Every fund and separate account is directed by a senior member of the firm who is responsible for portfolio strategy, management and investment performance.
Thanh Bui is an equity owner and Managing Director at Clarion Partners. In her role as a Portfolio Manager of Subordinate Debt Investments, she is responsible for the origination and structuring of complex mezzanine, B-note and senior mortgage investments for development, transitional and stabilized properties. Thanh is also responsible for managing the underwriting and closing process. With 15 years of real estate investment management experience, Thanh joined Clarion Partners in 2012 from RREEF where she managed transactions and developed debt strategies for the firm. Prior to her career in real estate investment management, Thanh performed planning and development work for a community based, not-for-profit organization.
Senior Vice President
Guilherme Palocci is a Vice President at Clarion Partners and is the Portfolio Manager for the Brazil Investment Platform, with responsibility for the strategy and management oversight of activities in Brazil. Guilherme is a native of Brazil and is based in Sao Paulo. His background experience in the real estate industry includes transactions of more than USD 1.5 billion for the acquisition, developing, retrofitting, financing, asset management and disposition of real estate assets and real estate operating companies, in all property types and risk strategies, across the market in Brazil. He joined Clarion Partners in 2012 and began working in the real estate industry in 2007.
Onay S.P. Payne, equity owner and Managing Director, is the portfolio manager of Clarion Partners’ closed-end fund investing in Mexico and a large US-focused portfolio. She is a member of the Firm's Investment Committee. Onay joined the Firm in 2003 and began working in the real estate and finance industries in 1997. She is an active member of the Urban Land Institute (Commercial Retail Council member), was a 2013 recipient of the Toigo Foundation's “40 Under 40” and serves on the board of the Toigo Alumni Endowment. She was also recognized as one of Real Estate Forum Magazine’s “Women of Influence 2010.” Onay is fluent in Spanish.
Donald Sheets is an Equity Owner and Managing Director with Clarion Partners, and a member of Clarion’s Debt Investment Committee. As Portfolio Manager of Special Situations Debt, he is responsible for the acquisition of performing/subperforming/nonperforming commercial real estate mortgage debt. Donald has 20 years of leadership, acquisition, asset management, capital formation, and restructuring experience, having acquired and managed over $3.6 billion of loans across multiple property types and geographies. Donald joined Clarion Partners in 2017 via Clarion’s acquisition of AlumCreek Holdings, a platform he founded in 2014, and began working in the real estate industry in 1998. Donald is a faculty member at Columbia University and NYU, and has actively lectured at MIT, Harvard, Georgetown, and George Washington University. He is a Board Member and Member of the Audit Committee of Educational Housing Services and has served on the Board of Governors of Commercial Real Estate Finance Council.