Admiral Capital Group brings a balanced, multidisciplinary approach to investments and strategic partnerships, creating value and positive social impact. We know social impact doesn’t have to come at the cost of good business.
Daniel Bassichis was first introduced to David Robinson and The Carver Academy in 2002 as a graduate student at the Duke Fuqua Business School. He was moved by the school’s mission, joined the board and became fundamental to the success of the school through fundraising and financial planning. In 2007, Robinson and Bassichis began exploring how to combine their interest in private equity and desire to make a positive social impact with the overall goal of creating a long-term sustainable business. After a period of research and discussions, the framework for Admiral Capital Group was established.
David Robinson, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a degree in mathematics, spent 14 years in the NBA with the San Antonio Spurs. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in September 2009 and among other honors, won the league MVP, two NBA championships, two Olympic Gold Medals and is among the preeminent philanthropists in professional sports, leading to the NBA's creation of the David Robinson Plaque given to current players in recognition of their outstanding community service.
I am very fortunate to have so many influential leaders, across business and government, express strong desires and reasons to work together. They understand my goal is not only to create a successful business, but also to build a platform to make a social impact, creating a unique partnership together.
Prior to forming Admiral Capital Group with David Robinson, Daniel Bassichis was a member of the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs, where he focused on real estate, gaming and lodging and completed more than $15 billion of advisory and financing transactions. He was previously a member of The Fuqua School of Business Board of Visitors and currently serves as a board member of The Carver Academy in San Antonio and an Admiral Capital representative on the board of Centerplate, one of the nation's leading food service providers. He is also a board member of Krossover, a sports video analytics company.
It has been incredibly rewarding to provide strong returns to our investors, but also to make an impact in our market. We have attracted deal flow and operating partners in large part due to our social mission which creates a differentiated source of capital in a very competitive market.
The strongest partnerships are rooted in trust and are fair to all parties. The Admiral Approach evaluates each opportunity with the highest levels of integrity, diligence, and discipline, guided by our mission and desire to build long-term trust with partners.
Every action we take as a business places as much importance on the reputation of our firm, people, partners, and investors as it does financial returns.
Admiral operates with a sense of purpose and service. We’re inspired to impact local communities in which we invest, with a strong focus on education and low-income communities built on the values and legacy established by David Robinson.
Admiral’s success is built on a foundation of strong partnerships. Our greatest advantage has been identifying best-in-class organizations that are experts in a specialized field. We then provide the strategic capital and guidance to fuel long-term growth.
We believe that passion, conviction, and a sense of purpose are all crucial in achieving excellence in our outcomes.
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Chief Operating Officer
Managing Partner, Admiral 2R Management
In 2010, Admiral Capital Group and USAA Real Estate partnered to launch a series of value-add real estate funds targeting multifamily, office, retail and hotel properties in top 25 markets. USAA Real Estate is both an anchor investor in the funds and provides strategic resources to support Admiral Capital Group's execution of the fund strategy.