Kristopher Parkes serves as acquisitions and financing specialist for the BoaVida Group. In this position, he underwrites and evaluates the feasibility of new acquisitions, coordinates financing and oversees close of escrow to ensure a seamless transition for the property managers. To achieve a smooth transition, he works with and coordinates the efforts of all parties involved in the acquisition process including brokers, attorneys, lenders, appraisers, contractors, insurance providers, title officers, investors and property managers.
Prior to this role, Kristopher was vice president and loan officer of Five Star Bank in Sacramento where he served clients in many capacities, having worked in operations, loan servicing, commercial underwriting and business development for nearly 10 years. During his time at Five Star Bank he developed a specialty finance department aimed at serving the needs of clients involved in the manufactured housing and self- storage industries. He developed specialty niches in these industries and grew the bank loan portfolio by more than $100 million in outstanding commitment in five years. His banking experience and specialty in manufactured housing communities and self-storage industries make him a valued resource and excellent team member for the BoaVida Group.
In 2009, Kristopher earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. In 2012, he graduated from the California Bankers Association’s Commercial Lending School.