Jonathan Gould is the Co-Managing Member of Stonemar where he has been involved in all phases of the company’s development since its inception in 2003. Mr. Gould is jointly responsible for all corporate decisions and focuses on sourcing investment opportunities and developing and managing joint venture relationships. He also leads all property management and leasing initiatives.
In addition to the $220 million of assets Mr. Gould acquired for Stonemar’s current portfolio, in 2003, he spearheaded the $638 million acquisition of Prime Retail, Inc. (NASDAQ: PMRE), a publicly-traded REIT with 36 outlet centers and 10.2 million square feet. Mr. Gould has more than 28 years of experience in real estate. From 1998 to 2001, he was a Senior Vice President at SL Green Realty Corporation (NYSE: SLG) where he was responsible for the REIT’s acquisitions, dispositions, and financing of more than $1.5 billion of commercial office and retail properties. From 1988 to 1998, Mr. Gould was a partner and Executive Vice President in charge of acquisitions and real estate at Icon Parking Systems, an owner-operator of parking facilities, commercial and multifamily properties, and development sites throughout New York City. During his tenure, he led the company through its principle expansion phase, growing its portfolio of parking assets from 52 to 115 locations. He assisted in transforming Icon into the city’s largest private owner of parking facilities, and he positioned it for an eventual $275 million recapitalization with the Whitehall Fund, an affiliate of Goldman Sachs.
Mr. Gould earned a B.A. from the Boston University School of Management and a J.D. from New York Law School. He was admitted to both the New York and Connecticut Bars.
Greg Guido is the Co-Managing Member of Stonemar. He is jointly responsible for all corporate decisions, for sourcing, analyzing, structuring, negotiating, and closing new investments, and for developing and managing all debt and joint venture equity relationships. Mr. Guido has acquired more than $550 million of real property during his career. Prior to Stonemar, he specialized in acquisitions for Antares Investment Partners, The Praedium Group, and Liquid Realty Partners. He also consulted on acquisition, development, repositioning, and portfolio-valuation projects totaling more than $10 billion for Cerberus Capital Management, Centro Properties Group US (now Brixmor Property Group), General Electric, and Argent Ventures.
Mr. Guido was a Board Member of Whiterock Real Estate Investment Trust (TSE: WRK.UN) from the company’s inception in 2005 through its sale in 2012. Whiterock was a Toronto-based company publicly-traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange which owned and managed more than 10.8 million square feet of office, retail, and industrial assets throughout Canada and the United States. Additionally, Mr. Guido was a member of the REIT’s Investment, Audit, and Corporate Governance and Compensation Committees. He was also an elected member of the Special Committee responsible for analyzing and assisting in the negotiation of the company’s $1.4 billion sale to Dundee Real Estate Investment Trust (TSE: D.UN) in March 2012.
Mr. Guido earned a B.A. in Economics from Middlebury College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Melinda Schneider is General Counsel at Stonemar. During her career, Ms. Schneider has been involved in more than $750 million of real estate-related transactions, specializing in contract negotiation, leasing, and due diligence.
Prior to joining Stonemar, Ms. Schneider was a practicing corporate attorney with the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. During her tenure, she participated in more than $250 million of transactions, including a $150 million financing for Rohr, Inc. with Salomon Brothers. Specifically, she worked in the litigation and corporate departments in both the San Diego, CA and New York, NY offices and focused on contract negotiations, 10-K and 10-Q public filings, blue-sky law reviews, initial public offerings, and debt financings.
Previously, Ms. Schneider was a partner, executive officer, and member of the Board of Directors of Technology Education Network, Inc. (“TEN-TV”), a 100-employee satellite network serving corporations and government agencies. In 2001, TEN-TV was acquired by Loudeye, Inc., a leading provider of business-to-business digital media services.
Ms. Schneider earned a B.A. in International Relations from the University of California at Davis and received a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. She was admitted to the California Bar in 1992.
Vice President - Acquisitions
& Asset Management
Albert Brayson is a Vice President of Acquisitions and Asset Management at Stonemar. He is responsible for sourcing, identifying, evaluating, underwriting, and analyzing potential acquisitions and for assisting in asset management of our existing portfolio. Prior to joining Stonemar, Mr. Brayson was an Associate with a New York City-based real estate company where he was responsible for managing a five (5) million square foot portfolio of retail and office properties. He began his career as an Analyst at Centurion Realty where he was responsible for the acquisition of retail properties and for the day-to-day property management of a large retail and mixed-use portfolio along the East Coast and in New York City.
Mr. Brayson received a B.A. in Management with a concentration in Finance from Boston College.
Amalie Brewer is the Corporate Controller at Stonemar. She is responsible for the oversight of all property and corporate accounting and financial and investor reporting. She also manages a team of accountants. Prior to joining Stonemar, Ms. Brewer was a Senior Corporate Controller at Monday Properties in New York City. Previously, she consulted in and worked on all matters of reporting, internal processes and controls, development accounting, and cost analysis for a variety of businesses, including privately-held companies, public funds, and REITs. Exceptionally skilled in general accounting, complicated journal transactions, managing close processes and account reconciliation, Ms. Brewer began her career as an Accounting Manager at C&L Financial where she assisted in the financial management of a diverse portfolio that included mixed use residential, retail, commercial, hospitality assets and garages.
Ms. Brewer earned a B.A. in English Literature from the University of California at Davis and is completing an M.B.A. in Real Estate & Urban Development Economics at Baruch College.
Jay Neisen is Of Counsel to Stonemar and currently manages a law practice representing clients in a broad range of commercial real estate matters, including sales and acquisitions of real property, development, encumbrances, leasing and loan transactions. Mr. Neisen has served as in-house real estate counsel to Shoe Carnival, Inc., a national retail tenant with over 400 stores, was a partner in the real estate section of Smith Moore Leatherwood, a regional law firm with offices across the southeastern U.S., and associate general counsel to Zimmer Development Company, a regional development company based in Wilmington, North Carolina, that owned and operated in excess of 5 million square feet of leasable area. Mr. Neisen earned his B.S. from East Carolina University and J.D. from University of Tulsa where he graduated with honors. Mr. Neisen is admitted to practice law in North Carolina, Virginia and New York.
Dennis Renton is a General Manager in Property Management at Stonemar. He has more than 20 years of experience managing and leasing commercial real estate with an emphasis on retail property management and development. Prior to joining Stonemar, Mr. Renton was Vice President with Polimeni International where he managed a regional retail portfolio as well as Class A office buildings. Previously, Mr. Renton managed urban and suburban retail properties for The Hutensky Group in Hartford, CT and The Brookhill Group in New York City. He began his career as an asset manager for New York Life Insurance and American Continental Properties.
Mr. Renton earned a B.A. in economics from Queens College. He is a licensed real estate broker in the State of New York, and he has achieved the CSM management designation from the International Council of Shopping Centers where he has been a member since 1990.