Charles O. Svenson President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Compliance Officer
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Investment banker, expertise in energy, alternative energy, project finance and transportation.
Co-Chairman, Investment Committee of Hamilton College; Trustee, Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks; Chairman, the Adirondack Nature Conservancy and Adirondack Land Trust; President, Harvard Law School Association of New York City
Former Managing Director, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (now Credit Suisse); VP, Head of Project Finance, Goldman Sachs; Dewey, Ballantine, Busby, Palmer & Wood
Hamilton College B.A.; Harvard Law School LL.B.Charles Svenson is a member of Brock Securities Group LLC. The focus of his work at Brock has been private equity and investment banking services related to energy, alternative energy, project finance and transportation.Mr. Svenson began his career as a corporate and securities lawyer at Dewey, Ballantine, Busby, Palmer & Wood, where he specialized in lease and project financing. He subsequently served as Vice President and head of project finance at Goldman, Sachs & Co. specializing in Lease Financing, Energy and Maritime Transportation. Mr. Svenson was also Managing Director and head of project finance, renewable energy, and maritime finance at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.Mr. Svenson is currently serving as Co-Chairman of the Investment Committee at Hamilton College. He also holds a number of positions at various not-for-profit organizations including The Harvard Law School Association, Chairman of the Adirondack Nature Conservancy and Adirondack Land Trust, and board member of The Natural Museum of the Adirondacks. Mr. Svenson is a member of both the American and the New York State Bar Associations.Charles earned a B.A. with highest honors from Hamilton College in 1961 and an L.L.B. cum laude from Harvard Law School.Short Biography
David B. Newman Senior Managing Director
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Over 20 years experience in real estate investment, capital markets, management and development. Former chief investment officer, Empire American Holdings LLC, one of the largest national multi-family property owners in the United States. Formerly part of the retail development group at The Related Companies; general counsel of Strategic Development Concepts, Inc., a Westchester based real estate company; part of the corporate practice group of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel.
Hofstra University; Fordham University School of Law J.D.
Since May 2011 David Newman has been a Senior Managing Director and Investment Banker at Brock Securities LLC, part of Brock’s Capital Markets Group. Prior to joining Brock, Mr. Newman served as the Chief Investment Officer of Empire American Holdings LLC (December 2008 – March 2011) and the Chief Operating Officer and a Director of Empire American Realty Trust, Inc. (June 2009-January 2011). Mr. Newman has 20 years of experience in the real estate industry involving many aspects of real estate investment, capital markets, management and development. Mr. Newman also served on the Investment Program Association REIT Committee and Financial Standards Subcommitee (2009-2011). From April 2004 until December 2008, Mr. Newman was part of the Related Retail development group at The Related Companies, a nationally recognized leader in real estate development, management and ownership in the United States.
From 1992 until 2004, Mr. Newman served as General Counsel to Strategic Development Concepts, Inc., a Westchester based real estate company, where he was responsible for helping manage the company’s legal affairs, business operations and commercial property activities. Mr. Newman commenced his career as an attorney with the corporate practice group of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel and subsequently worked in the corporate practice group of Wachtel & Masyr, with a concentration in corporate and securities law. Since 2004, Mr. Newman has served as President of David B. Newman Consultants, Inc., a New York based corporation.
Since August, 2012 Mr. Newman has served as an independent director of United Realty Trust, Inc.
Mr. Newman earned a Juris Doctorate from the Fordham University School of Law in New York, New York in 1985 and a Bachelor of Business Management degree, cum laude , from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York in 1982.Short Biography