ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONALS

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Noel Belli

NOEL BELLI

Managing Director

Noel G. Belli is a Managing Director responsible for residential acquisitions and dispositions. Prior to joining Sentinel in 1985, he was a Vice President responsible for acquisition of income-producing properties for Loeb Partners Realty. From 1982 to 1983, Mr. Belli was an acquisitions analyst for Fidinam, USA and from 1978 to 1982 he was a Senior Account Officer at Citibank, N.A., responsible for financing the construction of development projects throughout New York City. Mr. Belli received a BA from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Columbia University.

Anita Breslin

ANITA BRESLIN

Managing Director

Anita Breslin is a Managing Director and the Regional Director of Real Estate responsible for asset and property management for Sentinel’s East region residential portfolio. She joined Sentinel in 1978. In her tenure at the firm, she has also served as an acquisitions officer and as the Senior Asset Manager for the East region. Prior to that, Ms. Breslin served as a Property Accountant and subsequently as Residential Accounting Controller until 1986. Ms. Breslin graduated from Queens College of the University of the City of New York with a BS degree and has completed coursework towards her Master's degree in Business Management.

Karen Charde

KAREN CHARDE

Managing Director

Karen Charde is a Managing Director responsible for oversight of all asset and property management for Sentinel’s core and core-plus residential portfolio, as well as our National Urban strategy assets. She joined Sentinel in 1998 as an accountant and has served as an Asset Manager in several regions and most recently as a Regional Director of Real Estate responsible for asset and property management for Sentinel’s high-rise/mid-rise residential portfolio group. Prior to joining Sentinel, she was a Supervisor with Kostin, Ruffkess & Co., LLC, a regional certified public accounting firm in Connecticut. Ms. Charde holds a BS in Accounting from the State University of New York at Albany and is a Certified Public Accountant in both Connecticut and New York.

Keith Lucas

KEITH LUCAS

Managing Director

Keith Lucas, AIA, ARA, LEED AP, is a Managing Director and in-house architect responsible for Sentinel’s Australian Development Management team. He is located in Sentinel’s office in Perth, Australia. Prior to joining Sentinel in 2016, Mr. Lucas served as Senior Partner and Studio Director at MJM+A Architects, pllc in New York City. Mr. Lucas received his AB from Princeton University and currently holds architectural licenses in New York, Maine and Vermont. He serves on the National Board of Directors for the Society of American Registered Architects as well as being past-President of the New York Council. Mr. Lucas has also been selected as a member of the Green Building Council of Australia’s Industry Advisory Board.

Brian Ritter

BRIAN RITTER

Managing Director

Brian Ritter is a Managing Director responsible for portfolio management of several of Sentinel’s commingled funds and separate accounts, as well as asset management for Sentinel's New York City portfolio. Since 2006, Mr. Ritter has been responsible for Sentinel’s New York City residential transaction activity. Prior to joining Sentinel in 2003, he was an Analyst at ING Clarion Partners in the asset management group. Mr. Ritter received a BS in Finance and Insurance from Northeastern University.

John H. Zoeller

JOHN H. ZOELLER

Managing Director

COMPLIANCE OFFICER
John H. Zoeller is a Managing Director and Sentinel’s Compliance Officer. Prior to rejoining Sentinel in 2002, Mr. Zoeller was Vice President and Controller of Starwood Ceruzzi LLC, an investment venture affiliate of Starwood Capital Corp. From 1994 through 2000, Mr. Zoeller was a Vice President and Controller at Sentinel responsible for commercial and residential accounts. Prior to joining Sentinel in 1994, Mr. Zoeller was Controller of Property Management for Koeppel Tener Riguardi, Inc. from 1991 through 1994 and Controller in the real estate division of Integrated Resources Inc. from 1986 through 1991. In addition, Mr. Zoeller was an Accounting Manager in Public Accounting from 1981 through 1986. Mr. Zoeller received a BA in Accounting from St. John’s University and is Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Robin Blauer

ROBIN L. BLAUER

Senior Vice President

Robin L. Blauer is a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager responsible for implementing the investment strategy for several of Sentinel’s commingled funds and separate accounts. Ms. Blauer joined Sentinel in 1997. Her professional career began at The Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York where she had real estate responsibilities in asset and portfolio management, mortgage originations and acquisitions of real estate for institutional clients. In 1992, Ms. Blauer joined Saylor Property Capital, a real estate consulting firm offering services to institutional investors in property financial analysis, due diligence, workout strategies and portfolio management. Most recently, she was a principal of Chadwick, Saylor & Co. Ms. Blauer received her BA degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her Master's of City Planning degree from Harvard University. She is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association and the Urban Land Institute.

Paul D'Elisa

PAUL D’ELISA

Senior Vice President

Paul D’Elisa is a Senior Vice President responsible for all statistical and financial analysis for Sentinel’s Research & Statistics Department. Prior to joining Sentinel in 1990, Mr. D’Elisa was an analyst with Greyside Realty Corporation. Mr. D’Elisa received a BA in Economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an MBA from Dowling College.

Will Freydberg

WILLIAM A. FREYDBERG

Senior Vice President

William A. Freydberg is a Senior Vice President responsible for residential acquisitions. Prior to joining Sentinel in 2002, he was Senior Vice President with First Sterling Financial Group, a real estate syndication firm from 1996 to 2001. Prior to that, he served as Director and Chief Representative of AMTAD New York, Inc., the investment and development arm of Takenaka Corporation. Mr. Freydberg received a BS from Cornell University and a Master’s of Science degree from New York University.

Marisa Gaedig

MARISA GAEDIG

Senior Vice President

Marisa Gaedig is a Senior Vice President responsible for the implementation and support of the asset management/accounting information systems for the residential and commercial portfolio. Prior to joining Sentinel in 2000, she was an Asset Manager and Portfolio Controller at SSR Realty Advisors. Previously, she was a Portfolio Accountant with Fosterlane Management Corporation, a subsidiary of the Kuwait Investment Office. Ms. Gaedig received a BBA from Southwest Texas State University.

Maria Galarza-Murray

MARIA GALARZA-MURRAY

Senior Vice President

Maria Galarza-Murray is a Senior Vice President and Controller in Sentinel’s Corporate Accounting Department. Ms. Galarza provides oversight for many of the processing applications including vendor procurement, treasury and corporate accounting systems. Prior to joining Sentinel in 1995, she was an Accounting Manager in the insurance industry. Ms. Galarza received a BBA from Hofstra University.

Scott Olds

SCOTT OLDS

Senior Vice President

Scott Olds is a Senior Vice President and head of the Information Technology Department. Since joining Sentinel in 1997, Mr. Olds has held several positions of increasing technical and managerial responsibility within the IT Department, and he has played a key role in defining, implementing and managing Sentinel’s IT strategy. Prior to joining Sentinel, he was a Senior Application Consultant for MicroBank Software, a Corporate Account Manager with Nielsen Marketing Research, a Project Manager with Information Resources and a Software Developer with NPD/Nielsen. Mr. Olds holds a BA and JD from Hofstra University and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE). He is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Joe Stein

JOE STEIN

Senior Vice President

Joseph Stein is a Senior Vice President in Sentinel’s financial reporting group where he serves as Controller responsible for fund level accounting and reporting. He also oversees the completion of Sentinel's annual System and Organizational Controls (SOC) certification. Prior to joining Sentinel in 2000, Mr. Stein was a Supervising Senior Auditor with Marin & Montanye, LLP, a certified public accounting firm that specialized in residential real estate, from 1995 to 2000. He also served as an Auditor with Biscotti, Grassi & Co, LP, a certified public accounting firm from 1993 to 1995. Mr. Stein received a BA in Accounting from Queens College.

Connell Watters

CONNELL J. WATTERS

Senior Vice President

Connell J. Watters is a Senior Vice President and Counsel. Prior to joining Sentinel in 2000, Mr. Watters had been an Assistant General Counsel with PaineWebber Incorporated since 1989. He earned his BS from the State University of New York at Brockport, a JD from Fordham University School of Law and an MBA in Finance from Fordham University Graduate School of Business. He is licensed to practice law in New York and Connecticut and is a member of the American Bar Association and New York State Bar Association.

James Allan

JAMES C. ALLAN, JR.

First Vice President

James C. Allan, Jr. is a First Vice President and Director of Research responsible for market research for both the residential and the commercial sectors. Prior to joining Sentinel in 2000, Mr. Allan worked as an Associate Real Estate Appraiser with the appraisal firm of Mitchell, Maxwell & Jackson. Mr. Allan earned a BS in Real Estate from The Pennsylvania State University and a Certificate of Appraisal Studies from New York University.

Nancy Aly

NANCY ALY

First Vice President

Nancy Aly is a First Vice President in Sentinel’s Corporate Accounting Department responsible for international accounting; corporate fiscal control, including capital cash management and budgeting; 401k administration, benefits underwriting; REIT administration and compliance and review of corporate tax returns. She began her career with Sentinel in 2004 and received her CPA in 2016. Ms. Aly received a BS from the University at Buffalo in 2004 and an MS from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business.

Carmen Arce

CARMEN ARCE

First Vice President

Carmen Arce is a First Vice President in the Payroll & Personnel Department. Ms. Arce joined Sentinel in 1991 originally with the Accounts Payable Department. In 1996, she transitioned to the Payroll Department. She is currently responsible for oversight of corporate, residential and commercial payrolls, as well as benefits administration. She has overseen numerous system implementations that advanced and improved Sentinel's payroll and personnel processes.

Robert Austin

ROBERT AUSTIN

First Vice President

Robert Austin is a First Vice President responsible for commercial property asset management, including office, industrial and retail assets. Mr. Austin joined Sentinel in 2007 and has worked on property transactions, due diligence and asset management since that time. Prior to joining Sentinel, Mr. Austin was employed for 20 years by Dean Witter Realty, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morgan Stanley & Co., where he was involved in all phases of commercial real estate. Mr. Austin graduated from Lehigh University with a BS degree in both Accounting and Finance. Mr. Austin is a Certified Public Accountant.

Stephanie Chamblin

STEPHANIE CHAMBLIN

First Vice President

Stephanie Chamblin is a First Vice President responsible for residential asset and property management. She began her career with Sentinel in 1997 as an on-site property manager and served as an Asset Manager in the New York office. She also served in Sentinel’s Internal Audit department. Ms. Chamblin attended the University of Kansas and is currently working towards the Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation.

Helen Chang

HELEN Y. CHANG

First Vice President

Helen Y. Chang is a First Vice President in Sentinel’s Research & Statistics Department responsible for the production group. Prior to joining Sentinel in 1993, Ms. Chang was an Assistant Property Manager at Century Operating Corporation. Ms. Chang received a BA in Economics from Queens College.

Samantha Davis

SAMANTHA DAVIS

First Vice President

Samantha Davis is a First Vice President in Sentinel’s portfolio management group. Previously, she was a member of Sentinel’s transactions group, responsible for residential acquisitions and dispositions. Prior to joining Sentinel in 2014, Ms. Davis was in Investor Relations at DLC Management, a shopping center investment firm, and in Business Development at Tungsten Property, a New York City brokerage company. Ms. Davis received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University.

Vanessa Healy

VANESSA HEALY

First Vice President

Vanessa Healy is a First Vice President and the Regional Director of Real Estate responsible for asset and property management for Sentinel’s West region residential portfolio, as well as for the firm's build-to-rent portfolio in Australia. Previously, she was responsible for analysis of asset management, property management and capital programs. She joined Sentinel in 2006 as an Asset Manager in Sentinel’s high-rise/mid-rise residential portfolio group. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Healy was a Real Estate Paralegal at Ingram, Yuzek, Gainen, Carroll and Bertolotti, LLP, and has significant experience in transactional real estate matters. She holds a BS in Social Policy from Northwestern University and an MS Ed in Educational Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.

Audrey Hirshberg

AUDREY HIRSHBERG

First Vice President

Audrey Hirshberg is a First Vice President and has been head of Sentinel’s Cash Management Department since 1989. She has also served as an Assistant Payroll Supervisor and Property Accountant at Sentinel. Prior to joining Sentinel in 1985, Ms. Hirshberg was a Payroll Supervisor with Moore & Schley, Cameron & Co. from 1983 to 1985 and a Senior Payroll/Accounting Clerk with Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette from 1982 to 1983. Ms. Hirshberg attended Kingsborough Community College.

Roger Ludvigsen

ROGER LUDVIGSEN

First Vice President

Roger Ludvigsen is a First Vice President and Operations Controller responsible for commercial property, real estate tax and mortgage accounting, as well as special projects in Sentinel’s corporate accounting department. Prior to joining the firm in 1994, Mr. Ludvigsen was a staff accountant at Middex Development Corporation, a real estate development and film company. Mr. Ludvigsen has a BS in Business, majoring in accounting, from the College of Staten Island.

Allison Malcolm-Carroll

ALLISON MALCOLM-CARROLL

First Vice President

Allison Malcolm-Carroll is a First Vice President in Sentinel’s Communications Department responsible for designing collateral materials at both the property and corporate levels, as well as the firm’s public relations platform. Prior to joining Sentinel in 2000, Ms. Malcolm Carroll was an Art Director for Calfo Aron, LLC and a Senior Designer at H2O Advertising and Design. Ms. Malcolm Carroll received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Parsons The New School for Design in New York and is a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts.

Robert Maleszewski

ROBERT MALESZEWSKI

First Vice President

Robert Maleszewski is a First Vice President responsible for asset and property management for Sentinel’s high-rise/mid-rise residential portfolio group. Prior to joining the firm in 2013, Mr. Maleszewski was a Vice President at BlackRock, specializing in industrial, office and residential asset management. He holds a BA in Finance from Indiana University and an MS in Real Estate from New York University.

Cindy Miata

CINDY MIATA

First Vice President

Cindy Miata is a First Vice President responsible for commercial property acquisitions and dispositions, including office, industrial and retail assets. Ms. Miata joined Sentinel in 1998 as an Analyst and has worked on property transactions, due diligence and asset management since that time. Prior to joining Sentinel, Ms. Miata held a variety of accounting positions at ING Capital Corporation. Ms. Miata received a BS degree from St. John’s University and an MS in Real Estate Investment & Development from New York University. She has received designations as a LEED Green Associate, a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

Marisol Pelaez-Leong

MARISOL PELAEZ-LEONG

First Vice President

Marisol Pelaez-Leong is a First Vice President responsible for residential asset management, including in Sentinel's build-to-rent portfolio in Australia. Prior to taking over this position in 2019, Ms. Pelaez-Leong was in Sentinel’s acquisition group and served as an Asset Manager in Sentinel’s West region residential portfolio group. She joined the firm in 1992. Ms. Pelaez-Leong graduated from Maryknoll College in Manila, Philippines with a BS in International Relations with focus on International Economics and International Law.

David Stenger

DAVID STENGER

First Vice President

David Stenger is a First Vice President in Sentinel’s portfolio management group. Prior to joining Sentinel in 2002, Mr. Stenger was an Equity Research Associate at Lehman Brothers and also worked as an Exploration Geologist managing various precious metals and diamond projects in Brazil, Guyana and Uruguay. Mr. Stenger received a BA degree from Denison University and an MS in Economic Geology from the University of Michigan. He more recently received an MBA in Finance from the University of North Carolina and is a member of the CFA Institute and the New York Society of Securities Analysts.

Carrie Stieglitz

CARRIE STIEGLITZ

First Vice President

Carrie Stieglitz is a First Vice President responsible for asset and property management in Sentinel’s West region residential portfolio group. Prior to joining Sentinel in 1991, Ms. Stieglitz was an Acquisitions and Sales Manager at Philips International Holding Corp. and served as an Investment Analyst for Concord Assets Group, Inc. from 1982-1987. Ms. Stieglitz received a BA and MPA from New York University.

David Witthuhn

DAVID WITTHUHN

First Vice President

David Witthuhn is a First Vice President responsible for commercial property asset management, including office, industrial and retail assets. He is also a member of Sentinel’s client servicing team for the MENA region. Mr. Witthuhn joined Sentinel in 2014 and has worked on property transactions, due diligence and asset management since that time. Prior to joining Sentinel, Mr. Witthuhn worked in various asset management roles for the New York City Economic Development Corporation and Paramount Group, Inc. He received a BA from the George Washington University, an MS in Real Estate Investment & Development from New York University and is a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP).

Carl York

CARL YORK

First Vice President

Carl D. York is a First Vice President responsible for fair housing, policy training and risk management field work. Prior to joining Sentinel in 1984, Mr. York served as a District Manager for Triangle Associates, Inc. He holds the Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and also the Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) and Certified Apartment Property Supervisor (CAPS) designations from the National Apartment Association (NAA). Mr. York is a licensed Indiana and Illinois Real Estate Broker. He has received accreditation by the National and Indiana Apartment Associations as an instructor of CAM and CAPS courses and is also approved to teach fair housing and ethics courses by the State of Indiana. Mr. York is a member of IREM, the NAA, Indiana Association of Realtors and the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Indiana Apartment Association. He serves as the Chairman of the IREM Ethics Committee, which oversees all ethics education and enforcement for IREM membership. He is also a member of IREM’s Governing Council. He has served as chairman of the IAR Equal Opportunity in Housing committee and the IREM National Fair Housing and International Affairs Committees.

Ana-Maria Aney

ANA-MARIA ANEY

Vice President

Ana-Maria Aney is a Vice President responsible for tax compliance. Prior to joining Sentinel in 2010, Ms. Aney worked at McGladrey, managing clients from diverse industries such as retail, real estate, telecommunications and entertainment, including foreign investments in the US and investments of US entities abroad. Ms. Aney holds a BS in Economics with a concentration in Accounting from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Steven Benjamin

STEVEN BENJAMIN

Vice President

Steven Benjamin is a Vice President responsible for Risk Management including the insurance programs for Sentinel, loss control and claims. Prior to joining Sentinel in 2021, Mr. Benjamin has held past leadership positions in Risk Management with SBE ENT Holdings, Morgans Hotel Group, Cablevision Systems Corporation, Barnes & Noble, Inc. and Volt Information Sciences Inc. He is also an Adjunct Professor with the Greenberg School of Risk Management at St. John's University. Mr. Benjamin holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter and Associate in Risk Management certifications with The Institutes and is a licensed insurance consultant. He also has attained an MBA in Finance with Pace University.

Christine Bilasz

CHRISTINE BILASZ

Vice President

Christine Bilasz is a Vice President responsible for managing the daily operations of the commercial and residential Accounts Payable Department. She began her career with Sentinel in 1979 as a Bookkeeper in the corporate division. Ms. Bilasz received her Associate degree in Real Estate, Banking and Insurance at Nassau Community College.

Andrew Bon

ANDREW BON

Vice President

Andrew Bon is a Vice President in Sentinel’s Information Technology Department. His responsibilities include unified communications, portal administration and software distribution. He began his career with Sentinel in 2007 as a Support Analyst in the Information Technology Department. Prior to joining the firm, he served as Support Manager for Revlon. Mr. Bon is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and attended Queens College.

Michael Chan

MICHAEL CHAN

Vice President

Michael Chan is a Vice President in Sentinel’s Research & Statistics Department responsible for handling performance measurement for the residential and commercial properties. He is also Sentinel’s designated NCREIF Data Contact. Prior to joining the firm in 2000, he was an analyst at Walter & Samuels, Inc. in the asset management group. Mr. Chan received a BS in Finance from Pace University.

Dawn Coromina

DAWN COROMINA

Vice President

Dawn Coromina is a Vice President in Sentinel’s high-rise/mid-rise residential asset management group. She joined Sentinel in 1998 and has worked in different capacities, ranging from assisting Sentinel’s in-house counsel, working on financing activities and most recently in asset and property management.

Alvin Dalangin

ALVIN DALANGIN

Vice President

Alvin Dalangin is a Vice President responsible for asset and property management for Sentinel’s high-rise/mid-rise residential portfolio group. Prior to joining the firm in 2015, Mr. Dalangin was a Director at BlackRock, specializing in office, industrial and residential asset management. He started his real estate career in portfolio accounting holding a position of Controller for a core separate fund and went to college at the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines with a major in Business Management.

Matthew Durham

MATTHEW DURHAM

Vice President

Matthew Durham is a Vice President in Sentinel's residential acquisitions and dispositions group. He joined Sentinel in 2011 as an Acquisitions Analyst, responsible for national core and value-added residential acquisitions and dispositions. Starting in 2015, he served as an Assistant Vice President focused on Sentinel’s New York City residential strategy. Mr. Durham received a BA from Cornell University.

Danielle Estrella

DANIELLE ESTRELLA

Vice President

Danielle Estrella is a Vice President in Sentinel’s Research and Communications Department, responsible for client reporting. Prior to joining Sentinel in 1998, Ms. Estrella attended the Borough of Mahattan Community College.

Dean Frangos

DEAN FRANGOS

Vice President

Dean Frangos is a Vice President in Sentinel’s Asset Management group. Prior to joining Sentinel in 2012, he was a Senior Property Manager at Douglas Elliman Property Management, specializing in direct management of a New York City luxury residential portfolio. Mr. Frangos received a BBA in Finance from Hofstra University.

Noah Gold

NOAH GOLD

Vice President

Noah Gold is a Vice President and Assistant Corporate Counsel. Prior to joining Sentinel in 2020, Mr. Gold worked at Ascena Retail Group, Inc., where he served as Senior Counsel as part of the company’s Labor & Employment team. Mr. Gold earned his BA from Emory University and his JD from Rutgers School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey.

David Graber

DAVID GRABER

Vice President

David Graber is a Vice President in Sentinel’s Capital Projects & Sustainability Group responsible for managing major capital improvement projects for Sentinel, including preventive maintenance programs and building loss claims. Prior to joining the firm in 1992, Mr. Graber was Director of Property Management at Hall Financial Group. Mr. Graber has a BS in Industrial Technology from Southern Illinois University, an Associate degree in Construction Supervision and a certificate in Mold Prevention and Remediation. He also has completed several IREM property management certification courses.

Alan Greenberg

ALAN GREENBERG

Vice President

Alan Greenberg is a Vice President in Sentinel's residential acquisitions and dispositions group. Prior to joining Sentinel in 2013, he was an Associate responsible for residential acquisitions and portfolio management for Tripointe Property Group, with a focus on Tripointe’s portfolio in the southeast. Mr. Greenberg received a BS from the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business with a dual major in Accounting and Finance.

Lewis Hall

LEWIS HALL

Vice President

Lewis Hall is a Vice President in the Information Technology Department. Prior to joining Sentinel in 2006, he was a Consultant at Alliance Capital Management. After serving in the United States Navy, Mr. Hall received an Associate degree in Information Technology from Fountainhead College, a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from Tusculum College and a Master’s degree in Finance from Baruch College. He earned Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer in Security (MCSE: Security), Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA), Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator in Security (MCSA: Security), CompTIA Security+, and Institute of Certified E-Commerce Consultants (ICECC) Project Manager E-Business (PME) certifications.

Victoria Hernandez

VICTORIA HERNANDEZ

Vice President

Victoria Hernandez is a Vice President in Sentinel’s residential asset management group. She also serves as the company’s Hiring Manager. Prior to joining Sentinel in 2015, Ms. Hernandez worked as a classical pianist. She received a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Aaron Copland School of Music.

Seth Katz

SETH KATZ

Vice President

Seth Katz is a Vice President of capital projects and is in charge of overseeing design, construction and engineering projects across Sentinel’s commercial portfolio. Prior to joining Sentinel in 2017, he was the head of commercial projects at a high-end boutique New York general contracting firm. He started his career as a Mechanical Engineer for the Federal Government and has since held various project management and executive roles with real estate development, construction and engineering consulting firms. Mr. Katz earned an MS in Engineering and Technology Management and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from The George Washington University.

Rick Leonard

RICK LEONARD

Vice President

Rick Leonard is a Vice President in Sentinel’s Capital Projects & Sustainability Group responsible for the management of capital improvements and physical assessments for acquisitions and budgets. Prior to joining the firm in 2000, he was a Director of Construction with AIMCO. He is currently a member of the International Code Council. Mr. Leonard received an AS from Hillsborough College in Building Construction.

Enna Lipovetsky

ENNA LIPOVETSKY

Vice President

Enna Lipovetsky is a Vice President responsible for asset and property management in Sentinel’s West region residential portfolio group. She began her career with Sentinel in 2000 and previously served in an Analyst position before joining the Asset Management Group in 2008. Ms. Lipovetsky received a BA from Hofstra University.

Samuel McConnell

SAMUEL MCCONNELL

Vice President

Samuel McConnell is a Vice President in Sentinel’s Portfolio Management group responsible for two commingled funds, as well as a separate account. Prior to joining Sentinel in 2016, Mr. McConnell was an Analyst in the Building Repositioning group at Tishman Construction, responsible for sourcing and underwriting value-add office deals. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. McConnell worked as an Engineer at Lend Lease in Sydney, Australia, responsible for structural/civil works and MEP services. Mr. McConnell graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and a Bachelor of Business (Finance).

Luciano Michelli

LUCIANO MICHELLI

Vice President

Luciano Michelli is a Vice President responsible for the implementation and support of the asset management/accounting information systems for the residential and commercial portfolio. He has served as a software developer and database administrator since joining Sentinel in 2003. Mr. Michelli received a Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems from DeVry University.

Christoph Nickisch

CHRISTOPH NICKISCH

Vice President

Christoph Nickisch is a Vice President of Sentinel Real Estate Investment Corporation responsible for investments in the German market. Prior to joining Sentinel in 2019, Mr. Nickisch was a Managing Partner at TSP OfficePro GmbH. Previously, he worked for Lend Lease Group in Duesseldorf. Mr. Nickisch is a graduate of Lehigh University, Bethlehem PA, with a degree in Civil Engineering.

Steven Nieglos

STEVEN NIEGLOS

Vice President

Steven Nieglos is a Vice President responsible for residential asset and property management. Prior to joining Sentinel in 2015, Mr. Nieglos managed assets in Northern New Jersey for Roseland Property Company. He received a BA from James Madison University and holds Real Estate licenses in New Jersey and Hawaii.

Margaret Park

MARGARET PARK

Vice President

Margaret Park is a Vice President in Sentinel’s Communications Department, designing marketing materials at both the property and corporate levels. Prior to joining Sentinel in 2000, Ms. Park received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Hawaii.

Emily Paup

EMILY PAUP

Vice President

Emily Paup is a Vice President in Sentinel’s Communications department, responsible for web development and SEO for the corporate, property and commercial websites. Prior to joining Sentinel in 2011, Ms. Paup worked for Volunteers of America Western Washington where she managed their website and created digital media as Social Media & Information Coordination Specialist. Ms. Paup received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Writing, Literature and Publishing with a minor in Photography from Emerson College.

SARA SCHARF

SARA SCHARF

Vice President

Sara Scharf is a Vice President and Controller in Sentinel’s financial reporting department. Prior to joining Sentinel in 2010, Ms. Scharf was a manager at Ernst & Young LLP in the Real Estate Assurance practice. Ms. Scharf received a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Yeshiva University. She is licensed as a CPA in the state of New York.

Jeffrey Scott

JEFFREY SCOTT

Vice President

Jeffrey Scott is a Vice President in Sentinel’s Corporate Accounting Department responsible for overseeing accounting functions for Sentinel’s corporate entities. He began his career with Sentinel in 2001 as a Senior Accountant. Mr. Scott received his CPA license in 2000. Mr. Scott received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from SUNY at New Paltz.

CATHERINE SHERZER

CATHERINE SHERZER

Vice President

Catherine Sherzer is a Vice President in Sentinel’s residential asset management group. Prior to joining Sentinel in 2015, Ms. Sherzer worked at JP Morgan, responsible for the acquisition, development due diligence and capital programs for real estate related investment funds. She holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University. Ms. Sherzer is a LEED accredited professional and prior Young Leader Chair and long-time member of the Urban Land Institute.

Jeanette Toro

JEANETTE TORO

Vice President

Jeanette Toro is a Vice President in Sentinel’s Personnel Department concentrating on the administration of worker’s compensation claims and the administration of benefits and personnel matters. She joined Sentinel in 1993 and has obtained a Certificate of Human Resources Management from NYU. Ms. Toro is currently a member of the Society of Human Resource Management.

Jeffrey Walsh

JEFFREY WALSH

Vice President

Jeffrey Walsh is a Vice President in Sentinel’s commercial portfolio group. Mr. Walsh joined Sentinel in 1985 as Property Manager of its first commercial property in Washington, DC. Mr. Walsh holds a BA degree from the University of Maryland. He is currently a member of the Metropolitan-Washington Chapter of Building Owners and Managers Association International.

Hai Chien Wang

HAI CHIEN WANG

Vice President

SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER
Hai Chien Wang is a Vice President and Sustainability Officer at Sentinel responsible for capital projects and sustainability initiatives. Prior to joining Sentinel in 2008, Mr. Wang was a Project Manager at Spiritos Properties LLC, focused on high-rise/mixed-use development. He also served as a Project Architect and a Designer at Yu Wang & Associated Architects, responsible for design development and construction coordination. He received a BA in Architecture from Chung Yuan Christian University and an MS in Real Estate Development and Urban Design from Columbia University. Mr. Wang is a LEED Accredited Professional and a Member of the US Green Building Council, New York Chapter. In May 2011, he earned a Construction Project Management Certificate from the New York Real Estate Institute.

MANDALENA ZAGREDA

MANDALENA ZAGREDA

Vice President

Mandalena Zagreda is a Vice President at Sentinel, responsible for the day-to-day operation and management of the New York office, including vendor relations, space and facilities management. She joined Sentinel in 1998. Ms. Zagreda received a BA from Manhattan College.

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