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 and earned his CPA. Mr. Fried received his MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Anderson School of Management and a BA in Accounting from Yeshiva University in New York. Mr. Fried is on the board of the University of Southern California Lusk Center for 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.