Steve Fried co-heads Mesa West Capital's West Coast Originations team. Prior to joining Mesa West in 2005, Mr. Fried worked as a Senior Accountant for Deloitte & Touche’s Private Equity Group in New York. Mr. Fried graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Yeshiva University in New York and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management with a focus in Real Estate Finance. Mr. Fried is on the board of USC Lusk Real Estate and is actively involved in the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate, Urban Land Institute and Mortgage Bankers Association. Mr. Fried is also a cabinet member of the Make-A-Wish real estate division.