Mr. Crooks joined Newport Capital Partners in 2022 and is an Investments Associate. In this capacity, he is a member of the Acquisitions team. Prior to joining NCP, Mr. Crooks was a Senior Analyst with Orchid Island Capital, a publicly traded REIT (NYSE: ORC). During his 9-year tenure, he was a member of the trading desk and responsible for analyzing, maintaining, and reporting on the firms $4.5 billion investment portfolio. In addition, he through multiple secondary equity offerings and helped manage relationships and operations with financing counterparties. Mr. Crooks received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Furman University. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and a supporter of the nonprofit organization Dream Fields.