YAM Capital Team
The YAM Capital team has more than 70 years of collective experience in real estate investments, finance and development. Our core principles — integrity, accountability, transparency and teamwork — are the foundation for all of our client interactions.
Mike Marmis joined YAM Capital as its managing director in 2012. Mr. Marmis has an extensive commercial real estate finance and real estate development background, having worked on both the debt and equity side of hundreds of millions of dollars in real estate transactions. He began his commercial real estate lending career with Bank of America’s CMBS lending group in 1999, and worked for several other large institutions, both on the commercial lending and private wealth management side. Mr. Marmis also served as the chief operating officer of a Phoenix-based real estate development company.
Mr. Marmis received his Juris Doctor and MBA from the University of Arizona and is a member of the State Bar of Arizona. He also received a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Mr. Marmis sits on the board of the Arizona Make-A-Wish Foundation and is a member of the Men’s Art Council at the Phoenix Art Museum.
Gene Kim is a director of Private Lending and is responsible for business development and loan originations at YAM Capital. Mr. Kim has been in the commercial real estate industry since 1998, most recently in mortgage banking, and was responsible for originating debt and equity investments as well as underwriting and financial analysis of all commercial property types. Mr. Kim has high technical proficiency and specializes in structuring complex transactions and portfolios.
Prior to joining YAM, Mr. Kim was a vice president at Berkadia Commercial Mortgage and was a founder and principal of Keystone Commercial Capital. Before Keystone, Mr. Kim was an analyst and mortgage banker at Capmark Finance, formerly known as GMAC Commercial Mortgage, and was part of the original team to open Transwestern Commercial Services’ Phoenix office.
Mr. Kim earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a MBA from the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
Troy Batt joined YAM Capital in 2015, and specializes in business development, client acquisition, client relations, management and marketing. He has 25 years of experience in the resort and hospitality industry with a focus on independently owned or managed resort properties.
Most recently, Mr. Batt was the general manager of Scottsdale National Golf Club. He has also worked in management positions at some of Arizona’s most upscale, luxury resorts. Mr. Batt graduated from Arizona State University.
Joy Graham joined YAM Capital as portfolio manager in 2015. She has more than 10 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, specializing in underwriting and portfolio management of all asset types.
Prior to YAM Capital, Ms. Graham was vice president of Portfolio Management at Bank of America. She managed a portfolio of clients in Denver, Phoenix and Salt Lake City, and underwrote new and existing credits and performed in-depth financial analysis for clients.
Ms. Graham graduated from Arizona State University and is a member of Valley of the Sun United Way Women’s Leadership Council and Arizona Commercial Real Estate for Women.
Craig Cacheris joined YAM Capital in 2016 as a financial analyst and portfolio manager. Mr. Cacheris has a strong background in finance and underwriting, most recently having held a financial analyst position at Spirit Realty Capital. Prior to his work with Spirit, Mr. Cacheris was a tax accountant for Edwards, Largay, Mihaylo & Co.
Mr. Cacheris has a bachelor’s degree in business from Trinity University, a master’s in accountancy from Arizona State University and is a member of the Urban Land Institute and NAIOP.