Gary Furukawa invests in Amazon.com's first non-family capital raise. The success of this investment provided Gary the capital to eventually start Freestone Capital Management.
Gary Furukawa founds Freestone Capital Management with six employees and $250 million in assets under management. Three of the original six employees remain with Freestone today.
Freestone launches its first alternative fund, a hedge fund of funds. Total firm assets under management crosses $500 million.
Freestone launches Freestone Opportunity Partners. Total firm assets under management crosses $1.5 billion.
Charles Schwab selects Freestone as one of the nation's "Best Managed Firms".
Local private investment firm becomes a partner and majority shareholder. Freestone’s assets under management exceeds $2.0 billion.
A Freestone fund voted "Top Event Driven and Distressed" fund by Investhedge.
Freestone opens second office on the West Coast in Santa Barbara, California.
Freestone opens an office in Portland, Oregon. Freestone successfully completes management buyout from local investment firm, returning Freestone to 100% employee-owned. Freestone launches a dedicated distressed golf course strategy. Total firm assets under management crosses $2.4 billion.
Freestone’s assets under management exceeds $3 billion.
Freestone launches a fund targeting mismanaged manufactured housing communities, the largest Freestone fund to-date. Total firm assets under management exceed $3.6 billion.
Freestone's assets under management exceeds $4 billion.
Total assets under management exceed $4.5 billion. Freestone launches Freestone's Future Leaders Scholarship, pledging to contribute $100,000 in scholarships to 20 students over the next 4 years.
Freestone opens fourth office on the West Coast in San Francisco, California. Freestone exits Golf strategy in an outcome that was favorable for our clients.
Freestone launches an affordable housing strategy to help provide affordable housing to low income families. Total assets under management exceeds $5 billion.
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