Co-Founder | Managing Partner

Michael Ayala

Mike is a Managing Member of Four Peaks Capital Partners. He oversees the operations, management teams, construction, and human resources. He also co-directs the overall investment strategy along with Andrew Lanoie. He brings to the company over 20 years of experience in building teams and streamlining operations.

Prior to Four Peaks Capital Partners, he graduated from the Associated Builders and Contractors 4-year project management program at age 22 and then became a licensed instructor. Shortly thereafter, his first project was the management and oversight of a multi-million-dollar casino remodel.

By age 24, Mike founded his first construction company and has been involved with over 2,000 projects totaling over $1 billion, including hospitals, courthouses, federal buildings, casinos, mills, gold-processing facilities, civil projects, multi-family homes, and shopping centers. Of the companies he started, most notable is the construction company that scaled quickly to more than 100 employees and sold at a $12 million valuation, making it onto the Inc. 2009 “2500 Fastest Growing Companies in America” list.

Co-Founder | Managing Partner


Andrew is a founder and Managing Member of Four Peaks Capital Partners. He oversees the company’s acquisitions, asset management, and investor relations. He also co-directs the overall investment strategy along with Mike Ayala. He brings to the company over 10 years of experience in general management and new business development

Prior to Four Peaks Capital Partners, Andrew was a Talent Agent at William Morris for 16 years representing some of the world’s biggest celebrities, including Tim Allen, Taylor Swift, Steve Martin, and Tom Petty, to name a few.

In 2009, Andrew started an initiative to acquire investments in the residential asset class in Dallas, Memphis, and Atlanta. He soon discovered the increasing demand for affordable housing in America. Andrew soon resigned from the William Morris Agency to focus on filling the gap in the market.

Within 5 years, Andrew and team have closed on 28 manufactured housing communities in 13 states, with around 1,800 lots, quickly making the family of companies a Top 100 Owner / Operator in the U.S.

Director of Integration

Alissa Chawki

With over 16 years’ professional experience in both residential and commercial real estate sales, leasing, and management, Alissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the organization. Intuitive, diligent, and results-driven, Alissa’s focus is on the day-to-day operations of the management company, overseeing various departments, including: Operations, Leasing, and HR. She leverages the latest innovative, cloud-based technologies to efficiently manage the properties and her team.

Director of Investor Relations

Brendan Whelan

After spending four years working with a non-profit based in Milan, Italy, Brendan transitioned to the private sector starting his career in sales and marketing for a multi-channel retailer based in Charlotte, NC. Soon after meeting his wife, he moved to Knoxville, TN where he went to work for Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance.

Prior to joining Four Peaks Capital Partners, Brendan spent five years working in the Clayton organization, the largest builder of manufactured homes in the country. While there he learned finance, manufacturing, and operations aspects of the business. The last two years with Clayton, Brendan focused on working with large national community operators via 40 manufacturing facilities across the US.

He had incredible success in his role taking a unique consultative approach, focusing on various ways add value to his clients’ and partners’ businesses. He took sales in his territory from $54 million to $74 million in just 1 year, an increase of 37% YOY.