Alan F. Feldman
Alan F. Feldman serves as our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of our Board of Directors since October 2012 and as our President since September 2020 overseeing the strategy for the company and its investment strategy. Prior to our merger (the Merger) with Resource Real Estate Opportunity REIT, Inc. (REIT I) and Resource Apartment REIT III (REIT III), he was also Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of REIT I from…
June 2009 to September 2020 ) and REIT III from June 2017 to September 2020 . Mr. Feldman also served as a Senior Vice President of Resource America from August 2002 to September 2020 and as Chief Executive Officer of its wholly owned subsidiary, Resource Real Estate (our Founding Sponsor) from May 2004 to September 2020. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Feldman was a Vice President at Lazard Freres & Co., an investment banking firm specializing in real estate matters. From 1992 through 1998, Mr. Feldman was an Executive Vice President of the Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust and its predecessor, The Rubin Organization. From 1990 to 1992, Mr. Feldman was a director at Strouse, Greenberg & Co., a regional full-service real estate company. From 1986 through 1988, Mr. Feldman was an engineer at Squibb Corporation. Mr. Feldman received a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree from Tufts University, and a Master of Business Administration, Real Estate and Finance concentration degree from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
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Gary Lichtenstein has been a member of our Board of Directors since November 2013. Prior to the Merger, Mr. Lichtenstein also served as an independent director for REIT I from September 2009 to January 2021. Mr. Lichtenstein served as a partner of Grant Thornton LLP, a registered public accounting firm, from 1987 to July 2009. He worked at Grant Thornton LLP from 1974 to 1977 and served as a manager at Grant Thornton LLP from 1977 to 1987. …
Prior to joining Grant Thornton LLP, Mr. Lichtenstein served as an accountant for Soloway & von Rosen CPA from 1970 to 1974 and for Touche Ross Bailey & Smart from 1969 to 1970. Mr. Lichtenstein served on the Board of Directors of Atlas Resources, LLC from September 2016 to September 2018. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration and his Juris Doctor degree from Cleveland State University.
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Thomas J. Ikeler
Thomas J. Ikeler has been a member of our Board of Directors since November 2013. Mr. Ikeler also served as an independent director for REIT I from September 2009 until February 2014. Mr. Ikeler recently retired from his position at Hoffman & Associates – a leading Washington, DC based mixed-use and residential real estate developer – where he continues to serve as an advisor. …
White at Hoffman from November 2014 to December 2020, he had served as Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, and as one of the company’s four partners. From January 2010 to November 2014, Mr. Ikeler served as Managing Director, Capital Markets of Penzance, a private equity real estate investment and operating company, based in Washington, DC, and was one of four members of its Executive Committee. He was involved with all aspects of the firm’s investment activities, including acquisitions, development, and capital placement. Immediately prior to that, from January 2009 to January 2010, Mr. Ikeler was President of K2 Capital Advisors, LLC, a boutique advisory practice that assisted real estate companies in selling or capitalizing existing assets and new acquisitions. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Ikeler served as Managing Director of Jones Lang LaSalle, one of the largest global real estate service firms with 180 offices in 60 countries and over 36,000 employees, where he specialized in commercial property and multifamily equity and debt financing. From 1999 to 2005, he served as Managing Director of Aegis Realty Consultants, the real estate banking affiliate of Berwind Property Group, which owns and operates more than 25,000 apartment units and 100 communities. From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Ikeler served as Vice President/Corporate Finance for Security Capital Group and Senior Vice President for a subsidiary. From 1994 to 1997, he established a real estate investment and advisory firm that targeted “off market” opportunities and advised institutional owners and operators of real estate, which included serving as lead outside advisor to RF&P Corporation, a private REIT owned by the Virginia Retirement System. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Bucknell University and his Master in Business Administration from Harvard University.
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Andrew Ceitlin has been a member of our Board of Directors since January 2021. Prior to the Merger, he served as an independent director of REIT I from February 2014 to January 2021. Mr. Ceitlin has served as the Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for Tishman Construction Corporation, an AECOM company, since June 2017 and previously served as its Senior Corporate Counsel from …
June 2010 to June 2017. Prior to joining Tishman Construction Corporation, Mr. Ceitlin served as legal counsel for Bovis Lend Lease Holdings, Inc. from May 2007 to June 2010. Prior to joining Bovis Lend Lease Holdings, Inc., Mr. Ceitlin was an associate attorney at Peckar & Abramson, P.C., a law firm specializing in construction law. Mr. Ceitlin served as a director of Resource IO REIT from March 2015 to May 2018. Mr. Ceitlin is a licensed member of the New York State Bar and has practiced law for over 20 years. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science from The Ohio State University and a Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School.
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Lee F. Shlifer
Lee F. Shlifer has been a member of our Board of Directors since January 2021. Prior to the Merger, he served as an independent director of REIT I from September 2009 to January 2021 and of REIT III from January 2016 to January 2021. Mr. Shlifer has served as founder, President and broker for Signature Investment Realty, Inc., an investment brokerage and management/consulting firm that …
emphasizes the acquisition and management of multifamily apartment buildings, since 1985. Prior to founding Signature Investment Realty, Inc., he served as Vice President of Marketing for Spencer Industries from 1979 to 1981. In addition, Mr. Shlifer served as a psychotherapist for the Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute from 1978 to 1979. Mr. Shlifer is a member of the board of directors of ELIT, a non-profit organization that operates schools in India and Pakistan to teach impoverished women basic computer skills, and is a member of the Development Committee of the Philadelphia Orchestra. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from The New School for Social Research.
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Paula Baiman Brown
Paula Baiman Brown has been a member of our Board of Directors since August 2021. Ms. Brown has served as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Lanard & Axilbund, LLC (d/b/a Colliers International) from March 2010 to the present. From March 1993 to March 2009, Ms. Brown was counsel at Ledgewood, a law firm where she practiced real estate and …
real estate finance law. She also holds a Real Estate Broker license from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Ms. Brown received a Bachelor of Arts from Connecticut College and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
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Alan F. Riffkin
Alan F. Riffkin has been a member of our Board of Directors since August 2021. Mr. Riffkin is the Managing Member of AFR Capital Advisory LLC, a strategic advisor to real estate owners and operations since December 2020. From 2003 to December 2019, he held positions as Director to Managing Director of the Real Estate Investment Banking Group at Lazard Freres & Co LLC. From 1994 to 2003, …
he held positions as Associate to Vice President of the Real Estate, Technology and Industrial Groups in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs & Co. Prior to that, Mr. Riffkin held positions as Account Officer to Senior Account Officer at Citicorp in the Real Estate Division from 1988 to 1992. Mr. Riffkin has served as a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute since 2017. He also holds FINRA Series 7 and Series 24 licenses. He received a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
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