Victor primarily oversees strategic direction, deal sourcing, underwriting and portfolio management for AMPI. Prior to founding the firm, Victor served as a Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s North American Commercial Restructuring practice, where he represented clients and lenders throughout different stages of the restructuring process across a range of industries. Furthermore, Victor founded Lucky Tree, LLC, an early stage venture platform committed to innovation. Victor earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Tulane University.
In his spare time, Victor enjoys spending time with his wife and three children at his beach cottage in Maine. As a member of the Board of Trustees of the Elisabeth Morrow School in Englewood, NJ and Endowed the Spark Innovation Program at Tulane University, Victor has a personal stake and is actively involved in various charities.
Providing support through his strategic and creative thinking with his financial background, Victor is an integral part of the AMPI team.
“It isn’t what you do, but how you do it.”
With a primary focus on leasing, Michael oversees the placement and alignment of new tenants within AMPI’s portfolio, while also developing and managing the firm’s growing asset management team. Prior to founding AMPI, Michael oversaw development, acquisitions, and management of various Alvarez & Marsal, Inc. investments. Additionally, Michael founded DRCC Automotive, a high-end automotive dealership and service facility that heavily focused on motorsport. Michael graduated from LaSalle University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Marketing.
Outside the office, Michael remains passionate about motorsport, restoring vehicles for both on- and off-road racing. He also enjoys developing large-scale sustainable farming practices, skiing, hunting, and participating in different outdoor activities. Michael currently resides in Millbrook, New York with his wife & son, Alison & Maximus, as well as their two dogs, Milo & Boone. Michael is involved with several charities, including The Millbrook School, Various Land Conservation Associations, Northeast Organic Farming Association, Teen Living Program, and The New Group.
An invaluable part of the AMPI team, Michael continually brings his high energy, passion for design, and excitement to create every day.
Bringing 10 years of management experience to the firm, Grant oversees the entire AMPI portfolio & day-to-day administration of the firm and is responsible for facilitating deal sourcing, acquisition due diligence, and transaction management. Grant attended the Jack Welch College of Business at Sacred Heart University, where he studied Finance and Management.
When away from the office, Grant enjoys researching & interacting with emerging new technology, supporting the protection of the oceans, specifically coral reefs, and enthusiastically appreciating weather. He currently resides in Connecticut with his wife & dog, with whom he regularly seeks adventures in nature and travels.
Grant utilizes his expertise and leadership to help develop & deliver technology-driven business solutions, while also demonstrating his dedication to mentoring & growing AMPI’s staff and expanding upon new lines of business.
Chris Woelfle is the Chief Financial Officer for Alvarez & Marsal Property Investments. Chris brings over 25 years of Finance and accounting experience to the AMPI team and oversees all Debt and Finance functions for AMPI. Prior to joining AMPI, Chris was President of Novamet Specialty Products Corporation, a Vale Inco Company, where he managed the successful sale of the business in May 2010. He prepared the company for divestiture by implementing financial improvements and manufacturing efficiencies and conducted management presentations to help prospective buyers understand the company's business and financials. Chris earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Seton Hall University and a Master’s in Business Administrations in Accounting and Corporate Finance.
Zach Kutsher is the in-house General Counsel for Alvarez & Marsal Property Investments handling all of its legal and transactional needs. Zach brings over 16 years of real estate experience to the AMPI team and has been responsible for over $10B in real estate transactions in connection with the purchase, sale, workout, financing, refinancing and leasing of commercial, mixed use, distressed and residential real estate properties throughout the U.S. and abroad for private equity shops, institutional lenders and investment banks. Prior to joining AMPI Zach practiced law at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Duval & Stachenfeld. Zach graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and cum laude from Fordham University School of Law where he was a member of the Fordham Law Review. Zach was admitted to the New York Bar in 2000.
Kevin Halm is responsible for overseeing property management operations for Alvarez & Marsal Property Management. With over 10 years of commercial real estate experience, he has demonstrated the ability to implement successful asset management strategies on behalf of building owners and stakeholders. Prior to Alvarez & Marsal Property Management, Kevin spent 9 years with CBRE where he was property manager for several strategic client accounts. In this role, he oversaw day to day operations at prominent Chicago office buildings. Kevin also held a role with a nationally recognized post-secondary education firm where he oversaw facilities management nationally and had key roles in leasing and construction management. With over 11 years in commercial real estate, Kevin has worked on assignments up to 1.5MM square feet on both local and national levels. Kevin earned a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Kevin is an active member of the Building Owners and Managers Association and on the Board of Directors. Kevin earned the Real Property Administrator (RPA) designation through BOMI International and the LEED Green Associate designation through the US Green Building Council.
Daniel Carollo is a Tenant Services Coordinator for Alvarez & Marsal Property Management. He is responsible for assisting with the day to day operations of the Fulton, Dearborn, and Erie buildings, addressing tenant inquiries, overseeing work orders, processing for AP, and marketing the Chicago portfolio. Prior to AMPM, Dan interned at AMPI, and more recently, worked at a retail brokerage firm called Popshop, where he focused on marketing and gained experience in a fast-paced environment. Dan graduated from Rollins College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management.
Blair deBart is a New York City based Associate at Alvarez & Marsal Property Investments (“AMPI”) primarily responsible for Asset Management. Blair manages several office and mixed-use properties located in downtown Chicago, where the AMPM team is headquartered. He is directly responsible for overseeing the Property Management, Leasing and Construction Teams to carry out AMPI’s investment strategy. Additionally, Blair assists the acquisitions team in underwriting and due diligence for all new investments. Blair earned a Bachelor of Science in Management from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University in New Orleans.
Rory McCarthy is a Director at Alvarez & Marsal Property Investments (“AMPI”). Rory oversees acquisitions and operations for AMPI in the Denver and Mountain Region. Prior to joining AMPI, Rory was a Manager within the Alvarez & Marsal Real Estate Advisory Group (“REAS”). At REAS, Rory focused on client related real estate due diligence, underwriting analysis, cash flow modeling, valuation and market research for a variety of property types across multiple markets. Rory earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Oklahoma.
Justin Garrison is a Property Manager for Alvarez & Marsal Property Management. Justin has 13 years of commercial real estate experience managing over 2.6M square feet of office product in the downtown Chicago market. Under his leadership, Justin’s buildings won numerous accolades including multiple BOMA TOBY awards for The Outstanding Building of the Year in Chicago and the US and most recently won the International BOMA TOBY in 2018 for his work at the Boeing building in Chicago. Justin brings a strong accounting background and attention to detail while overseeing the planning and execution of financial reporting and capital improvement projects for his Clients. Justin earned a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Catawba College where he also played 4 years of Division II lacrosse. Justin is a Licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of Illinois as well as a LEED Green Associate.
Dana Giragosian is a Tenant Relations Coordinator and Leasing Associate for Alvarez & Marsal Property Management. She is responsible for overseeing leasing operations, and executing the Tenant Relations Program across AMPM’s client portfolio. Dana’s skillset has enabled AMPM to grow its Tenant Relations Program and overall level of tenant engagement by focusing on the creation of new and exciting tenant events and communications. Prior to AMPM, Dana worked with Uber as their Office Manager, Security Specialist, and Receptionist. Dana graduated from The University of St. Francis with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, and spent 7 years as a teacher prior to joining Uber.
Jeffrey Goodman is an Associate at Alvarez & Marsal Property Investments (“AMPI”). Jeffrey is primarily responsible for sourcing new deals, acquisition due diligence, transaction management, and portfolio management. Jeff brings to the team expert and creative financial modeling and portfolio analysis. Prior to joining AMPI, Jeffrey spent 6 years at Lubert-Adler Real Estate Funds where he was responsible for acquisitions, asset management, portfolio management and capital fundraising. Jeffrey earned a B.S. in Management from Indiana University.
Gene Kasmer is a Property Manager for Alvarez & Marsal Property Management (“AMPM”). Gene is responsible for portfolio level operations, management of building staff and third-party vendors, financial, budget and audit preparation, lease negotiations, as well as tenant relations. Gene has 12 years of commercial real estate experience managing over 3.5M square feet of office product in the downtown Chicago market. Additionally, Gene has extensive building renovation experience including the construction of a 500,000 square foot Class A office building in Chicago. Gene earned his M.S.R.E in Commercial Real Estate from Roosevelt University with Honors, earned an M.B.A. from Northeastern Illinois University with Honors, and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from DePaul University with Honors. He is a licensed real estate broker and earned the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Accredited Professional O+M designation. He is also a member of the Chicago Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Energy and Sustainability Committee.
Annette Perez is the Senior Accountant for Alvarez & Marsal Property Management. Annette brings over 10 years of commercial and residential real estate experience to the AMPM team and is responsible for the day to day accounting as well as Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Financial reporting. Annette earned a B.S. in Computer Science with a Minor in Business from St. John’s University in Queens, NY and a Master’s degree in Accounting and Financial Management from Keller Graduate School of Management.
Alexandra Sherman is an Accountant at Alvarez & Marsal Property Investments. She is responsible for day to day accounting and monthly reporting. Prior to AMPI, Alex spent three years at a boutique commercial real estate firm in New York City, as a Property Accountant. Alex graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Economics.
Allyssa Shodahl is an Associate Manager for Alvarez & Marsal Property Management. She is responsible for day to day operations, management of building staff, and third-party vendors, financial, budget and audit preparation, lease negotiations, as well as tenant relations. Allyssa has 4 years of real estate management experience in the downtown Chicago market with a focus on building vendor relationships. Graduating from Lake Forest College, Allyssa has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.
Jake Stegenga is an Analyst for Alvarez & Marsal Property Investments. He is responsible for providing financial analysis support for Transaction and Portfolio Management. He also assists with daily operations of AMPI through construction oversight and property-level budgeting. Jake graduated from the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Finance.
Joshua Kellerman is responsible for overseeing leasing operations for Alvarez & Marsal Property Investments. Mr. Kellerman brings to his position more than 12 years of commercial real estate experience and has completed more than 300 transactions. Prior to joining AMPI, Mr. Kellerman served as Director of Leasing with Newmark Knight Frank, where he focused on leasing part of the John Buck portfolio in the Chicago Business District, along with managing other third party accounts. Mr. Kellerman earned his Masters in Real Estate (MSRE) at Roosevelt University. He received his Bachelor of Science in Management at Indiana University. Mr. Kellerman is also an active member of the Chicago Office Lease Brokers Association (COLBA).
Kristin Lent is a Tenant Services Coordinator for Alvarez & Marsal Property Management. She is responsible for assisting with the day to day operations of 205 W. Wacker and 205 W. Randolph. Her primary tasks will include tenant relations, first point of contact for tenant inquiries, work order oversight and AP processing. Prior to AMPM, Kristin worked at Addison Staffing and Shopbop, where delivering exceptional customer service in a fast-paced environment was key to her success. Kristin graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdepartmental Business Studies.
Pete Kontos is a Director with Alvarez & Marsal Property Investments and oversees design and construction projects throughout the portfolio of AMPI. With over 14 years of experience in new construction, commercial interiors, rehabilitation and residential development – Pete is responsible for the project management, design and construction management of capital and tenant improvements. Prior to joining AMPI, Pete was a project director for over 13 years with Chicago-based Partners by Design – specializing in corporate interiors and completing a diverse range of projects including technology firms, base building improvements, law firms and multi-location global corporate clients. Mr. Kontos is a licensed architect in the State of Illinois and earned his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).