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Christoph Kahl
Principal, Chairman
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Christoph Kahl is one of the two founding partners of Jamestown, headquartered in Atlanta. Mr. Kahl also founded Jamestown US-Immobilien GmbH in Cologne, Germany. Residing in Cologne and frequently traveling to the United States, Mr. Kahl serves as Principal of both sister companies. As Chairman of the company’s investment committee, Mr. Kahl leads the acquisition, asset management, and disposition discussions. Mr. Kahl received the Diplom-Kaufmann from the University of Cologne in 1977 and has specialized in US real estate for more than 30 years.

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Matt M. Bronfman
Principal, Chief Executive Officer
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Matt Bronfman is a Principal and the Chief Executive Officer of Jamestown. Mr. Bronfman joined the company in 1998 as General Counsel and in 2002 was named Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer. He became CEO in 2012, and is responsible for managing Jamestown’s global operations and overseeing corporate strategy and execution. Under Mr. Bronfman’s leadership, Jamestown has grown its portfolio of assets in the US and expanded into Latin America and Europe. Mr. Bronfman has more than 25 years of experience in real estate and has led the acquisition, redevelopment, and oversight for projects including Chelsea Market in New York City, Ponce City Market in Atlanta, Industry City in Brooklyn, the Innovation and Design Building in Boston, and Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco. Prior to joining Jamestown, Mr. Bronfman practiced law at Holland & Knight. He currently serves on the boards for the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE), the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, the Metro Atlanta Chamber, the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, and the Jewish Funders Network. Mr. Bronfman also serves as President of the board of directors for the Jamestown Charitable Foundation, which supports non-profits to help make cities more enjoyable places to live and work. He has been recognized as a leader in the industry and is a recipient of the Real Estate Roundtable President’s Circle Award; New York Observer’s 100 Most Powerful People in New York Real Estate in 2013 and 2015; Commercial Observer’s The Power 100: Commercial Real Estate’s Most Powerful Players 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019; Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Most Admired CEO in 2017; 2019’s 100 Most Influential Georgians by Georgia Trend; and Atlanta Magazine’s Top 500 Most Powerful Leaders of 2019. Mr. Bronfman graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Tufts University in Boston and attended law school at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, graduating magna cum laude.

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Michael Phillips
Principal, President
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Michael Phillips is a Principal and the President of Jamestown. As President, Mr. Phillips oversees the development and execution of the company’s real estate projects globally. During his tenure, Jamestown has grown its portfolio of assets in key markets throughout the US and expanded its investment footprint to South America and Europe, more than tripling the firm’s assets under management. Michael Phillips is the driving force behind the company’s adaptive reuse projects including Chelsea Market in New York City, Ponce City Market in Atlanta, Industry City in Brooklyn, and Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco. Mr. Phillips is nationally recognized for his creative leadership and ability to build unique, iconic urban centers. Michael Phillips serves as the Vice-Chairman of the James Beard Foundation, sits on the boards of Governors for the Urban Land Institute, and Friends of the High Line. Mr. Phillips has received numerous honors for his creative work and philanthropic activities. He’s a recipient of both the 2010 Urban Land Institute "Development of Excellence" award for the White Provisions Development in Atlanta and the Urban Design Commission award for his ability to create sophisticated mixed-use districts. He attended the American University in London.

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Managing Directors

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Chris Kopecky
Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer
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Chris Kopecky is the Chief Financial Officer of Jamestown. Mr. Kopecky is a CPA and began his career in Public Accounting spending nine years with Arthur Andersen and three years with Ernst & Young. He was a Senior Manager in their business advisory practices, serving publicly traded and privately held clients in the real estate and financial services industries. In 2005, he became the Chief Accounting Officer at Edens, a leading owner, operator and developer of retail real estate in Columbia, South Carolina. At Edens, he oversaw all aspects of accounting, forecasting, tax, treasury and investor reporting. Mr. Kopecky graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Oklahoma’s Price College of Business. He has also completed executive coursework at Harvard Business School and is a member of the Finance Committee of The Westminster Schools in Atlanta.

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W. Jeffrey Beckham
Managing Director, Head of Institutional Investment Management, and Fund Manager – Premier Property Fund
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W. Jeffrey Beckham is a Managing Director, the Head of Institutional Investment Management, and the Fund Manager of the Premier Property Fund of Jamestown. Mr. Beckham oversees all institutional investor products at Jamestown, which includes serving as Fund Manager and Investment Committee member for Jamestown’s open-end core-plus investment vehicle, the Premier Property Fund, and overseeing and serving on the Investment Committees for Jamestown’s Latin America investment fund and open-end Timberland Fund. He joined Jamestown in 2010. Mr. Beckham started his career working in Morgan Stanley’s real estate group, focusing on both advisory and principal transactions based in New York, London, and Tokyo. Upon leaving Morgan Stanley, he joined Hines in London and helped start and fully invest Hines’ first European Development Fund. After leaving Hines, Mr. Beckham joined Tishman Speyer in their New York headquarters in 2004, and then helped open their Atlanta office in 2007. While at Tishman Speyer, he worked on acquisitions, development, dispositions, asset management, portfolio management, and leasing. Mr. Beckham is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association and the Urban Land Institute and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Executive Council (REEC). He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Metro Atlanta YMCA, Junior Achievement of Georgia, and The Children’s School. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business in 1998.

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David Himmel
Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer, Real Estate Services
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David Himmel is a Managing Director and the Chief Operating Officer of Jamestown Real Estate Services, which consists of Development & Construction, Architecture, Retail Leasing, Creative & Marketing, and Property Management. In this role he is responsible for the day-to-day management of these departments and their execution within Jamestown’s portfolio. Mr. Himmel joined Jamestown in 2014. Previously, he worked at Forest City Ratner Companies in Development on projects including the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and New York by Gehry at 8 Spruce Street. Mr. Himmel graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010 with distinction and from Harvard Business School in 2014. As a student at Harvard Business School, Mr. Himmel co-founded the Brattle Park Group, a real estate investment company focused on mobile home parks. He serves on the Harvard Alumni Real Estate Board and the Covenant House Real Estate Executive Committee.

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Amy Knopf
Managing Director, Head of Asset Management
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Amy Knopf is a Managing Director and Head of Asset Management at Jamestown. In 2010, Ms. Knopf joined Jamestown and helped launch the company’s institutional platform. She has served on the portfolio management team for the Premier Property Fund since its inception in 2011. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Knopf worked at Ocean Tomo, an Intellectual Capital Merchant Banc, where she focused on assessing damages in intellectual property litigation to support financial testimony. Ms. Knopf is affiliated with the Pension Real Estate Association and the Urban Land Institute, and is a past member of the board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta. Ms. Knopf received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

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Cindy Lanois
Managing Director, Tax Services
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Cindy Lanois is the Managing Director of Tax Services and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant. She originally joined Jamestown in 2000 as Tax Manager, and in 2005 moved on to become partner at the accounting firm of AGH Business Advisors and CPAs, where she served as Chief Operating Officer, Global Taxation Leader, and member of the Executive Board. She rejoined Jamestown in 2014. She has extensive tax expertise in domestic and offshore real estate transactions. Ms. Lanois is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Georgia Society of CPAs. She received her Bachelor and Master of Accounting in Tax with honors from Kennesaw State University.

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Lori Lathem
Managing Director, Chief Accounting Officer
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Lori Lathem is a Managing Director and the Chief Accounting Officer of Jamestown. Ms. Lathem began her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers (formerly Price Waterhouse). Prior to joining Jamestown, Ms. Lathem was a Vice President in Morgan Stanley’s Financial Controller’s Group and oversaw the financial reporting of open-end real estate funds and pension funds’ real estate portfolios. Ms. Lathem is licensed in Georgia as a Certified Public Accountant, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and a member of NCREIF’s accounting committee. She received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Auburn University.

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Jana Nawrocki
Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer
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Jana Nawrocki is a Managing Director and the Chief Compliance Officer of Jamestown, leading all Risk Management and Compliance functions of the company. Prior to joining Jamestown in 2010, Ms. Nawrocki worked in the acquisition and corporate finance departments of Reynolds Companies, a residential community developer. She began her career at ACE USA as a corporate casualty underwriter. Ms. Nawrocki holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Risk Management and Insurance.

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Noah Peeters
Managing Director, General Counsel, Legal
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Noah Peeters is a Managing Director and General Counsel at Jamestown. Prior to joining Jamestown in 2012, Mr. Peeters practiced in the real estate and capital markets group at King & Spalding LLP. He graduated with honors from Williams College with a degree in art, and attended law school at the University of Georgia.

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Catherine Pfeiffenberger
Managing Director, Head of Development & Construction
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Catherine Pfeiffenberger is a Managing Director, Head of Development & Construction at Jamestown. Ms. Pfeiffenberger joined Jamestown in 2019 to head up the development and construction unit. She works with the team to expand the brand by focusing on development opportunities, either adaptive re-use or ground up developing, where Jamestown can deliver its unique approach to creating new, vibrant mixed-use communities. In her previous role at Skanska, Ms. Pfeiffenberger was a founding member of the development group where she helped to establish the brand and grow the platform throughout the United States. Prior to her time at Skanska she held a number of positions in finance, public-private partnerships, and economic development, including Managing Director at Lehman Brothers. Ms. Pfeiffenberger is the past Chairman of the Board of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate, and has been involved with the Urban Land Institute Responsible Property Investing Council and the Green Building Advisory Committee for the New York Academy of Sciences. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the State University of New York at Albany and completed an executive leadership program at IMD in Switzerland.

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Shak Presswala
Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets
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Shak Presswala is a Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets for Jamestown. He oversees financing and dispositions activity for the company and serves as an Investment Committee member for Jamestown’s open-end core fund, the Premier Property Fund, and the firm’s closed-end funds. Mr. Presswala joined Jamestown in 2006 as a Senior Associate in Acquisitions and has served in a number of capacities with the company, most recently as Co-Chief Investment Officer, as well as roles in Acquisitions, Asset Management, and Capital Markets. He began his career as a corporate investment banking analyst at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, later moving into real estate with Wells Real Estate Funds where he worked in Acquisitions. After Wells Real Estate Funds, Mr. Presswala joined WestWind Capital Partners, then-advisor to the Kan-Am Funds, as an Acquisitions Associate prior to joining Jamestown. He is affiliated with the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate, the Atlanta Society of Financial Analysts, the Urban Land Institute, and the National Association of Office & Industrial Properties. Mr. Presswala earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA Institute and received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a minor in Finance from Vanderbilt University.

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Katy Ranfos
Managing Director, Human Resources
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Katy Ranfos is the Managing Director of Human Resources at Jamestown. With over 14 years of Human Resources experience, she provides strategic and daily oversight over culture initiatives, payroll, compensation and benefits, recruitment, training and development, performance management, and employee relations. Ms. Ranfos received the Professional of Human Resources designation and is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Georgia State University and also earned a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in human resources management from Kennesaw State University.

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Andrew Shaw
Managing Director, Co-Chief Investment Officer, Acquisitions
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Andrew Shaw is a Managing Director and the Co-Chief Investment Officer at Jamestown. Mr. Shaw jointly oversees the acquisitions group and is responsible for new investments in the Southeast and West Coast regions. He joined Jamestown in 2009 after beginning his career in the Equity Research department at Raymond James & Associates where he covered the technology sector. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in finance and international business from Washington University in St. Louis, graduating in 2008.

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Joshua Wechter
Managing Director, Co-Chief Investment Officer
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Joshua Wechter is a Managing Director and the Co-Chief Investment Officer of Jamestown. Mr. Wechter joined Jamestown in 2011 and is responsible for acquisitions in the Northeast. He started his career at DivcoWest in San Francisco and then moved to Starwood Capital's acquisitions group in Greenwich, where he sourced and executed single-asset, corporate, and development opportunities across all asset classes and geographies. He then joined Rubenstein Partners in New York where he sourced and executed office opportunities in the Northeast. Mr. Wechter is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York and Urban Land Institute. He graduated with a dual degree from the University of Pennsylvania, earning a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a concentration in management from The Wharton School and a Bachelor of Arts with a major in history.

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Philipp Braunfels
Managing Director, Latin America
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Philipp Braunfels is a Jamestown Latin America Managing Director and Head of Latin American Region at Jamestown, working out of the local office in Bogotá, Colombia. Upon joining Jamestown, he supported the German retail fund management team in Cologne, Germany and also worked for the Acquisitions and Asset Management departments out of the US offices in Atlanta and New York. Mr. Braunfels graduated Cum Laude from Maastricht University with a Master of Science in International Business Finance and also holds a Bachelor of Science in International Business Economics. He is fluent in German, English, and Spanish.

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Troy Harris
Managing Director, Timberland
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Troy Harris is the Managing Director of Timberland at Jamestown. Mr. Harris has over 25 years of experience in public and institutional timberland portfolio management and a proven track record of timberland acquisitions, operations, management, and dispositions. Prior to joining Jamestown in 2015, he held senior positions with firms including Wells Timberland REIT (CatchMark), Danzer Forestland, and International Paper. Mr. Harris is a Certified Forester. He serves on the boards of the National Alliance of Forest Owners, the Forest Landowners Association, and the Georgia Forestry Association. Mr. Harris is on the Operating Committee of the National Alliance of Forest Owners. He received a Bachelor of Science in Forest Management from Auburn University, and earned a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in real estate investing from the University of Georgia.

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Accounting

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Lori Lathem
Managing Director, Chief Accounting Officer
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Lori Lathem is a Managing Director and the Chief Accounting Officer of Jamestown. Ms. Lathem began her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers (formerly Price Waterhouse). Prior to joining Jamestown, Ms. Lathem was a Vice President in Morgan Stanley’s Financial Controller’s Group and oversaw the financial reporting of open-end real estate funds and pension funds’ real estate portfolios. Ms. Lathem is licensed in Georgia as a Certified Public Accountant, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and a member of NCREIF’s accounting committee. She received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Auburn University.

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Jessica Chamlee
Senior Vice President, German Retail Fund Accounting
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Jessica Chamlee is a Senior Vice President of German Retail Fund Accounting at Jamestown. Ms. Chamlee joined Jamestown in 2011 as a Fund Controller. Prior to joining the company, she was in the accounting department at Wood Partners. Ms. Chamlee began her career as an Auditor at Reznick Group, primarily focused on real estate clients, and later was in the development accounting department at Novare Group. She received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Florida’s Fisher School of Accounting.

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Amanda Langley
Senior Vice President, Corporate Accounting
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Amanda Langley is a Senior Vice President of Corporate Accounting at Jamestown. Ms. Langley joined Jamestown in 2005 as a Staff Accountant and has been promoted over the years to various positions before transitioning into her current role. Prior to joining Jamestown, she worked at the Home Depot corporate office as a Financial Analyst. Ms. Langley is licensed in Georgia as a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of CPAs. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus in Accounting from Kennesaw State University.

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Cindy Waasdorp
Senior Vice President, Premier Property Fund Accounting
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Cindy Waasdorp is a Senior Vice President of Fund Accounting at Jamestown overseeing the accounting for Premier Property Fund and the Jamestown Timberland Fund. Ms. Waasdorp joined Jamestown in 2011 as a Fund Controller for Premier Property Fund. Prior to joining Jamestown, she was a Manager in Morgan Stanley’s Financial Controller’s Group and managed the accounting and financial reporting of the closed-end debt fund, Morgan Stanley Credit Partners, L.P. Prior to that, she managed the accounting and financial reporting for the Florida State Board of Administration pension fund’s real estate portfolio. Ms. Waasdorp is licensed in Georgia as a Certified Public Accountant. She received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Presbyterian College and a Master of Business Administration from Georgia State University.

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Stephanie Bellinger
Vice President, German Retail Fund Accounting
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Stephanie Bellinger is a Vice President of German Retail Fund Accounting at Jamestown. Ms. Bellinger joined Jamestown in 2012 as an Assistant Fund Controller. Prior to joining Jamestown, she worked in the accounting department at Wood Partners. Prior to Wood Partners, Ms. Bellinger was an Audit Manager at Bennett Thrasher in Atlanta, serving clients in the real estate and construction industries. She is licensed in Georgia as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Ms. Bellinger is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of CPAs. She received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Georgia.

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Kristen Mase
Vice President, Corporate Accounting
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Kristen Mase is a Vice President of Corporate Accounting at Jamestown. Ms. Mase joined Jamestown in 2012 as a Development Accountant. She started her career in Naples, Florida working for Barron Collier Companies, a land developer based in Collier County Florida, where she worked in the accounting department on various office parks, retail centers, and the development of Ave Maria, FL. After moving to Atlanta in 2007, Ms. Mase joined Cousins Properties and worked in the Corporate Accounting and Development Accounting departments, for the development of Terminus, The College Football Hall of Fame, and the Center for Civil and Human Rights. She received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from University of Delaware.

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Angel Morales
Vice President, Latin America Fund Accounting
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Angel Morales is a Vice President of Latin America Fund Accounting at Jamestown. Mr. Morales joined Jamestown in 2015 as a Controller. Prior to joining Jamestown, he served as Senior Manager of the Real Estate Assurance practice at Carr, Riggs, & Ingram in Atlanta, where he led audits of domestic and international institutional real estate entities and accounting due diligence on large real estate acquisitions. Prior to that, Mr. Morales worked as an auditor at Ernst and Young in Tampa, serving clients in the US, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. He began his career as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers in San Juan. Mr. Morales is licensed in Puerto Rico and Georgia as a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the Association of Latino Professionals for America, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Georgia Society of CPAs, and the Colegio de CPAs de Puerto Rico. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Puerto Rico. Mr. Morales is fluent in English and Spanish.

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Vicky Vafai
Vice President, Property Accounting
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Vicky Vafai is a Vice President of Property Accounting at Jamestown and liaison to Jamestown’s 3rd party property management companies. Ms. Vafai began her career in the real estate industry in 1990 at Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Property Management in Miami where she worked in property accounting. After moving to Atlanta in 1995, she began working in public accounting for Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC. Ms. Vafai joined Jamestown in 2010 and has held positions of Property Accountant, Senior Property Accountant, and Property Accounting Manager. She received her Accounting degree from Delta Business College in Louisiana.

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Bart Boswell
Controller, Corporate Accounting
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Bart Boswell is a Controller of Corporate Accounting at Jamestown. Mr. Boswell joined Jamestown in 2012 as an Assistant Controller. He previously worked as an Assistant Controller for Novare Group, a prominent real estate developer in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Boswell received his Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Accounting from Georgia State University.

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Judson Hughey
Controller, Property Accounting
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Judson Hughey is a Controller of Property Accounting at Jamestown, overseeing Ponce City Market in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Hughey joined Jamestown in 2015. Prior to joining Jamestown, he began his career in the real estate industry in 1996 as a Property Accountant at The Yarmouth Group in Chattonooga, Tennessee. In 1998, Mr. Hughey began work as a Senior Property Accountant, Senior Forecaster, and Group Accounting Manager at General Growth Properties, which acquired The Yarmouth Group. In his Group Accounting Manager role, Mr. Hughey oversaw the Property Accountants, Senior Property Accountants, and Bookkeepers in their daily accounting functions and forecasting at 10 regional assets in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, and Florida as well as overseeing the property level accounting transition of newly purchased assets. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of West Georgia.

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Megan Hunt
Fund Controller, Premier Property Fund Accounting
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Megan Hunt is a Fund Controller of Premier Property Fund Accounting at Jamestown. Ms. Hunt joined Jamestown in 2012 as an Assistant Fund Controller for Premier Property Fund. Prior to joining Jamestown, she was a Treasury Analyst in Morgan Stanley’s Cash Management Group for the closed-end Real Estate and Private Equity Funds. Prior to that, she was an Accounting Associate in Morgan Stanley’s Financial Controller’s Group and worked on the accounting and financial reporting of the Florida State Board of Administration pension fund’s real estate portfolio. Ms. Hunt received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Georgia Southern University.

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Andrew King
Fund Controller, German Retail Fund Accounting
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Andrew King is a Fund Controller of German Retail Fund Accounting at Jamestown. Mr. King joined Jamestown in 2013 as a Fund Accountant. Prior to Jamestown, he was an auditor at Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC, serving clients in various industries. Mr. King is licensed in Georgia as a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of CPAs. He received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from The University of Alabama and a Master of Professional Accountancy from Georgia State University.

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Melissa Tordiglione
Controller, Property Accounting
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Melissa Tordiglione is a Controller of Property Accounting at Jamestown. Prior to joining Jamestown, Ms. Tordiglione was a Senior Accountant at Colony Realty Partners, LLC, where she was responsible for overseeing the financial reporting of various real estate funds containing commercial and industrial buildings in the Boston and Chicago markets. Ms. Tordiglione was a Financial Analyst at Boston Properties, and as a member of the finance and capital markets team participated in the acquisition, disposition, financing, and development of Class A office properties. She began her career in the real estate industry holding property accounting positions at Boston Properties, Northland Investment and John M. Corcoran & Co. Ms. Tordiglione received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Bridgewater State College.

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Acquisitions

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Shak Presswala
Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets
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Shak Presswala is a Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets for Jamestown. He oversees financing and dispositions activity for the company and serves as an Investment Committee member for Jamestown’s open-end core fund, the Premier Property Fund, and the firm’s closed-end funds. Mr. Presswala joined Jamestown in 2006 as a Senior Associate in Acquisitions and has served in a number of capacities with the company, most recently as Co-Chief Investment Officer, as well as roles in Acquisitions, Asset Management, and Capital Markets. He began his career as a corporate investment banking analyst at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, later moving into real estate with Wells Real Estate Funds where he worked in Acquisitions. After Wells Real Estate Funds, Mr. Presswala joined WestWind Capital Partners, then-advisor to the Kan-Am Funds, as an Acquisitions Associate prior to joining Jamestown. He is affiliated with the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate, the Atlanta Society of Financial Analysts, the Urban Land Institute, and the National Association of Office & Industrial Properties. Mr. Presswala earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA Institute and received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a minor in Finance from Vanderbilt University.

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Joshua Wechter
Managing Director, Co-Chief Investment Officer
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Joshua Wechter is a Managing Director and the Co-Chief Investment Officer of Jamestown. Mr. Wechter joined Jamestown in 2011 and is responsible for acquisitions in the Northeast. He started his career at DivcoWest in San Francisco and then moved to Starwood Capital's acquisitions group in Greenwich, where he sourced and executed single-asset, corporate, and development opportunities across all asset classes and geographies. He then joined Rubenstein Partners in New York where he sourced and executed office opportunities in the Northeast. Mr. Wechter is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York and Urban Land Institute. He graduated with a dual degree from the University of Pennsylvania, earning a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a concentration in management from The Wharton School and a Bachelor of Arts with a major in history.

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Andrew Shaw
Managing Director, Co-Chief Investment Officer, Acquisitions
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Andrew Shaw is a Managing Director and the Co-Chief Investment Officer at Jamestown. Mr. Shaw jointly oversees the acquisitions group and is responsible for new investments in the Southeast and West Coast regions. He joined Jamestown in 2009 after beginning his career in the Equity Research department at Raymond James & Associates where he covered the technology sector. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in finance and international business from Washington University in St. Louis, graduating in 2008.

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Andrew Berger
Vice President, Acquisitions
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Andrew Berger is a Vice President of Acquisitions at Jamestown, primarily focusing on West Coast markets. He joined the Acquisitions department in 2014 after beginning his career with roles in both the Asset Management and Premier Property Fund departments at Jamestown in 2012. Mr. Berger is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a double major in real estate and economics from the University of Wisconsin.

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Ansley Nixon
Vice President, Acquisitions
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Ansley Nixon is a Vice President of Acquisitions at Jamestown where she covers Southeast and Mid-Atlantic markets. Ms. Nixon joined Jamestown in 2014 after previously working for nearly three years at CBRE in Institutional Office Investment Sales. Prior to that, Ms. Nixon worked for over four years in capital markets roles at JP Morgan Chase and TriMont Real Estate Advisors. She is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). She is a 2017 graduate of ULI’s Center for Leadership program in Atlanta. Ms. Nixon received a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Georgia. She also received a Master of Business Administration from Emory’s Goizueta Business School.

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Asset Management

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Amy Knopf
Managing Director, Head of Asset Management
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Amy Knopf is a Managing Director and Head of Asset Management at Jamestown. In 2010, Ms. Knopf joined Jamestown and helped launch the company’s institutional platform. She has served on the portfolio management team for the Premier Property Fund since its inception in 2011. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Knopf worked at Ocean Tomo, an Intellectual Capital Merchant Banc, where she focused on assessing damages in intellectual property litigation to support financial testimony. Ms. Knopf is affiliated with the Pension Real Estate Association and the Urban Land Institute, and is a past member of the board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta. Ms. Knopf received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

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Joshua Callahan
Director, Asset Management
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Joshua Callahan is a Director of Asset Management at Jamestown. Mr. Callahan leads the teams responsible the West Coast region. Prior to joining Jamestown in 2014, Mr. Callahan was a Project Manager at Wilson Meany LLC, where he worked on notable redevelopment projects including 140 New Montgomery and Naval Station Treasure Island. Prior to Wilson Meany, he held development and finance roles with Community Housing Developers, a non-profit provider of low-income housing, and Catellus Development Corporation. Mr. Callahan is a volunteer board member for the SF Market, San Francisco’s only wholesale produce market, and a member of Lambda Alpha International, the land economics society. He received a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science from the Huntsman Program at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

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Dana Griffin
Director, Asset Management and Development & Construction
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Dana Griffin joined Jamestown in 2013 and serves as its Director, Asset Management, Development & Construction, leading the New England region. Additionally, he oversees development opportunities on select assets nationwide. Previous to this role, Mr. Griffin served as the Regional Vice President of Development and Construction focusing on the Boston Market. Prior to joining Jamestown he was a Senior Vice President with JLL, an international commercial real estate company. Mr. Griffin has an extensive development & construction background, with past assignments including life science work, building infrastructure, a wide array of repositioning work, and leading entitlements efforts. He received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He currently serves on the boards for the Back Bay Association, the Seaport TMA, A Better City, and the Boston Municipal Research Bureau.

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John Wilson
Director, Asset Management and Jamestown Invest Fund Management
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John Wilson is a Director at Jamestown. His responsibilities include fund and asset management. Mr. Wilson leads teams responsible for the Jamestown Invest digital investment platform (www.jamestowninvest.com). Previously, he led value creation efforts for several of Jamestown’s properties including Ponce City Market in Atlanta and New York’s Chelsea Market until its sale to Google in 2018. Mr. Wilson began his real estate career with Jones Lang LaSalle and later worked at Goldman Sachs. He is a registered representative of North Capital Private Securities and has FINRA Series 7 and 63 registrations. Mr. Wilson serves on the boards for the Piedmont Park Conservancy and Trees Atlanta. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Dartmouth College and an MBA in Real Estate and Finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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J. Ben Gainey
Senior Advisor, Asset Management
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J. Ben Gainey is a Senior Advisor of Jamestown. Mr. Gainey has been a member of the Asset Management department for over 20 years, working on some of the most complex mixed-use assets in Jamestown’s portfolio. He has been focused on value creation in the following property types: urban office and retail primarily located in New York City, and suburban retail including grocery-anchored and power/lifestyle centers in major markets across the country. Mr. Gainey previously worked for the Prudential Insurance Company of America for 15 years. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from the University of West Florida and a Master of Business Administration with a focus in real estate from Georgia State University.

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Alex Bender
Senior Vice President, Asset Management
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Alex Bender is a Senior Vice President of Asset Management at Jamestown. Mr. Bender leads the teams responsible the New York Metro region. Prior to joining Jamestown, he was a Vice President at Imperial Companies in New York. Mr. Bender joined Imperial Companies after spending five years at SL Green Realty Corp., a New York based real estate investment trust. At SL Green, Mr. Bender was a member of the acquisitions and investments group executing both direct real estate and structured finance transactions. During his career, Mr. Bender has closed over $6 billion in debt and equity investments and was actively involved in the development of One Vanderbilt. Prior to joining SL Green, he worked at ING Clarion Capital. Mr. Bender graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

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Christophe Farber
Senior Vice President, Asset Management
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Christophe Farber is a Senior Vice President of Asset Management at Jamestown. Prior to joining Jamestown, he was Vice President of The Yellin Company in downtown Los Angeles, and acted as Asset Manager for Grand Central Square and its iconic food hall, Grand Central Market. Previous to and simultaneous with his position at The Yellin Company, Mr. Farber operated MFI Consulting, with an emphasis on value-add food and beverage experiences. His clients included Jamestown, L.P., Brookfield Properties, Consolidated Investment Group of Denver, Expedia, and Langdon Street Capital. Mr. Farber began his real estate career as a Project Manager for Bettershelter, a boutique design and residential redevelopment company focused on Northeast Los Angeles. Prior to real estate, Mr. Farber spent a decade making bad movies look good as an advertising copywriter in the motion picture industry. Mr. Farber is licensed as a real estate broker in the State of California and is a member of the Urban Land Institute. He received an Artium Baccalaureus in Religion from Princeton University.

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Eric Hines
Senior Vice President, Asset Management
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Eric Hines is a Senior Vice President of Asset Management at Jamestown. Since joining the company in 2014, he has managed retail, office, multifamily and mixed-use projects in Boston, Atlanta and South Florida. Currently his focus is on developing operating and redevelopment strategy for Jamestown’s grocery-anchored retail portfolio. Before joining the firm, Mr. Hines was Vice President, Acquisitions for Branch Properties where he was responsible for sourcing and underwriting value-add grocery-anchored retail product in the Southeast. Prior to that, Mr. Hines worked as an Asset Manager at LaSalle Investment Management where he was responsible for asset level strategy and performance of over $1.4 billion of office, retail, and industrial assets totaling over 2.9 million SF. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Leadership Studies from the University of Richmond and a Master of Science in Real Estate from Johns Hopkins University.

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Remy Monteko
Senior Vice President, Asset Management
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Remy Monteko is Senior Vice President of Asset Management at Jamestown. Since 2015, Ms. Monteko’s focus has been on waterfront assets across the Bay Area; she has led teams across a range of retail and office properties, which currently include the Alameda South Shore Center, Waterfront Plaza, and the Exchange at Larkspur Landing. Prior to joining Jamestown, she was a Director in the Los Angeles office of HR&A Advisors, a real estate and economic development consulting firm, where she worked on a wide variety of redevelopment projects. Ms. Monteko is affiliated with the Urban Land Institute and serves on the City of Alameda’s Economic Development Advisory Panel. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Barnard College, Columbia University, a Master of Business Administration in Real Estate and Finance from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and a Master of Urban Planning from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.

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Katherine Winter
Senior Vice President, Asset Management
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Katherine Winter is a Senior Vice President of Asset Management at Jamestown. Ms. Winter leads the teams responsible for the Southeast region. Previously, she was responsible for asset management and acquisition functions across Southeast markets for ASB Real Estate Investments, a Washington, DC-based private REIT. Ms. Winter began her career at Wachovia’s Investment Bank, and later Wells Fargo in New York City, holding a number of commercial real estate lending, distressed property workout, and capital markets related roles. She is an active member of CREW and ULI. Ms. Winter earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics from The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, and a Master of Business Administration with a focus in Real Estate and Management from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania.

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Mark Witschorik
Senior Vice President, Asset Management
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Mark Witschorik is a Senior Vice President of Asset Management at Jamestown. Mr. Witschorik leads the teams responsible for the Mid-Atlantic region, its strategic direction, and performance. Previously, he led the regional portfolio efforts and joint venture activities for Columbia Property Trust in several East Coast markets including Washington, D.C. and Boston. Mr. Witschorik began his career at the J Street Companies and later Akridge, holding a number of acquisition, development, and related roles. Mr. Witschorik is an active member of DCBIA, NAIOP, and ULI. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from the University of Notre Dame.

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Betsy Marger
Vice President, Asset Management
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Betsy Marger is a Vice President of Asset Management and is primarily focused on New York assets. Ms. Marger joined Jamestown in 2012 as an Analyst where she learned the fundamentals of each department in the company. This provided a strong foundation that helped promote her towards an operations role where she managed third party architects and designers on Jamestown redevelopment projects. Prior to joining Jamestown, Ms. Marger fulfilled a personal goal of obtaining her Motor Vessel Captain’s license and worked aboard a large motor yacht. Ms. Marger received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin with a focus in economics and business. She is expected to complete her Master of Business Administration degree in December 2019 from Baylor University.

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Peter Oden
Vice President, Asset Management
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Peter Oden is a Vice President of Asset Management at Jamestown. Prior to joining Jamestown, he was an Acquisitions Vice President with Clarion Partners in New York where he completed investments across the Northeast, the Midwest, and Texas on behalf of the firm’s funds and separate account clients. Mr. Oden began his career in the San Francisco office of The Concord Group, providing real estate consulting and market research services to a national selection of REITs, hedge funds, private equity firms, developers, and municipalities. He is a Robert Toigo Foundation Fellow and a member of the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Oden received a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University, and a dual Master of Business Administration in Finance and Real Estate from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Thomas Sandlin
Vice President, Asset Management, Europe
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Thomas Nagy Sandlin is the Vice President of Asset Management for Jamestown Europe. Mr. Sandlin is responsible for establishing the European platform and overseeing all European asset management. He previously served as Communications Manager for Jamestown, leading corporate and portfolio-wide communications and public relations strategy. Mr. Sandlin joined Jamestown in 2014 in New York as Analyst to the President for Michael Phillips. He graduated from Emory University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts. Mr. Sandlin is a member of the Phi Alpha Theta and Phi Eta Sigma Honor Societies and was a Dean's Scholar at Emory.

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Susie Sherling
Vice President, Asset Management and Retail Leasing
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Susie Sherling is a Vice President of Asset Management and Retail Leasing at Jamestown. Ms. Sherling has been working in real estate in London and New York since 2006 with roles including acquisitions analyst, capital market investment sales, retail tenant/landlord representative consultant, and luxury residential brokerage. Prior to joining Jamestown, she focused on the acquisition and subsequent leasing of luxury and fast fashion commercial retail assets for Crown Acquisitions, globally. She holds a Real Estate Salesperson License in the state of New York and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. Ms. Sherling graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Leeds.

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Sushil Vaswani
Vice President, Asset Management
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Sushil Vaswani is a Vice President of Asset Management at Jamestown. Prior to joining Jamestown, he was CEO at ASG Equities in New York. Mr. Vaswani joined ASG Equities after spending over two years at Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp. (AAC), a New York based real estate investment company, where he was responsible for identifying investment opportunities and the closing of investments across the United States and Europe, with a total value over $1.0 Billion. Prior to joining AAC, Mr. Vaswani worked at General Growth Properties where he was a member of the Investment Group that was responsible for the stabilization of all high-street assets located in New York and Miami, including disposition of all non-core retail assets located in the Northeast. Mr. Vaswani was also the India Head of Lubert-Adler Real Estate Funds where he was responsible for setting up their India operations and originating real estate investments. Mr. Vaswani graduated with a Master of Science, Real Estate Development from Columbia University, a Master of Business Administration from the Zicklin School of Business from Baruch College - the City University of New York, and a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from Mumbai University, India.

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Lisa Archer
Senior Associate, Asset Management
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Lisa Archer is a Senior Associate of Asset Management at Jamestown. She is primarily focused on assets in the Atlanta metro area. Previously, Ms. Archer worked in product development and project management in the fashion and luxury goods industries in New York City. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master of Business Administration in Real Estate with a concentration in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Michael Eves
Senior Associate, Asset Management
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Michael Eves is a Senior Associate of Asset Management at Jamestown. He is primarily focused on assets located in the Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia markets. Prior to this role, Mr. Eves was the Senior Asset Manager for Industry City, a 6 million square foot commercial complex located in Brooklyn, NY. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration from the University of Alabama and a Master of Business Administration with concentrations in Real Estate and Finance from the University of Miami.

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Elyssa Marcus
Senior Associate, Asset Management and Jamestown Invest Fund Management
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Elyssa Marcus is a Senior Associate of Fund Management and Asset Management at Jamestown. Her responsibilities include the Jamestown Invest digital investment platform and One Times Square in New York. Ms. Marcus joined Jamestown in 2015 as an Analyst on the Premier Property Fund, Jamestown’s open-end core-plus investment fund invested across major U.S. markets. She assumed an additional role in asset management in 2017 where she has focused on a variety of asset classes in San Francisco and New York. Ms. Marcus earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Real Estate from Goizueta Business School at Emory University.

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Steven Rudel
Senior Associate, Asset Management
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Steven Rudel is a Senior Associate of Asset Management at Jamestown. Mr. Rudel focuses on mixed-use and multifamily assets on the east coast. Prior to joining Jamestown in 2017, he was a Manager at Novare Group where he was involved in the accounting, finance, and asset management initiatives for the company’s portfolio of Class A multifamily assets. Prior to that, Mr. Rudel worked in the Real Estate Assurance practice at Deloitte, where he served publicly traded REITs and real estate private equity funds. He is licensed in Georgia as a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of CPAs. Mr. Rudel graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Accountancy from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.

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Ryan Steen
Senior Associate, Asset Management
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Ryan Steen is a Senior Associate in the Asset Management department at Jamestown. Mr. Steen focuses on office, retail, and multi-family assets in South Florida, Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, and Atlanta. He joined Jamestown in 2014 and previously worked on office and retail assets in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Prior to Jamestown, Mr. Steen worked with ACG Professionals, a commercial real estate consulting group focusing on due diligence. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina.

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Creative & Marketing

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Sandi Turner
Senior Vice President, Creative & Marketing
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Sandi Turner is the Senior Vice President of Creative & Marketing at Jamestown. Prior to joining Jamestown in 2017, she worked in creative, marketing, and communications for over 20 years, including as a consultant for Jamestown. Ms. Turner has executed communications strategies for a variety of organizations and specializes in building marketing and communications departments from the ground up. She has built marketing programs for privately-held multinational corporations, local governments, an international non-governmental organization, a national non-profit, and her own entrepreneurial ventures. Ms. Turner has consistently been recognized nationally for her creative work, winning 13 Savvy Awards since 2007 from the national marketing organization 3CMA, among other honors. She received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Georgia in 1992.

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Blake Fortson
Vice President, Creative & Marketing
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Blake Fortson is a Vice President of Creative & Marketing at Jamestown. Mr. Fortson leads marketing initiatives in the Southeast region. Prior to joining Jamestown in 2018, he worked as a consultant in creative strategy and production in experiential marketing. Mr. Fortson has developed and executed campaigns for major national brands, media companies, and internationally renowned arts events. Prior to working in the field of experiential marketing Mr. Fortson was a designer and construction manager for FEMA doing Hurricane Sandy restoration for New York City’s parks and greenspaces. He received a Bachelor’s of Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia in 2010, and a Master’s of Urban Design from the Spitzer School of Architecture, CCNY in 2013.

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Jessica Scaperotti
Vice President of Communications, Creative & Marketing
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Jessica Scaperotti is the Vice President of Communications at Jamestown. Prior to joining Jamestown in 2020, Ms. Scaperotti served as the Senior Vice President of Communications at residential real estate firm Brown Harris Stevens, as well as Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs at Related Cos., where she oversaw marketing and public relations efforts for Hudson Yards, the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States, and Hunter’s Point South Living, the first workforce housing to be built in New York City in more than three decades. Before working in real estate development, Ms. Scaperotti spent more than a decade in public service, where she was a communications leader spearheading communications and marketing campaigns for New York State Governors Andrew Cuomo and George Pataki, and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. While working for the state and city she led the communications efforts to expand New York’s DNA Databank, the nation's first trans-fat ban and calorie posting initiatives, the rebuilding of the World Trade Center Site, and the development of the 9/11 Memorial. Jessica received a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Northeastern University in Boston.

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Allie Schorr
Vice President, Creative & Marketing
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Allie Schorr is a Vice President of Creative & Marketing at Jamestown. She leads marketing initiatives in the Mid-Atlantic, New England, and New York regions. Ms. Schorr joined Jamestown in 2012 as a Graphic Design Coordinator. Prior to Jamestown, her professional experience was focused in brand development, design, and visual merchandising. Ms. Schorr earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Merchandising and Business Administration with a minor in Advertising from the University of Delaware, and she studied fashion, cuisine, and documentary photography at the Paris American Academy.

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Caroline Sholl
Vice President, Graphic Design, Creative & Marketing
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Caroline Sholl is a Vice President, Graphic Design at Jamestown. She coordinates and manages all graphic projects across the portfolio. Since joining Jamestown as a Graphic Designer in 2009, Ms. Sholl has designed and developed property brand identities, marketing and leasing materials, physical signage, and other collateral spanning the real estate portfolio. In addition to property-level projects, she has worked extensively on fund marketing and reporting and other corporate initiatives. Ms. Sholl earned her Bachelor’s Degree in History and Visual Arts from Bowdoin College.

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Erin Swain
Vice President, Creative & Marketing
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Erin Swain is a Vice President of Creative & Marketing at Jamestown. She leads marketing initiatives in the West Coast region. Prior to joining Jamestown, Ms. Swain worked on brand expansion and development of new properties for boutique hospitality firm 21c Museum Hotels as Director of Corporate Relations. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master of Business Administration from the Owen School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

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Zachary Kahn
Assistant Creative Director, Creative & Marketing
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Zachary Kahn is the Assistant Creative Director at Jamestown. He oversees the look and feel of projects across the residential and retail portfolios. Mr. Kahn began his career with Jamestown as an intern in 2011, and later served as the founder and leader of Industry City’s on-site environmental graphics group. He then became the design lead at Industry City, developing the ground floor wayfinding and retail experience. Mr. Kahn earned a Bachelor of Industrial Design from Pratt Institute.

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Guy Keir
Senior Operations Manager, Creative & Marketing
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Guy Keir is the Senior Operations Manager of Creative & Marketing at Jamestown. Mr. Keir facilitates the streamlined processes of the Creative & Marketing Department in order to add value across the portfolio through efficient delivery of services. He joined Jamestown in 2012 as a Creative & Marketing Coordinator. Prior to his employment at Jamestown, Mr. Keir worked as a Paralegal and Account Manager at Reagin Law Group P.C. and McCullough Payne & Haan, LLC, both based in Atlanta. He also served as Executive Administrative Assistant at Kinship Center, a private non-profit adoption, foster care, and children's mental health agency in California. Mr. Keir has also worked as a Lead Technician in the field of optics and as a Quality Control Manager at a professional photographic lab. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

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Development & Construction

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Catherine Pfeiffenberger
Managing Director, Head of Development & Construction
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Catherine Pfeiffenberger is a Managing Director, Head of Development & Construction at Jamestown. Ms. Pfeiffenberger joined Jamestown in 2019 to head up the development and construction unit. She works with the team to expand the brand by focusing on development opportunities, either adaptive re-use or ground up developing, where Jamestown can deliver its unique approach to creating new, vibrant mixed-use communities. In her previous role at Skanska, Ms. Pfeiffenberger was a founding member of the development group where she helped to establish the brand and grow the platform throughout the United States. Prior to her time at Skanska she held a number of positions in finance, public-private partnerships, and economic development, including Managing Director at Lehman Brothers. Ms. Pfeiffenberger is the past Chairman of the Board of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate, and has been involved with the Urban Land Institute Responsible Property Investing Council and the Green Building Advisory Committee for the New York Academy of Sciences. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the State University of New York at Albany and completed an executive leadership program at IMD in Switzerland.

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Bettie Gebara
Director, Development & Construction
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Bettie Gebara is a Director of Development & Construction with a focus on construction execution and predevelopment, overseeing teams in Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York, Boston, and San Francisco managing a wide range of repositioning and capital initiatives throughout Jamestown’s portfolio. She joined Jamestown in 2006 to lead the company’s construction activities as the company moved to a more vertically integrated platform. Before joining Jamestown, Ms. Gebara held senior positions at US Cost, Rosser International and Gleeds, excelling in roles that encompassed all aspects of owners representation, including estimation, project controls, and technical solutions, and has extensive experience in projects across a multitude of asset classes not limited to multifamily, office, hospitality, medical, correctional, schools, and industrial properties. She graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction, and has earned her Certified Cost Consultant accreditation.

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Dana Griffin
Director, Asset Management and Development & Construction
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Dana Griffin joined Jamestown in 2013 and serves as its Director, Asset Management, Development & Construction, leading the New England region. Additionally, he oversees development opportunities on select assets nationwide. Previous to this role, Mr. Griffin served as the Regional Vice President of Development and Construction focusing on the Boston Market. Prior to joining Jamestown he was a Senior Vice President with JLL, an international commercial real estate company. Mr. Griffin has an extensive development & construction background, with past assignments including life science work, building infrastructure, a wide array of repositioning work, and leading entitlements efforts. He received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He currently serves on the boards for the Back Bay Association, the Seaport TMA, A Better City, and the Boston Municipal Research Bureau.

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Frances Bohn
Senior Vice President, Development & Construction
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Frances Bohn is a Senior Vice President of Development & Construction at Jamestown. Ms. Bohn joined the company in 2011 and leads Construction in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions. She leads the development and implementation of value-add projects, capital improvements, landlord and tenant work coordination, and ground up construction in these regions. Prior to joining Jamestown, Ms. Bohn was a Project Manager for Hardin Construction Company, a Georgia-based contractor, with a specialty in the higher education real estate market. Ms. Bohn is a LEED Accredited Professional and is active in her local chapter of the Urban Land Institute. She received a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science in Building Construction from the University of Florida.

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Colleen Sheehan
Senior Vice President, Development & Construction
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Colleen Sheehan is a Senior Vice President of Development & Construction. Ms. Sheehan joined Jamestown in 2013 and leads Construction in the West Coast region. She oversees office, restaurant, and retail tenant improvement projects and capital improvement projects. Prior to this role, Ms. Sheehan was a member of the Ponce City Market development and construction project team, overseeing all office, retail, and restaurant tenant construction. She also managed all capital projects completed as part of Jamestown’s repositioning of 999 Peachtree. Prior to joining Jamestown, she was Development Manager for Cousins Properties, an Atlanta-based real estate investment trust and development company. Ms. Sheehan oversaw the tenant improvements and redevelopment projects at One Ninety One Peachtree Tower and was later responsible for oversight and management of all tenant improvements and capital projects for Cousins’ 4.2 million square foot Client Services portfolio of Class A office and retail. Ms. Sheehan is active in her local chapter of the Urban Land Institute. She graduated from the University of Evansville with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

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Steve Simmons
Senior Vice President, Development & Construction
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Steve Simmons is a Senior Vice President of Development & Construction at Jamestown. Mr. Simmons directs multiple projects at Ponce City Market and Buckhead in Atlanta, and the Ellington and Ballston Exchange in Washington, D.C. With 35 years in the commercial real estate and construction market, he provides Jamestown with extensive management experience in diverse market sectors including hospitality, retail, and office. Prior to joining Jamestown in 2015, Mr. Simmons spent 25 years with Lend Lease, a leading international development company, serving as Senior Vice President for the Multi-Site Program Group and then began consulting with organizations and start-up firms to improve construction processes, implement cost reduction initiatives, and develop additional clients. He graduated from Murray State University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and the Columbia Business School in Leadership Development.

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Ryan Tunstall
Senior Vice President, Development & Construction
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Ryan Tunstall is a Senior Vice President of Development & Construction at Jamestown. Mr. Tunstall leads Construction in the New York Metro region. He oversees the planning, design, and implementation of capital improvement projects, landlord work, and tenant improvement projects. Prior to joining Jamestown, Mr. Tunstall was a Development and Construction Manager for Procida Realty and Construction, a New York-based developer and contractor, where he oversaw the completion of over 700 ground up residential units in New York City. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies from Brown University and a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University.

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Trung Doan
Vice President, Development & Construction
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Trung Doan is a Vice President of Development & Construction at Jamestown. He oversees projects on properties in San Francisco. Mr. Doan previously served as a Senior Project Manager with Nova Partners, a firm specializing in construction management on projects in the biotech, commercial, technology, religious, and healthcare markets. He has also managed projects as a general contractor in the San Francisco Bay Area, Minnesota, and Texas for various clients in the commercial and retail sectors. Mr. Doan is a LEED accredited professional and holds degrees in Biochemistry from the University of Michigan and Construction Management from Colorado State University.

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Jonathan Myers
Vice President, Architecture
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Jonathan Myers is a Vice President of Development & Construction at Jamestown. He oversees the architectural design and implementation for tenant and capital improvement projects across the nationwide portfolio of assets. Prior to joining Jamestown, Mr. Myers worked for Praxis3, an Atlanta-based firm specializing in the civic, institutional, and mixed-use residential markets. Along with experience in the construction and financial consulting industries, he has a diverse background in realizing the vision of a broad range of new construction and adaptive re-use project types. Mr. Myers is professionally licensed and is an active member in the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He received dual bachelor’s degrees in civil engineering and mathematics from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Rebecca Wiener
Senior Manager, Development & Construction
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Rebecca Wiener is a Senior Manager of Development & Construction at Jamestown. Ms. Wiener joined the company in 2017 and is focused on Jamestown’s West Coast portfolio. She leads the development and implementation of value-add projects, capital improvements, landlord and tenant work coordination, and ground-up construction in this region. Prior to joining Jamestown, Ms. Wiener was a Project Manager for Pacific Urban Residential, a multi-family investment company based in Palo Alto, CA. Before that, she worked for a non-profit housing development company in Denver, CO. Ms. Wiener has a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Master of Science in Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver.

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German Retail Fund Management

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Jessica Chamlee
Senior Vice President, German Retail Fund Accounting
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Jessica Chamlee is a Senior Vice President of German Retail Fund Accounting at Jamestown. Ms. Chamlee joined Jamestown in 2011 as a Fund Controller. Prior to joining the company, she was in the accounting department at Wood Partners. Ms. Chamlee began her career as an Auditor at Reznick Group, primarily focused on real estate clients, and later was in the development accounting department at Novare Group. She received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Florida’s Fisher School of Accounting.

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Stephanie Bellinger
Vice President, German Retail Fund Accounting
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Stephanie Bellinger is a Vice President of German Retail Fund Accounting at Jamestown. Ms. Bellinger joined Jamestown in 2012 as an Assistant Fund Controller. Prior to joining Jamestown, she worked in the accounting department at Wood Partners. Prior to Wood Partners, Ms. Bellinger was an Audit Manager at Bennett Thrasher in Atlanta, serving clients in the real estate and construction industries. She is licensed in Georgia as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Ms. Bellinger is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of CPAs. She received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Georgia.

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Andrew King
Fund Controller, German Retail Fund Accounting
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Andrew King is a Fund Controller of German Retail Fund Accounting at Jamestown. Mr. King joined Jamestown in 2013 as a Fund Accountant. Prior to Jamestown, he was an auditor at Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC, serving clients in various industries. Mr. King is licensed in Georgia as a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of CPAs. He received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from The University of Alabama and a Master of Professional Accountancy from Georgia State University.

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Human Resources

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Katy Ranfos
Managing Director, Human Resources
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Katy Ranfos is the Managing Director of Human Resources at Jamestown. With over 14 years of Human Resources experience, she provides strategic and daily oversight over culture initiatives, payroll, compensation and benefits, recruitment, training and development, performance management, and employee relations. Ms. Ranfos received the Professional of Human Resources designation and is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Georgia State University and also earned a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in human resources management from Kennesaw State University.

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Julia Fleischman
Senior Manager, Human Resources
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Julia Fleischman is a Senior Manager of Human Resources at Jamestown. With over ten years of experience in Human Resources, she provides day to day administration of Jamestown’s Human Resources programs and policies and leads recruitment initiatives. Prior to joining Jamestown in 2012, she worked in Human Resources in the legal and financial services fields. Ms. Fleischman is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English from North Georgia University.

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Information Technology

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Ian Feagin
Director, Information Technology
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Ian Feagin is the Director of Information Technology at Jamestown. After starting his IT career with Virtex Networks, he joined Leapfrog Services in 2001. Mr. Feagin spent the next 14 years with Leapfrog, most recently serving as Director of Technical Support where he was responsible for providing technical services to over 10,000 users worldwide with a staff of 65 technicians. He studied industrial engineering at Georgia Tech.

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Institutional Investor Relations

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W. Jeffrey Beckham
Managing Director, Head of Institutional Investment Management, and Fund Manager – Premier Property Fund
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W. Jeffrey Beckham is a Managing Director, the Head of Institutional Investment Management, and the Fund Manager of the Premier Property Fund of Jamestown. Mr. Beckham oversees all institutional investor products at Jamestown, which includes serving as Fund Manager and Investment Committee member for Jamestown’s open-end core-plus investment vehicle, the Premier Property Fund, and overseeing and serving on the Investment Committees for Jamestown’s Latin America investment fund and open-end Timberland Fund. He joined Jamestown in 2010. Mr. Beckham started his career working in Morgan Stanley’s real estate group, focusing on both advisory and principal transactions based in New York, London, and Tokyo. Upon leaving Morgan Stanley, he joined Hines in London and helped start and fully invest Hines’ first European Development Fund. After leaving Hines, Mr. Beckham joined Tishman Speyer in their New York headquarters in 2004, and then helped open their Atlanta office in 2007. While at Tishman Speyer, he worked on acquisitions, development, dispositions, asset management, portfolio management, and leasing. Mr. Beckham is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association and the Urban Land Institute and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Executive Council (REEC). He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Metro Atlanta YMCA, Junior Achievement of Georgia, and The Children’s School. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business in 1998.

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Alix Rice
Director, Co-Head of Investor Relations
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Alix Rice is a Director and Co-Head of Investor Relations at Jamestown. She joined the Investor Relations team in 2014, after leading Jamestown’s Creative & Marketing department for two years. Prior to that, Ms. Rice worked for over seven years in development and sustainability roles, focusing on mixed-use projects at Jamestown and Green Street Properties. She is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association and the Urban Land Institute, and she is a LEED Accredited Professional. Ms. Rice received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Emory University and a Master of Business Administration from Emory’s Goizueta Business School.

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Bradley Petersen
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations
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Bradley Petersen is a Senior Vice President of Investor Relations at Jamestown, where he leads institutional capital raising and supports the servicing of current investors. Prior to joining Jamestown in 2020, Mr. Petersen spent the previous 12 years at Garrison Investment Group and Aetos Capital Real Estate cultivating relationships with institutional investors and their consultants. Previously, he worked in the Fixed Income Securitized Product Group at Morgan Stanley. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Mr. Petersen worked at Cravath, Swaine and Moore, LLP. He is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association, the PREA Institute Committee, IREI and NYPEN Real Estate. Mr. Petersen received a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Colby College.

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Chelsea Biele
Vice President, Investor Relations
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Chelsea Biele is a Vice President of Investor Relations at Jamestown. Ms. Biele joined Jamestown in 2013, working in Acquisitions and Capital Markets for three years before transitioning to Investor Relations and Portfolio Management in 2016. She began her career at Prudential, working in Portfolio Surveillance for the company’s commercial mortgage lending business, followed by a role in Special Servicing where she managed distressed loans and executed workout strategies. Ms. Biele is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association, the Urban Land Institute, and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), garnering recognition as a NAIOP Future Leader in 2016. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Real Estate from the University of Georgia.

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Investor Tax Services

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Cindy Lanois
Managing Director, Tax Services
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Cindy Lanois is the Managing Director of Tax Services and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant. She originally joined Jamestown in 2000 as Tax Manager, and in 2005 moved on to become partner at the accounting firm of AGH Business Advisors and CPAs, where she served as Chief Operating Officer, Global Taxation Leader, and member of the Executive Board. She rejoined Jamestown in 2014. She has extensive tax expertise in domestic and offshore real estate transactions. Ms. Lanois is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Georgia Society of CPAs. She received her Bachelor and Master of Accounting in Tax with honors from Kennesaw State University.

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Alicia Morgan
Senior Vice President, Tax Services
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Alicia Morgan is a Senior Vice President of Tax Services at Jamestown. Ms. Morgan joined Jamestown as a Tax Manager in 2006. Prior to joining Jamestown, she was a Tax Manager in the real estate tax department at KPMG. Prior to her work with KPMG, she was a Tax Senior at a regional CPA firm in Atlanta focusing primarily on corporate income tax issues. Ms. Morgan is licensed in Georgia as a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of CPAs. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in accounting from the University of Georgia and a Master of Taxation from Georgia State University.

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Michael Sklar
Senior Vice President, Tax Services
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Michael Sklar is a Senior Vice President of Tax Services at Jamestown. Prior to joining Jamestown, he served as Tax Director of the Corporate Tax practice at a regional CPA firm in Atlanta. His earlier positions were at Coca-Cola Enterprises and Deloitte, where he focused on federal and state tax planning for corporations. Mr. Sklar is licensed in Georgia as a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. He earned his Bachelor and Master of Accounting at the University of Florida.

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Monique Richardson
Vice President, Tax Services
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Monique Richardson is a Vice President of Tax Services at Jamestown. Ms. Richardson joined Jamestown in 2005 as a Tax Staff Accountant. Prior to that, she was an accounting intern at Place Properties in Atlanta, GA and the Walt Disney Company in Orlando, FL. Ms. Richardson is licensed in Georgia as a Certified Public Accountant. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of CPAs. Ms. Richardson earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Clayton State University and Master of Business Administration from Kennesaw State University.

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Jamestown Invest Fund Management

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John Wilson
Director, Asset Management and Jamestown Invest Fund Management
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John Wilson is a Director at Jamestown. His responsibilities include fund and asset management. Mr. Wilson leads teams responsible for the Jamestown Invest digital investment platform (www.jamestowninvest.com). Previously, he led value creation efforts for several of Jamestown’s properties including Ponce City Market in Atlanta and New York’s Chelsea Market until its sale to Google in 2018. Mr. Wilson began his real estate career with Jones Lang LaSalle and later worked at Goldman Sachs. He is a registered representative of North Capital Private Securities and has FINRA Series 7 and 63 registrations. Mr. Wilson serves on the boards for the Piedmont Park Conservancy and Trees Atlanta. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Dartmouth College and an MBA in Real Estate and Finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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Elyssa Marcus
Senior Associate, Asset Management and Jamestown Invest Fund Management
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Elyssa Marcus is a Senior Associate of Fund Management and Asset Management at Jamestown. Her responsibilities include the Jamestown Invest digital investment platform and One Times Square in New York. Ms. Marcus joined Jamestown in 2015 as an Analyst on the Premier Property Fund, Jamestown’s open-end core-plus investment fund invested across major U.S. markets. She assumed an additional role in asset management in 2017 where she has focused on a variety of asset classes in San Francisco and New York. Ms. Marcus earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Real Estate from Goizueta Business School at Emory University.

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Andrew Mandel
Investor Relations Associate, Jamestown Invest Fund Management
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Andrew Mandel is an Investor Relations Associate for Jamestown Invest Fund Management. Prior to joining Jamestown in 2019, he worked as the Investor Relations Manager and Systems Analyst at Groundfloor Finance, where he focused on automating internal processes for the Investor Relations, Lending Operations, and Sales teams, while also providing assistance and support to current and prospective investors. Prior to that, Mr. Mandel worked on the Client Operations team at BitPay, where he was an Enterprise Relationship Manager for the world's largest blockchain payments platform. Previous to BitPay, he worked as a Technical Business Analyst at CoStar Real Estate Manager. Mr. Mandel is a registered representative of North Capital Private Securities and has FINRA Series 7 and 63 registrations. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.

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Kathryn Aquino
Investor Relations Analyst, Jamestown Invest Fund Management
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Kathryn Aquino is the Investor Relations Analyst for Jamestown Invest Fund Management. Prior to joining Jamestown, she oversaw the Porsche Experience Center Delivery Program with Porsche Cars North America. Through the delivery program, she provided an enhanced customer service experience resulting in increased sales and customer loyalty. She brings fundraising and economic development experience from her work with regional chambers and economic development organizations. Ms. Aquino is a member of the inaugural Atlanta BeltLine University Class, a member of the Urban Land Institute, and a member of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta. She graduated magna cum laude from Oglethorpe University, with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and double minor in Communications and Sociology.

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Latin American Fund Management

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W. Jeffrey Beckham
Managing Director, Head of Institutional Investment Management, and Fund Manager – Premier Property Fund
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W. Jeffrey Beckham is a Managing Director, the Head of Institutional Investment Management, and the Fund Manager of the Premier Property Fund of Jamestown. Mr. Beckham oversees all institutional investor products at Jamestown, which includes serving as Fund Manager and Investment Committee member for Jamestown’s open-end core-plus investment vehicle, the Premier Property Fund, and overseeing and serving on the Investment Committees for Jamestown’s Latin America investment fund and open-end Timberland Fund. He joined Jamestown in 2010. Mr. Beckham started his career working in Morgan Stanley’s real estate group, focusing on both advisory and principal transactions based in New York, London, and Tokyo. Upon leaving Morgan Stanley, he joined Hines in London and helped start and fully invest Hines’ first European Development Fund. After leaving Hines, Mr. Beckham joined Tishman Speyer in their New York headquarters in 2004, and then helped open their Atlanta office in 2007. While at Tishman Speyer, he worked on acquisitions, development, dispositions, asset management, portfolio management, and leasing. Mr. Beckham is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association and the Urban Land Institute and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Executive Council (REEC). He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Metro Atlanta YMCA, Junior Achievement of Georgia, and The Children’s School. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business in 1998.

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Philipp Braunfels
Managing Director, Latin America
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Philipp Braunfels is a Jamestown Latin America Managing Director and Head of Latin American Region at Jamestown, working out of the local office in Bogotá, Colombia. Upon joining Jamestown, he supported the German retail fund management team in Cologne, Germany and also worked for the Acquisitions and Asset Management departments out of the US offices in Atlanta and New York. Mr. Braunfels graduated Cum Laude from Maastricht University with a Master of Science in International Business Finance and also holds a Bachelor of Science in International Business Economics. He is fluent in German, English, and Spanish.

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Angel Morales
Vice President, Latin America Fund Accounting
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Angel Morales is a Vice President of Latin America Fund Accounting at Jamestown. Mr. Morales joined Jamestown in 2015 as a Controller. Prior to joining Jamestown, he served as Senior Manager of the Real Estate Assurance practice at Carr, Riggs, & Ingram in Atlanta, where he led audits of domestic and international institutional real estate entities and accounting due diligence on large real estate acquisitions. Prior to that, Mr. Morales worked as an auditor at Ernst and Young in Tampa, serving clients in the US, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. He began his career as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers in San Juan. Mr. Morales is licensed in Puerto Rico and Georgia as a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the Association of Latino Professionals for America, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Georgia Society of CPAs, and the Colegio de CPAs de Puerto Rico. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Puerto Rico. Mr. Morales is fluent in English and Spanish.

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Legal & Compliance

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Jana Nawrocki
Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer
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Jana Nawrocki is a Managing Director and the Chief Compliance Officer of Jamestown, leading all Risk Management and Compliance functions of the company. Prior to joining Jamestown in 2010, Ms. Nawrocki worked in the acquisition and corporate finance departments of Reynolds Companies, a residential community developer. She began her career at ACE USA as a corporate casualty underwriter. Ms. Nawrocki holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Risk Management and Insurance.

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Noah Peeters
Managing Director, General Counsel, Legal
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Noah Peeters is a Managing Director and General Counsel at Jamestown. Prior to joining Jamestown in 2012, Mr. Peeters practiced in the real estate and capital markets group at King & Spalding LLP. He graduated with honors from Williams College with a degree in art, and attended law school at the University of Georgia.

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Amber Murray
Director, Deputy General Counsel, Legal
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Amber Murray is a Director and the Deputy General Counsel of Jamestown. She joined the firm in 2013 as Counsel with a focus on portfolio management and capital markets transactions. Prior to joining Jamestown, Ms. Murray practiced in the real estate and capital markets group at King & Spalding LLP. Ms. Murray graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received a Master of Arts in Hispanic Language and Cultures from New York University. She attended law school at Georgetown University Law Center.

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Gretchen E. Nagy
Senior Corporate Counsel, Legal
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Gretchen E. Nagy is Senior Corporate Counsel at Jamestown. She served as Managing Director and Chief Legal Officer at Jamestown until December 2018. Prior to joining Jamestown, Ms. Nagy was a Partner with Branch, Pike, & Ganz and later was Senior Counsel with the law firm Holland & Knight. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia. Ms. Nagy graduated Phi Beta Kappa and cum laude from Ohio Wesleyan University and attended law school at Duke University. She completed a year of post-graduate work at the University of Munich as a Fulbright Scholar.

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Carly Alford Smith
Counsel, Legal
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Carly Alford Smith is Counsel at Jamestown. Ms. Smith focuses on portfolio management and leasing transactions. Prior to joining Jamestown, she worked in an Atlanta-based Am Law 200 firm and in boutique commercial real estate law firms, where she focused on the leasing, acquisition and disposition of commercial properties. Ms. Smith earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the University of Georgia and graduated from the Georgia State University College of Law with honors.

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Premier Fund Management

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W. Jeffrey Beckham
Managing Director, Head of Institutional Investment Management, and Fund Manager – Premier Property Fund
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W. Jeffrey Beckham is a Managing Director, the Head of Institutional Investment Management, and the Fund Manager of the Premier Property Fund of Jamestown. Mr. Beckham oversees all institutional investor products at Jamestown, which includes serving as Fund Manager and Investment Committee member for Jamestown’s open-end core-plus investment vehicle, the Premier Property Fund, and overseeing and serving on the Investment Committees for Jamestown’s Latin America investment fund and open-end Timberland Fund. He joined Jamestown in 2010. Mr. Beckham started his career working in Morgan Stanley’s real estate group, focusing on both advisory and principal transactions based in New York, London, and Tokyo. Upon leaving Morgan Stanley, he joined Hines in London and helped start and fully invest Hines’ first European Development Fund. After leaving Hines, Mr. Beckham joined Tishman Speyer in their New York headquarters in 2004, and then helped open their Atlanta office in 2007. While at Tishman Speyer, he worked on acquisitions, development, dispositions, asset management, portfolio management, and leasing. Mr. Beckham is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association and the Urban Land Institute and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Executive Council (REEC). He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Metro Atlanta YMCA, Junior Achievement of Georgia, and The Children’s School. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business in 1998.

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Momtaz Gilani
Senior Vice President, Assistant Fund Manager, Premier Property Fund
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Momtaz Gilani is a Senior Vice President and Assistant Fund Manager of Premier Property Fund at Jamestown. Ms. Gilani joined Jamestown in 2012 as an Assistant Fund Controller of Premier Property Fund. Prior to joining Jamestown, she was an Audit Senior Manager at KPMG, serving publicly traded and privately held clients in the real estate industry. Ms. Gilani is licensed in Georgia as a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of CPAs. Ms. Gilani graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.

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Cindy Waasdorp
Senior Vice President, Premier Property Fund Accounting
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Cindy Waasdorp is a Senior Vice President of Fund Accounting at Jamestown overseeing the accounting for Premier Property Fund and the Jamestown Timberland Fund. Ms. Waasdorp joined Jamestown in 2011 as a Fund Controller for Premier Property Fund. Prior to joining Jamestown, she was a Manager in Morgan Stanley’s Financial Controller’s Group and managed the accounting and financial reporting of the closed-end debt fund, Morgan Stanley Credit Partners, L.P. Prior to that, she managed the accounting and financial reporting for the Florida State Board of Administration pension fund’s real estate portfolio. Ms. Waasdorp is licensed in Georgia as a Certified Public Accountant. She received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Presbyterian College and a Master of Business Administration from Georgia State University.

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Megan Hunt
Fund Controller, Premier Property Fund Accounting
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Megan Hunt is a Fund Controller of Premier Property Fund Accounting at Jamestown. Ms. Hunt joined Jamestown in 2012 as an Assistant Fund Controller for Premier Property Fund. Prior to joining Jamestown, she was a Treasury Analyst in Morgan Stanley’s Cash Management Group for the closed-end Real Estate and Private Equity Funds. Prior to that, she was an Accounting Associate in Morgan Stanley’s Financial Controller’s Group and worked on the accounting and financial reporting of the Florida State Board of Administration pension fund’s real estate portfolio. Ms. Hunt received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Georgia Southern University.

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Property Management

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Dara J. Nicholson
Director, Property Management
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Dara J. Nicholson, RPA, is the Director of Property Management for Jamestown Commercial Management Company and Jamestown Urban Management. Ms. Nicholson joined Jamestown in 2015 after serving in a consulting role as Jamestown’s Senior Advisor for Property Management for over one year. Prior to joining Jamestown, she held positions of increasing responsibility at Cousins for 27 years. As Senior Vice President for Property Management at Cousins, Ms. Nicholson led the company in transitioning newly acquired properties and oversaw the smooth onboarding and integration of property management employees of real estate firms acquired by Cousins. She was responsible for a 20 million SF portfolio of investment-grade assets, and she produced award-winning plans and programs for Cousins, garnering numerous professional honors. Ms. Nicholson is a past President of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Georgia, and she holds the Real Property Administrator designation.

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Alane Berkowitz
Regional Property Manager, Property Management
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Alane Berkowitz is the Northeastern Regional Property Manager for Jamestown Commercial Management Company. Ms. Berkowitz currently oversees the management of Jamestown’s portfolio in the Northeast. She joined Jamestown in 2004 as general manager of the 1.2 million SF Chelsea Market mixed-use development. Ms. Berkowitz has over 25 years of experience in the New York commercial real estate market. She began her career in the corporate real estate departments of Marine Midland Bank and American Express Travel Related Services Company. Ms. Berkowitz then worked for commercial real estate owners, including Silverstein Properties and the pension fund advisory firm RREEF. During her tenure at RREEF, she was responsible for the oversight of several commercial properties, including 745 Fifth Avenue, a prominent Class A office property in Manhattan containing 550,000 SF. Ms. Berkowitz is a member of REBNY. She graduated from the State University of Albany and obtained a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from New York University.

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David Furer
Vice President, Operations, Property Management
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David Furer is the Vice President of Operations for Jamestown Commercial Management Company. He is focused on developing engineering policies, efficient building operations and maintenance, training and development, and implementing energy and environmental sustainability initiatives at over 20 million SF of managed assets nationally. Mr. Furer also provides engineering operational oversight for assets managed by Jamestown Urban Management and third-party managed properties. He has 27 years of experience in managing and operating mixed-use, office, and retail properties. Prior to joining Jamestown in 2010 Mr. Furer was with Cousins Properties for over 17 years. He served in the United States Navy and its submarine force.

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Retail Leasing

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Kristen Morris
Director, Retail Leasing
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Kristen Morris is the Director of Retail Leasing at Jamestown. She manages retail brokerage activity for the entire Jamestown retail portfolio. Additionally, Ms. Morris drives asset level strategic retail planning and place-making based on innovative, forward-looking merchandising. Over the last several years, she developed and executed a comprehensive and cutting-edge consumer research platform that remains integral to informing the unique strategic plan designed for each asset. With almost 30 years of retail brokerage and marketing expertise, Ms. Morris has experience with a broad spectrum of retail real estate product types including urban retail streets and districts, New Urbanism developments, mixed-use developments, traditional regional malls, lifestyle centers, and grocery-anchored community centers. She is a managing real estate broker in Georgia, Florida, New York, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C., and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and Urban Land Institute. Ms. Morris was a member of Midtown Atlanta’s Design Review Committee from 2014 through 2017. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Georgia State University.

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Therese Cron
Vice President, Retail Leasing
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Therese Cron is a Vice President of Retail Leasing at Jamestown. In this role, she collaborates with the Asset Management and Creative & Marketing Departments in strategic planning, market analysis, and merchandising oversight. Ms. Cron brings over 25 years of experience in retail executive management, leasing, asset management, creative & marketing and store design. She has been a member of many community boards and is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.

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Evan Fuller
Vice President, Food & Beverage Director, Retail Leasing
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Evan Fuller is a Vice President of Retail Leasing and the Food & Beverage Director of Jamestown. Mr. Fuller oversees the visioning of food & beverage anchored place-making, design, and implementation, as well as vetting of potential concepts. He joined Jamestown in 2011 as the Food & Beverage Coordinator, specializing in concepting and structuring operations for Jamestown-developed outlets. Prior to joining Jamestown, Mr. Fuller spent 12 years in Food & Beverage with The Ritz-Carlton. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Vanderbilt University.

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Susie Sherling
Vice President, Asset Management and Retail Leasing
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Susie Sherling is a Vice President of Asset Management and Retail Leasing at Jamestown. Ms. Sherling has been working in real estate in London and New York since 2006 with roles including acquisitions analyst, capital market investment sales, retail tenant/landlord representative consultant, and luxury residential brokerage. Prior to joining Jamestown, she focused on the acquisition and subsequent leasing of luxury and fast fashion commercial retail assets for Crown Acquisitions, globally. She holds a Real Estate Salesperson License in the state of New York and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. Ms. Sherling graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Leeds.

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Kyle Allen
Senior Leasing Manager, Retail Leasing
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Kyle Allen is a Senior Leasing Manager at Jamestown. His focus is on assets in New York City, Washington D.C., Boston, Atlanta, and Miami. He is the primary leasing contact for Google’s Chelsea Market retail experience. Mr. Allen brings over a decade of national urban retail expertise, specializing in creative retail programming, leasing, expansion strategies, and marketing. He has worked with variety of emerging retailers and international luxury brands, as well as institutional investors nationally. Mr. Allen is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from The George Washington University.

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Alex Lopez
Senior Leasing Manager, Retail Leasing
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Alex Lopez is a Senior Leasing Manager at Jamestown. His primary focus is on assets in South Florida, where he collaborates with the Asset Management, Property Management, and Creative & Marketing departments in strategic planning, market analysis, and merchandising oversight. Mr. Lopez brings over 25 years of experience in a various real estate products such as traditional major regional shopping centers, open-air lifestyle centers, power centers, high street retail, new urban development, mixed-use centers, and grocery anchored centers. He is a licensed real estate associate in Florida. Mr. Lopez earned a Bachelor Degree in International Business and Marketing from Florida International University.

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Lucy McRae
Leasing Manager, Retail Leasing
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Lucy McRae is a Leasing Manager at Jamestown. She is focused on West Coast assets. Ms. McRae joined Jamestown in 2017 as part of the Investor Relations team, focusing on fund management and Jamestown’s institutional investor base. Prior to Jamestown, she began her career in valuation, apprenticing with the principal MAI at Prospect Real Estate Partners. Ms. McRae went on to a role in retail brokerage at SRS Real Estate Partners where she focused on retail sales and leasing across the Southeast and was recognized as a Rising Star in 2017. She is a member of the Urban Land Institute. Ms. McRae received a Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus on Commercial Real Estate from the College of Charleston.

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Britany Reece
Retail Leasing Manager, Retail Leasing
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Britany Reece is a Retail Leasing Manager at Jamestown. She is primarily focused on assets in the Atlanta metro area, specializing in retail landlord representation for lifestyle centers and urban mixed-use developments. Prior to Jamestown, Ms. Reece served as the Manager of Leasing at North American Properties where she played a key role in the leasing of Avalon and Atlantic Station. She is a licensed real estate broker in Georgia, is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, and is an active participant in Young Atlanta Retail Alliance, ICSC NextGen, and CREW. Ms. Reece earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Auburn University.

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Kristan McLaughlin
Boston Design Center General Manager, Leasing Specialist
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Kristan McLaughlin is the Boston Design Center General Manager, Leasing Specialist at Jamestown. Ms. McLaughlin joined Jamestown in 2014 as the Property Manager for The Innovation & Design Building. Prior to joining Jamestown, she worked for Equity Office Properties as a Property Manager responsible for multiple properties within the Boston Financial District. Ms. McLaughlin is President of Design Centers International, board member of the Decorative Furnishings Association, and received her Massachusetts Sales Person License in 2016. She graduated from Tufts University with a dual degree in Spanish and Political Science, and received a Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School.

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Sustainability and Social Responsibility

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Becca Rushin
Vice President, Sustainability and Social Responsibility
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Becca Rushin is the Vice President of Sustainability and Social Responsibility at Jamestown. She leads environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives through the Jamestown Green program and the Jamestown Charitable Foundation. Prior to joining Jamestown in 2012, Ms. Rushin worked as a local government consultant for Clark Patterson Lee, where she served as Community Development Coordinator and Sustainability Commission Staff Liaison for the City of Dunwoody. She is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and holds a LEED AP O+M credential. Ms. Rushin is an active volunteer with the Urban Land Institute, the US Green Building Council, and Community Farmers Markets. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Environmental Policy from Sewanee: the University of the South and a Master of Science in Sustainable Development: Environmental Policy and Management from Utrecht University.

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Timberland Fund Management

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Troy Harris
Managing Director, Timberland
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Troy Harris is the Managing Director of Timberland at Jamestown. Mr. Harris has over 25 years of experience in public and institutional timberland portfolio management and a proven track record of timberland acquisitions, operations, management, and dispositions. Prior to joining Jamestown in 2015, he held senior positions with firms including Wells Timberland REIT (CatchMark), Danzer Forestland, and International Paper. Mr. Harris is a Certified Forester. He serves on the boards of the National Alliance of Forest Owners, the Forest Landowners Association, and the Georgia Forestry Association. Mr. Harris is on the Operating Committee of the National Alliance of Forest Owners. He received a Bachelor of Science in Forest Management from Auburn University, and earned a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in real estate investing from the University of Georgia.

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Derek Stanfield
Vice President, Timberland
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Derek Stanfield is a Vice President of Timberland at Jamestown. He joined Jamestown in 2011 as an Analyst, focusing on both asset management and acquisitions analysis of Jamestown’s timber funds. Mr. Stanfield serves as Chair of the Georgia Division of the Society of American Foresters and as Chair-Elect of the Georgia Forestry Association of Emerging Leaders. He is also a member of the National Alliance of Forest Owners Operating Committee. Mr. Stanfield graduated summa cum laude from Georgia Southern University, receiving both his Bachelor and Master of Business Administration. He also completed his Master of Forest Resources with a concentration in Forest Business at the University of Georgia.

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Technology Strategy

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Ginny Miller
Vice President, Technology Strategy
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Ginny Miller is the Vice President of Technology Strategy at Jamestown. She manages investments in startups, funds, and strategies that position Jamestown as an innovation leader. Ms. Miller has worked with WeWork, Fifth Wall Ventures, Apple, and Harvard University in defining technology strategies for office, residential, and retail environments. Prior to her work in real estate technology, she led innovation strategy projects for Fortune 500 brands such as Starbucks, AARP, Humana, and Whirlpool that culminated in new product or business launches. Ms. Miller also ran strategy and sat on the board of Camp Phoenix, an Oakland-based nonprofit organization. She studied Engineering Sciences at Dartmouth College and received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

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