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 five senior principals have spent decades in the investment industry and have over 20 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 Director

    SOLON APOSHIAN

    Director

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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. Solon has 12 years of industry experience.

    Prior Experience

    UBS Private Wealth Management

    Education

    UCLA Anderson School of Management, MBA
    Princeton University, BA

  • KATHLEEN BURNS Director of Operations

    KATHLEEN BURNS

    Director of Operations

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    Kathleen joined Long Wharf in 2015 and is focused on the operational functions of the firm including corporate accounting, investor reporting, information technology, and compliance. She has 11 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 plays a key role in the compilation of the investment-level and fund-level performance returns. Her responsibilities also include participation in the administration and support of the firm’s information and technology systems. Stacey has 32 years of real estate accounting experience and has been part of the team since Long Wharf's founding in 2011.

    Prior Experience

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

    Education

    Suffolk University, MBA
    Boston College, BA

  • MASON ELIZONDO Associate

    MASON ELIZONDO

    Associate

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    Mason joined Long Wharf in 2021 as a member of the investment team and is responsible for conducting due diligence on value-added investment opportunities. He has four years of industry experience.

    Prior Experience

    Jones Lang LaSalle Capital Markets

    Education

    Williams 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 investment philosophy and business strategy of the firm and is a member of Long Wharf’s investment committee. Over his 39 years of industry experience, Michael has focused on managing, originating, and structuring a broad array 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

  • MEREDITH FARAHMAND Director

    MEREDITH FARAHMAND

    Director

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    Meredith joined Long Wharf in 2022 as a member of the investor relations team and is focused on business strategy, capital raising, and client relations. Meredith has seven years of industry experience.

    Prior Experience

    Tishman Speyer
    PGIM Real Estate

    Education

    Columbia University, MS
    Emory University, BBA

  • JENNY FARRELL, CPA Director of Finance

    JENNY FARRELL, CPA

    Director of Finance

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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 16 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 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 30 years of experience in the real estate and alternative investments markets.

    Prior Experience

    Fidelity Investments, Merrill Lynch & Co.

    Education

    Tufts University, BA

  • JORDAN HANEY Analyst

    JORDAN HANEY

    Analyst

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    Jordan joined Long Wharf in 2022 and is responsible for supporting the asset management team through the analysis of investments and assisting with the fair market valuation process. Jordan has two years of industry experience.

    Prior Experience

    Perennial Capital Advisors, LLC

    Education

    Tufts University, BA

  • BROOKE HARTMAN Portfolio Controller

    BROOKE HARTMAN

    Portfolio Controller

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    Brooke joined Long Wharf in 2020 and is responsible for fund-level accounting as well as assisting with cash management and financial reporting. Brooke has five years of industry experience.

    Prior Experience

    KPMG

    Education

    University of Connecticut, 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 21 years of industry experience and has been with the team since Long Wharf's founding in 2011.

    Prior Experience

    Fidelity Investments, AEW

    Education

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

  • 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 19 years of industry experience and has been with the team since Long Wharf's founding in 2011.

    Prior Experience

    Fidelity Investments, Tremont Realty Capital

    Education

    Endicott College, BA

  • PHILIP MURPHY Managing Director

    PHILIP MURPHY

    Managing Director

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    Phil leads the investment team and is responsible for sourcing, underwriting, and acquiring value-added real estate investments. He is also a member of the firm’s investment committee, and has worked in a broad array of markets and sectors throughout his 26 years in the industry. Phil has been a member of the team since Long Wharf's founding in 2011.

    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 26 years of experience in real estate investment management and has been with the team since Long Wharf's founding in 2011.

    Prior Experience

    Fidelity Investments, AEW

    Education

    Boston College, MSF
    Binghamton University, BS
    CFA Charterholder

  • TAMMY PLOTKIN Managing Director & CCO

    TAMMY PLOTKIN

    Managing Director & CCO

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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 26 years of experience in the real estate industry and has been with the team since Long Wharf's founding in 2011.

    Prior Experience

    Fidelity Investments, Centro Watt, Heritage Property Investment Trust

    Education

    University of Hartford, BS

  • DANNY SMITH Director of IT & Security

    DANNY SMITH

    Director of IT & Security

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    Danny joined Long Wharf in 2022 and provides leadership over the firm’s technology platform with a focus on cyber and information security. He has 25 years of industry experience.

    Prior Experience

    Royal Oak Advisors, Eze Castle Integration

    Education

    Wentworth Institute of Technology, BS
    Roxbury Community College, AS

  • 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. 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 29 years of industry experience and has been with the team since Long Wharf's founding in 2011.

    Prior Experience

    Fidelity Investments, Boston Partners Asset Management, State Street

    Education

    Boston College, BS
    CFA Charterholder

  • DAVID STEIN Director

    DAVID STEIN

    Director

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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. David has 10 years of industry experience.

    Prior Experience

    Goldman Sachs

    Education

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

  • SAMANTHA TORTO Senior Associate

    SAMANTHA TORTO

    Senior Associate

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    Samantha joined Long Wharf in 2020 as a member of the investment team and is focused on the analysis of value-added investment opportunities. Samantha has five years of industry experience.

    Prior Experience

    Newmark Knight Frank

    Education

    Elon University, BSBA cum laude

  • JENNA VAIL Associate Director

    JENNA VAIL

    Associate Director

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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. She has 13 years of industry experience.

    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 22 years of industry experience and has been with the team since Long Wharf's founding in 2011.

    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 40 years of experience and has been with the team since Long Wharf's founding in 2011.

    Prior Experience

    Fidelity Investments, AEW

    Education

    Marian Court College, AAS

  • SEAN WEISS Director

    SEAN WEISS

    Director

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    Sean joined Long Wharf in 2013 and is a member of the asset management team. He is responsible for implementing the business plan for investments following acquisition. This includes overseeing marketing, leasing, operations, loan administration, and disposition. Sean has 26 years of industry experience.

    Prior Experience

    Great Point Investors, Cabot Entities

    Education

    Babson College, BS