“Our job is to provide investors with a consistent flow of what we believe are attractive risk-adjusted opportunities across the rental housing spectrum.”
—Scott Lawlor, Founder & CEO
—Scott Lawlor, Founder & CEO
Scott Lawlor is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Waypoint Real Estate Investments and responsible for the overall management, strategic vision and investment activities of the firm. Mr. Lawlor brings more than 30 years of experience across all aspects of real estate acquisitions, financing and asset management.
Prior to launching Waypoint, Mr. Lawlor founded Broadway Partners, a private, vertically integrated real estate investment management firm, that acquired more than 28 million square feet of office properties throughout the U.S. Prior to Broadway Partners, Mr. Lawlor managed the real estate operations at Fortress Investment Group and oversaw distressed debt and equity assets for Mutual of New York. He holds a B.A. from Bucknell University and an M.B.A. and M.S. in Real Estate Development from Columbia University.
Andrew Richardson is the Chief Operating Officer of Waypoint and responsible for managing the company’s business operations and processes. Mr. Richardson has more than 24 years of experience across all real estate sectors.
Prior to joining Waypoint, Mr. Richardson simultaneously served as President, Land & Development and Chief Financial Officer of iStar Inc. and as Chief Financial Officer of Safety, Income & Growth. Mr. Richardson was responsible for overseeing all financial and capital markets activities, in addition to the development and monetization of an approximately $1 billion portfolio of commercial land and master-planned residential developments owned by iStar.
Previously, Mr. Richardson served as Chief Financial Officer of The Howard Hughes Corporation and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of NorthStar Realty Finance. Early in his career, Mr. Richardson was a Certified Public Accountant with Ernst & Young LLP. He holds a B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Jeremy Pemberton is the Chief Acquisition Officer of Waypoint Real Estate Investments and responsible for overseeing the company’s acquisitions and dispositions as well as structuring transactions. Mr. Pemberton has over 20 years of real estate investment experience and has completed transactions totaling more than $14 billion globally.
Previously, Mr. Pemberton was a Managing Director and Co-Head of Real Estate for North and South America, as well as a member of the Management Committee of Babcock & Brown, an $80 billion multi-national fund manager and merchant bank. Prior to joining Waypoint, Mr. Pemberton was President and Executive Managing Director of Avatas Capital, a private investment firm specializing in owning / advising on commercial real estate. He holds undergraduate degrees in Economics, Finance and Accounting and an M.B.A. from the University of Findlay in Ohio.
Eric Hade is the Chief Development Officer of Waypoint Real Estate Investments and responsible for monitoring the firm’s real estate portfolio, developing investment strategies for future growth and overseeing the company’s development activities. Mr. Hade has more than 18 years of real estate experience.
Prior to joining Waypoint, Mr. Hade was the Chief Investment Officer, EVP of Operations and General Counsel of Lane Company. While at Lane, Mr. Hade oversaw all aspects of the company’s investment activities relating to more than $1 billion of transactions. Prior to Lane, Mr. Hade was an attorney focused on real estate and capital markets at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, LLP. He holds a B.A. with honors from Colgate University and an M.B.A. and a J.D. from Emory University where he was an editor of the Emory Law Journal.
Pamela Linden is General Counsel of Waypoint Real Estate Investments and responsible for managing all legal aspects of the company’s operations and transactions. Ms. Linden has more than 17 years of experience in numerous real estate disciplines, including acquisitions, dispositions, development and financing.
Prior to joining Waypoint, Ms. Linden was Director and Counsel for Westbrook Partners, overseeing real estate transactions. Previously, she was a shareholder in the real estate department of Greenberg Traurig, P.A. Ms. Linden holds a B.A. with honors and a J.D. cum laude from the University of Florida.
Jonathan Brundige is Chief of Portfolio Management for Waypoint and responsible for overseeing investment strategy execution across the company’s portfolio. Mr. Brundige has more than 19 years of real estate experience.
Prior to joining Waypoint, he was Chief Operating Officer at Candlebrook Properties, a real estate firm concentrated on repositioning multifamily and student housing investments. Previously, Mr. Brundige was an Executive Director at J.P. Morgan Asset Management where he managed fund structuring and operations for the Junius Real Estate Partners platform and Director of Asset Management for Silverstein Properties, Inc. where he led all asset management functions. Mr. Brundige also served as Associate General Counsel at Broadway Partners, as well as Senior Vice President of Asset Management.
He holds a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, a Graduate Certificate in Real Estate from New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate and a B.S. from St. Lawrence University.
Linda Lewis is the Chief Structuring Officer, Capital Markets for Waypoint Real Estate Investments. Ms. Lewis has more than 20 years of private equity and real estate experience across all sectors.
Prior to joining Waypoint, Ms. Lewis was a Portfolio Manager for Lazard Freres & Co.’s $2 billion real estate private equity fund. Previously, Ms. Lewis held senior roles with Security Capital Group and the Prudential Realty Group. She holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Eric Gies is a Senior Managing Director of Capital Markets for Waypoint and responsible for leading the company’s national high-net-worth sales team. Mr. Gies has more than 20 years of wealth management experience with a proven track record of building and leading sales teams that consistently outperform. Prior to joining Waypoint, he acted as the Northeast Region Head for Bessemer Trust and served as a member of the firm’s Executive Management Committee. Previously, Mr. Gies was the Head of Wealth Management for Neuberger Berman and held several leadership roles with Bernstein Global Wealth Management. He began his career as a Naval Flight Officer in the U.S. Navy flying F-14A Tomcats. He holds an M.B.A. from Jacksonville, University and a B.S. with honors in Engineering from the University of Florida. Mr. Gies is a FINRA Registered Series 7, 9, 10 and 66.
Scott Smith is a Senior Managing Director for Waypoint Real Estate Investments and is responsible for providing corporate leadership to the firm's capital markets efforts in the Independent Broker-Dealer and Registered Investment Advisor channels. Mr. Smith has over 15 years of experience in a variety of senior roles managing, structuring and analyzing securitized alternative investments designed for retail investors.
Prior to joining Waypoint, Mr. Smith served as Chief Executive Officer of FactRight, LLC, a leading due diligence firm that grew to count over 500 financial advisory firms as clients. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from University of Missouri at Columbia and a J.D. from the University of Missouri – School of Law. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Institute for Portfolio Alternatives.
Christopher H. Martorella is a Senior Managing Director, Development and Investments at Waypoint and is responsible for overseeing development projects and preferred equity investments. Mr. Martorella has over 30 years of real estate experience having founded and built a number of operating and investment companies focused on mixed-use projects throughout the United States and completing over $3 billion of development.
Prior to joining Waypoint, Mr. Martorella was President of the Commercial Real Estate division and a member of the Executive Committee of The Integral Group. Previously, Mr. Martorella was a Managing Director of the Commercial Real Estate Restructuring practice at Huron Consulting Group, a $1.5 billion market cap NASDAQ company, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Urban Residential, an investment management firm focused on the development of urban mixed use projects in the Boston-Washington DC corridor, and a Partner at Boston Financial, a $6 billion real estate investment manager. Early in his career, Mr. Martorella served as a restructuring professional for Chemical Bank and Travelers Insurance. He holds an M.B.A. in Real Estate and Finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering from Duke University. He is an active member of ULI, NMHC and Wharton Real Estate Center.
Matt Samuelson is a Senior Managing Director, Development at Waypoint and is responsible for sourcing and overseeing development projects. Mr. Samuelson has over 25 years of development, construction and infrastructure experience culminating in over $5 billion of development and capital improvement projects in major national markets of the Southeast, Texas, Denver and California.
Prior to joining Waypoint, Mr. Samuelson was Chief Operating Officer of Integral Urban Commercial Real Estate where he developed and executed a $1 billion pipeline of infill multifamily and mixed-use projects. Previously, Mr. Samuelson was President of Integral Gude, Gude Management Group, and CCL Associates, all regionally based fee development, construction and program management firms specializing in residential, commercial, campus, recreational, performance and assembly spaces. Mr. Samuelson began his career in commercial construction as a project manager with Beers Construction and Danis Industries. He holds an a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a certificate of engineering from Oxford University, Oxford England.
Charles Schoenherr is a Managing Director of Capital Markets for Waypoint Real Estate Investments and responsible for raising capital for the company’s investments. Mr. Schoenherr has more than 25 years of real estate investment experience.
Prior to joining Waypoint, Mr. Schoenherr was a Managing Director at Lehman Brothers in the Global Real Estate Group where he originated over $14 billion of debt and equity in over 125 transactions. Previously, he served as Managing Director of GE Investments at GE Capital where he executed over $3.5 billion in transactions and managed the Northeast region. He holds an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Connecticut and a B.S. in Accounting from Iona College.
Waypoint Management Services is a full-service property management company headquartered in Atlanta and focused solely on properties owned by Waypoint Real Estate Investments. Led by a senior management team with an average of over 25 years of experience, the group manages more than 6,500 units across 26 apartment communities throughout the United States.
Waypoint Student Living is a dedicated student housing property management company headquartered in Dallas and led by a team of professionals with extensive experience in student housing management. The company manages over 5,000 beds across more than 2,000 units.
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