Investments

Ignasi Sola

15 September 2022

Ignasi Sola is a Vice President at Northwood Investors and is responsible for sourcing and executing real estate equity and debt investment opportunities in Europe. Mr Sola joined the Northwood Investors European team in 2019, and has worked across a number of acquisitions, dispositions and financings of all property types in Europe.

Prior to joining Northwood Investors, Mr. Sola worked on the acquisitions team at Blackstone as an Associate. Before joining Blackstone, he began his career at Citi Investment Banking in London.

Mr. Sola received a Bachelor in Business Administration from ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain.

James Seago

15 September 2022

James Seago is a Vice President at Northwood Investors and is responsible for sourcing and executing real estate equity and debt investment opportunities in Europe.

James first started working with the Northwood Investors European team in 2014, and has worked across a number of acquisitions, dispositions and financings of all property types in Europe.

Mr. Seago received a B.S. in Economics & Finance from Duke University and he earned a MSc in Real Estate Finance from the Henley Business School, United Kingdom.

Sam Payette

6 September 2022

Sam Payette is responsible for evaluating real estate equity and debt investment opportunities with a focus on retail and mixed-use assets.

Prior to joining Northwood Investors, Mr. Payette worked on the acquisitions team at Acadia Realty Trust. While at Acadia, he focused on equity and debt investments across the company’s core and value-add platforms across the continental United States. Before joining Acadia, Mr. Payette started his career at Deloitte Consulting.

Mr. Payette received a B.S. from Vanderbilt University in 2015.

Dave Copeland

13 July 2021

David Copeland is responsible for evaluating real estate equity and debt investment opportunities.

Prior to joining Northwood Investors, Mr. Copeland worked at Swift Real Estate Partners in San Francisco, where he was responsible for Swift’s investment and asset management activities in Northern California. Mr. Copeland sat on Swift’s Investment Committee, which oversaw all major investment and management decisions across four investment vehicles. Prior to joining Swift, Mr. Copeland worked at ASB Real Estate Investments, Presidio Partners (acquired by Macquarie Group) and Lincoln Property Company.

Mr. Copeland earned an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from Lafayette College.

Sonya Chandra

20 October 2020

Sonya Chandra is responsible for evaluating real estate investment opportunities through debt.

Prior to joining Northwood Investors, Ms. Chandra worked at King Street Capital in New York City from 2014 to 2020 where she focused on distressed CMBS, real estate debt, and public real estate investments. Prior to joining King Street Capital, Ms. Chandra worked at Deutsche Bank as an Associate on the CMBS secondary trading desk, where she headed the group’s distressed securities business.

Ms. Chandra received a B.A. from Columbia University in 2011 and became a CFA charter holder in 2017.

Aaron Weitzen

20 October 2020

Aaron Weitzen is responsible for evaluating real estate equity and debt investment opportunities.

Prior to joining Northwood Investors, Aaron Weitzen worked at Westbrook Partners in New York City from 2014 to 2020 as an Associate and Vice President. At Westbrook, Mr. Weitzen focused on acquisitions and the subsequent asset management of value-add/opportunistic investments in the New York metropolitan area. Prior to joining Westbrook, Mr. Weitzen worked on the acquisitions team at Clarion Partners in New York City from 2010 to 2014. At Clarion, Mr. Weitzen focused on acquisitions in Texas, Florida, the Midwest, and Eastern regions of the United States, covering multiple property types and risk strategies.

Mr. Weitzen received a B.S. from Northwestern University in 2010.

Gustaf Breitholtz

27 July 2020

Gustaf Breitholtz is a Vice President at Northwood Investors and is responsible for sourcing and executing real estate equity and debt investment opportunities in Europe.

Prior to joining Northwood Investors, Mr. Breitholtz worked as a Director in the European Real Estate team at Värde Partners where he focused on underwriting and execution of real estate equity and debt investments across Europe. Before Värde Partners, Mr. Breitholtz worked in the Investment Banking Group at J.P. Morgan.

Mr. Breitholtz received a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University.

Kendal Peterson

22 May 2020

Kendal Peterson is a Vice President at Northwood Investors and is responsible for evaluating real estate equity and debt investment opportunities.

Prior to joining Northwood Investors, Ms. Peterson worked in the Real Estate Investment Banking group at Barclays where she focused on corporate advisory assignments and capital markets transactions.

Ms. Peterson graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Finance.

Erin Cannata

7 February 2020

Erin Cannata is a Managing Director at Northwood Investors and is responsible for evaluating real estate equity and debt investment opportunities in the US. Erin spent 6 years for Northwood based in London and was involved in over $4 billion of transactions of real estate acquisitions, disposals and financings across all property types in Europe for Northwood.

Prior to joining Northwood Investors, Ms. Cannata worked in the Real Estate Gaming & Lodging Investment Banking group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York where she focused on corporate advisory assignments and capital markets transactions for the firm’s real estate, lodging, and gaming clients.

Ms. Cannata received a double major B.S. in Finance and Accounting, summa cum laude, from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

Shiva Viswanathan

23 January 2019

Shiva Viswanathan serves as the Co-Head of Acquisitions for the U.S., with responsibility for leading the team’s U.S. investment efforts. In this role Mr. Viswanathan leads the team to develop conviction for target markets and sectors, define and pursue sourcing strategies, execute new acquisitions, and oversee the management of the U.S. portfolio. Mr. Viswanathan joined Northwood in 2010 and has originated and executed investments in the U.S. across various sectors.

Prior to joining Northwood, Mr. Viswanathan worked at Blackstone Real Estate Advisors, where he played an integral role in their corporate and property-level investments in the United States. Mr. Viswanathan received dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Economics and Management Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also received a Master’s degree in Real Estate Economics and Finance from London School of Economics where he graduated with distinction.

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