Founder & Partner • Real Estate & Tech
Tom is a seasoned veteran in real estate development and spent over 30 years leading execution of major NYC high-rise projects, the majority for the Related Companies. Tom is currently a GP and LP investor with interest in 19 real estate deals in the past 5 years with 15 exits. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Union College and graduate degrees in Business from NYU and Johns Hopkins. Tom is currently registered with M.M. Dillon & Co., a leading life sciences & technology-focused investment bank headquartered in Greenwich, CT.
Co-Founder & Partner • Real Estate
Fred is a seasoned commercial real estate specialist who currently serves as Vice Chairman at Newmark. Fred’s accomplishments include executing the ninth-largest CRE transaction in the U.S. as well as the largest sale leaseback in Silicon Valley history. He holds degrees from NYU and CUNY.
Co-Founder & Partner • Lending
Mario is the Managing Director at private investment and finance firm Park 49. He has 17+ years of experience consulting on more than $2.1 billion in deals alongside structuring more than $500 million in direct loans while at Park 49 and previously as a banker at JP Morgan and TD Bank.
Co-Founder & Partner • Marketing & Client Relations
Erin brings 8+ years of client-facing experience in consulting, communications, real estate, and capital markets. She currently heads the investor relations team at GAIA Real Estate, a New York City real estate investment firm. Erin is fluent in Chinese and has a B.S. in Finance from Georgetown University
Co-Founder & Partner • Investment Analysis
Stephen serves as an Associate at Pine Island Capital Partners. Previously, he worked at Blackstone, Cartica and Citigroup. His experience covers Asian-Pacific equities, portfolio companies and M&A transactions. He is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.
Partner • Life Sciences, Tech & Real Estate
Chris is the Head of Capital Markets at M.M. Dillon Co., a Healthcare and Technology focused boutique investment bank. Chris has over thirty years of experience in the securities industry, including a ten-year career at CRT Capital, as well as lengthy tenures at Credit Suisse and Salomon Brothers. Chris holds a B.A. degree in Business and Management from the University of Dayton.
Advisor • Real Estate
Thomas Burrus is as an Associate at Newmark’s New York headquarters. Thomas represents assignments nationally, with a focus on the New York metropolitan area. Thomas is responsible for strategic business development and relationship management.
Advisor • Finance & Capital Markets
Thomas is responsible for real estate loans at Park 49. He brings more than 16 years of experience in real estate finance, starting his career as an equity trader for Deutsche Bank transitioning to real estate finance at JP Morgan. Thomas is a University of Vermont graduate and possesses an MBA in Accounting from Gabelli-Fordham.