Mr. Mendis serves as the firm’s Senior Vice President of Investments for the Western United States, sourcing and overseeing all acquisition opportunities in the region. Mr. Mendis is based at Sterling Organization’s office in Los Angeles.
Mr. Mendis has 10 years of experience in the acquisition of retail real estate assets throughout the West Coast. He was previously the Director of Acquisitions for Retail Opportunity Investments Corporation (NASDAQ: ROIC), a publicly traded REIT, where he directly oversaw the company’s dramatic growth. As ROIC’s most active director of acquisitions, Mr. Mendis personally sourced, negotiated or closed over $4 billion in retail real estate.
Mr. Mendis holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. As an accomplished student athlete in Michigan’s prestigious wrestling program, he was honored as a two-time Big Ten Scholar Athlete.