Our Team

Inspired by the energy of people.

When a diverse team works collaboratively and brings together its perspectives, talent, and commitment, we believe the collective energy sparks creative ideas and solutions that deliver value.

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Executive Leadership

Stuart Shiff
Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Stuart Shiff
Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Stuart Shiff is responsible for the strategic direction of the company. Under Stuart’s leadership, DivcoWest entered the SF Bay Area market in 1993 alongside some of today’s leading technology companies. Since then, Stuart has grown DivcoWest into a multidisciplinary commercial real estate company with a presence in key innovation markets across the U.S.

Stuart currently serves on the Executive Committee of UC Berkeley’s Policy Advisory Board for the Fisher Center of Real Estate & Urban Economics, and the Cal Rugby Advisory Board. In addition, Stuart is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineering, Urban Land Institute, and Pension Real Estate Association (PREA). He also serves on the Berkeley Real Estate Alumni Association (BREAA) Board of Directors. Stuart graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

Robert Mashaal
Chief Investment Officer, DivCore
Robert Mashaal
Chief Investment Officer, DivCore

Robert Mashaal is responsible for investment sourcing, execution and performance.

Before joining DivcoWest in 2006, Rob was the Founder and President of Yale Properties USA, a full service, privately owned real estate investment company and joint venture partner of DivcoWest since 1994. In 2006, the major operations of Yale Properties USA were effectively merged into DivcoWest. Robert holds a Masters of Science in Management from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, a Masters of Science in Real Estate Development from MIT’s Center for Real Estate Development, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

Michael Carp
President & Chief Operating Officer, DivCore
Michael Carp
President & Chief Operating Officer, DivCore

Michael Carp is the President and Chief Operating Officer of both DivcoWest and its parent company DivCore Real Estate Asset Management.  In these roles, Michael is responsible for the corporate strategy and internal management of DivcoWest and the platform management and growth for DivCore.

Before joining DivcoWest and DivCore in 2012, he spent nearly 24 years with the real estate investment arm of The Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC). Michael served as their Regional Head of the Americas and Global Head of Investments. During his tenure, GIC grew from a relatively small real estate investor to one of the largest and most respected real estate investors globally, with real estate debt and equity investments in more than 40 countries and across all property sectors. In addition to his other responsibilities, Michael helped create and oversaw GIC’s global real estate debt and hospitality investment programs. He began his career at Laventhol and Horwath as an auditor, received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Boston University, and is a Certified Public Accountant (CA -inactive).

Executive Team

Benjamin Elder
Managing Director, Portfolio Management
San Francisco
Benjamin Elder
Managing Director, Portfolio Management

Benjamin Elder has over 19 years of institutional real estate investment, management and operational experience across multiple asset classes and geographies. As the Managing Director of Portfolio Management, Benjamin is responsible for optimizing the performance of certain assets in DivcoWest’s portfolio by overseeing execution of the long-term vision, capital projects, leasing, budgeting, team management, and overall property operations.

Prior to joining DivcoWest in 2020, he founded BayHill Partners, a firm focused on both transitional and long-term commercial real estate investments located in the Western United States, where he completed transactions totaling over $200 million. Before founding BayHill, Benjamin managed portfolios exceeding $5 billion in assets while a Director of Stanford University’s Real Estate Group, a Vice President and Partner at Starwood Capital Group, and a Vice President at Stockbridge Capital Group. Benjamin began his career in New York in the Real Estate Group of consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Benjamin holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations with a minor in Spanish from Colgate University and is a licensed California real estate broker (CA DRE #: 01898503).

Chris Eldemir
Managing Director, Investments
San Francisco
Chris Eldemir
Managing Director, Investments

Chris Eldemir serves as a Team Leader for the Northwest region and oversees all investment activities within the San Francisco Bay Area.

Prior to joining DivcoWest in 2014, Chris held positions at LoanCore Capital, Sandler O’Neill and Merrill Lynch. Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dave Brandwein
Chief Operating Officer
San Francisco
Dave Brandwein
Chief Operating Officer

David Brandwein is responsible for financial modeling, forecasting and valuations across the firm.  David is a member of DivcoWest’s Investment, Executive and Operating Committees, in addition to being the portfolio manager for one of DivcoWest’s separate accounts.

Before joining DivcoWest in 2008, David worked as a Vice President at Colliers International, working with the San Francisco Bay Area investment team. Prior to Colliers, he worked at Yale Properties USA, overseeing financial analysis and portfolio management. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Neuropsychology from the University of California, San Diego.

Gregg Walker
President, DivcoWest Real Estate Asset Management
San Francisco
Gregg Walker
President, DivcoWest Real Estate Asset Management

Gregg Walker is responsible for overseeing DivcoWest’s asset management group, which includes managing the leasing strategy throughout the U.S. for all DivcoWest Clients. Gregg works closely with the CEO on developing new strategic relationships across the country. In addition, Gregg is a member of DivcoWest’s Investment and Executive Committees.

Before joining DivcoWest in 2019, Gregg worked as a leasing broker for over 19 years, most recently as a Managing Director for JLL in Silicon Valley, with a particular focus on Life Science and Technology companies. He is a member of CoreNet Global and received his Bachelor of Political Science from the University of Oregon.

Harshit Shah
Chief Technology Officer
San Francisco
Harshit Shah
Chief Technology Officer

Harshit Shah is responsible for providing thought leadership for the overall technology strategy. In his role as the Chief Technology Officer, Harshit oversees and is responsible for all aspects of technology across DivcoWest and LoanCore Capital, and advises the investment and operating teams on new technology initiatives, assessments, and adoption. 

Before joining DivcoWest in 2014, Harshit worked as an Analytics Consultant with Cognizant. There he collaborated with global healthcare companies to develop and deliver analytical solutions for various product types. Harshit holds a Masters in Information Systems Management from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Bachelor of Technology, Electronics and Communications Engineering from Nirma University.

Heather Meyerdirk
Senior Managing Director, Head of Capital Strategies & Formation
San Francisco
Heather Meyerdirk
Senior Managing Director, Head of Capital Strategies & Formation

Heather Meyerdirk is responsible for leading the firm’s Capital Strategies & Formation team. Along with capital formation, she also oversees ongoing investor partnerships, global fundraising, co-investments, and new strategic initiatives. Heather serves on the firm’s Executive and Operating Committees. In addition to her current role, Heather spent more than five years at DivcoWest as a portfolio manager and six years on the Acquisitions team working on investments across the U.S.

Prior to joining DivcoWest in 2011, Heather worked at Deutsche Bank Securities in the Global Commercial Real Estate Group in New York, focusing on loan origination and commercial mortgage-backed securitization. Heather received a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. She currently serves on UNC’s Wood Center for Real Estate Studies’ Advisory Board and is an active member of PREA. Heather is a proud mother to two young daughters.

Jacob Fiumara
Senior Managing Director, Head of Portfolio Management
Cambridge
Jacob Fiumara
Senior Managing Director, Head of Portfolio Management

Jacob Fiumara is responsible for oversight of Portfolio Management and serves on the Executive Committee. Since joining DivcoWest, Jacob has been responsible for overseeing Cambridge Crossing along with management of other assets in the Boston and London markets.

Before joining DivcoWest in 2014, Jacob was a Director at Colony Capital in Boston, overseeing a portfolio of assets in Washington, D.C. and various markets throughout the Midwest. Prior to this, he was a broker and appraiser with The Drumlin Group in the Boston area. Jacob holds a Bachelor of Science in Community Development and Applied Economics from the University of Vermont and is a licensed real estate broker in Massachusetts (License #: 9060012).

Kate Oppenheimer
Chief People Officer
San Francisco
Kate Oppenheimer
Chief People Officer

Kate Oppenheimer is responsible for leading DivcoWest’s People Programs and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives. In her capacity as Chief People Officer, she collaborates closely with the heads of every team to generate optimal team efficiency, engagement and performance. With a deep commitment to innovation, Kate continually refines the organization’s structural design and talent management approach to align with the company’s goals for growth.  As a member of the Executive Committee, she helps shape the workplace culture from the top-down, and facilitates programmatic changes to support the organization’s strategic objectives.

Before joining DivcoWest in 2020, Kate was a private Executive and Leadership Coach, and led leadership development and culture change at several mission-led companies, including Lululemon. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Leadership from Claremont McKenna College.

Lisa Guerrero
Chief Accounting Officer
San Francisco
Lisa Guerrero
Chief Accounting Officer

Lisa Guerrero has served as Chief Accounting Officer since 2022. Lisa is responsible for oversight of the accounting operations, inclusive of Portfolio Accounting, Corporate Accounting and Treasury, at DivcoWest. Lisa works closely with Legal, Asset Management, Capital Strategies and Formation and Analytics teams in connection with the day-to-day management of DivcoWest sponsored investment vehicles.

Before joining DivcoWest in 2018, Lisa was a Manager in the Deals and Assurance practices at PwC, serving a range of public and private real estate and technology companies on the West Coast. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and is a licensed CPA (active) in California.

Megan Sherman
General Counsel
San Francisco
Megan Sherman
General Counsel

Megan Sherman oversees DivcoWest’s legal, regulatory, risk management and compliance matters. She also serves a member of DivcoWest’s Investment Committee and Executive Committee. Megan works closely with the Capital Strategies and Formation team in connection with the formation and structuring of all private investment vehicles sponsored by DivcoWest.

Before joining DivcoWest in 2017, Megan was an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Goodwin Procter LLP, focusing primarily on the formation of private investment funds. Megan received her Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from Boston University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland.

Michael Provost
Senior Managing Director & Southwest Regional Head, Investments
Los Angeles
Michael Provost
Senior Managing Director & Southwest Regional Head, Investments

Michael Provost serves as a Team Leader and oversees all investment activities for the Southwest, with a focus on the Southern California and Austin, TX regional markets. Michael joined DivcoWest in 2008 and subsequently opened the Firm’s Los Angeles office in 2013.

Prior to joining DivcoWest, Michael worked for The Chiofaro Company in Boston, MA with a focus on leasing its flagship property, International Place. Michael received a Bachelor of Arts from Williams College.

Sam Hamilton
Chief Investment Officer
San Francisco
Sam Hamilton
Chief Investment Officer

Sam Hamilton is responsible for leading the investment team and overseeing all investment activity throughout the DivcoWest investment platform. Since joining DivcoWest, Sam has led transactions across multiple product types through multiple cycles. Sam is responsible for overseeing all components of business plan implementation and strategy for all assets throughout the DivcoWest investment platform.  Sam is a member of the Executive and Investment Committees.

Prior to joining DivcoWest in 2002, Sam worked at Citigroup Investments where he sourced debt and equity opportunities for various joint venture funds and was responsible for developing new fund opportunities. Before Citigroup Investments, Sam worked on the acquisitions team at Pacific Property Company. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Wisconsin.

Tina Snyder
Senior Director, Head of Marketing
Cambridge
Tina Snyder
Senior Director, Head of Marketing

Tina Snyder is responsible for focusing on all aspects of the Company’s marketing efforts including brand management, corporate initiatives, business development, tenant relations, and property marketing. Her day-to-day responsibilities include building and strengthening DivcoWest’s brand, overseeing operational and strategic aspects of property and corporate marketing efforts, supporting growth strategies and investment opportunities, and developing property marketing programs for DivcoWest’s portfolio nationally. In addition to her corporate role, Tina spearheads the branding and marketing of Cambridge Crossing and select assets and new developments across the portfolio.

Before joining DivcoWest in 2017, Tina was the Director of Marketing at The Bulfinch Companies. Previously Tina led the creative development of corporate and property marketing at JLL in the firm’s Boston office. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts, is on the Marketing and Membership Committee for NAIOP Massachusetts, and sits on the Board of the East Cambridge Business Association.

Investments

Alvaro Carrillo-Sanchez
Analyst, Investments
Cambridge
Alvaro Carrillo-Sanchez
Analyst, Investments
Ariel Aber
Managing Director, Head of New York, Investments
New York
Ariel Aber
Managing Director, Head of New York, Investments

Ariel Aber is responsible for all investment activities for the metropolitan New York area.

Before joining Divcowest in 2018, Ariel was Senior Vice President and Director of Real Estate for AmTrust Financial, a Fortune 500 company in New York City. He oversaw all real estate operations, including the acquisition and management of properties totaling one million square feet globally. Before this, Ariel was the Global Head of Asset Management for AmTrust Realty, a privately-held real estate company. Ariel received a Bachelor of Talmudic Law from Sharr HaTorah in Queens, NY.

Ashleigh Fried
Executive Assistant, Investments
Los Angeles
Ashleigh Fried
Executive Assistant, Investments
Beau Heidrich
Senior Director, Investments
San Francisco
Beau Heidrich
Senior Director, Investments

Beau Heidrich is responsible for the sourcing and acquisition of core plus life science investment opportunities nationally, the sourcing and acquisition of general opportunities in the Pacific Northwest, and DivcoWest’s single family rental initiatives.

Prior to joining DivcoWest in 2013, Beau worked at Eastdil Secured in their Santa Monica office. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Claremont McKenna College where he was a member of the men’s basketball team for four years. He also has participated in San Quentin State Prison’s Sports Ministry Basketball Program since 2014, which involves bi-weekly visits to the prison to play games against the inmates.

Bill Chang
Senior Director, Investments
San Francisco
Bill Chang
Senior Director, Investments

Bill Chang is responsible for overseeing the firm’s asset management and development efforts in the Bay Area with a specific focus on the East Bay and the Peninsula.

Prior to joining DivcoWest in 2014, Bill worked on the securitization team of Prudential Mortgage Capital Company. Bill received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Management from New York University.

Brad Scott
Managing Director, Investments
San Francisco
Brad Scott
Managing Director, Investments

Brad Scott is responsible for the asset management of West Coast properties, with a specific focus on Silicon Valley assets. Brad collaborates with multiple stakeholders to create and execute each property’s business plan to maximize value. His responsibilities include overseeing leasing and capital improvements and managing day-to-day operations.

Before joining DivcoWest in 2019, Brad was an Asset Manager at MetLife Investment Management where he was responsible for overseeing a portfolio of office, multi-family, and industrial assets in various West Coast markets. Brad also worked as a broker with Kidder Mathews specializing in industrial sales and leasing. He graduated with a Masters of Business Administration, Masters of Real Estate Development, and Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern California.

Breton Birkhofer
Managing Director, Venture Investments
San Francisco
Breton Birkhofer
Managing Director, Venture Investments

Breton Birkhofer is responsible for evaluating, investing in and supporting the growth of early and growth-stage technology companies.

Before joining the DivcoWest team in 2020, Breton helped launch Prologis Ventures, the venture arm of Prologis, where he invested in technology companies transforming the future of commerce and the built environment. Prior to that, he managed channel partnerships at Euclid Analytics (acquired by WeWork), a leading provider of customer location analytics software to brick-and-mortar businesses. Previously, he was an Analyst in the Clean Technology Investment Banking Group at Jefferies where he advised clients on M&A and equity financings. Breton earned an MBA from UC Berkeley and BA in Economics from Stanford University.

Caleb Cragle
Director, Investments
San Francisco
Caleb Cragle
Director, Investments

Caleb Cragle is responsible for the sourcing and acquisition of investment opportunities, with a focus on platform investments and growth strategies. In addition, Caleb is DivcoWest’s Chief of Staff, assisting senior leadership with strategic initiatives across the company. Since joining DivcoWest, he has worked on transactions across numerous asset classes, including multifamily, hotels, and single-family-rentals, working closely with DivcoWest’s asset management and capital markets teams on business plan execution and financing.

Prior to joining DivcoWest in 2020, Caleb started his career at Goldman Sachs in the Real Estate Financing Group. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University, where he was a Sidney Frank Scholar, and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Chase Parisi
Associate Director, Investments
Cambridge
Chase Parisi
Associate Director, Investments
Chris Eldemir
Managing Director, Investments
San Francisco
Chris Eldemir
Managing Director, Investments

Chris Eldemir serves as a Team Leader for the Northwest region and oversees all investment activities within the San Francisco Bay Area.

Prior to joining DivcoWest in 2014, Chris held positions at LoanCore Capital, Sandler O’Neill and Merrill Lynch. Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Chris Ponig
Managing Director, Investments
San Francisco
Chris Ponig
Managing Director, Investments

Christopher Ponig works closely with the Acquisitions, Construction and Development teams to execute investment strategies across a diverse mix of property types on the West Coast. He is responsible for leasing, capital projects, financing strategies, and operational performance for the assets in his portfolio.  Additionally, Chris oversees a number of ground-up developments and large-scale redevelopments where he focuses on development management, construction oversight and leasing performance.

Before joining DivcoWest in 2018, Christopher worked at Clarion Partners as a Senior Vice President focused on the asset management of value-add and development properties in New York, and portfolio management of more than eight million square feet across property types and geographies. Christopher graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a CFA Charterholder.

Costa Petrunoff
Managing Director, Investments
Los Angeles
Costa Petrunoff
Managing Director, Investments

Costa Petrunoff is responsible for supervising the management of the firm’s assets and collaborates closely with the development teams in the Southwestern region of the U.S. This includes overseeing around 2.0 million square feet of ground-up development endeavors. His role involves enhancing the operational and financial performance of a selection of regional assets by means of strategic asset management and collaborating on development initiatives.

Prior to joining DivcoWest in 2019, Costa was Vice President of Asset Management at GTIS Partners where he was responsible for direct development projects and joint venture partnerships across the U.S. He graduated with a Master of Business Administration from NYU Stern School of Business and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Binghamton University.

Daniel Cichocki
Director, Investments
Los Angeles
Daniel Cichocki
Director, Investments

Daniel Cichocki is responsible for the sourcing and acquisition of investment opportunities in Southern California. He also works closely with DivcoWest’s Asset Management and Capital Markets management teams to assist with business plan execution and asset financing.

Prior to joining DivcoWest in 2021, Daniel worked for Eastdil Secured as a Senior Vice President on the Southern California investment sales team, where he was responsible for sourcing and executing on sale and joint venture transactions. Daniel received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.

Daniel Stein
Associate, Venture Investments
San Francisco
Daniel Stein
Associate, Venture Investments
Dave Janeczek
Associate Director, Investments
Cambridge
Dave Janeczek
Associate Director, Investments
David Aberman
Analyst, Investments
San Francisco
David Aberman
Analyst, Investments
Dennis O'Donnell
Managing Director, Investments
Cambridge
Dennis O'Donnell
Managing Director, Investments

Dennis O’Donnell is responsible for managing asset performance, overseeing the operations, and leasing the retail spaces at Cambridge Crossing. His leadership is essential in maintaining the development’s strong tenant, investor, and lender relations. Dennis collaborates with multiple teams including Commercial Leasing, Marketing, Finance, Development, and Property Management.

Before joining DivcoWest in 2019, Dennis was an Asset Manager with Albany Road Real Estate Partners in Boston. He earned his Masters of Business Administration from F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College and his undergraduate degree in Anthropology at Harvard College.

Desiree Hansen
Associate, Investments
San Francisco
Desiree Hansen
Associate, Investments
Dylan Brickman
Associate, Investments
Cambridge
Dylan Brickman
Associate, Investments
Elena Miller
Director, Investments
San Francisco
Elena Miller
Director, Investments
Eric Lupinski
Managing Director, Investments
San Francisco
Eric Lupinski
Managing Director, Investments
Ian Duncan
Director, Investments
Austin
Ian Duncan
Director, Investments

Ian Duncan is responsible for the sourcing and acquisition of investment opportunities across product types in Texas and Colorado. In 2021, Ian relocated from DivcoWest’s San Francisco headquarters to Austin in order to assist the Investment Team in opening the firm’s first office in Texas.

Prior to joining DivcoWest in 2021, Ian was a member of the Investments Team at The Carlyle Group, focused on real estate secondaries opportunities globally. He began his career at Citigroup on the Healthcare Investment Banking team in San Francisco, advising institutional biotechnology and medical technology clients in M&A, equity offerings and various other strategic alternatives. Ian graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Vanderbilt University.

Jackson Hunter
Senior Director, Investments
Cambridge
Jackson Hunter
Senior Director, Investments

Jackson is a member of the Eastern U.S. investment team and is responsible for identifying, sourcing and acquiring development opportunities. Jackson additionally is responsible for overseeing business plan execution of 120 Middlesex and 455 First investments. Since joining the Company in 2012, Jackson has supported and led transactions in multiple product types and markets across the Eastern and Western U.S.

Prior to joining the Eastern U.S. investments team in Cambridge, he worked on the Western U.S. investments team in San Francisco. Jackson holds a Bachelor of Science in Urban & Regional Studies from Cornell University.

Jared Crowley
Senior Director, Investments
Los Angeles
Jared Crowley
Senior Director, Investments

Jared Crowley is responsible for overseeing the firm’s asset management and development efforts in the South Western region of the US with a specific focus on Los Angeles and San Diego. Jared is responsible for optimizing the performance of ~2.0MSF of the DivcoWest portfolio through business plan creation and execution, capital implementation, lease negotiation and execution, operational oversight, and management of refinance and disposition efforts.

Before joining DivcoWest in 2021, Jared worked with Colony Capital and Rising Realty Partners in acquisitions and asset management across California, Texas, Colorado, and Florida. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Political Science from Texas Christian University.

Jeffrey Longnecker
Senior Director, Investments
Cambridge
Jeffrey Longnecker
Senior Director, Investments

Jeff Longnecker is responsible for overseeing asset management and business plan execution, primarily for DivcoWest’s Boston area assets. Jeff’s responsibilities include, leasing, capital expenditures, tenant relations, budgeting and reporting.

Prior to joining DivcoWest in 2012, Jeff spent 11 years working at Clarion Partners as a Vice President of Portfolio Management. Jeff received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Dartmouth College and currently serves as a Gavel Member of NAIOP Massachusetts.

Joe McKenna
Senior Director, Investments
Washington DC
Joe McKenna
Senior Director, Investments

Joe McKenna is responsible for the asset management of investments in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area. Joe collaborates with multiple stakeholders to create and execute each property’s business plan to maximize value. His responsibilities include overseeing leasing, capital improvements, managing day-to-day operations, and overall financial performance.

Before joining DivcoWest, Joe managed portfolios as large as 4.5 million square feet for private as well as public companies overseeing leasing, construction, and property management. Joe received a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University.

Jonathan Abramowitz
Associate, Investments
New York
Jonathan Abramowitz
Associate, Investments
Joshua Smith
Associate, Investments
San Francisco
Joshua Smith
Associate, Investments
Kaitlin Kramer
Associate, Investments
Cambridge
Kaitlin Kramer
Associate, Investments
Kristen Gao
Associate, Investments
San Francisco
Kristen Gao
Associate, Investments
Maike Zhang
Director, Investments
San Francisco
Maike Zhang
Director, Investments
Mark Munoz
Associate Director, Investments
Los Angeles
Mark Munoz
Associate Director, Investments
Michael Provost
Senior Managing Director & Southwest Regional Head, Investments
Los Angeles
Michael Provost
Senior Managing Director & Southwest Regional Head, Investments

Michael Provost serves as a Team Leader and oversees all investment activities for the Southwest, with a focus on the Southern California and Austin, TX regional markets. Michael joined DivcoWest in 2008 and subsequently opened the Firm’s Los Angeles office in 2013.

Prior to joining DivcoWest, Michael worked for The Chiofaro Company in Boston, MA with a focus on leasing its flagship property, International Place. Michael received a Bachelor of Arts from Williams College.

Michael Falvey
Senior Director, Investments
Cambridge
Michael Falvey
Senior Director, Investments

Michael Falvey is responsible for sourcing and acquisition of investment opportunities for the Boston area.

Prior to joining DivcoWest in 2021, Michael was a Director for Madison Marquette, a Washington D.C.-based investment manager, developer, and operator. Michael was responsible for sourcing and asset management of office investments along the East Coast on behalf of a discretionary value-add evergreen fund. Before this, Michael worked on the investment team at Synergy Investments, a Boston-based investment company. Michael received a Bachelor of Arts from the College of the Holy Cross.

Mike Pelletier
Managing Director, Investments
San Francisco
Mike Pelletier
Managing Director, Investments

Mike Pelletier is responsible for managing key investments in the San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley, and Pacific Northwest. Along with overseeing strategic capital improvements, leasing efforts, and disposition for existing assets, he also assists with underwriting new investments.

Before joining DivcoWest in 2013, Mike was a Vice President at Paladin Realty Partners in Los Angeles, a Project Manager at Catellus in San Francisco, and a Project Engineer at Bechtel in San Francisco. He graduated with a Masters of Business Administration from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering also from UCLA.

Nico Papageorge
Senior Director, Investments
Washington DC
Nico Papageorge
Senior Director, Investments

Nico Papageorge is responsible for asset management for DivcoWest’s Washington D.C. and Southeastern investments. Nico’s responsibilities include leasing, marketing, asset repositioning, construction, design, refinancing, and overseeing the creation of business plans, budgets and forecasts for his portfolio.

Before joining DivcoWest in 2013, Nico was an Associate with PwC in New York, working on various consulting projects and assisting in the issuance of asset-backed securities. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Finance and Mathematics from James Madison University.

Olivia Jensen
Associate, Investments
San Francisco
Olivia Jensen
Associate, Investments
Phoebe Zhang
Director, Venture Investments
San Francisco
Phoebe Zhang
Director, Venture Investments

Phoebe Zhang is responsible for the sourcing, due diligence, and management of early and growth-stage proptech companies.

Before joining DivcoWest in 2022, Phoebe was a senior consultant at IBM’s Strategy and Corporate Development team, where she helped the company identify new growth opportunities and acquisition targets in the data and AI space. Previously, Phoebe was an investment banking associate at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where she advised technology companies on equity financings. Phoebe earned a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce from University of British Columbia.

Reid Gordon
Associate, Investments
San Francisco
Reid Gordon
Associate, Investments
Richie DeBeikes
Senior Director, Investments
Los Angeles
Richie DeBeikes
Senior Director, Investments

Richie is responsible for the sourcing and acquisition of real estate investments in DivcoWest’s Southwest region. He also oversees the asset management of the firm’s Southern California multifamily portfolio. 

Before joining the DivcoWest team in 2017, Richie worked for Natixis Real Estate Capital, where he was responsible for originating bridge and CMBS loans throughout the U.S., and prior to that worked at CommonWealth Partners where he covered both acquisitions and asset management. Richie graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy, Management, and Planning .

Sam Hamilton
Chief Investment Officer
San Francisco
Sam Hamilton
Chief Investment Officer

Sam Hamilton is responsible for leading the investment team and overseeing all investment activity throughout the DivcoWest investment platform. Since joining DivcoWest, Sam has led transactions across multiple product types through multiple cycles. Sam is responsible for overseeing all components of business plan implementation and strategy for all assets throughout the DivcoWest investment platform.  Sam is a member of the Executive and Investment Committees.

Prior to joining DivcoWest in 2002, Sam worked at Citigroup Investments where he sourced debt and equity opportunities for various joint venture funds and was responsible for developing new fund opportunities. Before Citigroup Investments, Sam worked on the acquisitions team at Pacific Property Company. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Wisconsin.

Tim Canon
Director, Investments
Los Angeles
Tim Canon
Director, Investments

Tim Canon focuses on assets in the Southwestern U.S. providing analysis and research for existing and potential investments. He collaborates with the Investment Team to help evaluate new opportunities and management strategies for owned assets.

Tim previously worked on East Coast acquisitions for the DivcoWest team. Before joining DivcoWest in 2012, he served in the Capital Markets group for a leading Boston-based real estate brokerage firm. Tim earned a Masters of Science in Real Estate Development from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Amherst College.

Tor Churton
Associate, Investments
San Francisco
Tor Churton
Associate, Investments
Virginia Calkins
Director of ESG
San Francisco
Virginia Calkins
Director of ESG

Virginia Calkins is Director of Environmental, Social, and Governance for DivCore, providing leadership and management oversight in developing, implementing, and driving DivCore’s ESG framework nationally. She also serves on the development team, managing ground-up and significant repositioning projects, including the development of Peninsula Crossing.

Prior to joining DivcoWest in 2020, Virginia worked with Sares Regis managing development and infrastructure projects and real estate R&D efforts on behalf of Google and other major technology firms. Virginia began her career at the interdisciplinary design firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro in New York City. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in architecture and economics at Yale University and received a Masters of Business Administration from Stanford.

Construction & Development

Brittni Liang
Construction Manager
San Francisco
Brittni Liang
Construction Manager
Cristine Siongco
Assistant Construction Manager
San Francisco
Cristine Siongco
Assistant Construction Manager
John Rappoport
Director, Development
Cambridge
John Rappoport
Director, Development

John Rappoport is a Director of Development, and is responsible for the delivery of core and shell commercial buildings. Since joining DivcoWest in 2016, he has managed the permitting, design and construction of office, retail, and infrastructure projects at Cambridge Crossing.

Before joining DivcoWest, John worked as the Senior Financial Analyst for the Structured Finance Group at Savills in Washington, D.C. John previously held positions at James G. Davis Construction Corporation, a regional construction manager in the Washington metro area. He holds a Masters of Real Estate focusing on Finance from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and Business Administration from East Carolina University.

Mark Johnson
Managing Director, Development
Cambridge
Mark Johnson
Managing Director, Development

Mark Johnson is responsible for leading lab, office, residential, retail and infrastructure development projects. Since joining DivcoWest, he has managed Cambridge Crossing in Cambridge, MA and Peninsula Crossing in Burlingame, CA, among other developments. He has served as a lecturer in the Department of Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and is an Instructor at the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences. He is a member of the board of A Better City, a Boston-based urban planning organization, and serves on its executive committee.

Before joining DivcoWest in 2015, Mark was Vice President for Capital Planning and Project Management at Harvard University. Previously, Mark worked as a construction manager, an owner’s representative and a licensed architect. Mark received a Certificate in Management from Harvard University, earned a Masters of Architecture from Yale University, and graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University. In 2017, Mark was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.

Nicole LaBossiere
Director, Development
Cambridge
Nicole LaBossiere
Director, Development

Nicole LaBossiere is responsible for the delivery of core and shell commercial buildings. Since joining DivcoWest in 2016, she has managed the design and construction of life science buildings at Cambridge Crossing.

Prior to joining DivcoWest, Nicole was the Capital Projects Manager for Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research in Cambridge, a renowned academic research institution and innovative biotech company. At Novartis, Nicole managed all office, laboratory, and mixed-use construction projects across the 2.4 million square foot headquarters campus—home to state-of-the-art laboratory research in oncology, ophthalmology, and cardiovascular and metabolic-related diseases. Nicole also held numerous construction management roles in healthcare, life science, and biotech projects with Turner Construction Company, an international construction services company and leading builder in the Boston market. Nicole graduated from Roger Williams University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management.

Paul Turek
Senior Managing Director, Construction
San Francisco
Paul Turek
Senior Managing Director, Construction

Paul Turek is responsible for managing CAPEX, ground-up development, repositioning, restorative repairs, and tenant improvement projects.  Working with Acquisitions, Paul provides consultation during land development and property due diligence.

Before joining the DivcoWest Team in 2013, he was the Vice President, National Director of Construction Management at Marx Okubo. Paul also served as: Managing Partner of Summa III, the Vice President, Project Management at Thompson Brooks, Senior Project Manager with the Shorenstein Company, Construction Manager with Brown & Root, and an Engineer Officer in the United States Marine Corps.  He holds a Masters of Business Administration in International Business from St. Mary’s College of California and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Northwestern University.  Paul is also a registered civil engineer and holds a general contractor license — both from the State of California.

 

Rob Zaman
Development Manager
Cambridge
Rob Zaman
Development Manager
Scott Nowak
Senior Construction Manager
San Francisco
Scott Nowak
Senior Construction Manager
Seth Bland
Senior Director, Western Region
San Francisco
Seth Bland
Senior Director, Western Region

Seth Bland is responsible for overseeing strategy and execution of development activities on the West Coast. In his more than 35 years as a developer, including eight as the SVP Development for Federal Realty Investment Trust and ten as a partner at Wilson Meany Sullivan, Seth has directly managed the development or redevelopment of more than 40 stand-alone projects including, most recently: procuring 1M square feet of new entitlement and delivering more than 925,000 square feet of Class A office, retail and residential at the 42-acre Santana Row urban village in San Jose; transit-oriented, high-rise residential/retail such as the 1.35M square foot The Beacon and 125K square foot Glassworks in San Francisco’s Mission Bay master plan, and the 22-story The 88 in downtown San Jose; the West Coast’s tallest historic renovation, of the 1925 140 New Montgomery Street in San Francisco; and urban mid-rise multi-family such as Shipley Square and 350 Jackson in San Francisco, and Field House in the Bay Meadows master plan in San Mateo. He served on the inaugural board of SPUR San Jose, and holds degrees from Saint Mary’s College and Stanford University.

Steve Aberle
Senior Construction Manager
San Francisco
Steve Aberle
Senior Construction Manager
Virginia Calkins
Director of ESG
San Francisco
Virginia Calkins
Director of ESG

Virginia Calkins is Director of Environmental, Social, and Governance for DivCore, providing leadership and management oversight in developing, implementing, and driving DivCore’s ESG framework nationally. She also serves on the development team, managing ground-up and significant repositioning projects, including the development of Peninsula Crossing.

Prior to joining DivcoWest in 2020, Virginia worked with Sares Regis managing development and infrastructure projects and real estate R&D efforts on behalf of Google and other major technology firms. Virginia began her career at the interdisciplinary design firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro in New York City. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in architecture and economics at Yale University and received a Masters of Business Administration from Stanford.

Capital Formation & Portfolio Mgt

Benjamin Elder
Managing Director, Portfolio Management
San Francisco
Benjamin Elder
Managing Director, Portfolio Management

Benjamin Elder has over 19 years of institutional real estate investment, management and operational experience across multiple asset classes and geographies. As the Managing Director of Portfolio Management, Benjamin is responsible for optimizing the performance of certain assets in DivcoWest’s portfolio by overseeing execution of the long-term vision, capital projects, leasing, budgeting, team management, and overall property operations.

Prior to joining DivcoWest in 2020, he founded BayHill Partners, a firm focused on both transitional and long-term commercial real estate investments located in the Western United States, where he completed transactions totaling over $200 million. Before founding BayHill, Benjamin managed portfolios exceeding $5 billion in assets while a Director of Stanford University’s Real Estate Group, a Vice President and Partner at Starwood Capital Group, and a Vice President at Stockbridge Capital Group. Benjamin began his career in New York in the Real Estate Group of consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Benjamin holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations with a minor in Spanish from Colgate University and is a licensed California real estate broker (CA DRE #: 01898503).

Dave Brandwein
Chief Operating Officer
San Francisco
Dave Brandwein
Chief Operating Officer

David Brandwein is responsible for financial modeling, forecasting and valuations across the firm.  David is a member of DivcoWest’s Investment, Executive and Operating Committees, in addition to being the portfolio manager for one of DivcoWest’s separate accounts.

Before joining DivcoWest in 2008, David worked as a Vice President at Colliers International, working with the San Francisco Bay Area investment team. Prior to Colliers, he worked at Yale Properties USA, overseeing financial analysis and portfolio management. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Neuropsychology from the University of California, San Diego.

Hannah Thiry
Associate, Capital Strategies & Formation
San Francisco
Hannah Thiry
Associate, Capital Strategies & Formation
Heather Meyerdirk
Senior Managing Director, Head of Capital Strategies & Formation
San Francisco
Heather Meyerdirk
Senior Managing Director, Head of Capital Strategies & Formation

Heather Meyerdirk is responsible for leading the firm’s Capital Strategies & Formation team. Along with capital formation, she also oversees ongoing investor partnerships, global fundraising, co-investments, and new strategic initiatives. Heather serves on the firm’s Executive and Operating Committees. In addition to her current role, Heather spent more than five years at DivcoWest as a portfolio manager and six years on the Acquisitions team working on investments across the U.S.

Prior to joining DivcoWest in 2011, Heather worked at Deutsche Bank Securities in the Global Commercial Real Estate Group in New York, focusing on loan origination and commercial mortgage-backed securitization. Heather received a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. She currently serves on UNC’s Wood Center for Real Estate Studies’ Advisory Board and is an active member of PREA. Heather is a proud mother to two young daughters.

Jacob Fiumara
Senior Managing Director, Head of Portfolio Management
Cambridge
Jacob Fiumara
Senior Managing Director, Head of Portfolio Management

Jacob Fiumara is responsible for oversight of Portfolio Management and serves on the Executive Committee. Since joining DivcoWest, Jacob has been responsible for overseeing Cambridge Crossing along with management of other assets in the Boston and London markets.

Before joining DivcoWest in 2014, Jacob was a Director at Colony Capital in Boston, overseeing a portfolio of assets in Washington, D.C. and various markets throughout the Midwest. Prior to this, he was a broker and appraiser with The Drumlin Group in the Boston area. Jacob holds a Bachelor of Science in Community Development and Applied Economics from the University of Vermont and is a licensed real estate broker in Massachusetts (License #: 9060012).

Kaelana Graham
Group Coordinator
San Francisco
Kaelana Graham
Group Coordinator
Kerrie Weis
Senior Director, Portfolio Management
San Francisco
Kerrie Weis
Senior Director, Portfolio Management

Kerrie Weis is responsible for managing the investments and optimizing the performance of DivcoWest’s life science separate account.

Before joining DivcoWest in 2021, Kerrie was a Senior Director at Nuveen Real Estate, responsible for acquisitions, joint ventures, asset management, and strategic investments. Before this, Kerrie was a Senior Vice President at Eastdil Secured, a global real estate investment bank, where she focused on transactions and capital markets. Prior to her time at Eastdil Secured, Kerrie served as a transportation officer in the United States Army. During her active-duty service, Kerrie served on three deployments to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Kerrie graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from The United States Military Academy at West Point and received a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University.

Molly Taylor
Director, Capital Strategies & Formation
New York
Molly Taylor
Director, Capital Strategies & Formation
Ross Fisher
Director, Portfolio Management
Cambridge
Ross Fisher
Director, Portfolio Management

Ross Fisher is responsible for portfolio management of Cambridge Crossing (CX). Ross has been a member of the CX team since the project’s groundbreaking and his current responsibilities include investor reporting & relations, debt financing, and financial analysis.

Before joining DivcoWest in 2016, Ross worked at Cambridge, MA based developer Carpenter & Company, Inc. on a variety of developments including, most recently, the Boston Four Seasons One Dalton and Reykjavík EDITION hotels. Ross has over 15 years of industry experience across a broad range of product types and holds a Bachelor of Science in Management degree from Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business.

Property Management

Adam Nagle
Senior Property Manager
Cambridge
Adam Nagle
Senior Property Manager
Alex Brunet
Property Manager
San Francisco
Alex Brunet
Property Manager
Allie O'Mara
Assistant Property Manager
Cambridge
Allie O'Mara
Assistant Property Manager
Alyssa Haro
Tenant Services Coordinator
San Francisco
Alyssa Haro
Tenant Services Coordinator
Angelica Costello
Property Manager
Menlo Park
Angelica Costello
Property Manager
Bobby Versprille
Assistant Property Manager
Washington DC
Bobby Versprille
Assistant Property Manager
Carla Papetti
Tenant Services Coordinator
Washington, DC
Carla Papetti
Tenant Services Coordinator
Carolyn Michaelis
Senior Property Manager
San Francisco
Carolyn Michaelis
Senior Property Manager
Christian Pilch
Assistant Property Manager
San Francisco
Christian Pilch
Assistant Property Manager
Colton Harris
Tenant Services Coordinator
San Jose
Colton Harris
Tenant Services Coordinator
Daniel Koehler
General Manager
Cambridge
Daniel Koehler
General Manager
Danny Gibson
Property Manager
Washington DC
Danny Gibson
Property Manager
Dustin Gillespie
Senior Property Manager
Menlo Park
Dustin Gillespie
Senior Property Manager
Fred Ehlers
Senior Property Manager
Foster City
Fred Ehlers
Senior Property Manager
George Panossian
Property Manager
Los Angeles
George Panossian
Property Manager
George Junio
Tenant Services Coordinator
Los Angeles
George Junio
Tenant Services Coordinator
Gus Villalpando
Director of Engineering
San Francisco
Gus Villalpando
Director of Engineering

Gus Villalpando is responsible for engineering operations at properties throughout the U.S. He works in collaboration with Property Management as well as other departments to provide oversight, technical support and bring a more systematic approach to property operations.

Prior to joining DivcoWest in 2022, Gus worked at CBRE as an FM, Director of Engineering and has 20+ years of engineering experience in data centers, biotech and Cisco Systems’ corporate locations across the Americas.

Helen Tann
Head of Property Management, Western Region
San Francisco
Helen Tann
Head of Property Management, Western Region

Helen Tann is responsible for West Coast property management.  She works in collaboration with all departments as well as with service partners to establish and maintain best practices at the properties.

Prior to joining DivcoWest in 2014, Helen worked at CBRE where she managed Class A high rise assets in San Francisco. She also holds a Real Property Administrator (RPA) designation from BOMA International.  Helen received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from New York University.

James McIntyre
Property Manager
Los Angeles
James McIntyre
Property Manager
Janet Ng
General Manager
Menlo Park
Janet Ng
General Manager
Jay Christiano
Assistant Facilities Manager
Cambridge
Jay Christiano
Assistant Facilities Manager
Jim Lesko
Senior Managing Director, Physical Due Diligence and Special Projects
Cambridge
Jim Lesko
Senior Managing Director, Physical Due Diligence and Special Projects

Jim Lesko is responsible for leading physical due diligence efforts for all acquisitions and provides support for select capital projects. He also participates in the evaluation of prop tech investment opportunities. 

Prior to joining DivcoWest in 2008, Jim served as Director of Operations for Yale Properties USA.  He has held positions in accounting, property management and construction.  Jim has more than 35 years of broad commercial real estate experience and has been designated a Real Estate Property Administrator by BOMI and a LEED Accredited Professional by the U.S. Green Building Council. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Wittenberg University.

Joann Maayeh
Tenant Services Coordinator
Walnut Creek
Joann Maayeh
Tenant Services Coordinator
Kellyann Mussel
General Manager
Washington DC
Kellyann Mussel
General Manager
Linda Wu
Assistant Property Manager
Menlo Park
Linda Wu
Assistant Property Manager
Marisa Dipietro
Property Manager
Cambridge
Marisa Dipietro
Property Manager
Mark Milone
Head of Property Management, Eastern Region
Cambridge
Mark Milone
Head of Property Management, Eastern Region

Mark Milone is responsible for East Coast property management.  He works in collaboration with all departments as well as with service partners to establish and maintain best practices at the properties.

Before joining DivcoWest in 2018, Mark managed various commercial office and life science properties throughout greater Boston for DivcoWest, Transwestern, BioMed Realty and CBRE.  He is an active member of BOMA Boston, and he holds a Real Property Administrator (RPA) designation from BOMA International.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts from the College of the Holy Cross.

Martha Velez
Associate Director
Menlo Park
Martha Velez
Associate Director
Meghan Lewis
Tenant Services Coordinator
Cambridge
Meghan Lewis
Tenant Services Coordinator
Melissa Ross
Group Coordinator
Cambridge
Melissa Ross
Group Coordinator
Michael Deluga
Senior Facilities Manager
Cambridge
Michael Deluga
Senior Facilities Manager
Michael Holland
Facilities Coordinator
Cambridge
Michael Holland
Facilities Coordinator
Misty Weist
Senior Property Manager
Foster City
Misty Weist
Senior Property Manager
Mohammad Shaiq
Tenant Services Coordinator
Arlington
Mohammad Shaiq
Tenant Services Coordinator
Monica Sibbert
Tenant Services Coordinator
Menlo Park
Monica Sibbert
Tenant Services Coordinator
Naoko Branker
Assistant Property Manager
Washington DC
Naoko Branker
Assistant Property Manager
Nereyda Melchor
Hospitality & Tenant Coordinator
Menlo Park
Nereyda Melchor
Hospitality & Tenant Coordinator
OJ Sanchez
Senior Operations Manager
New York
OJ Sanchez
Senior Operations Manager
Patrick Lim
Assistant Property Manager
San Jose
Patrick Lim
Assistant Property Manager
Peter Hong
Associate Director
Los Angeles
Peter Hong
Associate Director
Raquel Saghdejian
Tenant Services Coordinator
Los Angeles
Raquel Saghdejian
Tenant Services Coordinator
Samantha Stires
Associate Director, Property Management
San Francisco
Samantha Stires
Associate Director, Property Management
Shashwat Verma
Assistant Property Manager
Menlo Park
Shashwat Verma
Assistant Property Manager
Stacy Ballesteros
Senior Property Manager
Walnut Creek
Stacy Ballesteros
Senior Property Manager
Stephen Popovich
Senior Property Manager
Washington DC
Stephen Popovich
Senior Property Manager
Susie Thoeun
Tenant Services Coordinator
Los Angeles
Susie Thoeun
Tenant Services Coordinator
Tatiane Martins
Senior Property Manager
San Jose
Tatiane Martins
Senior Property Manager

Leasing & Marketing

Gregg Walker
President, DivcoWest Real Estate Asset Management
San Francisco
Gregg Walker
President, DivcoWest Real Estate Asset Management

Gregg Walker is responsible for overseeing DivcoWest’s asset management group, which includes managing the leasing strategy throughout the U.S. for all DivcoWest Clients. Gregg works closely with the CEO on developing new strategic relationships across the country. In addition, Gregg is a member of DivcoWest’s Investment and Executive Committees.

Before joining DivcoWest in 2019, Gregg worked as a leasing broker for over 19 years, most recently as a Managing Director for JLL in Silicon Valley, with a particular focus on Life Science and Technology companies. He is a member of CoreNet Global and received his Bachelor of Political Science from the University of Oregon.

Jacqueline Lynch
Senior Marketing Associate
Cambridge
Jacqueline Lynch
Senior Marketing Associate
Katie Harper
Senior Associate, Marketing
San Francisco
Katie Harper
Senior Associate, Marketing
Marina Encinias
Associate Director, Brand Experience
Menlo Park
Marina Encinias
Associate Director, Brand Experience
Mark Roopenian
Managing Director, Leasing & Marketing
Cambridge
Mark Roopenian
Managing Director, Leasing & Marketing

Mark Roopenian leads all leasing initiatives for Cambridge Crossing. Mark is integrally involved in all aspects of planning, permitting, and community relations for Cambridge Crossing, and is focused on attracting world-class tenants to this distinctive project.

Mark joined DivcoWest in 2015, bringing more than 38 years of ground-up development, leasing, and management experience. He held leadership roles in iconic Boston-area properties including International Place and John Hancock Tower. Before joining DivcoWest, he was a Principal with Normandy Real Estate Partners overseeing all leasing and development activities for the Greater Boston and Los Angeles markets. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science from Boston College, and was a defensive lineman for the Buffalo Bills before starting his real estate career. He is active in numerous Cambridge-based community and charitable organizations including: CASPAR, Cambridge Family & Children Services, and East End House. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Kendall Square Association.

Michelle Carter
Director, Marketing
Austin
Michelle Carter
Director, Marketing
Tina Snyder
Senior Director, Head of Marketing
Cambridge
Tina Snyder
Senior Director, Head of Marketing

Tina Snyder is responsible for focusing on all aspects of the Company’s marketing efforts including brand management, corporate initiatives, business development, tenant relations, and property marketing. Her day-to-day responsibilities include building and strengthening DivcoWest’s brand, overseeing operational and strategic aspects of property and corporate marketing efforts, supporting growth strategies and investment opportunities, and developing property marketing programs for DivcoWest’s portfolio nationally. In addition to her corporate role, Tina spearheads the branding and marketing of Cambridge Crossing and select assets and new developments across the portfolio.

Before joining DivcoWest in 2017, Tina was the Director of Marketing at The Bulfinch Companies. Previously Tina led the creative development of corporate and property marketing at JLL in the firm’s Boston office. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts, is on the Marketing and Membership Committee for NAIOP Massachusetts, and sits on the Board of the East Cambridge Business Association.

Finance, Legal & Administration

Aida Moradi
Recruiter
San Francisco
Aida Moradi
Recruiter
Alana Chlarson
Corporate Accounting Assistant
San Francisco
Alana Chlarson
Corporate Accounting Assistant
Alicia Villegas
Hospitality & Events Coordinator
San Francisco
Alicia Villegas
Hospitality & Events Coordinator
Alla Pogorelova
Fund Accounting Manager
San Francisco
Alla Pogorelova
Fund Accounting Manager
Andrew Surgent
Operations Lead, Technology
San Francisco
Andrew Surgent
Operations Lead, Technology
Andrina Pearson
Senior Director, Corporate Reporting
San Francisco
Andrina Pearson
Senior Director, Corporate Reporting

Andrina Pearson is responsible for internal and external DivCore corporate reporting and overall oversight of the corporate accounting department including accounts payable, corporate cash management, corporate budgeting and related policies and procedures.

Before joining DivcoWest in 2023, Andrina was Senior Vice President and Regional Head of Finance for Americas at GIC supporting the private markets investment teams covering North and South America. She graduated from Imperial College London with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and is a licensed CPA in California as well as a Chartered Accountant in England & Wales.

Angel Avelar
Staff Accountant
San Francisco
Angel Avelar
Staff Accountant
Anh Ramos
Senior Applications Analyst
San Francisco
Anh Ramos
Senior Applications Analyst
Anna Ogarkova
Corporate Reporting Accounting Manager
San Francisco
Anna Ogarkova
Corporate Reporting Accounting Manager
Annie Lei
Property Accountant
San Francisco
Annie Lei
Property Accountant
Bhavesh Shah
Senior Director, Infrastructure & Operations
San Francisco
Bhavesh Shah
Senior Director, Infrastructure & Operations
Briana Boehm
Executive Assistant
San Francisco
Briana Boehm
Executive Assistant
Calvin Chiu
Accounts Receivable Clerk
San Francisco
Calvin Chiu
Accounts Receivable Clerk
Candice Ke
Director, Analytics
San Francisco
Candice Ke
Director, Analytics

Candice Ke is responsible for focusing on portfolio-wide valuations, financial analyses, and performance forecasting and tracking. She also works closely with various teams across the firm on investor reporting and investment operations. Prior to Analytics, she spent 3 years working on asset management at the firm.

Before joining DivcoWest in 2017, Candice was responsible for the CRE portfolio credit risk analytics and oversight at First Republic Bank in San Francisco. Prior to this, she worked at Colliers International, focusing on CRE valuations, research, and investments.

Candice received a Master of Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. Candice is a CFA charterholder.

Charlotte Kallerman
Executive Assistant
San Francisco
Charlotte Kallerman
Executive Assistant
Chris Chan
Property Accounting Manager
San Francisco
Chris Chan
Property Accounting Manager
Cindy S. Xiang
Senior Property Accountant
San Francisco
Cindy S. Xiang
Senior Property Accountant
David Yip
Senior Recovery Analyst
San Francisco
David Yip
Senior Recovery Analyst
Devin Chen
Senior Associate, Technology Help Desk
Cambridge
Devin Chen
Senior Associate, Technology Help Desk
Elizabeth Neilson
Associate, People Operations
San Francisco
Elizabeth Neilson
Associate, People Operations
Erin Singh
Senior Manager, Accounting Operations
San Francisco
Erin Singh
Senior Manager, Accounting Operations
Farleny Ramirez
Property Accountant
Cambridge
Farleny Ramirez
Property Accountant
Farooz Alikhan
Managing Director, Technology
San Francisco
Farooz Alikhan
Managing Director, Technology

Farooz Alikhan is a senior member of DivcoWest’s Technology Team and provides leadership for information security, infrastructure, and operational technology strategies, innovations, and initiatives. Bringing more than 20 years of experience in Information Technology to his role, Farooz helps define, execute and align IT and Security strategies with the Company’s overall business strategy.

Before joining DivcoWest in 2013, Farooz was the President and Founder of an IT consulting services company, for which DivcoWest was a client. Prior to this venture, he worked in leadership roles at Actify, Inc., and Incyte Corporation. Farooz recently graduated with a Masters of Science in Cybersecurity from Maryville University (2022), and also has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biology from Maryville University. He holds a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

Georgia Neale
Administrative Assistant
Cambridge
Georgia Neale
Administrative Assistant
Gigi Nguyen
Senior Corporate Accountant
San Francisco
Gigi Nguyen
Senior Corporate Accountant
Harshit Shah
Chief Technology Officer
San Francisco
Harshit Shah
Chief Technology Officer

Harshit Shah is responsible for providing thought leadership for the overall technology strategy. In his role as the Chief Technology Officer, Harshit oversees and is responsible for all aspects of technology across DivcoWest and LoanCore Capital, and advises the investment and operating teams on new technology initiatives, assessments, and adoption. 

Before joining DivcoWest in 2014, Harshit worked as an Analytics Consultant with Cognizant. There he collaborated with global healthcare companies to develop and deliver analytical solutions for various product types. Harshit holds a Masters in Information Systems Management from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Bachelor of Technology, Electronics and Communications Engineering from Nirma University.

Heather Tello
Legal Assistant
San Francisco
Heather Tello
Legal Assistant
Hilda Fagaragan
Staff Accountant
San Francisco
Hilda Fagaragan
Staff Accountant
Hoa Pham
Senior Vice President, Financial Planning & Management for GP
San Francisco
Hoa Pham
Senior Vice President, Financial Planning & Management for GP

Hoa Pham oversees the overall accounting and tax aspects for the General Partner entities for DivcoWest. Before her current role, Hoa was Senior Controller overseeing both DivcoWest and LoanCore corporate accounting activities and managing the overall treasury. She has been a member of the DivcoWest team since 1997.

Prior to joining DivcoWest, Hoa was an Accounting Manager with Paragon Group and Lincoln Property Company. She is currently a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success.  Hoa obtained her Masters of Business Administration with high honors from the University of Phoenix, and has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from California State University, Hayward.

Iain Bagnall
Security Analyst
San Francisco
Iain Bagnall
Security Analyst
Ian Emerson
Senior Manager, Information Security
San Francisco
Ian Emerson
Senior Manager, Information Security
Ian O'Toole
Accounts Payable Associate
San Francisco
Ian O'Toole
Accounts Payable Associate
Irene Chadha
Sr. Lease Administrator
San Francisco
Irene Chadha
Sr. Lease Administrator
Irene Li
Fund Controller
San Francisco
Irene Li
Fund Controller
Jason Myers
Director, Real Estate Counsel
Los Angeles
Jason Myers
Director, Real Estate Counsel

Jason Myers serves as Real Estate Counsel at DivcoWest. Jason oversees all legal aspects of DivcoWest’s investment and asset management activities, including acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, financings and property-related matters.

Prior to joining DivcoWest in 2023, Jason was an associate at Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP, focusing on all areas of real estate transactions. Jason received his Juris Doctorate and Business Law Certificate, Order of the Coif, from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Southern California.

Jay Dhillon
Fund Accountant
San Francisco
Jay Dhillon
Fund Accountant
Jocelyn C. Richards
Project Management Coordinator, Business Intelligence
San Francisco
Jocelyn C. Richards
Project Management Coordinator, Business Intelligence
Kanchan Padayachi
Property Accounting Manager
San Francisco
Kanchan Padayachi
Property Accounting Manager
Karen Hee
Assistant Controller
San Francisco
Karen Hee
Assistant Controller
Karina Nunez
Group Coordinator, Fund Accounting
San Francisco
Karina Nunez
Group Coordinator, Fund Accounting
Karla Gil
Lease Administration Manager
San Francisco
Karla Gil
Lease Administration Manager
Kat O'Brien
Office Assistant
San Francisco
Kat O'Brien
Office Assistant
Kate Oppenheimer
Chief People Officer
San Francisco
Kate Oppenheimer
Chief People Officer

Kate Oppenheimer is responsible for leading DivcoWest’s People Programs and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives. In her capacity as Chief People Officer, she collaborates closely with the heads of every team to generate optimal team efficiency, engagement and performance. With a deep commitment to innovation, Kate continually refines the organization’s structural design and talent management approach to align with the company’s goals for growth.  As a member of the Executive Committee, she helps shape the workplace culture from the top-down, and facilitates programmatic changes to support the organization’s strategic objectives.

Before joining DivcoWest in 2020, Kate was a private Executive and Leadership Coach, and led leadership development and culture change at several mission-led companies, including Lululemon. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Leadership from Claremont McKenna College.

Kevin Verissimo
Development Controller
Cambridge
Kevin Verissimo
Development Controller

Kevin Verissimo leads the Development Accounting team in managing job cost, budgeting, and financial reporting for Cambridge Crossing.

Prior to joining DivcoWest in 2016, Kevin was a Project Controller with Suffolk Construction in Boston. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Northeastern University.

Kim Ng
Accounts Payable Specialist
San Francisco
Kim Ng
Accounts Payable Specialist
Kimberly Vasquez
People Operations Coordinator
San Francisco
Kimberly Vasquez
People Operations Coordinator
Libby Deters
Manager, Cost Accounting & Analysis
San Francisco
Libby Deters
Manager, Cost Accounting & Analysis
Linda Santos
Associate Director, People Operations
San Francisco
Linda Santos
Associate Director, People Operations
Lisa Guerrero
Chief Accounting Officer
San Francisco
Lisa Guerrero
Chief Accounting Officer

Lisa Guerrero has served as Chief Accounting Officer since 2022. Lisa is responsible for oversight of the accounting operations, inclusive of Portfolio Accounting, Corporate Accounting and Treasury, at DivcoWest. Lisa works closely with Legal, Asset Management, Capital Strategies and Formation and Analytics teams in connection with the day-to-day management of DivcoWest sponsored investment vehicles.

Before joining DivcoWest in 2018, Lisa was a Manager in the Deals and Assurance practices at PwC, serving a range of public and private real estate and technology companies on the West Coast. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and is a licensed CPA (active) in California.

Lisa Smith
Senior Associate, Corporate Accounts Payable
San Francisco
Lisa Smith
Senior Associate, Corporate Accounts Payable
Maeve Murphy
Hospitality Coordinator
Cambridge
Maeve Murphy
Hospitality Coordinator
Marc Sternberg
Chief Compliance Officer
Marc Sternberg
Chief Compliance Officer

Marc Sternberg is responsible for overseeing DivcoWest’s compliance program and ensuring that the firm’s policies and procedures are in compliance with securities laws, rules and regulations. Marc is also involved in DivcoWest’s Operating Committee, ESG Committee and its Business Continuity and Security Committees.

Before joining the firm in 2019, Marc was Manager of Compliance at Truvvo Partners, and a manager in the Legal and Compliance group at Blackstone. He received a Juris Doctorate and Masters of Business Administration from Fordham University and has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.

Marsden Ashley
Senior Property Accountant
Cambridge
Marsden Ashley
Senior Property Accountant
Megan Sherman
General Counsel
San Francisco
Megan Sherman
General Counsel

Megan Sherman oversees DivcoWest’s legal, regulatory, risk management and compliance matters. She also serves a member of DivcoWest’s Investment Committee and Executive Committee. Megan works closely with the Capital Strategies and Formation team in connection with the formation and structuring of all private investment vehicles sponsored by DivcoWest.

Before joining DivcoWest in 2017, Megan was an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Goodwin Procter LLP, focusing primarily on the formation of private investment funds. Megan received her Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from Boston University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland.

Megan Dawe
Senior Development Accountant
Cambridge
Megan Dawe
Senior Development Accountant
Michael Keenan
Senior Associate, Technology Help Desk
San Francisco
Michael Keenan
Senior Associate, Technology Help Desk
Monica Tse
Senior Controller
San Francisco
Monica Tse
Senior Controller
Nadine Gordenev
Corporate Controller
San Francisco
Nadine Gordenev
Corporate Controller

Nadine Gordenev oversees corporate accounting, tax, treasury and other operational related matters. She joined the Company in 2017.

Before joining the DivcoWest team, Nadine was an Assistant Controller at Recurrent Energy and also gained real estate accounting experience in roles at AMB Property Corporate, MacFarlane Partners and Catellus Development. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from St. Mary’s College and she received her Masters Degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University.

Nathan Larson
Associate, Analytics
San Francisco
Nathan Larson
Associate, Analytics
Paul Gray
Assistant Controller
San Francisco
Paul Gray
Assistant Controller
Qi Chao Zhang
Analytics Engineer
San Francisco
Qi Chao Zhang
Analytics Engineer
Rachael Hannus
Executive Assistant
Cambridge
Rachael Hannus
Executive Assistant
Rachel Sload
Property Accountant
San Francisco
Rachel Sload
Property Accountant
Ravi Singh
Accounting Manager
San Francisco
Ravi Singh
Accounting Manager
Reed Washburn
Accounting Manager
San Francisco
Reed Washburn
Accounting Manager
Rich Delgado
Property Assistant Controller
San Francisco
Rich Delgado
Property Assistant Controller
Samanda Maloa
Associate Director, People Ops & DEI
San Francisco
Samanda Maloa
Associate Director, People Ops & DEI
Sarah Hall
Property Assistant Controller
San Francisco
Sarah Hall
Property Assistant Controller
Sindhuja Kolluru
Corporate Accounting Manager
San Francisco
Sindhuja Kolluru
Corporate Accounting Manager
Soumya Tripathy
Project Manager
San Francisco
Soumya Tripathy
Project Manager
Stephanie Chin
Senior Fund Accountant
San Francisco
Stephanie Chin
Senior Fund Accountant
Stephanie Qin
Fund Controller
San Francisco
Stephanie Qin
Fund Controller
Tam Luu
Treasury & Cash Manager
San Francisco
Tam Luu
Treasury & Cash Manager
Taylor Leslie
AP Associate
San Francisco
Taylor Leslie
AP Associate
Thea Narten
Executive Assistant
San Francisco
Thea Narten
Executive Assistant
Xiaoying Xu
Manager, Enterprise Applications
San Francisco
Xiaoying Xu
Manager, Enterprise Applications
Yoni Chiu
Fund Assistant Controller
San Francisco
Yoni Chiu
Fund Assistant Controller