Mr. Baliukonis joined George Smith Partners as a member of Team Hachem. His main responsibilities include underwriting and assembling investment memorandums.
Cornelius is an experienced analyst with a background in Commercial Real Estate and Private Equity. Most recently, he worked as a Senior Analyst at a Private Equity fund in Playa Vista, where he focused on acquisitions ranging from $10M to $400M in the Industrial Real Estate, Retail, and CPG sectors.
Cornelius became interested in real estate at a young age after travelling with his family to Hong Kong, New York, and Frankfurt. He was enamored by the skyscrapers and knew that this was the industry he would pursue.
Cornelius studied Business Administration at Loyola Marymount University where he also played Division I golf. While at LMU, he received the LMU Entrepreneurship Rising Star Award in 2016. Cornelius is trilingual and speaks fluent English, Spanish, and Lithuanian.
Cornelius grew up competing in many different sports such as tennis, go kart racing, and soccer. He was previously a world ranked amateur and junior golfer, having won several national titles and placed multiple top 10 finishes at major events in the U.S. and Europe. Today he gets his competitive appetite satisfied at a local CrossFit gym.