Persis Corporation is a privately held corporation with a long history in the media and real estate industries. For over one hundred years, Persis owned and operated the largest daily newspaper in Hawai‘i, The Honolulu Advertiser. Persis Corporation also owned a number of smaller daily and weekly publications throughout the Pacific Northwest. In the early 1990s, Persis Corporation sold its newspaper holdings and diversified into commercial real estate, small luxury hotels including Twin Farms in Barnard Vermont, and private equity investments including allrecipes.com.
In 1999, Persis Corporation made the strategic decision to focus exclusively on commercial real estate investing and management. Persis Corporation owns and manages 39 retail commercial real estate properties in 11 states.
Easton Manson has served as the President of Persis Corporation since 2005. Easton has been investing in commercial real estate as a principal and as an advisor for over twenty years. During this period Easton has completed over $2 billion in commercial real estate transactions. Financings over the same period have totaled approximately $1 billion and were sourced from; Morgan Stanley, UBS, CSFB, Column Financial, Wachovia, First Union, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Wells Fargo, NYLIM, TIAA, Rabobank, Bank of America, JP Morgan, Cantor Commercial Real Estate, American Savings Bank, American Ag Credit, Bank of Hawaii, First Hawaiian Bank, and Ladder Capital.