Our Greatest Asset? Our People.

Focused

Our team of professionals is focused exclusively on value-added real estate investing in the U.S. We are dedicated to our investment strategy with no other products, affiliates, or services competing for the firm's attention.

Strategic

We take pride in the fact that our performance is driven by our people and our culture. We are strategic thinkers, time-tested stewards, innovative problem-solvers and straight shooters. Our size allows us to offer the scale of a larger firm with the ability and agility to focus on unique opportunities both large and small.

Experienced

Long Wharf’s six senior principals have spent decades in the investment industry and have 17 years of experience working together. Our team combines a rich history in real estate equity investment with a breadth of hands-on commercial property experience.

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  • SOLON APOSHIAN Associate

    SOLON APOSHIAN

    Associate

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    Solon joined Long Wharf in 2016 as a member of the investment team and is focused on the analysis of value-added investment opportunities.

    Prior Experience

    UBS Private Wealth Management

    Education

    UCLA Anderson School of Management, MBA
    Princeton University, BA

  • SARAH BIGGS Director

    SARAH BIGGS

    Director

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    Sarah focuses on capital raising and investor relations. Her responsibilities include managing relationships with institutional investors as well as marketing and communications. Sarah has eight years of industry experience and joined Long Wharf in 2013.

    Prior Experience

    Bain Capital, Goldman Sachs

    Education

    Princeton University, BA

  • KATHLEEN BURNS Senior Portfolio Accountant

    KATHLEEN BURNS

    Senior Portfolio Accountant

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    Kathleen joined Long Wharf in 2015 and is responsible for partnership and fund-level accounting as well as assisting with cash management and financial reporting. She has five years of industry experience.

    Prior Experience

    BDO USA, LLP

    Education

    Bentley University, BS

  • STACEY CONWAY Performance & Analytics Manager

    STACEY CONWAY

    Performance & Analytics Manager

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    Stacey is responsible for detailed investment and portfolio-level analysis, providing a broad array of information to limited partners and their advisors. She plays a key role in the administration and support of the firm’s information and technology systems. Stacey has over 25 years of real estate accounting experience and has been part of the team since 1996.

    Prior Experience

    Fidelity Investments, New England Mutual Life Insurance Company/Copley Real Estate Advisors

    Education

    Suffolk University, MBA
    Boston College, BA

  • MICHAEL ELIZONDO Managing Partner

    MICHAEL ELIZONDO

    Managing Partner

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    Michael is a founding partner of Long Wharf. He is responsible for the strategic direction and investment strategy of the firm and is a member of Long Wharf’s Investment Committee. Over his 30 years of industry experience, Michael has been directly involved in value-added investments with a gross asset value of more than $4 billion. Michael also has experience in managing, originating, structuring, and consummating various types of real estate transactions including portfolio acquisitions of performing, sub-performing, and non-performing debt, REO assets, single asset acquisitions, and development joint ventures.

    Prior Experience

    Fidelity Investments, Colony Capital, Trammell Crow Company

    Education

    Harvard University, MBA
    Emory University, BA

  • JENNY FARRELL, CPA Corporate Controller

    JENNY FARRELL, CPA

    Corporate Controller

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    Jenny joined Long Wharf in 2017 and is responsible for the management and oversight of accounting, cash management, and financial reporting. She has eleven years of industry experience.

    Prior Experience

    TA Realty, PwC

    Education

    Bentley University, MSA
    Bentley University, BS

  • JEFFREY GANDEL Managing Partner

    JEFFREY GANDEL

    Managing Partner

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    Jeff is a founding partner of Long Wharf and is responsible for capital raising, investor relations, and business strategy for the firm. He is also a member of Long Wharf’s Investment Committee and works closely with the investment and accounting teams on portfolio management and capital markets activities. Jeff has 25 years of experience in the real estate and alternative investments markets and has been part of the team since 1995.

    Prior Experience

    Fidelity Investments, Merrill Lynch & Co.

    Education

    Tufts University, BA

  • JOHN HAMPE Portfolio Controller

    JOHN HAMPE

    Portfolio Controller

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    John is responsible for partnership and fund-level accounting as well as assisting with cash management and financial reporting. John also provides accounting and tax support to the investment and asset management teams. John has over 20 years of industry experience and has been with the team since 1996.

    Prior Experience

    Fidelity Investments, Hills Department Stores

    Education

    Boston College, MSF
    Northeastern University, BS

  • ERIC LARSON Director

    ERIC LARSON

    Director

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    As a member of the asset management team, Eric is responsible for overseeing the execution of the business plan for investments following acquisition, including overseeing development, marketing, leasing, operations, loan administration, and disposition. Eric has 15 years of industry experience and has been with the team since 2006.

    Prior Experience

    Fidelity Investments, AEW

    Education

    University of Rochester, MBA
    University of Maine at Orono, BS

  • PATRICK MCLAUGHLIN, CFA Director

    PATRICK MCLAUGHLIN, CFA

    Director

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    Patrick joined Long Wharf in 2013 and is responsible for the analysis and acquisition of value-added real estate investment opportunities. Patrick has eight years of industry experience.

    Prior Experience

    Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management, BB&T Capital Markets, Capgemini Consulting

    Education

    MIT Sloan School of Management, MBA
    Tufts University, BA
    CFA Charterholder

  • AIMEE MUNSEY Associate Director

    AIMEE MUNSEY

    Associate Director

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    Aimee is a member of the investor relations team and is focused on firm-level marketing and communications as well as client relations and capital raising. She has over 10 years of industry experience and has been with the team since 2010.

    Prior Experience

    Fidelity Investments, Tremont Realty Capital

    Education

    Endicott College, BA

  • PHILIP MURPHY Managing Director

    PHILIP MURPHY

    Managing Director

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    Phil is responsible for sourcing, underwriting, and acquiring value-added real estate investments and is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. He has worked in a broad array of markets and sectors throughout his 21 years in the industry. Phil has been a member of the team since 2007.

    Prior Experience

    Fidelity Investments, Aspen Square Management, Deutsche Bank Securities

    Education

    Babson College, MBA
    Leeds University (UK), BA
    LEED Accredited

  • JOHN OWENS, CFA Managing Director

    JOHN OWENS, CFA

    Managing Director

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    John leads the asset management team where he is responsible for portfolio management activities and analysis, the fair market valuation process, and overseeing investment sales and financings. He is also a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. John has 21 years of experience in real estate investment management and has been with the team since 1999.

    Prior Experience

    Fidelity Investments, AEW

    Education

    Boston College, MSF
    Binghamton University, BS
    CFA Charterholder

  • TAMMY PLOTKIN Managing Director

    TAMMY PLOTKIN

    Managing Director

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    Tammy is a managing director and Chief Compliance Officer at Long Wharf. She is responsible for the management and oversight of the operational functions for the firm including accounting and finance, information technology, human resources, and compliance. Tammy is also a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Tammy has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry and has been with the team since 2007.

    Prior Experience

    Fidelity Investments, Centro Watt, Heritage Property Investment Trust

    Education

    University of Hartford, BA

  • JOHN SCHONBORN Director

    JOHN SCHONBORN

    Director

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    John is primarily responsible for the sourcing, analysis and acquisition of value-added real estate investment opportunities. John has eight years of industry experience and joined the team in 2011.

    Prior Experience

    Fidelity Investments, Great Point Investors, Hecht Development

    Education

    Tufts University, BA

  • JUSTIN SMITH, CFA Managing Director

    JUSTIN SMITH, CFA

    Managing Director

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    Justin is responsible for sourcing, underwriting, and acquiring value-added real estate investments and is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. He has worked on investments in a broad array of markets, sectors, and deal structures including joint venture equity, preferred equity, and mezzanine debt. Justin has over 20 years of industry experience and has been with the team since 1999.

    Prior Experience

    Fidelity Investments, Boston Partners Asset Management, State Street

    Education

    Boston College, BS
    CFA Charterholder

  • DAVID STEIN Associate

    DAVID STEIN

    Associate

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    David joined Long Wharf in 2016 as a member of the investment team and is focused on the analysis of value-added investment opportunities.

    Prior Experience

    Goldman Sachs

    Education

    Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, MBA
    Skidmore College, BA cum laude

  • JENNA VAIL Associate

    JENNA VAIL

    Associate

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    Jenna joined Long Wharf in 2014 and is responsible for supporting the asset management team through the analysis of investments and assisting with the fair market valuation process.

    Prior Experience

    Tremont Realty Capital, J.P. Morgan Investor Services Co.

    Education

    Bentley University, BS

  • STEVE VARNEY Director

    STEVE VARNEY

    Director

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    Steve is a member of the asset management team where he works with local operating partners, brokers, and property managers to implement the business plan for properties following acquisition. His responsibilities include overseeing development, marketing, leasing, operations, loan administration, and asset sales. Steve has over 16 years of industry experience and has been with the team since 2007

    Prior Experience

    Fidelity Investments, Beacon Capital Partners, Bear Stearns Asset Management, Lehman Brothers

    Education

    Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, MBA
    Dartmouth College, BA

  • JANE WALSH Group Administrator

    JANE WALSH

    Group Administrator

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    Jane is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day administration of the firm, as well as the coordination and management of all client and company events. She has over 30 years of experience and has been with the team since 1993.

    Prior Experience

    Fidelity Investments, AEW

    Education

    Marian Court College, AAS

  • SEAN WEISS Associate Director

    SEAN WEISS

    Associate Director

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    Sean joined Long Wharf in 2013 and is responsible for supporting the asset management team through the analysis and oversight of active investments. Sean has over 20 years of industry experience.

    Prior Experience

    Great Point Investors, Cabot Entities

    Education

    Babson College, BS

  • BARBARA YOUNG Director

    BARBARA YOUNG

    Director

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    Barbara is a member of the asset management team where she works with local operating partners, brokers, and property managers to implement the business plan for properties following acquisition. Her responsibilities include overseeing development, marketing, leasing, operations, loan administration, and asset sales. Barbara has 19 years of industry experience and has been with the team since 2004.

    Prior Experience

    Fidelity Investments, Northwestern Investment Management

    Education

    University of Denver, MS
    Westbrook College, BS
    University of Southern Maine, BA