Profile

Evan Linkner
Principal
Ackman-Ziff

Evan Linkner is a Principal at Ackman-Ziff and the Head of its SFR/BFR Group. Founded in 1926, Ackman-Ziff is a global leader in developing creative capital solutions for institutional investors and operating companies. At Ackman-Ziff, Evan leads the structuring and placement of equity, debt and mezzanine capital stacks

Evan has been an active financier of institutional SFR debt and equity since 2013, integral to the structuring and creation of numerous pioneering capital products in the sector. Over the past year, Evan has led over $5 billion of SFR capital mandates.

In 2006, Evan founded First Atlantic Capital Management, a contrarian investment fund that successfully forecasted the collapse of the real estate markets and established a platform to profit from the market inefficiency. Prior to First Atlantic, Evan led the acquisitions and development team for Midwest investment company.

Evan is the Chair Emeritus and a board member of the Harvard Alumni Real Estate Board. Evan additionally sits on the Board of Directors of the Harvard Real Estate Alumni Organization. Evan has additionally served on the Board of Directors of the Harvard Alumni Association.

Evan holds two Master’s Degrees from Harvard University where he studied finance and real estate. Evan additionally has a BBA. Evan has received numerous awards and honors including the Marshal Award for graduating at the top of his class at Harvard. 


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