Adam Belfer

Adam Belfer

Adam Belfer joined H.I.G. in 2007 and is a Principal of H.I.G. Realty Partners. Adam is located in the Los Angeles office and is involved in all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction structuring, financing, and post-closing execution.

Prior to H.I.G., Adam was in the real estate leveraged finance group of Wachovia Securities (now Wells Fargo Securities) in Charlotte, NC. While at Wachovia, Adam focused on the origination and execution of $6 billion in private and publicly-traded homebuilder and syndicated development financing.

Adam graduated with a B.B.A. in finance from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.

Sam Eisner

Sam Eisner

Sam Eisner is a Principal of H.I.G. Realty Partners. Since joining H.I.G. in 2012, Sam has been involved in all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction structuring, financing, and post-closing execution. He has over 10 years of experience in real estate investing. Sam is located in H.I.G.'s New York office.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Sam worked at Prudential Mortgage Capital Company, an investment arm of Prudential Financial that originates first mortgage debt secured by all property types across the United States.

Sam graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009 with a B.A. in Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics and a minor in Urban Real Estate and Development from the Wharton School.

William Feeser

William Feeser

William "Bill" Feeser is Director of Construction for H.I.G. Realty Partners. Since joining H.I.G. in 2009, Bill has been responsible for all major construction projects, which have included residential renovations and commercial tenant improvements, as well as other asset management responsibilities across the investment portfolio.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Bill was a Vice President of Asset Management at Onex, a publicly traded full-service Canadian real estate firm, where he was responsible for managing third-party construction of a $750mm mixed-use development in New York City. Bill has over 10 years of experience in construction and project management.

Bill holds a B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering and an M.B.A. from Widener University.

David Hirschberg

David Hirschberg

Mr. Hirschberg is a Managing Director and co-head of H.I.G. Realty Partners. David has 28 years of experience in real estate and investment banking. He is located in H.I.G.’s New York office and is responsible for investment origination, transaction structuring and oversight of the Fund’s portfolio.

Before joining H.I.G., David was a Managing Partner at Coventry Real Estate Advisors, an investment fund manager that has acquired over $2.5 billion of real estate assets across the United States. Prior to Coventry, David was a Managing Director in Citigroup’s Real Estate Investment Banking Group where he advised real estate and lodging companies on IPOs and mergers and acquisitions. Previously, David was an Analyst at Goldman Sachs from 1989 to 1992.

David earned a B.S. from Lehigh University in 1989 and an M.B.A. from NYU in 1994. Mr. Hirschberg is a Council Member of the Urban Land Institute.

Michael Mestel

Michael Mestel

Michael Mestel is a Managing Director and Head of U.S. Real Estate Debt Originations for H.I.G. Realty Partners. He is located in H.I.G.’s New York City office and is responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including origination, negotiation, structuring and closing of deals throughout the United States. Michael brings over 15 years of commercial real estate experience to H.I.G.

Before joining H.I.G., Michael was a Principal at Square Mile Capital Management where he was Head of West Coast Origination. Prior to Square Mile Capital Management, Michael served as a Director in the Real Estate Finance group at Citigroup where he was responsible for originating, negotiating and structuring fixed and floating rate loans in the Northeast and West Coast of the U.S. Prior to that, Michael was a Vice President at Rialto Capital Management where he was responsible for the acquisition and asset management of distressed real estate and distressed loans.

Michael earned his Bachelor of Arts in Government from Cornell University.

Sami Mnaymneh

Sami Mnaymneh

Sami Mnaymneh is a Founder and Co-CEO of H.I.G. Capital. He has directed the firm's development since its founding in 1993 and approves all capital commitments made by H.I.G. Sami currently serves on the Board of Columbia College and on the Dean's Council of the Harvard Law School.

Prior to founding H.I.G., Sami was a Managing Director with The Blackstone Group in New York. Prior to that, he was a Vice President in the Mergers and Acquisitions department at Morgan Stanley & Co., where he devoted a significant amount of his time to leveraged buyouts, serving as senior advisor to a number of prominent private equity firms. Over the course of his career, Mr. Mnaymneh has led over 75 transactions in a wide range of industries.

Sami earned a B.A. degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Columbia University where he graduated first in his class, and subsequently received a J.D. degree and an M.B.A. degree, with honors, from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, respectively.

Rick Rosen

Rick Rosen

Rick is Co-President of H.I.G. Capital with over twenty-five years of private equity and M&A experience. In his current position, along with Co-President Brian Schwartz, he helps run the day-to-day operations of the firm and sits on the investment committees for all H.I.G. funds. Since joining H.I.G. in 1998, he has been involved in all aspects of the investment process; and has held leadership positions in several of the firm's funds. Located in the Miami office, Rick currently serves on the Board of numerous H.I.G. Capital portfolio companies. He has worked with companies in a variety of industries, with a focus on healthcare, business services, specialty chemicals, and niche manufacturing.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Rick worked at General Electric Company and GE Capital. As part of their Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions teams, he coordinated a variety of strategic acquisitions in the financial services, plastics, medical systems, electronics, and aerospace industries. Before joining the M&A group, Rick was a member of the GE Corporate Finance Staff, where he helped design and implement improved business strategies and operating processes for GE Capital business units.

Rick received his undergraduate degree with honors from Stanford University and earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Brian Schwartz

Brian Schwartz

Brian is Co-President of H.I.G. Capital. He joined the firm in 1994. In his current position, along with Co-President Rick Rosen, he helps run the day-to-day operations of the firm and sits on the investment committees for all H.I.G. funds. Prior to this role, Brian held a number of leadership positions at the firm, as well as having led the acquisition of over 25 platform investments in a variety of industries.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Brian worked in PepsiCo’s strategic planning group. His responsibilities included managing strategic acquisitions for PepsiCo and evaluating new business opportunities. Brian began his career with the investment banking firm of Dillon, Read and Co. where he split his time between the corporate finance group and the private equity funds, Saratoga Partners and Yorktown Partners.

Brian earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and his B.S. with honors from the University of Pennsylvania.

Ken Senior

Ken Senior

Ken Senior is a Principal in the New York office of H.I.G. Realty Partners. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, structuring, financing, and post-closing execution. He has led the acquisition of several investments for H.I.G. Realty's first real estate fund.

Ken has more than 10 years of real estate experience. Prior to joining H.I.G. in 2007, Ken worked in the acquisitions group with Sterling American Property, a New York-based, value-add, real estate fund with over $4.5 billion in total investments to date. Previously, he worked at Insignia/ESG (now CBRE) where he focused on large-scale commercial leasing assignments, representing both tenants and landlords in New York City.

Ken received a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.

Tony Tamer

Tony Tamer

Tony Tamer is a Founder and Co-CEO of H.I.G. Capital. He has directed H.I.G.'s development since its founding in 1993 and approves all capital commitments made by the firm. Tony has led a number of successful investments at H.I.G. in both the management buyouts and growth capital arenas. He has extensive experience working with, and coaching, early stage and middle-market companies. Tony is a board member of several H.I.G. portfolio companies. He currently also serves on the Dean's Council of the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.

Prior to H.I.G., Tony was partner at Bain & Company where he developed business unit and operating strategies, implemented productivity improvement initiatives, and led acquisition and divestiture activities for a number of Fortune 500 clients. Tony has extensive operating experience. He has held marketing, engineering and manufacturing positions at Hewlett-Packard and Sprint Corporation.

Tony holds an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School, and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. His undergraduate degree is from Rutgers University.

Naveen Vennam

Naveen Vennam

Naveen Vennam is a Managing Director of H.I.G. Realty Partners. Since joining H.I.G. in 2007, Naveen has been involved in all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction structuring, financing, and post-closing execution. He has over ten years of experience in real estate private equity investing. Naveen is located in H.I.G.'s New York office.

Before joining H.I.G., Naveen was based in California with Holualoa Companies, a private investment firm focused on opportunistic and distressed real estate investments across the United States and Europe. While at Holualoa, he led numerous European investments and was involved in the acquisition and asset management of various real estate assets throughout the U.S.

Naveen graduated with honors from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Economics.

Ira Weidhorn

Ira Weidhorn

Ira Weidhorn is a Managing Director and co-head of H.I.G. Realty Partners. Ira has twenty-one years of experience in real estate investing across all property types. He is located in H.I.G.'s New York office and is responsible for investment origination, transaction structuring and the oversight of the portfolio.

Before joining H.I.G., Ira was a Managing Principal and head of the New York office for Lubert-Adler where he was responsible for new acquisitions and asset management. Previously, he was a Principal in Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners and an Associate at Goldman Sachs, working in acquisitions for the Whitehall Street Real Estate Funds.

Ira earned an M.B.A. from the Wharton School and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in History.

Jeff Wiseman

Jeff Wiseman

Jeff Wiseman is a Managing Director and Head of U.S. Real Estate Debt for H.I.G. Realty Partners. He is located in H.I.G.’s New York City office and is responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including origination, underwriting, structuring, closing and oversight of the portfolio. Jeff brings over 20 years of commercial real estate experience to H.I.G., having served in multiple capacities and various leadership roles in the industry.

Before joining H.I.G., Jeff was a Managing Director at Allegiant Real Estate Capital, LP, serving as the Chief Credit Officer and Head of Asset Management. Previously, he served in similar capacities at FirstKey Lending, LLC and Macquarie Group. Prior to Macquarie Group, Jeff was a Director at J.E. Robert Company, Inc. where he was Co-Head of Mezzanine Lending for JER Investors Trust, Inc. and a member of JER’s US Debt Fund Investment Committee.

Jeff earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Pennsylvania State University and an M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

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