Flagship has sponsored a series of private equity investment funds for institutional investors, family offices and high net worth individuals.
Flagship Capital Partners (“Flagship”) was founded in 2011 by David Mincberg and Jarrod Foerster to provide financing alternatives to real estate’s middle market. With disciplined focus, Flagship has deployed in excess of $390 million in the form of first lien, mezzanine debt and equity investments.
As a developer and owner-operator, Flagship Properties Corporation (“FPC”), an affiliated entity of Flagship, has sponsored the development, acquisition and management of over 35,000 multifamily units across Texas, and the southeast and southwest United States. In addition to its focus on multifamily properties, FPC has owned and managed substantial retail, office and land holdings.
David M. Mincberg
CEO & Managing Principal
David Mincberg, co-founder and managing principal of Flagship Capital Partners, serves as the firm’s Chief Executive Officer and as Chairman of Flagship’s Investment Committee. David also serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Flagship Properties Corporation.LEARN MORE
In 2015-2016, newly elected Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner selected David to serve as chair of the Mayor’s transition efforts. Almost 300 community members participated in this successful endeavor. In August 2016, Mayor Turner appointed David to the position of Chair of the Board of Houston First Corporation (“HFC”). HFC operates the city’s convention and performing arts facilities and promotes Houston as a world-class destination for tourism and conventions.
David is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin (BA 1971; JD 1975). Among numerous activities and honors while at the University of Texas (“UT”), he was the president of the Friar Society--UT’s oldest and highest honorary society which recognizes students who have made significant contributions and brought honor to the university and the community.
David is married to Lainie Gordon and they are the parents of five children.
Jarrod T. Foerster
CFO & Managing Principal
Jarrod Foerster, co-founder and managing principal of Flagship Capital Partners, serves as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer overseeing all capital formation, investor relations and asset management functions. Foerster also serves as a member of Flagship’s investment committee.LEARN MORE
Prior to founding Flagship in 2003, Foerster served as an acquisitions officer with Camden Property Trust (NYSE:CPT), primarily responsible for the origination and execution of multifamily asset acquisitions in the Eastern and Midwest United States. Foerster began his career in real estate investing as a financial analyst for Rainwater, Inc., the investment holding company of Richard E. Rainwater in Fort Worth, Texas.
In 2017, Foerster was appointed by the Supreme Court of Texas and unanimously confirmed by the Texas Senate, to serve as a public member of the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas for a three-year term. In April 2020, Foerster was appointed to serve as a Trustee of the Texas Bar Foundation by the State Bar of Texas.
Foerster is a 1992 graduate of Austin College in Sherman, Texas where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree with concentrations in Economics and History.
Mark L. Berins
Director, Equity Investments
Mark Berins is Director, Equity Investments for Flagship Capital Partners, where he is responsible for capital formation, investor relations and asset management. Prior to joining Flagship, Berins spent 15 years in commercial real estate management and development.LEARN MORE
Focused on retail, office, and mixed-use properties, Berins has extensive experience as an owner’s representative, having managed a family office’s private portfolio of commercial real estate where he oversaw all asset management functions. Prior to his real estate career, Berins worked in sales and project management and was on the leadership team of a not for profit organization.
Berins was born and raised in New Orleans and is a 1999 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. In 2005, he obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University School of Law-Camden, where he was a Pro Bono Award recipient for participation in numerous public service initiatives. Berins is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the State Bar of Texas (inactive and in good standing) and is on the Board of Directors of Camp Young Judaea-Texas, a non-profit youth summer camp.