Chief Financial Officer and Non-Voting Member of the Investment Committee
Mr. Darren Berk has been with Dune since its inception and is instrumental to all aspects of the firm financial and accounting operations. As a veteran of the industry, Mr. Berk has been on the forefront of establishing best practices within the real estate fund CFO community.
Prior to joining Dune in 2004, Mr. Berk was Controller at SFM Capital Management LP, an affiliate of Soros Fund Management LLC. Prior to joining SFM, Mr. Berk was the co-manager of the Fund Accounting Group at Ivy Asset Management Corp., a $14 billion fund-of-hedge funds investment manager. Before joining Ivy, Mr. Berk worked for Goldman Sachs from 1996 to 2003, where he was manager of the Principal Investment Area Fund Accounting Department, which provided fund accounting support and administration for Goldman Sachs' Merchant Banking business. Mr. Berk started his career at Goldman Sachs providing fund accounting support for this business before he transitioned into the role as the initial member of the Investment Accounting department responsible for supporting the Asia Special Situations Group distressed fixed income funds, where he was responsible for building an infrastructure that could provide Fund Accounting support for the new group of funds with an investment focus exclusively in Asia. During part of his tenure at Goldman Sachs, Mr. Berk was also responsible for the accounting and `administration of Goldman Sachs' AAA-rated Derivative Product Company. Prior to his employment at Goldman Sachs, Mr. Berk was an auditor with KPMG LLP from 1994 to 1996.
Mr. Berk received a B.B.A. (with Distinction) from the University of Michigan in 1994 and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York.