Brian Finnell is the Vice President of Acquisitions for Postal Realty Trust. Brian oversees our acquisitions sourcing efforts around the country. Prior to officially joining Postal Realty Trust in January 2022, Brian developed relationships with postal property owners on behalf of the company as an exclusive consultant, directly facilitating the purchase of over $25 million in postal facilities. Previously, Brian spent over 15 years at CBRE and Lincoln Harris in various commercial real estate brokerage and marketing-related roles.
Jie Chai is our Senior Vice President and Corporate Counsel and provides support for our public company reporting, securities laws compliance, capital markets transactions and corporate governance matters. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Chai worked at Sidley Austin LLP and Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP as a corporate associate. Mr. Chai graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D.) in 2013.
Jordan Cooperstein is our Vice President FP&A, Capital Markets. He is responsible for the corporate financial modeling, strategic scenario analyses, and the preparation of investor materials for the firm. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Cooperstein served as Analyst, Portfolio Budgeting & Finance at SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE: SLG), a fully integrated REIT focused primarily on acquiring, managing, and maximizing value of Manhattan commercial properties. At SL Green he created annual budgets and assisted in establishing earnings guidance for the firm. From 2016 to 2018, Mr. Cooperstein worked for M&T Bank Corporation (NYSE: MTB), a regional financial services company with more than $120 billion in assets. There he served in various capacities, most recently as Associate CCAR Analyst, where he played a role in the bank’s Capital Plan submissions. Mr. Cooperstein earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Syracuse University.
Ms. Collins began her career as a litigator working on multi-party, complex lawsuits in the areas of commercial and insurance defense litigation. She then spent two years in the Facilities department of the United States Postal Service where she became familiar with leasing and management of postal properties. Prior to joining our company, Ms. Collins worked at Oracle, a publicly traded technology company, where she managed multi-million dollar commercial transactions. Ms. Collins earned a B.B.A in Economics from University of Iowa and her Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Nathan Barry joined our team as a Project Manager in 2017 and currently serves as VP of Project Management, overseeing our tenant services team. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Barry worked as an Oil Tanker Broker at Poten & Partners in New York City, where he negotiated international freight contracts. Mr. Barry earned his BA from Endicott College and his MS in Organizational Change Management from The New School. He currently resides with his family in Rockville Centre, NY.
Robert Klein is our Chief Financial Officer and leads our financial planning and reporting along with contributing to the strategic growth of the business. Mr. Klein has extensive experience in corporate finance, capital markets and real estate operations stemming from his over 20-year career where he completed over $30 billion in real estate principal investments and corporate transactions. He joined our company in 2021 after serving as a Managing Partner and Head of Capital Markets at Monday Properties Services, LLC where he led the strategic growth of the firm. Before his time with Monday Properties, Mr. Klein worked in various roles, including most recently as a Managing Director, in the Real Estate Advisory Group at Evercore Group L.L.C. and advised public and private companies and special committees on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic partnerships, portfolio acquisitions and sales, restructuring transactions, IPOs and strategic alternatives. Prior to joining Evercore, Mr. Klein held positions with MJC Associates LLC, Reckson Associates, Goldman, Sachs & Co., and Bankers Trust. Mr. Klein is an active member of Urban Land Institute (ULI), University of Florida’s Bergstrom Center Advisory Board and the Columbia Business School Real Estate Circle. He graduated from the University of Florida Honors Program with a Bachelor of Science in Business and received his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.
Raphael Harel is our Senior Vice President of Acquisitions responsible for management of our acquisitions team. Mr. Harel joined NPM in 2009 and worked alongside Mr. Spodek in helping analyze and perform due diligence on the purchase of new properties. Mr. Harel also served as an Asset Manager for a privately held real estate company specializing in the purchase, revitalization and leasing of distressed office buildings in the northeastern United States. Mr. Harel earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Touro College.
Michael Marino is our Vice President of Acquisitions. He is responsible for property sourcing, underwriting, and due diligence. Prior to joining Postal Realty, Mr. Marino served as Senior Manager of Acquisitions at Getty Realty (NYSE: GTY), a REIT focused on properties leased to auto-related operators. At Getty Realty, he performed various functions in acquisitions, development, and asset management. Prior to joining Getty, Mr. Marino served as a Financial Analyst at Federal Realty (NYSE: FRT), a shopping center REIT, where he was involved in financial operations and property management for the Northeast Region. Mr. Marino earned his B.A. from American University, specializing in Finance and Information Systems.
David Loss is our Executive Vice President and Head of Real Estate. He is responsible for all real estate-related activities, including acquisitions, property management, and leasing. Previously, Mr. Loss worked at Knotel, a flexible office startup, where he oversaw property acquisitions globally as well as leasing activities in Midtown South, Manhattan. From 2016 to 2019, Mr. Loss was the head of acquisitions and asset management at Sun Equity Partners, a New York-based real estate owner, operator, and developer. Prior to joining Sun, Mr. Loss was a Vice President at Latus Partners and at Winter Properties, responsible for due diligence, underwriting, and financial modeling of new investments, as well as asset management. Mr. Loss earned a B.S. in Finance and Economics from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
Marc Lefkovich is our Vice President and Property Controller responsible for managing the accounting department and overseeing the production of property level financial statements. He joined NPM in 2017 as Controller. Prior to joining NPM, Mr. Lefkovich was a Senior Accountant at Sterling American Properties from May 2007 through September 2011, and Assistant Controller at Thor Equities, LLC from September 2011 until joining NPM. He graduated from NYU Stern School of Business with Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Finance.
Andrea Gritser is our Vice President and Corporate Controller responsible for all corporate accounting and accounting system implementation and the preparation of financial statements that comply with SEC rules and regulations. She joined our company in January of 2020. Prior to joining our company, Ms. Gritser was the Vice President, Corporate Controller at Rouse Properties Inc. (NYSE: RSE) a public real estate investment trust who owned and managed malls prior to merging with Brookfield Properties retail group. From 2003 through 2013, Ms. Gritser worked at iStar Financial Inc. (NYSE:STAR), a leading commercial real estate finance company, where she served in various capacities. She graduated from Sacred Heart University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Business Administration.
Carrie Herz is our Senior Vice President and Corporate Counsel responsible for overseeing our acquisitions process from inception to closing. Prior to joining our company, Ms. Herz commenced her career as in-house counsel for one of the largest residential developers on Long Island and the New York metro area. Ms. Herz has extensive experience in representing clients in the acquisition, sale and financing of residential properties, including cooperatives, condominiums and townhouses. Furthermore, she represented private money lenders in the closing of numerous loans. Ms. Herz earned her bachelor’s degree from Emory University and her Juris Doctor from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
Isaac Richter is our Senior Vice President of Asset Management, responsible for asset management and oversight of the tenant services team. Mr. Richter has been employed for 16 years with NPM, where he developed its proprietary property management software and contributed toward the development of the property management platform. Prior to NPM, Mr. Richter was a consultant in the areas of IT and Real Estate Management for several private family offices and foundations. Mr. Richter is involved in a variety of community and philanthropic initiatives and serves as Financial Secretary for the Rockaway Nassau Safety Patrol, a NYC based search and rescue organization. After Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Mr. Richter was Co-Chair of the Disaster Case Management Committee of the Rockaway/Broad Channel Long Term Recovery Group and administered a charitable fund responsible for assisting over 600 families with the restoration of their homes.
Matt Brandwein is our Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, responsible for our financial reporting activities. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Brandwein served as a consultant to The Postal Group, LLC, since January 2019. Prior to 2019 and beginning in 2012, Mr. Brandwein was chief accounting officer of NorthStar Asset Management Group, Inc. (NYSE: NSAM), a NYSE listed global asset management firm focused on managing real estate and other investment platforms until its merger with Colony Capital, Inc. (NYSE: CLNY), a publicly-traded diversified equity REIT. From 1999 to 2011, Mr. Brandwein worked at Ernst & Young, a public accounting firm, where he most recently served as a Senior Manager. In this role, Mr. Brandwein audited financial statements for a diverse group of entities, including publicly traded real estate investment trusts, commercial real estate owners, development companies, homebuilders and opportunity and private equity funds. Mr. Brandwein is a certified public accountant. He received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Yeshiva University.
Jeremy Garber is our president, treasurer and secretary and leads all financial, operational and strategic activities of our company. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Garber served as a consultant to The Postal Group LLC, beginning January 2017. Prior to 2017, Mr. Garber served as a consultant to private real estate investment companies and family offices. From June 2014 to December 2015, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Burford Capital (LON:BUR), a London Stock Exchange-listed global finance firm focused on litigation finance and specialty finance for the legal industry. From 2004 to 2014, Mr. Garber was the chief operating officer for various hedge funds, including Longacre Fund Management and Trilogy Capital Management. From 1999-2004, Mr. Garber worked at Lehman Brothers in the Equity Capital Markets and Prime Brokerage divisions. He began his professional career at ACAP, Inc., where he was the chief operating officer, chief financial officer and general counsel. Mr. Garber earned his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Yeshiva University.
Andrew Spodek is our chief executive officer and is a member of our board of directors. Mr. Spodek was the founder and CEO of our predecessor management entity, Nationwide Postal Management, Inc., or NPM. Mr. Spodek has over 20 years of experience exclusively focused on investing in and managing post office properties. Prior to founding NPM, Mr. Spodek led acquisitions and property management for his family’s private real estate investment activities. Mr. Spodek sits on the board of directors of the Association of United States Postal Lessors. Mr. Spodek earned an M.S. in Real Estate from New York University and a B.B.A. in Finance & International Management from Boston University.
Patrick R. Donahoe
Patrick R. Donahoe is the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Donahoe was named the 73rd Postmaster General of the United States in October 2010, serving until his retirement in 2015. Mr. Donahoe was a 39-year veteran of the USPS, starting as a postal clerk in Pittsburgh, PA in 1975. Prior to his appointment as Postmaster General, Mr. Donahoe served as the 19th Deputy Postmaster General. Mr. Donahoe has a degree in economics from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Donahoe is also a director of SG360, an industry-leading print and direct marketing solutions provider.
Jane Gural-Senders is executive director and principal of GFP Real Estate LLC, a family real estate company, which owns and manages a portfolio of approximately 50 properties comprising over 11 million square feet primarily in the New York City metropolitan area. The firm also handles third-party services for over 20 properties comprising over 3 million square feet. She is a past president of the Gural JCC (Greater Five Towns, Long Island, NY) and presently is a member of the board of that organization. She also is a board member of the American Associates Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU); The Flatiron of 23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District; and the Real Estate Committee for the Yeshiva University. Ms. Senders graduated from New York University with a Master of Social Work degree.
Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee
Barry Lefkowitz is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Huntington Road Advisors LLC, a real estate investment and advisory firm, and Co-Founder of HMC Real Estate Services LLC, an investment and management firm focused on value-add industrial and flex/office properties. He is a member of the board of ShopOne Centers REIT Inc. a leading owner, operator and manager of high-quality grocery-anchored shopping centers. Beginning in 2017, Huntington Road Advisors LLC provided advisory services to the Postal Group, LLC, an entity owned by Mr. Spodek. In 2016, Mr. Lefkowitz served as Interim Chief Financial Officer of Brixmor Property Group Inc. (NYSE:BRX), owner of the nation’s largest wholly-owned portfolio of grocery-anchored community and neighborhood shopping centers. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE:CLI) from 1996 to 2014 where he was responsible for overseeing the company’s investor relations activities as well as strategic financial planning and forecasting, financial accounting and reporting, and capital markets activities. Additionally, Mr. Lefkowitz led the company’s property management and asset management operations beginning in 2004. He served as a Vice President at Mack-Cali Realty Corporation from 1994 to 1997. Prior to joining Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, Mr. Lefkowitz served as a Senior Manager at Deloitte LLP, specializing in real estate. He is a graduate of Brooklyn College and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee
Anton Feingold, 38, is a Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, Real Estate in the Legal Group of Ares Management Corporation. He also serves as Vice President and Secretary of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation (NYSE: ACRE) and Vice President and Assistant Secretary of CION Ares Diversified Credit Fund. Prior to joining Ares Management in 2014, Mr. Feingold was an attorney with Clifford Chance LLP, where he was a member of the firm’s capital markets and real estate departments, specializing in corporate finance and real estate transactions, as well as general securities law, corporate and regulatory matters. Mr. Feingold graduated from University of Birmingham with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B Honors) and received a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice at BPP University in London, England.