Ms. Morar joined Newport Capital Partners in 2016 and is a Principal and serves as Chief Financial Officer. In this capacity, she is responsible for the Firm’s accounting and reporting functions related to real estate properties, investment vehicles, investors, and corporate activities, and is a member of the Investment Committee. She shares responsibility with other NCP Principals on the Firm’s investment strategy, operations, risk management, capital markets, and investor relationships. In addition, she has oversight of NCP’s corporate operations including compliance, human resources, information technology, and insurance.
Ms. Morar has nearly 15 years of financial accounting experience in the real estate sector and is well versed in transaction accounting, property accounting, real estate performance measurement and SEC compliance. Prior to joining NCP, Ms. Morar was Assistant Portfolio Controller of Accounting with LaSalle Investment Management. During her tenure, she was primarily responsible for the accounting and reporting functions of the firm’s $3+ billion core real estate open-end fund. She also supported other real estate investment vehicles that invested across property types and strategies, worked with a team of external property management firms to complete onsite audits, and participated in leadership initiatives for the 60+ person accounting team. She began her career as an External Auditor with Deloitte and audited public and private real estate firms’ financial statements and control infrastructure.
Ms. Morar received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy with honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a member of the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF) and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers (NAREIM). Ms. Morar is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a supporter of nonprofit organization Trinity Services, Inc.