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GRI Global Committee: ESG & Responsible Infrastructure
THE CONCEPT  |  
USA 
COMMITTEES

GRI USA Committee on Light Industrial & Logistics set the professional standard for peer-to-peer knowledge sharing in order to identify new trends, capitalise on growth opportunities and aid deal flow discovery on a regional scale.

Curated purely by members, and across all asset classes, this regional committee meets every 8 weeks in hybrid sessions to share the current sentiment, investment appetite, development challenges, trends, and debate where the market is going. Furthermore, it is a channel for estimating the networking and business partnerships.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Thursday, 30th September
14:00 - 15:00 | Eastern Daylight Time (GMT+4)
REAL ESTATE
Thursday, 18th November
14:00 - 15:00 | Eastern Daylight Time (GMT+4)
REAL ESTATE

Andrea Himmel
Andrea Himmel
Principal
Himmel + Meringoff Properties
Andrea Himmel
http://www.hmprop.com
new york | NY | USA
Founded in 1985, Himmel + Meringoff Properties is a privately held New York real estate investment company dedicated to the acquisition and creation of value in opportunistic equity investments in commercial properties in New York City.
David Perlman
David Perlman
Managing Director
Thorofare Capital
David Perlman
http://
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6268246146
Los Angeles | USA
Thorofare Capital is a vertically integrated alternative investment manager that specializes in providing senior mortgage debt solutions to borrowers seeking to opportunistically purchase or recapitalize middle market commercial real estate assets throughout the United States. Through Thorofare Capital’s two lending programs, Short-term Bridge Loans and Medium-term Whole Loans, it primarily originates secured first mortgage positions ranging from $5 million to $100 million.
Gian Di Carlo
Gian Di Carlo
Head of Industrial
TC Latin America Partners
Gian Di Carlo
http://www.tclatam.com
http://www.tclatam.com
+1 347 289 3312
New York | NY | USA
Real Estate Fund focused on low/middle income residential development in Latin America.
Graham Stephens
Graham Stephens
Principal Investments & Head of CM
Innovo Property Group
Graham Stephens
https://innovopg.com/
https://innovopg.com/
+1 212 218 3150
New York | NY | USA
Innovo Property Group (“IPG”) is a New York City based real estate investment and operating company. IPG acquires, develops, and manages high quality retail, residential, commercial and industrial assets throughout the New York metropolitan area.
James Freeman
James Freeman
Managing Director
Bridge Investment Group
James Freeman
https://www.bridgeig.com/
https://www.bridgeig.com/
+1 (801) 716-4500
Salt Lake City | USA
Jonathan Epstein
Jonathan Epstein
Managing Director
Bentall GreenOak
Jonathan Epstein
http://greenoakrealestate.com/
Los Angeles | CA | USA
BentallGreenOak brings together two highly complementary firms with leading capability across the Real Estate investment strategy spectrum.
Kamil Homsi
Kamil Homsi
Founder and CEO
Global Realty Capital
Kamil Homsi
http://globalrealtycapital.com/
New York | NY | USA
Real Estate advisory and Alternative Investments firm drawing upon a single family office global alternative investments platform.
Michael Underhill
Michael Underhill
Founder, CIO & CEO
Capital Innovations
Michael Underhill
http://www.capinnovations.org
Pewaukee | WI | USA
Capital Innovations, LLC is an independently-owned investment manager that specializes in Real Asset investments: infrastructure, commodities, natural resources and real estate.
Spencer Patton
Spencer Patton
Managing Director - USA
ICM Realty Group
Spencer Patton
https://www.icmassetmanagement.com
Calgary | Alberta | Canada
ICM Asset Management is an alternative asset manager focused on owning, operating and investing in real assets. We offer retail, private client and institutional investors an array of investment opportunities focused on real estate, private equity, private debt and infrastructure strategies.
Stephen Tanenbaum
Stephen Tanenbaum
Managing Director
GTIS Partners - Brazil
Stephen Tanenbaum
https://www.gtispartners.com/our-strategies-brazil
Sao Paulo | SP | Brazil
Investor in opportunistic and value-added opportunities in residential, office, industrial, hotel, mixed-use - U.S. and Brazil
Tim Shoultz
Tim Shoultz
Founder President & CEO
SMARTCAP
Tim Shoultz
https://www.smartcapgroup.com
Redmond | USA
SMARTCAP is a direct real estate investment firm operating in the Puget Sound area, one of the top real estate markets in the world. We minimize investment risk by acquiring assets at value-add pricing.
Tinchuck Ng
Tinchuck Ng
Managing Director, Head of Investments, Cottonwood Management
Cottonwood Group
Tinchuck Ng
https://cottonwoodmgmt.com/
Boston | USA
Cottonwood Group (“Cottonwood”) is a vertically integrated real estate investment management firm with robust in-house investment, development and operating capabilities.
Andrea Himmel
Andrea Himmel
PrincipalHimmel + Meringoff Properties
USA
Andrea is a Principal at Himmel + Meringoff Properties, one of the largest privately-held, vertically-integrated commercial real estate owners in NYC. Founded in 1979, we own and operate a large portfolio of office buildings in Manhattan and industrial warehouses in the boroughs for the long-term. We work with like-minded institutional and alternative equity partners. We target well-located, high quality, under-performing real estate in which our intensive management, targeted capital infusion, aggressive redevelopment, and focused leasing create long-term value. As a privately-held, cash-rich owner, we are known for closing complex deals creatively, flexibly, and quickly. Andrea is on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity.
David Perlman
David Perlman
Managing DirectorThorofare Capital
USA
David Perlman is Managing Director of Capital Markets and Originations and the Head of Capital Markets and the New York Thorofare office. He brings over 16 years of real estate experience with a diverse skill set and knowledge base, having participated in more than $10B in debt and equity transactions over his career. Previously, David co-led the Floating-Rate Balance Sheet Desk at Natixis and served in originations, credit, and syndication roles. There he focused on loans up to $2B in size and across the risk spectrum, from stabilized Class A assets to construction loans in strong secondary markets. He also would syndicate, on average, a $1B of notes to market participants annually.
Gian Di Carlo
Gian Di Carlo
Head of IndustrialTC Latin America Partners
USA
Graham Stephens
Graham Stephens
Principal Investments & Head of CMInnovo Property Group
USA
Graham Stephens is a Principal on the investments team and head of capital markets. Mr. Stephens responsibilities include all aspects of the capital stack for IPG’s new and existing assets including the efficient utilization of traditional financing, structured equity and strategic joint venture equity relationships. In additional to capital relationships, Mr. Stephens is involved in the firm’s acquisitions and portfolio strategy. Prior to joining IPG, Mr. Stephens served as the Managing Director at JLL (f/k/a HFF) leading the New York City institutional investment advisory business. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield (f/k/a Cassidy Turley) and began his career at RBS Greenwich Capital.
James Freeman
James Freeman
Managing DirectorBridge Investment Group
USA
James Freeman serves as Managing Director of Bridge Industrial and is a member of the Investment Committee. James has over 10 years of commercial real estate experience and has been involved in the acquisition, management and disposition of more than $1.0 billion in commercial real estate assets. Prior to joining Bridge, James was a Principal with Cardinal Industrial, a $2B AUM industrial-focused investment advisor. Prior to Cardinal, James was Senior Managing Partner for Evolution Real Estate Partners, a subsidiary of Evolution Financial Group (EVO), a $1 billion+ AUM investment advisory firm. James graduated with a B.A. from Princeton University, and attended New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate.
Jonathan Epstein
Jonathan Epstein
Managing DirectorBentall GreenOak
USA
Jonathan Epstein is a Managing Partner at BentallGreenOak responsible for the firm’s Investing activities in the Western US and all Core Plus investing initiatives in the United States. Prior to the merger of Bentall Kennedy and GreenOak Real Estate in 2019, Jonathan led GreenOak’s investment efforts in the western United States and was responsible for the firm’s investment strategy, sourcing, structuring, and asset management for the western region.
Kamil Homsi
Kamil Homsi
Founder and CEOGlobal Realty Capital
USA
Kamil Homsi, Founder – CEO, GRC Investment Group is a single family office operating in the city of Dubai/UAE. Mr. Homsi leads the international investment committee for the SFO whose mandate is global expansion, growth and capital preservation through direct and co-investments with global investment institutions, wealth managers, sponsors and other family offices principals forming partnerships and alliances in various countries while maintaining the oversight, alignment and integrity of the existing portfolio. Mr. Homsi focuses on alternatives in general and particularly on commercial real estate, renewable energy and waste management technologies, adding smaller investments in medical device technology, and pharmaceutical research.
Michael Underhill
Michael Underhill
Founder, CIO & CEOCapital Innovations
USA
Michael D. Underhill, Founder & Chief Investment Officer of Capital Innovations, an alternative investment boutique. Oversees data science, equity valuation, risk modeling, performance attribution, & trading strategies. Designed factor testing, optimization, risk budgeting, active portfolio trading and rebalancing. Invented Capital Innovations InSight™ process, which uses Capital Innovations’ proprietary private markets model, analyzes available investment manager data and rates each product according to seven factors: business, staff, investment process, investment risk, performance, terms/conditions, and operations.
Spencer Patton
Spencer Patton
Managing Director - USAICM Realty Group
USA
Mr. Patton joined ICM in 2011 and is responsible for sourcing future investment opportunities and directing company activities in the USA. Mr. Patton has over 20 years of experience in business development, acquisition, underwriting, management and fund raising activities for both real estate and private equity transactions. Mr. Patton has held senior positions at Songy Partners (Senior VP), Wells Real Estate Funds (Director/Senior VP), The Walker companies (CFO and Director of Real Estate) and Wachovia Bank. Mr. Patton was responsible for sourcing, securing, underwriting and closing core, core plus, value added and development office, hospitality and mixed-use real estate transactions across the United States.
Stephen Tanenbaum
Stephen Tanenbaum
Managing DirectorGTIS Partners - Brazil
Brazil
Eleven years of Real Estate investment and development experience in the United States and Brazil with a primary focus on the industrial and logistics sector. Extensive portfolio of completed transactions including build to suit and speculative warehouse developments for end users and third party logistics providers (3PLs), acquisitions of sale-leaseback, greenfield and brownfield properties as well as asset management (leasing & property management). Participation in capital markets fundraising activity with institutional investors. Currently oversee industrial platform activities for a diversified private equity real estate fund focused on real estate investment in Brazil.
Tim Shoultz
Tim Shoultz
Founder President & CEOSMARTCAP
USA
CEO & Co-Founder of SMARTCAP, Inc. SMARTCAP is a well-established, vertically integrated, commercial real estate acquisitions and development company with a strong reputation in the industry and a diverse portfolio of business operations. SMARTCAP’s primary focus is office and industrial acquisitions, as well as development in the Northwest. SMARTCAP was created to change the narrative in commercial real estate investing. We put our investors first and provide an open, honest, and transparent real estate investment platform. Our mission is to build wealth hand-in-hand with our investors!
Tinchuck Ng
Tinchuck Ng
Managing Director, Head of Investments, Cottonwood ManagementCottonwood Group
USA
Tinchuck is the Managing Director, Head of Investments at Cottonwood Management, a real estate asset management company headquartered in Los Angeles, U.S.A. with over USD 2 billion under management and more than USD 1 billion of mixed use development activities in Boston and New York. Prior to joining the Cottonwood team, Tinchuck founded Athena International Capital (Hong Kong), a targeted investment advisory firm focused on assisting cross border investors and emerging operators on large scale international real estate transactions, product development and capital formation. To date, Tinchuck has managed over USD 1.7 billion of cross border capital and completed 100+ real estate transactions totaling over USD 2.3 billion internationally.
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