The New Street Investment Partners, Mark Abrahm and Sukai Liu, met over 20 years ago at Wachovia Securities and have maintained both a friendship and working partnership throughout.
Prior to New Street, Abrahm formed Forsite Capital, a real estate investment firm which also provides certain advisory services to Forsite Development and its affiliates. Abrahm was also a founding partner of Gulf Stream Asset Management. Started in March 2002, Gulf Stream was a Charlotte, NC-based manager of corporate-credit assets where Abrahm headed the trading side of the business and directed market strategy for the firm. With approximately $3.5B of assets under management, Gulf Stream was sold to Apollo Global Management in October of 2011. Abrahm previously served as the Head of Syndicated Loan Finance and led the Loan Sales & Trading business at Wachovia Securities, which he joined in 1993. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Georgetown University and an International Business degree from Nijenrode University in the Netherlands, Abrahm joined Chemical Bank (formerly, Manufacturers Hanover) in 1989 within the Leveraged Finance credit division.