Tamra-Tacoma Capital Partners Launches $500 Million Alternative Investment Firm


NEW YORK, NY – January 25, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Tamra-Tacoma Capital Partners is a New York-based alternative investment firm founded by former Bain consultant Yoav Bergman, renewable energy fund manager Matthew Brown, real estate professional and former investment banker Patrick Donovan, and film production, acquisition and distribution executive and finance consultant Shane Starr.

Tamra-Tacoma’s mandate is to deliver value investments in renewable energy and commercial real estate, as well as filmed entertainment and digital media. The firm strives to outperform traditional investor returns by capturing mispriced risk in cash flowing alternative investments. Tamra-Tacoma accomplishes this through innovative analysis, subjecting all investments to a vetting process that combines diverse risk analysis strategies from each of the principals’ industries. “We demonstrate confidence in our unique strategies by investing in every structure that we market,” said Founding Principal, Yoav Bergman.

Managers believe their approach to be viable in volatile market conditions. “Market conditions readily change, as do the opportunities this change creates. Tamra-Tacoma’s expert understanding of shifting global alternative energy tax incentives blended with a deeply developed supply chain, reduces investor risk by identifying only balanced alternative investment opportunities that complement our firm’s core strategy,” said Founding Principal Matthew Brown. The firm is currently underwriting 50 MW of utility-scale solar installations across Latin America, as well as a total of 75 MW of wind generation in the U.S.

“Alternative investing does not have to be defined by uncorrelated products. There is a benefit to approaching traditional investments such as real estate with nontraditional strategies. This is evident in our unique approach to the vacation rental market where we are seeing income increase while simultaneously reducing risk,” states Founding Principal, Patrick Donovan. In association with the Kona Group, a Hawaiian asset manager, Tamra-Tacoma is investing in a portfolio of undervalued and distressed commercial real estate.

In Q2 2013, the firm is planning a multi-studio co-financing venture and is selecting a portfolio of event movies with A-list talent based upon source material with a built-in awareness. Principals are heavily involved in the selection process and are managing the structured capital transactions on behalf of investors to eliminate cash flow leakage and maintain proper interest alignment with all parties.

“Mitigating risk with a diversified worldwide distribution platform, what better way to build an investment portfolio than on the shoulders of companies spending hundreds of millions of dollars annually to access the top 1% of content creators while leveraging strategic partnerships with integrated digital media platforms,” according to Shane Starr, Founding Principal.

Tamra-Tacoma invests with a select group of financial institutions, funds of funds, high-net-worth individuals, and private wealth managers. Tomas de Vargas Machuca, Managing Partner, Consortium Capital Group, believes, “There are many hidden values in putting together such wide variety of professional experience and industry backgrounds. This culmination of intellectual capital allows Tamra-Tacoma to approach investments with a unique and alternative investment strategy versus their competitive set. I look forward to continue building our relationship.”

Media Contact:
Kaitlyn Thomson, Tamra-Tacoma Capital Partners, (323) 232 9322,

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