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Our Team

The Square Mile team combines proven leadership with seasoned investment, operations and capital markets professionals.

Leadership

Managing Principal
Jeffrey B. CitrinManaging Principal

Jeff is responsible for establishing, overseeing and implementing Square Mile’s strategic direction. Prior to founding Square Mile in 2006, Jeff served as President of Blackacre Capital Management LLC which he cofounded in 1994. Blackacre (now Cerberus Institutional Real Estate) is the dedicated real estate arm of global investment firm Cerberus Capital Management LP. Prior to cofounding Blackacre, Jeff was a Managing Director at Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. where he served as head of Oppenheimer’s Commercial Mortgage Investment unit. From 1991 through 1993, Jeff served as a Vice President at First Boston (now Credit Suisse) where he was a founding member of the firm’s Distressed Real Estate Principal group. From 1986 through 1991, Jeff was a Vice President in the real estate investment banking unit of Chemical Bank (now JP Morgan Chase). From 1983 through 1986, Jeff was associated with the New York law firms of Proskauer Rose LLP and Kelley Drye & Warren LLP as an attorney in each firm’s respective real estate department. Jeff graduated from Dartmouth College in 1980 and received a J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law in 1983.

Managing Principal
Craig H. SolomonManaging Principal

Craig is responsible for establishing, overseeing and implementing Square Mile’s strategic direction. Prior to joining Square Mile, and prior to the formation of its first institutional fund, Craig was the managing partner of Solomon and Weinberg LLP, a boutique law firm which Craig cofounded in 1990, specializing in all areas of commercial real estate and finance. Craig also served as a founding principal of SWH Realty Corp., an active high yield real estate finance firm based in New York, and Platinum Funding Corp., an asset based specialty finance firm also based in New York. Craig has broad expertise in all facets of the real estate arena with particular expertise in structured finance, distressed transactions, joint ventures and partnerships, capital markets, foreclosures, restructurings and real estate related bankruptcies. Craig is a 1979 graduate of Lehigh University and a 1982 graduate of the George Washington University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. Craig began his career at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

Senior Managing Director / Credit Strategies
Jeffrey F. FastovSenior Managing Director / Credit Strategies

Jeff is responsible for establishing, overseeing and implementing Square Mile’s strategic direction with respect to all credit initiatives. Prior to joining Square Mile in 2013, Jeff served as co-head of Credit Suisse’s Real Estate Finance and Securitization group. Prior to Credit Suisse, Jeff founded Oasis Real Estate Partners, a capital markets advisor to foreign and domestic financial institutions, private equity funds and other significant real estate credit market participants. From 1992 to 2009, Jeff was with Goldman Sachs, where he ultimately served as co-head of its commercial real estate lending business. Jeff started his career at Moody’s Investors Service where he established and led the Commercial Real Estate Ratings group from 1983 to 1992. Jeff received his B.A. from the University of Rochester and his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Professionals

Senior Managing Director / General Counsel
Joseph D. D’AngeloSenior Managing Director / General Counsel

Joseph is responsible for managing the day-to-day legal affairs of Square Mile, as well as providing legal counsel on the structuring and execution of investments. Prior to joining Square Mile in 2008, Joseph was a shareholder at the law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, where his broad based practice covered all areas of real estate including structured finance, capital markets, joint ventures, preferred equity investments, senior and mezzanine financings, loan participations, debt restructurings and acquisitions and sales of real property and loan portfolios. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig LLP, Joseph was a real estate partner at Solomon and Weinberg LLP, where his practice focused primarily on complex structured finance, joint venture and preferred equity transactions. Joseph is a 1986 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School, a 1987 graduate of Columbia University, where he received an M.S. in Real Estate Development, and a 1990 graduate of the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, where he received a J.D.

Managing Director / Investments
Brad CohenManaging Director / Investments

Brad is the Chief Credit Officer for the Credit Strategies at Square Mile. Prior to joining Square Mile in 2013, Brad was a Managing Director in the Global Real Estate Group at UBS Investment Bank. Previously, Brad was a Senior Manager in KMPG’s Real Estate Transaction Group. Brad has over 30 years of experience in real estate and real estate finance. Brad received his B.A. in Economics from Bucknell University.

Managing Director / Investments
Nolan HechtManaging Director / Investments

Nolan oversees hotel investments and hotel asset management at Square Mile. In this role, Nolan assists in originating, structuring, underwriting and closing investments, assists with all ongoing asset management duties related to hospitality investments, including managing brand and franchise relationships and overseeing capital markets transactions, including refinancings and dispositions and leads hospitality workout and special servicing activities. Nolan is an active member of the ULI Hospitality Development Council and a frequent speaker at major hospitality conferences. Prior to joining Square Mile in 2010, Nolan was a Vice President at AIG Global Real Estate, overseeing worldwide hospitality investments and asset management. Nolan is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, where he concentrated in real estate finance.

Managing Director / Asset Management
Charles OchmanManaging Director / Asset Management

Charles serves as Head of Asset Management for Square Mile. Prior to joining Square Mile in 2006, Charles was a Senior Associate at Apollo Real Estate Advisors with primary responsibilities over a series of domestic and international debt and equity real estate funds. Previously, Charles was a member of the real estate consulting practice at Arthur Andersen, underwriting commercial loans for a variety of investment banks and other financial institutions. Charles graduated from Lehigh University with his B.S. in Business and Economics.

Managing Director / Loan Operations
Deborah SchiavoManaging Director / Loan Operations

Deb is responsible for Loan Operations, including managing Square Mile’s loan servicing relationships. Prior to joining Square Mile, Deb was dedicated to Square Mile as Managing Director of Portfolio Management at Cohen Financial. She has more than 20 years of commercial real estate finance experience, including at Morgan Stanley, Bear Stearns (now J.P. Morgan), Smith Barney (now Citibank) and PaineWebber (now UBS) where she had loan closing, asset management, securitization and loan restructuring responsibilities. Deb received her B.A. and M.B.A. from Boston College.

Principal / Investments
Matthew DrummondPrincipal / Investments

Matthew is responsible for sourcing, negotiating and structuring transactions, as well as managing existing investments and relationships. Prior to joining Square Mile in 2010, Matthew was a senior financial analyst at LaSalle Investment Management focusing on asset and portfolio management. Matthew began his career at M&T Bank where he was selected for its relationship management and sales program before accepting a position in the commercial real estate lending group. Matthew received his B.A. in Philosophy from Colgate University.

Principal / Investments
Jesse GoepelPrincipal / Investments

Jesse is responsible for underwriting, negotiating and structuring transactions, as well as managing existing investments and relationships. Prior to joining Square Mile in 2008, Jesse was an Analyst in the Real Estate, Gaming, Lodging & Leisure group at Deutsche Bank Securities. Jesse received his B.A. in Philosophy, with a certificate in Markets and Management Studies, from Duke University.

Principal / Transaction Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
Daniel KasellPrincipal / Transaction Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Daniel is responsible for negotiating, structuring and executing transactions, as well as overseeing Square Mile’s regulatory compliance program. Prior to joining Square Mile in 2010, Daniel was an Associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in the firm’s Commercial Real Estate and Private Equity groups. Daniel received his B.A. in Near Eastern Studies from Cornell University, a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a certification in Real Estate Finance and Investment from the New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate.

Principal / Investments
Michael MestelPrincipal / Investments

Michael is responsible for sourcing, negotiating and structuring transactions, as well as managing existing investments and relationships.  Prior to joining Square Mile in 2016, Michael served as a Director in the Real Estate Finance group at Citigroup where he was responsible for originating, negotiating and structuring new fixed and floating rate loans in the northeast and west coast of the U.S.  Prior to that, Michael was a Vice President at Rialto Capital Management where he was responsible for the acquisitions and asset management of distressed real estate and distressed loans. Earlier in his career, Michael worked as an Acquisitions Associate for The Witkoff Group.  Michael received his B.A. in Government from Cornell University.

Principal / Investments
Michael LavipourPrincipal / Investments

Michael is responsible for sourcing, negotiating and structuring transactions, as well as managing Square Mile’s banking and warehouse relationships. Prior to joining Square Mile in 2013, Michael served as Vice President at Redwood Trust where he originated whole loan and mezzanine loans in the northeastern U.S. Prior to joining Redwood Trust, Michael was a Vice President in the Real Estate Finance group at Credit Suisse where he worked in loan origination, asset management and capital markets. Michael received his B.A. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Principal / Investments
Elliot RattnerPrincipal / Investments

Elliot is responsible for underwriting, negotiating and structuring transactions, as well as managing existing investments and relationships. Prior to joining Square Mile in 2008, Elliot served as an Investment Analyst for Greenstreet Real Estate Partners. Elliot received his B.S. in Economics with dual concentrations in Finance and Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Principal / Asset Management
Jason J. TighePrincipal / Asset Management

Jason serves as Head of Portfolio Management for Square Mile. Prior to joining Square Mile in 2015, Jason served as a Principal at Ares Management, LLC. Jason received his B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Law from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

Vice President / Financial Administration
Vivian ChangVice President / Financial Administration

Vivian is responsible for the accounting and reporting of Square Mile’s management company as well as overseeing investor reporting for each of Square Mile’s partnerships and investment vehicles. Prior to joining Square Mile in 2015, Vivian served as a Senior Financial Reporting Manager at iStar Financial, Inc., and a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Vivian received her B.S. in Management / Information Systems from New York University and a Masters of Accounting from the University of Southern California. Vivian is a licensed CPA.

Vice President / Investments
Eric CohenVice President / Investments

Eric is responsible for sourcing, negotiating and structuring transactions focusing on the east coast. Prior to joining Square Mile in 2015, Eric was an Associate in the CMBS group at J.P. Morgan. Eric received his B.S.B.A. in Finance, with a minor in Political Science, from Washington University in St. Louis.

Vice President / Investments
Jeong Gu LeeVice President / Investments

Jeong serves as Head of Analytics for Square Mile. Prior to joining Square Mile in 2013, Jeong was a Vice President at Citigroup in its Fixed Income department. Jeong received his B.S. from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, an M.S. in Math, Statistics & Operations Research from New York University, and an M.A. in Mathematics of Finance from Columbia University.

Vice President / Investments
Angela LinVice President / Investments

Angela is responsible for underwriting, negotiating and structuring transactions, as well as managing existing investments and relationships. Prior to joining Square Mile in 2011, Angela was a Senior Analyst in the Real Estate Special Servicing group at Torchlight Investors (formerly ING Clarion Capital). Angela received her B.A. in Economics from Wellesley College and an M.A. in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University.

Vice President / Investments
Daniel NeumannVice President / Investments

Daniel is responsible for underwriting and conducting diligence for prospective transactions as well as managing existing investments. Prior to joining Square Mile in 2014, Daniel was an Associate in the Capital Markets group at Jones Lang LaSalle. Daniel received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan.

Vice President / Investments
Ian PassmoreVice President / Investments

Ian is responsible for underwriting, negotiating and structuring new transactions, as well as managing existing investments and relationships. Prior to joining Square Mile in 2015, Ian was an Associate in the Real Estate Investments group at CPP Investment Board where he was responsible for executing and overseeing a variety of investments and relationships in both the U.S. and Canada. Ian received his B.A. in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

Vice President / Investments
Sean ReimerVice President / Investments

Sean is responsible for sourcing, negotiating and structuring transactions focusing on the northeastern U.S. Prior to joining Square Mile in 2016, Sean served as a Director in the CMBS group at Cantor Commercial Real Estate where he originated senior mortgages on all property types across the U.S. Sean received his B.S. in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Senior Director, Compliance Counsel
Miriam ReznikSenior Director, Compliance Counsel

Miriam is responsible for the day-to-day administration of Square Mile’s regulatory compliance program. Prior to joining USAA Real Estate Company in 2016 to work with Square Mile’s legal and compliance department, Miriam was a Compliance Officer and Counsel at the private equity firm Patriarch Partners, LLC, a Conflicts Attorney at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, and an Associate at Jones Day in the firm’s Financial Institutions Litigation and Regulation group. Miriam received her B.A. in Economics from Binghamton University and a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.

* Ms. Reznik is a USAA RealCo employee dedicated to Square Mile to assist the Chief Compliance Officer in performing Square Mile’s legal and compliance functions.

Associate / Investments
Daniel BerkeAssociate / Investments

Daniel is responsible for underwriting and conducting diligence for prospective investments as well as managing existing investments. Prior to joining Square Mile in 2016, Daniel was an Associate in the Acquisitions group at Westbrook Partners, and an Analyst at Eastdil Secured / Wells Fargo Securities in the Real Estate Investment Banking group. Daniel received his B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Associate / Investments
Michael KusyAssociate / Investments

Michael is responsible for underwriting and conducting diligence for prospective transactions as well as managing existing investments. Prior to joining Square Mile in 2015, Michael was an Analyst in the Investment Banking group specializing in restructuring transactions at Miller Buckfire, a division of Stifel. Michael received his B.B.A., in Finance and Real Estate, from Villanova University.

Associate / Asset Management
Jacob MartAssociate / Asset Management

Jacob is responsible for managing existing investments. Prior to joining Square Mile in 2017, Jacob served as an Analyst at Harbor Group International where he was responsible for the Asset Management of a variety of debt and equity investments. Jacob served in the United States Navy and holds a B.S.B.A, with a major in Finance, from the Strome College of Business at Old Dominion University.

Analyst / Investments
Michelle KimAnalyst / Investments

Michelle is responsible for underwriting and conducting diligence for prospective transactions as well as managing existing investments. Prior to joining Square Mile in 2016, Michelle was an Analyst in the Investments group at General Growth Properties where she was responsible for underwriting urban retail and shopping center acquisition and disposition opportunities. Michelle received her B.A. in Economics from Cornell University.

Analyst / Investments
Laurent TarneaudAnalyst / Investments

Laurent is responsible for underwriting and conducting diligence for prospective transactions as well as managing existing investments. Prior to joining Square Mile in 2016, Laurent was an Analyst in the Debt Placement, Equity Placement and Investment Sales groups at HFF where he was responsible for executing debt and equity transactions across the mid-atlantic and southeast regions. Laurent received his B.S.B.A, with a major in Finance and a minor in Economics, from Georgetown University.

Analyst / Investments
Corey PachtAnalyst / Investments

Corey is responsible for underwriting and conducting diligence for prospective transactions as well as managing existing investments. Prior to joining Square Mile in 2016, Corey was an Analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions group at Greenhill & Co. Corey received his B.A. in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

Analyst / Investments
Zachary LowenwirtAnalyst / Investments

Zachary is responsible for underwriting and conducting diligence for prospective transactions as well as managing existing investments. Prior to joining Square Mile in 2016, Zachary was an Analyst in the Private Equity group at Building and Land Technology where he focused on acquisitions and asset management on behalf of a series of opportunistic funds. Zachary received his B.B.A. in Entrepreneurship from Baruch College.