Mr. Bendix reports directly to the President and CEO to develop and solidify relationships with current and potential investors and raise funds for all firm products by managing strategies to attract new capital and increase assets under management. He is responsible for leading the Investor Relations team, and formulating, establishing and influencing the professional corporate image throughout all product lines and deliverables.

Sam has over 10 years of professional experience in financial services. Before joining National, Sam worked at Harrison Street Real Estate Capital, LLC, and assisted in raising capital for the firm’s closed and open-end real estate investment funds, as well as actively participating in the firm’s sustainability committee. Prior to, Sam worked for Blue Vista Capital Management, LLC, where he focused on acquisitions and supporting the capital raising group. Within Blue Vista’s acquisition team, Sam worked on underwriting real estate transactions for industrial, office, self-storage, retail and hotel assets, conducted extensive market and joint venture partner diligence, structured deal economics with joint venture partners, and supported the lifecycle of the deal through to closing. Previously, Sam worked as an investment banking analyst in the Special Situations and Restructuring Group at William Blair & Company, LLC.

Mr. Bendix earned his Bachelor of Science from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.