MEET THE TEAM

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SomeraRoad Team

Founder & Principal

Ian
Ross

New York Office
D: 646.766.8181
M: 310.663.9781

Ian Ross founded SomeraRoad Inc. in 2016 to take an entrepreneurial and creative approach to value-add, opportunistic real estate in growing secondary markets.

Previously, Ian was a Managing Director at Triangle Capital Group, a firm he helped develop shortly after its inception. At Triangle, Ian managed the Acquisitions and Asset Management units, focusing on the purchase of real estate, non-performing loans, and securitized mortgage products, as well as the conception and execution of value-add business plans.

Prior to joining Triangle, Ian spent two years working as an analyst for Jefferies & Company in its Investment Banking Division where he focused on raising both debt and equity, for financial services and real estate companies. Ian initially began his professional career working on Morgan Stanley's CMBS origination and securitization platform.

Ian received an MBA from University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and graduated with honors from Emory University with a Bachelors in Business Administration.

Ian is the Founder and Chairman of The Asperger's Awareness Council, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2009 that strives to raise awareness and funding for high-functioning forms of Autism.

Principal

Fergus
Campbell

New York Office
D: 646.849.3848
M: 203.858.9899
E: fergus@someraroadinc.com

Fergus Campbell is a Principal of SomeraRoad Inc. helping oversee all aspects of the business. Fergus leads the company's capital markets activities and transaction structuring. He also oversees strategic initiatives, business growth, and hiring.

Prior to joining SomeraRoad, Fergus was a Senior Associate at NorthStar Asset Management Group, Inc., a predecessor to Colony NorthStar, Inc. At NorthStar, Fergus focused on large portfolio acquisitions across all asset classes and jurisdictions, spending time in the company's New York, Luxembourg and London offices. He has extensive experience purchasing and financing commercial real estate, having closed over $5 billion of transactions.

Fergus is concurrently completing his Executive MBA at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College, where he also played Men's Lacrosse.

Director of Acquisitions

Jonathon
Reeser

Nashville Office
D: 615.436.9331
M: 760.822.7978
E: jon@someraroadinc.com

Jon is a Director at SomeraRoad Inc., helping lead its acquisition and asset management efforts. Jon oversees all investing activities in Pittsburgh, Nashville, and Las Vegas.

Prior to SomeraRoad, Jon was a Vice President at Sovereign Capital Management, in San Diego, focused on investing in distressed real estate. There is led the acquisition and asset management of a $6 billion TIC portfolio with 150+ properties nationwide.

Jon received a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and Finance from Point Loma Nazarene University.

Director of Acquisitions

Basel
Bataineh

New York Office
D: 646.491.8871
M: 973.517.6704
E: basel@someraroadinc.com

Basel is a Director at SomeraRoad Inc., where he leads acquisitions and asset management throughout the company's portfolio.

Prior to joining SomeraRoad, Basel worked at PGIM Real Estate, Prudential's real estate investment management business. There he held asset management responsibilities for the firm’s flagship core fund, with a focus on office and industrial assets. He supported all aspects of development, leasing, budgeting, financing, and capital projects on a portfolio exceeding $5 billion.

Basel received a Bachelors in Hotel Administration from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University. While at Cornell, Basel founded a real estate investment firm to acquire, improve and dispose of distressed residential assets.

Director of Development

Andrew
Donchez

New York Office
D: 646.870.3097
M: 610.248.5371
E: adonchez@someraroadinc.com

Andrew is a Director at SomeraRoad Inc., leading all aspects of the company's ground-up development platform.

Prior to joining SomeraRoad, Andrew served as VP of Development for Mill Creek Residential Trust, where he led the development of 1,400+ residential units exceeding $600 million of developmental value.

Andrew has over 15 years of experience in development. Prior to joining Mill Creek, Andrew helped build RXR Realty's developmental platform, overseeing 1,400+ residential units totaling more then $700 million of value. He also spent time at Toll Brothers, Inc. and at Ashley Development.

Andrew received a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from the Pennsylvania State University.

Director of Debt Strategies

Amit
Patel

New York Office
D: 646.450.3112
M: 614.216.3956
E: amit@someraroadinc.com

Amit is a Director of Capital Markets at SomeraRoad Inc, leading the company's debt investing activities. Prior to joining SomeraRoad, Amit worked at Bayview Asset Management where he oversaw capital markets activity for the Commercial Real Estate Mortgage Originations group, including pricing, structuring and securitizing new origination Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities (“CMBS”) loans.

Previously, Amit spent three years as Head Trader and Co-Head of Capital Markets at MC-Five Mile, a specialty-finance CMBS Lender, where he was responsible for the pricing and structuring of CMBS loans.

Amit spent the first ten years of his career at Morgan Stanley, where he held a variety of roles focused on CMBS loans.

Amit received a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance from Carnegie Mellon University.

Director of Net-Lease

Brian
Mansouri

New York Office
D: 646.870.3094
M: 516.532.3493
E: brian@someraroadinc.com

Brian is the Director of Net-Lease at SomeraRoad. He oversees all net-leased and income-producing commercial real estate investments across the platform. Brian has over 10 years of experience within the sector. Prior to SomeraRoad, he worked as a Senior Vice President for AR Global Investments. There he oversaw the company’s net-lease investment portfolios, which consisted of $7 billion in real estate assets across the United States and Europe, held within two, publicly traded REITs. Throughout his career at AR Global, Mansouri sourced and closed over $3.5 billion in total real estate transactions. Mansouri previously worked within GE Capital’s real estate asset management group.

Brian received a B.B.A. in Real Estate from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He lives in Long Island, NY with his wife and son.

Vice President

Joe
LeMense, Jr.

Nashville Office
D: 615.436.9332
M: 202.236.9951
E: joe@someraroadinc.com

Joe serves as Vice President of Construction for SomeraRoad Inc. managing all creative rehabilitation/conversion and heavy capital improvement construction projects for the firm. Joe joined SomeraRoad at inception in 2016.

He previously served as Director of Finance for The Shooshan Company, a privately owned investor and full service commercial real estate developer in the Washington, DC-metro area. There he managed all financial aspects of development projects, including the acquisition, entitlement, and financing of over 1.5 million SF of mixed-use office and residential ground-up development.

Prior to Shooshan, Joe worked with DC-based developer Douglas Development Corp. There he managed developments and transactions of nearly $1 billion.

Joe received a Masters in Real Estate Development from Georgetown University, with Honors and received a Bachelors of Science in Real Estate from The University of Georgia.

Joe has served as an adjunct professor to the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies' Real Estate Independent Study course.

Vice President

Andrew
Marchetti

New York Office
D: 646.876.9951
M: 813.833.9680
E: andrew@someraroadinc.com

Andrew serves as a Vice President for SomeraRoad Inc. with a focus on acquisitions and asset management. Prior to joining SomeraRoad, Andrew was a Senior Analyst at Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group, a real estate capital advisory firm. There he was tasked with raising debt, equity, and opportunity zone capital on behalf of institutional clients.

Andrew began his career with Circle K Stores, the largest convenience and gas station operator in the country, where he served as the sole analyst to the head of North American real estate and later managed real estate development projects in Florida, Texas, and California.

During his tenure with Circle K Stores, Andrew worked closely on the $4.4B acquisition of CST Brands and led numerous ground-up development projects totaling over $100M in cost.

Andrew received a Bachelors of Science in Accounting and Finance from Florida State University.

Vice President

Chris
McCune

Pittsburgh Office
D: 412.351.9016
M: 814.404.7058
E: chris@someraroadinc.com
Chis serves as Vice President of Development for SomeraRoad Inc. and is responsible for managing execution of the company's ground-up development projects. Chris also serves as the Business Manager for Core Construction Service, a captive construction management firm to SomeraRoad. Chris works with Core Construction to assure construction and investment objectives remain aligned throughout the project life cycle.

He previously served as a Director of Developer Services for Millcraft Investments, a privately owned full-service real estate firm in Pittsburgh, PA. During his time with Millcraft, Chris worked on pre-development efforts for a 15-acre mixed-use riverfront development, and served as the development and construction lead for a mixed-use, luxury residential project - both located in the urban center of Pittsburgh.

Prior to his time at Millcraft, Chris spent over 10 years in the Washington, DC-metro area building his development and construction career. Chris spent seven years with Clark Construction, one of the nation's most experienced and respected general contractors. Chris had served as Senior Preconstruction Manager, managing pre-construction efforts on over $2B worth of construction projects, and successfully lead all new work procurement efforts for one of Clark's self-perform divisions. Chris began his career as a consulting structural engineer with a focus on new mixed-use developments and adaptative re-use projects.

Chris received a Masters of Real Estate Development from Georgetown University, and earned a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering from Penn State University. Chris is also a licensed Professional Engineer.

Associate

Brock
Kenyon

New York Office
D: 646.540.9174
M: 512.964.7633
E: brock@someraroadinc.com

Brock is an Associate at SomeraRoad Inc., focused on acquisitions and asset management. Prior to working for SomeraRoad, Brock worked at Jamestown L.P. in Brooklyn, New York.

At Jamestown, Brock worked on the asset management team at Industry City, a $1.3B adaptive reuse project located in South Brooklyn. His work at Industry City included capital markets initiatives, financial analysis, financial reporting, lease analysis, and capital budget review, among other tasks.

Before Jamestown, Brock served as an acquisitions Analyst at Maverick Real Estate Partners LLC. Maverick is a private equity fund manager focused on acquiring non-performing commercial mortgages secured by real estate in the New York metropolitan area.

Brock received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Columbia University.

Associate

Andrew
Ringie

New York Office
D: 646.448.8998
M: 413.212.6532
E: aringie@someraroadinc.com

Andrew serves as an Associate for SomeraRoad with a focus on ground up multi-family & mixed use development. Prior to joining SomeraRoad, Andrew was an Investment Associate at Outlier Realty Capital, a real estate investment firm based in Washington, DC.

At Outlier Andrew was responsible for sourcing, evaluating, underwriting and conducting due diligence across the firm’s value-add and development strategies in Washington DC and throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Andrew supported capital raising and investment related research on all projects. During his tenure he worked closely on over 19 transactions totaling in $150MM+ of AUM.

Andrew received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from The George Washington University, School of Business.

Associate

Blake
Toline

New York Office
D: 646.542.1388
M: 516.808.2272
E: blake@someraroadinc.com

Blake serves as an Associate for SomeraRoad Inc. focused on acquisitions and asset management. Prior to working for SomeraRoad, Blake worked at Rialto Capital in Miami, Florida.

At Rialto, Blake underwrote the acquisition of B-piece bonds within CMBS securitizations totaling $800M+, served as asset manager for REO properties, oversaw loans in special servicing, and negotiated loan modifications with delinquent borrowers.

Before Rialto, Blake was an early employee at CompStak, a real estate tech start-up. Having worked on both the debt and equity sides of the real estate industry, Blake has significant experience evaluating new deals, working with lenders, executing business plans, and asset managing properties.

Blake received a Bachelors of Science in Finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

Associate

Steve
Velasquez

New York Office
D: 646.849.3849
M: 347.256.0280
E: steven@someraroadinc.com

Steven serves as an Associate for SomeraRoad Inc. focused on acquisitions and asset management. Prior to joining SomeraRoad, Steven was an Investment Analyst at PGIM Real Estate. There he held asset management responsibilities as well. He worked on the firm’s Flagship Core Plus fund. He also held responsibilities for multiple single client accounts.

These responsibilities were across all property types. At that time, Steven also supported leasing, developments, and capital improvement projects. He supported partner workouts for assets across the Northeast region. In total, Steven worked on a portfolio of approximately $1.6 billion.

Steven received a Bachelors of Science in Finance and Investments for the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College.

Associate

Ian
Holland

New York Office
D: 646.849.3096
M: 914.602.6411
E: iholland@someraroadinc.com

Ian is an Associate at SomeraRoad Inc., focused on acquisitions and asset management. Prior to working for SomeraRoad, Ian worked as an analyst at Eastdil Secured in New York.

At Eastdil, Ian worked on over $5 billion in debt and equity transactions across all asset classes. Ian’s responsibilities included financial analysis, underwriting, market research, and creating offering materials.

Ian received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Dartmouth College

Senior Analyst

Pat
Sanders

Nashville Office
D: 615.436.9333
M: 615.574.9933
E: pat@someraroadinc.com

Pat serves as a senior analyst for SomeraRoad Inc. with a focus on acquisitions and asset management.

Prior to joining SomeraRoad, Pat worked as an analyst at Advent Capital Partners, a real estate development firm in Nashville, TN. At Advent Capital Partners, Pat was responsible for project due diligence, underwriting, and development within the firm's ground-up and acquisition platforms in the Greater Nashville-area. During his time with Advent, he worked on residential and commercial developments totaling over $125 million.

Pat received a Bachelors of Science in Economics from the University of the South.

Operations
Manager

Rodley
Hayden

New York Office
D: 646.542.1389
M: 661.487.0182
E: rodley@someraroadinc.com

Rodley serves as Operations Manager at SomeraRoad Inc. Prior to SomeraRoad, Rodley worked as a real estate salesperson at Crosstown Apartments, a boutique real estate brokerage in New York. Prior to that, he was an Analyst at Mark Chris Investments, a residential and commercial developer based in California.

Rodley graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration – Finance. While at Point Loma Nazarene University, Rodley held an internship with South West Manufactured Homes, a leading real estate broker and developer based in San Diego, CA.

Operations
Manager

Diana
Aras

New York Office
D: 646.849.5672
M: 201.788.0813
E: diana@someraroadinc.com

Diana serves as Operations Manager at SomeraRoad Inc.

Diana joined SomeraRoad with 15 years of executive and administrative support experience. Previously, she spent nearly seven years at Millennium Management supporting C-Level Executives and Global Heads. During her time at MLP, she worked closely with the senior executive team to help the overall function and day-to-day operations. Prior to MLP, Diana served senior executives at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Guggenheim Advisor.

After serving large corporations, Diana comes to SomeraRoad ready to apply her experience and skillsets in an entrepreneurial environment.

Diana received a BA in Communications Arts form St. Thomas Aquinas Collage.

Operations
Intern

Jim
Hagen

New York Office
D: 646.666.8397
M: 203.917.5613
E: jim@someraroadinc.com

Jim serves as an Operations Intern at SomeraRoad Inc. Jim graduated from the University of Connecticut – Storrs in 2020 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. While at UConn, Jim worked as an Operations and Financial Assistant within the University’s Biomedical Engineering Labs. In that role, Jim assisted with the financial management, acquisition of technical equipment, and project coordination for dozens of biomechanical, bioinformatic, and biochemical engineering projects.

Project
Manager

Imran
Haris

Indianapolis Office
D: 463.210.0426
M: 317.694.3000
E: imran@someraroadinc.com

Imran serves as a Project Manager for SomeraRoad, primarily focused on overseeing design and construction activities across projects. In this role, he is responsible for implementing project-specific business plans and working with the team to bring life to SomeraRoad's vision.

Prior to joining SomeraRoad, Imran was a Project Manager for the Keystone Group, a real estate development company based in Indianapolis, IN. He brings a wide breadth of experience to the table, having led the execution of complex projects across a variety of market sectors such as office, multifamily, hospitality, historic adaptive reuse, healthcare, retail & educational facilities.

Imran received a Master of Science Degree in Construction Engineering & Management from Purdue University as well as a Master of Professional Studies Degree in Real Estate Development from the University of Indianapolis. He also has a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the National Institute of Technology in India."

Controller
 

Alex
DeRose

New York Office
D: 646.870.3099
M: 908.917.9039
E: alex@someraroadinc.com

Alex serves as Financial Controller for SomeraRoad Inc. Prior to joining SomeraRoad, Alex at Stabilis Capital Management, LP a New York-based investment firm that has raised over $1.7 billion since 2010. Alex was a Senior Fund Accountant supporting the firm’s accounting and treasury functions.

Previously, Alex spent time at PricewaterhouseCoopers as an auditor for clients within the financial services industry.

Alex received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with honors from Bucknell University.

Accounting
Associate

Saira
Mahmood

New York Office
D: 646.793.3021
M: 646.641.4620
E: saira@someraroadinc.com

Saira serves as an Accounting Associate for SomeraRoad Inc.

Prior to joining, she worked at Macias Gini & O'Connell LLP as a Financial Accounting and Advisory Services Associate, concentrating on Private Equities and Hedge Funds. Saira was responsible for preparing monthly financial accounting reporting and financial statements, under the US GAAP framework. She collaborated closely with the CFOs and controllers on their various private equity and hedge fund accounting needs.

She graduated with a Masters of Science in Accounting from Hofstra University's Frank G. Zarb School of Business in May 2019.

Executive
Assistant

Aimee
Winnik

New York Office
D: 646.880.6131
M: 646.640.7078
E: aimee@someraroadinc.com

Aimee Winnik is an Executive Assistant at SomeraRoad Inc. supporting the Founder and Principal. She has over 8 years of experience as an Executive Assistant and Legal Assistant in various industries, including: Legal, Finance, Tech and Real Estate. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in International and Comparative Politics from the American University of Paris in Paris, France and obtained her Master of Laws (LLM) degree in International Development Law and Human Rights at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom.

Outside General Counsel
Couzens Hall Advisors

Michael
Fralin

D: 646.766.8183
M: 646.374.5311
E: michael@couzenshalladvisors.com

Michael Fralin is the Managing Partner of his New York City based firm, Couzens Hall Advisors, LLC, which provides real estate, corporate and structured finance legal advice and general counsel services to its clients.

Couzens Hall serves as general counsel to SomeraRoad Inc. and its affiliates. Michael primarily advises SomeraRoad on the structure and execution of real estate transactions, general contracts and litigation.

Michael formerly practiced law in the offices of Paul Hastings, LLP in the firm's Real Estate/Structured Finance Group. While there, Michael handled all types of real estate transactions, including the origination of mortgage loans intended for securitization, mezzanine loans, bridge loans and credit facilities. Michael was involved in all real estate asset types, including hotels, retail, office, multifamily, and industrial properties, ranging from single-asset financings to highly structured portfolio transactions.

Core Construction Services Team

SomeraRoad’s affiliated construction management firm

President

Erik
Loomis

Erik serves as President of Core Construction Services, LLC. Erik's responsibilities include leading the company's business operations and accomplishing the goals of the developer's business objectives. With over 20 years of experience and construction expertise, Erik's vision and leadership provide guidance that motivates the Core Construction Services team to look for innovative and cooperative ways to create value for clients. Erik is committed to the success of each individual project, displayed through his involvement in all aspects of construction management; from pre-construction efforts through budget management.

Prior to starting Core Construction Services in 2019, Erik led Loomis Companies a multimillion-dollar design/build commercial construction company with a focus on projects of all sizes and asset classes.

Director of Construction

Matthew
Howells

Matt serves as Director of Construction for Core Construction Services LLC, with a focus on the execution and delivery of re-purposed and newly constructed assets. Matt oversees all pre-construction budgeting, design development, construction documentation and construction coordination. In addition to this Matt oversees all general operational needs to build and expand the Core Constructions Services team.

Matt has extensive experience in development & construction in multiple sectors including; education, institutional, medical, manufacturing, agricultural, mixed-use, office, and warehouse projects. These were for a variety of private and publicly held clients and institutions, both nationally and internationally.

Matt has completed studies at Georgia Tech for Construction Management, Case Western Weatherhead School of Management for Finance and Control. In addition Matt trained and worked as a journeyman carpenter in Cleveland Carpenters Union Local 212 early in his career.

Director of Pre-Construction

Mark
Wallace

Mark will be spearheading pre-construction, estimating, and early development planning for our Core Construction Services team. Mark will be based in our Nashville offices and will predominately focus on construction management of SomeraRoad projects across the Southeast.

Approaching thirty years in the construction industry, Mark has nearly twenty years of experience in project management for some of the nation’s largest construction companies. Prior to joining CCS, Mark worked for JE Dunn, and Brasfield & Gorrie. More recently, he worked as a project manager for Carter Group, LLC, and then served as Director of Pre-Construction for a design-build firm, Hawkins Development Company; and a demolition contractor, Tiny’s Demolition and Recycling. Mark received a B.S. in Construction Management and Architectural Design from Murray State University.

Project Manager

Pete
Sotus

Pete serves as Project Manager Core Construction Services, LLC, handling all aspects of Construction Management.

Prior joining the Core Construction Services team, Pete gained extensive experience in managing commercial construction projects working for leading real estate developers, such as The Debartolo Corporation, TRI-C, and Marous Brothers Construction.

Pete graduated from Youngstown State University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He also has an Associate’s degree in Architectural Engineering from Penn State University and has done course work towards an MBA majoring in Finance.

Estimator

Namratha
Gadipudi

Namratha works as an Estimator for Core Construction Services, LLC. Namratha is responsible for focusing on project intake, scheduling process, quantity takeoffs, budget analysis and coordination of change orders & submittals.

Prior to joining Core Construction Services Namratha she worked as an assistant project manager with strong experience in all phases of pre-construction, client meetings, project estimation, scheduling, submittals and construction coordination of residential and commercial construction. Namratha lso has experience as Jr. Architect working with design team, collaborating with the technical team to ameliorate design problems

Namratha has Master’s in Construction Management from Bowling Green State University where she majored in construction project management, cost estimation & risk management. Namratha also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, majoring in architectural design & sustainability.

Project Intake Coordinator & Contract Administrator

Brooke
Picozzi

Brooke joined Core Construction Services in 2019 and serves as Project Intake Coordinator and Contract Administrator. Prior to joining Core Construction Services LLC, Brooke worked for several highly regarded commercial construction and consulting firms, where she assisted in closing over $250M in projects.

With over 15+ years of experience in the commercial construction Industry, Brooke has a varied background and a wide breadth of experience assisting in managing large-scale and complex development projects from concept to delivery. At Core Construction Services Brooke leads the coordination of construction documentation and deliverables across the platform; including the construction intake process, risk management monitoring, and payment processing.

Assistant Project Manager

Gavin
Heath

Gavin joined the Core Construction Services team in 2019 as an Assistant Project Manager. Gavin is involved in the scheduling of different projects along with assisting the project management team with coordination and other various assignments.

Prior to joining the Core Construction team, Gavin attended Ohio State University where he earned a Bachelors's Degree in Construction Systems Management. During his time at Ohio State, he extensive gained experience in the construction industry through two internships, an academic competition, and residential renovations.