s global direct real estate investment activities. In addition, Mr. Davies was a Portfolio Manager for several discretionary investment funds, totaling approximately $1.8 billion in equity commitments. Prior to joining The Townsend Group in 2011, Mr. Davies was a Vice President at ING Clarion Partners, where he focused on real estate investments in the Western U.S. Prior to, he worked for Discovery Land Company, where he focused on acquisition, project management, and finance activities. He also spent three years as an investment banker for ING Barings Furman Selz. He was a Director of SonomaWest Holdings from 2006 until the company was taken private in 2011. Mr. Davies received an AB degree in Economics from Duke University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.