Matthew Kaplan, Head of Almanac, Managing Director
Mr. Kaplan is the Chairperson of Almanac’s investment committee and responsible for overseeing the activities of Almanac and portfolio management of the ARS Funds. He currently serves on the boards of PREP Property Group and ReNew Senior Living. He has also served on the boards of Allegro Holdings, Ambassador Apartments Inc., CNL Financial Services, CNL Hospitality Properties, Encore Hospitality, Hallmark Holdings, National RV Communities, Parkway Properties, RXR Realty, Vanta Commercial Properties, Winter Properties, WNY Group and Westcore Properties.
Prior to joining Almanac in 1990, he served in the Corporate Finance Department of Rothschild Inc. He is a member of NAREIT’s Real Estate Investment Advisory Council, a Research Sponsor at the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center of the Wharton School, an Associate Member of the Pension Research Council of the Wharton School, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Ohio State University Center for Real Estate.
Mr. Kaplan began his career as a management consultant at Touche Ross & Co. Mr. Kaplan graduated cum laude from Washington University in 1984 and received an MBA from The Wharton School in 1988.
Andrew Silberstein, Head of Private Markets, Almanac, Managing Director
Mr. Silberstein is a member of Almanac’s investment committee and is responsible for the origination, structuring and management of the investments of Almanac’s funds. He currently serves on the boards of CIP Real Estate, L3 Capital, PREP Property Group, Claros Mortgage Trust and Davlyn Investments. He has also served on the boards of NRES Holdings, RXR Realty, Welsh Property Trust, Winter Properties, WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:WIR), RAIT Financial Trust (NYSE: RAS), Westcore Properties and Slate Asset Management.
Prior to joining Almanac in 2009, he served as the Chief Investment Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Stoltz Real Estate and during the same period established AMS Real Estate Partners. Prior to that, he worked in real estate investment banking and private equity, first at Bear Stearns and then Morgan Stanley. He has been a member of National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, the Urban Land Institute and ICSC.
Mr. Silberstein graduated from Yale University in 1989 and received an M.B.A. in 1995 from New York University Stern School of Business where he was a Glucksman Fellow.
D. Pike Aloian, Managing Director
Mr. Aloian is a member of Almanac’s investment committee and is responsible for the origination, structuring and management of the investments of Almanac’s funds. He currently serves on the boards of EastGroup Properties (NYSE:EGP), Shaner Hospitality Finance, Merritt Properties, Welcome Group, Sherman Associates Ventures and Klein Enterprises. He has also served on the boards of Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN), BSR Trust (formerly known as Summit Housing Partners), CRT Properties (NYSE:CRO), Denholtz Holdings, Drawbridge Realty Trust, Metrogate LLC, Morningstar Mini-Storage, Shaner Hotel Holdings, Shaner Mortgage REIT, Victory Real Estate Investments and Mount Auburn.
Prior to joining Almanac in 1988, he was a vice president at The Harlan Company, where he was responsible for property acquisition, development and financing. He has also served as an adjunct professor of the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Aloian graduated from Harvard College in 1976 and received an MBA from Columbia University in 1980.
Justin Hakimian, Managing Director
Mr. Hakimian is a member of Almanac’s investment committee and is responsible for the origination, structuring and management of the investments of Almanac’s funds. He currently serves on the board of HRIP Holdings, ReNew Senior Living, McNeill Hotel Investors and ACRE. He has also served on the boards of CA Student Living, Drawbridge Realty Trust, JH Real Estate, and Vanta Commercial Properties.
Prior to joining Almanac in 2005, he was an Associate in the Equity Research department at Morgan Stanley, with coverage of oil & gas companies.
Mr. Hakimian graduated from the University at Albany in May 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.