Kenneth E. Aboussie

Kenneth E. Aboussie

Co-Founder / Managing Partner

Kenneth E. Aboussie Jr. is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Stonelake Capital Partners where he directs major capital transactions and manages the firm's investment committee.

Kenneth E. Aboussie Jr. is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Stonelake Capital Partners, a private equity investment firm founded in Austin, Texas in 2007.  Stonelake has since grown to 24 professionals with offices in Austin, Dallas and Houston. Stonelake invests in both debt and equity opportunities in commercial real estate and manages institutional capital for college endowments, foundations and hospital systems.  Stonelake has raised $1 billion of equity across five (5) discretionary private equity funds, with a combined total capitalization of $2.2 billion in commercial property. Mr. Aboussie directs major capital transactions for Stonelake and manages the firm's investment committee.

Prior to founding Stonelake, Mr. Aboussie was a Partner with Cypress Real Estate Advisors, a private equity firm based in Austin, Texas, where he was involved in investment acquisition, investment disposition and capital market activities. During his tenure at Cypress, Mr. Aboussie headed the firm’s capital markets group and directed both acquisitions and dispositions of investments, with a total capitalization of $700 million. In addition, Mr. Aboussie was responsible for raising $800 million of equity capital for two separate private equity funds.

Prior to joining Cypress, Mr. Aboussie was a Summer Associate in New York with JP Morgan Chase & Co. in their real estate group. Prior to that, Mr. Aboussie was a Legislative Aide in Washington, D.C. for U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison where he handled banking and finance issues. Mr. Aboussie received a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Christian University and received a Master of Business Administration from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.

Mr. Aboussie serves on the Executive Council for the University of Texas’ Real Estate Finance Investment Center and the Advisory Board for the Baylor Health Care System Foundation. Mr. Aboussie, his wife, and their two sons are members at Highland Park United Methodist Church.