Oliver B. Chang

Managing Director, Sylvan Road Capital, LLC
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Oliver Chang is a co-founder and managing director of Sylvan Road Capital, an asset management firm focused on the buy-to-rent market. Oliver is a thought leader on the topic of institutional investments in distressed single-family housing, having served both investors and government agencies. His housing research is often cited in the media at outlets including CNBC, NPR, Reuters, Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. Before co-founding Sylvan Road, Oliver served as Morgan Stanley’s Head of US Housing Strategy and is best known for correctly predicting the trajectory of home prices since 2007. He focused on all aspects of the housing market including home price dynamics, supply and foreclosure issues, demand and mortgage credit concerns, and the relationship between home prices and mortgage performance. Prior to this, Oliver served as a mortgage credit analyst and a home price derivatives trader. Oliver received a BS in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Gavin P. Kleinknecht

Managing Director, Sylvan Road Capital, LLC
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Gavin Kleinknecht is a co-founder and Managing Director of Sylvan Road Capital, a real estate private equity firm based on Atlanta, Georgia.  Gavin is an experienced real estate investor and business attorney licensed in the State of Georgia. He has managed over $1 billion in real estate, including $500 million in single-family rentals and $500 million in diverse commercial real estate.  Gavin also has experience in venture capital, having managed early stage investments for Rebus Investment Company, LLC, Clarent Capital, LLC and Williams Venture Partners, LLC.  Prior to managing investments, Gavin served as managing attorney for Attorney Title Services, Inc., founder and president of Southern Certified Title Company, Inc., founder of the law firm Hudson & Kleinknecht.  Gavin received a BA from the University of Vermont, and a JD from Emory University School of Law.
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