Fred Lewis

Title
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
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Company
Sentinel Net Lease

A serial entrepreneur, Fred Lewis serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Sentinel. He provides strategic guidance and oversight to the firm's mission, focusing on capital relationships and platform expansion. In 2002, he founded the Dominion Group, a vertically integrated real estate platform encompassing nine operating companies. These companies have investments in residential and commercial real estate, private lending, property management, and insurance.

To date, the Dominion Group of companies have acquired or financed over 6,000 real estate assets, valued at over $3.5 billion. Dominion’s rental holding companies have bought and sold over 2,000 rental houses since 2002. Dominion Properties, a construction company within the group, has completed over 2,500 fix & flip, rental turns, and wholesale projects since its inception. Dominion Financial, a private lending company licensed in 49 states, provides non-bank and non-QM financing to seasoned real estate investors, with more than $3 billion in loans originated since inception. Dominion Management, a specialized property management company, manages over 900 units in the Baltimore/DC region. Dominion Insurance is both a captive insurance company and an investor in the real estate investment sector.

Fred is a Director on the Bank Board of Capital Bank of Maryland, the Chair of their Asset/Liability Committee (ALCO), and a member of their Board Loan and Finance Committees. He has been on the Board of B’nai Shalom of Olney in Maryland for over 12 years, serving as its current President and Chairman of the Board for the past three years. Fred graduated from George Washington University in DC with a B.A. in Business Finance.

Past Speaking Events

  • Strategic Real Estate Investments for Family Offices and High Net Worth Individuals: Exclusive Insights into Opportunistic Markets
    hosted by Sentinel Net Lease
    May 30, 2024
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Webcast
  • Strategic Real Estate Investments for Family Offices and High Net Worth Individuals: Exclusive Insights into Opportunistic Markets
    hosted by Sentinel Net Lease
    May 30, 2024
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Webcast

About Sentinel Net Lease

Founded in 2019 by industry veterans, Fred Lewis and Dennis Cisterna, Sentinel Net Lease is a privately held commercial real estate investment firm. Our focus is on assets that produce ongoing cash-flow from long-term leases. Our firm targets opportunistic situations that may not be a fit for traditional institutional investors due to size or transaction complexity. These assets are expected to be resistant to certain market disruptions while offering potential outsized returns for investors. Our integrated business model creates a competitive edge in the marketplace that provides sustainable, long-term value to our investors. Since our inception, Sentinel has made it a priority to improve the investment experience for our investors to make smarter, more informed decisions related to our current portfolio and future acquisitions. Advances in technology, applications, and data analytics have made it possible for middle-market investors like Sentinel to have access to the same tools as the largest investment firms in the world. Even before we close on an acquisition, the Sentinel team likely knows the property better than the owner selling it because of our attention to detail and desire to roll up our sleeves and dig in. We strive to learn as much as possible in the diligence process through on-site visits, reviewing all due diligence items provided by the seller and our own commissioned reports to make sure that the investment is sound and that we understand the asset’s condition to identify and reduce failures in the future. Our acquisition and asset management roadmap allows Sentinel to create outcome-driven asset management solutions at the individual property level.