Dan Pryor has broad experience in real estate investing and bulge-bracket investment banking. He managed and repositioned a mixed-asset real estate portfolio with properties located primarily in Arizona, Texas, and the New York metropolitan area delivering to Investors an IRR of 34%, net of corporate costs. Mr. Pryor’s conservative investment style served Investors extremely well during the April 2004 – December 2006 time period when he managed a diversified real estate portfolio. While he evaluated asset acquisitions during this time period, he correctly reasoned that pricing in the commercial real estate industry was generally well in excess of intrinsic value and recommended in September 2005 the sale of the portfolio. Mr. Pryor also has extensive institutional financial experience as an investment banker with Lehman Brothers and Citigroup. As a corporate finance investment banker for 11 years, he initiated and completed many capital markets transactions including public and private equity and debt offerings in the U.S. and Europe. Mr. Pryor, a graduate of Yale University (1993), was a Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU’s Schack Institute for Real Estate in the university’s Master’s Degree program, where he taught real estate finance and valuation. Mr. Pryor is on the Board of Directors of the Historic Odessa Foundation and the Jerry Garcia Foundation.
Duane Jones, CCIM
Partner – Director of Acquisitions
Duane Jones, CCIM, has an outstanding career real estate sales, management, and development including transactions totaling more than 20,000 apartment units. His success is derived from integrity, longstanding professional relationships, and a remarkable ability to enter an unknown market and identify the growth patterns, players, job drivers, and best locations. Mr. Jones served as a board member on the Colliers’ Multifamily International Board of Directors, the CCIM Institute, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and The Boys and Girls Clubs. Furthermore, Colliers International recognized Mr. Jones as the #1 salesperson in multifamily sales in 2004, 2005, and 2006.
Partner – Acquisitions
David Friedman, Esq., has extensive experience in acquisitions, asset management, and development including holding senior positions at Starwood Capital Group (Senior Vice President), Halpern Real Estate (Chief Operating Officer), and Louis Dreyfus Property Group (Northeast Regional Vice President). Mr. Friedman’s 30-year track record includes underwriting, negotiating, acquiring, repositioning, leasing, and asset managing multifamily, student housing and commercial assets. He is a proactive and driven executive with the ability to drive multiple major real estate initiatives. Mr. Friedman received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Rochester and Pace University, respectively.
Director – Asset Management
Janice Bryant has 30-years of experience in managing multifamily properties in southeastern markets as a property and regional manager. Most recently Janice was Vice President of Operations for Michaelson Group, a leading property management company in southeastern and southwestern markets; previously she was a regional manager for the national management firm Greystar. Janice has directly managed large portfolios of institutional multifamily properties for nearly 20 years While working for Michaelson Group, she was the regional supervisor overseeing Odessa’s investment at the Woods of Filmore.
Partner – Advisory & Asset Management
Eric Reimer is an Executive Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield. Mr. Reimer has broad expertise in acquiring, managing and leasing office and retail properties. Additionally, Mr. Reimer has completed more than 15 million square feet of office lease transactions on behalf of tenants and institutional owners in major metropolitan markets throughout the country. He has served as Executive Vice President at Jones Lang LaSalle, Senior Managing Director of the Staubach Company’s National Financial Practice, and Executive Officer for Tower Realty Trust. At Tower, Mr. Reimer had primary responsibility for the leasing activity of 4.6 million square feet of office properties and 1 million square feet of retail space in the Manhattan, Phoenix/Tucson and Orlando markets. He played a key role in the evaluation and underwriting related to the company’s acquisition strategy. Mr. Reimer received his BA from The University of Vermont (English).
Vice President – Equity Markets
Keir Weimer’s real estate industry experience includes working in related capacities as a broker, investor, developer and principal. Mr. Weimer has founded and grown several multi-million dollar companies in the real estate space, including a top brokerage team with one of the world’s most recognizable brands, a hospitality development firm, and a consulting practice. Mr. Weimer is skilled in identifying value and opportunity, and building high-performance teams and companies centered on execution to realize this value and implement a bold vision for the future. With a unique multi-disciplinary background and approach to development and acquisitions, Mr. Weimer brings well rounded expertise and leadership to the Odessa Team. Mr. Weimer holds his baccalaureate degree in Finance and Economics from Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management. He also studied at the graduate program at New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate, pursuing a Master of Science in Real Estate Finance and Investment.
Associate – Asset Management
Ariel Wang has been directly involved in asset managing Odessa’s properties located in northern Florida including completing capital improvements, working with the property management teams to achieve leasing objectives, and monitoring / reporting financial performance. She also works on assessing and underwriting prospective acquisition opportunities across a number of markets. Prior to joining the Odessa Team, Ariel worked as an analyst at an investment banking firm with duties in underwriting, preparing offering documents, and placing debt and equity capital. She holds a B.A. degree in architecture from Columbia University and a M.S. degree in Real Estate Finance from New York University.