Leadership is Expertise with a Purpose

Our multidisciplinary leadership team offers a diversity of perspectives and years of experience. Working together, we implement practical strategies to achieve aspirational goals for the company, its clients and investors and the communities in which the company works.

President

Jonathan F.P. Rose

Since founding Jonathan Rose Companies in 1989, Jonathan F.P. Rose has provided the firm with vision, leadership and industry visibility.

Mr. Rose is a leader in the integration of business, public policy, and nonprofit work, to create more environmentally, socially and economically resilient communities.

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President

Jonathan F.P. Rose

Jonathan F.P. Rose’s business, public policy and not-for-profit work all focus on creating more environmentally, socially and economically resilient cities. In 1989, Mr. Rose founded Jonathan Rose Companies LLC, a multi-disciplinary real estate development, planning, and investment firm, which creates real estate and planning models to address the challenges of the 21st century. Jonathan has lead the firm’s vision, program and growth, developing award winning new projects, investment funds and city plans to model solutions to the issues of housing, economic development and the environment.

The company’s mission is to develop communities that enhance opportunity for all. The firm’s work touches many aspects of community health; working with cities and not-for-profits to build affordable and mixed-income housing, cultural, health and educational infrastructure, and advocates for neighborhoods to be enriched with parks and open space, mass transit, jobs and healthy food.  

The firm’s innovative development, planning, investment, and owners representation work has won awards from a wide range of notable organizations including: the Urban Land Institute, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Architects. Mr. Rose frequently lectures on affordable housing, community development, smart growth and the environment.

Mr. Rose’s book on how to create resilient cities, The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life, was published by Harper Wave in 2016, and won the 2017 PROSE Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work by a Trade Publisher.

Mr. Rose frequently lectures at graduate schools of business, environment and architecture. In 2015, he held the Yale School of Architecture’s Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architectural Fellowship.

Mr. Rose has testified before U.S. Senate and House Committees on housing, infrastructure and environmental issues, and served as an Advisor to the White House Office of Urban Affairs.

Mr. Rose is a Trustee of Enterprise Community Partners and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He is an Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects and Honorary Trustee of the American Museum of Natural History and Jazz at Lincoln Center.  

Mr. Rose chaired the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Blue Ribbon Sustainability Commission, which developed the nation’s first green transit plan, and was a commissioner on Governor Cuomo’s NYS 2100 Commission, tasked with identifying strategies for the long-term resilience of New York State’s infrastructure post-Hurricane Sandy.

Mr. Rose and his wife Diana Calthorpe Rose are the co-founders of the Garrison Institute and serve on its Board. The Institute connects inner transformation with outer solutions to relieve suffering in the fields of trauma, education and the environment.

Mr. Rose graduated from Yale University in 1974 with a B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy, and received a Masters in Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980.

Chief Operating Officer

Michael D. Daly

Mr. Daly is the Chief Operating Officer of Jonathan Rose Companies and is responsible for managing operations, as well as expanding and diversifying the company’s portfolio.

Prior to joining Jonathan Rose Companies, Mr. Daly served as both president of Mesa del Sol in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and executive vice president of Forest City Enterprises Acquisitions and Development.

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Chief Operating Officer

Michael D. Daly

Mr. Daly possesses extensive experience in managing multi-million-dollar development and redevelopment projects spanning several states, including his latest role at Mesa del Sol.

He was also founder, president, and CEO of Sterling Glen Communities, which employed over 800 people and provided housing for seniors, as it acquired and developed 1,200 units in 10 buildings. Prior to founding Sterling Glen, Mr. Daly was an executive vice president of Forest City Ratner Companies, based in Brooklyn, NY, where he was involved in the development of more than 2 million square feet of commercial space.

Mr. Daly holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Fairfield University.

chief financial officer

Michael Arman

Mr. Arman is the Chief Financial Officer of Jonathan Rose Companies, as well as the firm’s Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Arman was Chief Financial Officer at Procida Funding, a private equity mortgage fund.

Prior to Procida, Mr. Arman was a founding member and Managing Director of Hudson Realty Capital. While there, he served as Chief Financial Officer and managed all of Hudson Realty Capital’s financial assets, working to optimize returns.

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Michael Arman

Mr. Arman was also a founding member of Newbridge in 2001, one of the predecessor companies of Hudson Realty Capital. Prior to founding Newbridge and Hudson Realty Capital, Mr. Arman was a Vice President at CSFB and a member of its Portfolio Bids Group where he was responsible for financial reporting, integrating information with internal support departments, maintaining third party vendor relationships with services, accountants, and insurers and performing asset management duties.

Prior to joining CSFB in 1998, Mr. Arman was a Portfolio Financial Manager for the J. E. Robert Companies, where he supervised accounting, servicing and financial reporting for institutions, including CSFB. As Operational Manager for a regional residential Re/Max broker, Mr. Arman performed all company accounting and operational functions and corresponded with bank REO departments in preparing residential properties for sale.

Mr. Arman began his professional career with Deloitte & Touche as a Staff Accountant, performing audits on real estate and brokerage companies. Mr. Arman received his M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut and received his B.B.A. from Iona College. Mr. Arman is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the AICPA.

President, Rose Community Capital

Tony Love

Mr. Love is primarily responsible for processing and closing loans for HUD insured loans for third party project sponsors, many of which involve various public subsidies and programs such as tax credits, tax exempt bonds, subordinated debt, and project based Section 8 rental assistance.  Presently, RCC has a servicing portfolio of $300m consisting of affiliated and third party projects.  RCC’s mission is to make available long term, affordable capital to project sponsors that create communities of opportunity.  

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President, Rose Community Capital

Tony Love

Rose Community Capital, LLC (RCC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of New York City based Jonathan Rose Companies (JRC).  Mr. Love joined RCC in March of 2017 when JRC acquired Forest City Capital Corporation from Cleveland based Forest City Realty Trust.  Mr. Love served as Vice President of FCCC for over 20 years prior to JRC’s acquisition.  RCC is a HUD approved Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP) lender specializing in financing conventional and affordable multifamily properties with a HUD insured loan.  RCC is also a GNMA approved Seller/Servicer and a HUD approved LIHTC Pilot lender.  

Mr. Love is primarily responsible for processing and closing loans for HUD insured loans for third party project sponsors, many of which involve various public subsidies and programs such as tax credits, tax exempt bonds, subordinated debt, and project based Section 8 rental assistance.  Presently, RCC has a servicing portfolio of $300m consisting of affiliated and third party projects.  RCC’s mission is to make available long term, affordable capital to project sponsors that create communities of opportunity.  

Prior to entering the mortgage industry, Mr. Love was executive director for a neighborhood non-profit housing development corporation on Cleveland’s Near West Side, responsible for initiating and completing development projects, staffing, community and board relations, and budgeting.  Mr. Love also worked as a city planner in St. Augustine, FL and was involved in comprehensive planning, zoning and land use administration, site plan review, and historic preservation regulations.

Mr. Love holds a BA from the College of Wooster (1986) in Urban Studies, a Master’s of Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1991) and a Master’s of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University (2004).

Mr. Love is an active member of the Mortgage Bankers Association serving in various leadership positions and a recipient of the distinguished Burton C. Woods Legislative Services award in 2014.  Mr. Love is on the board of the Ohio Housing Council and served as its President, 2008-2009.  Mr. Love is also a board member of Minds Matter Cleveland, a supplemental education program for low income area high school students, and is active with the Housing First Initiative in Cleveland providing housing and supportive services for chronic homeless individuals and families.

Managing Director of Development

Fred Harris

Mr. Harris is the Managing Director for Real Estate Development of Jonathan Rose Companies. Mr. Harris is responsible for directing the expansion and diversification of the Companies’ development portfolio.

Prior to joining Jonathan Rose Companies, Mr. Harris, as Senior Vice President, directed real estate development activities for AvalonBay Communities’ New York region for over 13 years.

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Managing Director of Development

Fred Harris

Fred Harris was named Managing Director for Real Estate Development of Jonathan Rose Companies in 2016. Mr. Harris is responsible for directing the expansion and diversification of the Companies’ nationwide development portfolio.

Prior to joining Jonathan Rose Companies, Mr. Harris, as Senior Vice President, directed real estate development activities for AvalonBay Communities’ New York region for over 13 years.During that time, he oversaw development of $2 billion of new apartments in New York City, Westchester and Long Island—primarily in dense urban settings. His work was widely hailed and AvalonBay and Mr. Harris received numerous awards including University Settlement’s Charles Stover Award, Phipps Houses’ Community Builder Award, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine’s Spirit of the City Award and BOMA’s Developer of the Year.

Mr. Harris then served as the Executive Vice President for Real Estate Development at the NYC Housing Authority for a little over two years. He directed the offering of sites for the construction of over 4000 new mixed income apartments and his efforts have sparked a nationwide discussion about the future of public housing in New York and elsewhere.

Prior to joining AvalonBay, he oversaw the development of the first building of the master-planned community of Queens West, across the East River from 42nd Street in Manhattan.

Previously, he directed Real Estate for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, where he oversaw annual revenues in excess of $60 million, developed a new headquarters building for the NYC Transit Authority, conducted some of the largest dispositions of Real Estate in New York City, assembled a blockfront of Madison Avenue in midtown, began the restoration and redevelopment of Grand Central Terminal.

Mr. Harris currently serves on the Board of Advisors of the NYU Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy and the Moelis Institute for Affordable Housing Policy. He was a Governor of the Real Estate Board of New York, New York Board member of the Trust for Public Land, a Trustee of Brooklyn Hospital and an adjunct Professor at Columbia University.

Managing Director of Acquisitions

Nathan D. Taft

As Director of Acquisitions, Nathan D. Taft supervises the acquisitions team in sourcing, financing, and closing portfolio properties.

During his tenure, Mr. Taft has expanded the firm’s national brokerage and partnership networks and has managed the acquisition of more than $600 million of assets.

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Managing Director of Acquisitions

Nathan D. Taft

Mr. Taft also has played an integral role in the company’s effort to create national models of best practices in the greening of existing buildings. More so, he brings financing, design, construction management, marketing and leasing skills to his investment work. During his prior experience with J.P. Morgan, he worked for a double-bottom-line private equity fund and led public-private economic development partnerships for Yale University. Mr. Taft is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association, as well as the Urban Land Institute, where he sits on the Responsible Property Investment Council.

Mr. Taft earned his M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management and his B.A. in History from Yale University.

Managing Director of Asset Management

Caroline Vary

As the Managing Director of Asset Management, Caroline Vary brings over 20 years of experience in asset management, leasing, financing, design, construction, and development. Ms. Vary monitors the performance, leasing and operations of investment and development properties, in a portfolio of over 4.5 million sf. of commercial and residential properties, including new construction, green retrofits and completed projects implementing green operations. 

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Managing Director of Asset Management

Caroline Vary

Over the past 25 years, Jonathan Rose Companies has been a thought-leader in socially and environmentally responsible real estate practices. Jonathan Rose Companies is a mission-based, real estate firm recognized for its ability to achieve visionary goals through practical strategies and cost-effective green solutions. The firm has nationally recognized experience in the investment and development of green mixed-use housing and office projects. Jonathan Rose Companies has developed, owned and managed over $1.5 billion in real estate.

Caroline Vary joined Jonathan Rose Companies in 2007. She brings 20 years of experience in asset management, leasing, financing, design, construction and development to her role as a Managing Director. Ms. Vary led the development of the LEED Gold Certified Metro Green Residential development, adjacent to the Stamford Transportation Center. She is also responsible for overseeing the asset management of the Firm’s East Coast portfolio and has implemented green retrofits of existing buildings nationally. While under the direction of Ms. Vary, the Connecticut Office of Jonathan Rose Companies received an Environmental Merit Award for Outstanding Achievements in Preserving New England’s environment.

Ms. Vary is also a founding member of the Stamford 2030 district, an initiative of property owners and community and professional partners working toward the goal of reductions in energy, water and transportation emissions related to the operations of commercial and large-scale residential buildings. Stamford is the 6th 2030 District in the Network which is comprised of leading-edge cities across North America.

Previously with Taconic Investment Partners, Ms. Vary served as Vice President responsible for the re-positioning of their commercial portfolio. A member of the Urban Land Institute, and American Planning Association, Ms. Vary holds a BARCH in Architecture and a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. She holds a Real Estate Broker’s License in NY and CT, and actively serves in the Board of Stamford2030 and Franklin Street Works.

Managing Director of Owner's Representation

Angela Howard

As Director of Owner’s Representation, Angela Howard provides development, project management and strategic consulting services for our cultural, health and education clients.

Working closely with the public sector, our Housing Development practices and our nonprofit clients, Ms. Howard helps strategically plan, program, design, finance, construct and asset-manage transit-oriented development and open-space projects.

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Managing Director of Owner's Representation

Angela Howard

Prior to rejoining Jonathan Rose Companies in 2015, Ms. Howard served as the senior director of project management for the Battery Park City Authority for two years. Her responsibilities included capital planning, budgeting and project management for the Irish Hunger Memorial Reconstruction and the North Timber Pile Rehabilitation.

Prior experience include positions at AMHKonstrukt, WPA Works-in-Progress Associates, and Columbia University, where she worked on projects such as Safe Horizon 50 Court Street Project, Safe Space, OWN Charter School, FDR Four Freedoms Park, Richmond University Medical Center, Marcus Garvey Nursing Home, and Butler Library and Lenfest Hall at Columbia University.

Ms. Howard was previously with Jonathan Rose Companies from 2008 to 2009 as a senior project manager. We are excited to welcome her back as our Owner’s Rep Director. She also serves as a founding board member of Academy of the City Charter School and an education advisor to the 14+ Foundation.

Managing Partner, Perry Rose

Charles J. Perry

As Managing Partner of Perry Rose in Denver, Charles J. Perry is recognized as an authority in community-based planning and mixed-use, mixed-income real estate development.

Dr. Perry has an extensive background in creating visions for new sustainable communities, developing catalytic projects to transform housing and commercial markets, as well as overseeing financing to project implementation.

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Managing Partner, Perry Rose

Charles J. Perry

Dr. Perry directed the development of the award-winning Highlands’ Garden Village (HGV), leading the HGV team from concept to entitlements, financing, design, construction, and ongoing property management. The HGV PUD, written by Dr. Perry, served as a model for Denver’s mixed-use zoning code.

Other recent projects include revitalization plans and financial feasibility analysis for the Denver Housing Authority’s South Lincoln Redevelopment (SoLi) and the Seattle Housing Authority’s Yesler Terrace. In 2011, HUD awarded SoLi a $10 million HOPE VI Grant and awarded Yesler a $10 million Choice Neighborhoods Grant.

In 2012, Dr. Perry began the redevelopment of Aria Denver, a 17-acre mixed-use, mixed-income development focusing on affordable housing with NSP funds and urban agriculture. In 2008, Dr. Perry managed the planning process and financial feasibility analysis to create a master plan for the 12-acre Peak One parcel in the Town of Frisco, CO. The site was rezoned for an affordable housing community. Dr. Perry also developed the master plan and PUD for the mixed-use, mixed-income redevelopment of the vacated Carbondale, CO, downtown elementary school site.

Dr. Perry is also a partner in Rose Companies Management (RCM), under which he participates in the acquisition, financing, management, and disposition of market-rate and affordable apartments and commercial properties. As a principal in RCM, he oversees the management and leasing of the Denver Dry Goods Building, the Trocadero Apartments, the Cottage Hill Senior Apartments, and HGV Green Commons, which includes over 250 housing units and 225,000 square feet of retail and office.

Prior to joining Perry Rose, Dr. Perry served as the assistant director of the Denver Urban Renewal Authority (DURA). At DURA, Dr. Perry managed the redevelopment of the Denver Dry Goods Building and was responsible for the development of programs that renovated single-family housing, making these houses available to moderate-income, first-time homebuyers.

Dr. Perry also served as a senior housing planner for the Denver Planning Office (DPO). At DPO, he was involved in the planning and financing of numerous affordable and market-rate housing developments, utilizing Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Historic Tax Credits, private activity bonds, tax increment financing and CDBG and HOME loans.

He also served as a private planning consultant, developing comprehensive plans and zoning ordinances for localities in Colorado. Dr. Perry helped create redevelopment plans for the Denver Central Platte Valley Rail Yards (converting railroad tracks to a mixed-use community), the Downtown Urban Renewal Area, the Westwood and South Broadway Urban Renewal Areas, the Denver Affordable Housing Task Force, Blueprint Denver, Edgewater, Estes Park and Leadville, CO Comprehensive Plans, and Massachusetts State Growth Policy Plan.

Dr. Perry holds a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with specialization in citizen participation, housing and environmental planning. He serves as treasurer on the board of the West 32nd Ave. Pedestrian District and the Historic Elitch Gardens Theatre Foundation.

Managing Partner, Romero Rose

Theresa A. Bell

As Managing Partner of Romero Rose, the Southwest affiliate of Jonathan Rose Companies, Theresa A. Bell has over 20 years of experience as a commercial real estate broker and developer.

She specializes in mixed-use projects, property acquisition, commercial and housing development, property management and asset management.

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Managing Partner, Romero Rose

Theresa A. Bell

Ms. Bell successfully completed the development of two parcels of Albuquerque’s Alvarado Transportation Center Downtown Redevelopment Plan: Silver Gardens Apartments Phases I and II and Elements Townhomes. Silver Gardens Apartments is a 121-unit, $21 million, mixed-income, LEED Platinum–certified, affordable, transit-oriented development, which provides much-needed low-cost rentals for residents of downtown Albuquerque. Elements Townhomes is a $21.3 million, for-sale LEED Gold–certified, transit-oriented townhome development that provides residential stability for Albuquerque’s emerging downtown.

Other projects in pre-development include Casitas de Colores, a 71-unit, mixed-income, transit-oriented, green housing development designed for families with children; Green Commons, a commercial development near the transportation center; and Bosque Studios, an artist-focused live/work community in Albuquerque’s South Valley.

In addition to overseeing Romero Rose’s ongoing developments, Ms. Bell oversees the management of Jonathan Rose Companies’ New Mexico real estate portfolio, which includes Second Street Studios, a market-rate live/work space in Santa Fe; three office buildings in Santa Fe; the historic 50 East building off the Santa Fe Plaza; and the Tech Commons office complex in Albuquerque.

Prior to opening Romero Rose, Ms. Bell was a partner in Perry Rose, the Denver affiliate of Jonathan Rose Companies, where her project experience included the redevelopment of the Denver Dry Goods Building, the first mixed-use, mixed-income, green, historic, transit-oriented development project in the nation. Her responsibilities for the 350,000-square-foot conversion project included project financing, construction management, lease-up, and property management. Ms. Bell also served on the development team responsible for Highlands’ Garden Village, an early example of transit-oriented smart-growth development, encompassing 27 acres on the site of a former amusement park. On the project, she conducted acquisition, design, entitlements and community outreach.

Ms. Bell received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in both Finance and Real Estate from New Mexico State University. A native of Santa Fe, she is a licensed real estate broker in New Mexico and Colorado.

Managing Director of Design and Construction Management

Christopher Edwards

As Director of Design and Construction, Mr. Edwards is involved in all aspects of the design and construction processes at Jonathan Rose Companies.

Mr. Edwards instills a collaborative team approach in each project to ensure the client’s needs are met and the project is completed on time, under budget and with the highest standard of quality. He brings more than 10 years of experience in the fields of development and construction management.

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Managing Director of Design and Construction Management

Christopher Edwards

As Director of Design and Construction, Mr. Edwards is involved in all aspects of the design and construction processes at Jonathan Rose Companies. Mr. Edwards instills a collaborative team approach in each project to ensure the client’s needs are met and the project is completed on time, under budget and with the highest standard of quality. He brings more than 10 years of experience in the fields of development and construction management.

Mr. Edwards is responsible for guiding the development of the Harlem RBI development project at Washington Houses, a mixed-use project which is currently being developed on property purchased from the New York City Housing Authority in East Harlem. The $27 million, 140,000 sq. ft. building is currently under construction and consists of 89 units of affordable housing, a 54,000 sq. ft. K-8 charter school, and 6,000 sq. ft. of non-profit office space. He is also leading the preconstruction phase of the Winbrook project which is a $33 million, 122,000 sq. ft. building consisting of 104 affordable housing units as well as a community facility. The project is the first phase of the revitalization of the White Plains Housing Authority’s campus in White Plains, NY.

In June 2012 Mr. Edwards completed the newest addition to the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s campus; the Richard B. Fisher Building. The $51 million, 40,000 sq. ft. project is targeting a LEED Gold rating and includes a 250 seat flexible theatre, rehearsal studio, classrooms, offices, and a rooftop deck with rooftop gardens.

In January 2012 Mr. Edwards completed the fit out of the $70 million Frank Gehry designed Pershing Square Signature Center. Located on 42nd St. in Manhattan, the center encompasses 70,000 sq. ft. in a newly constructed high rise residential tower. It is comprised of three unique theatre spaces with capacities of 199-299 seats, two rehearsal studios, a café, bookstore, and administrative offices. The project is targeting a LEED Gold rating.

Prior to joining Jonathan Rose Companies, Mr. Edwards was a Project Manager for The Dermot Company, a private developer, where he managed new construction and renovation projects ranging from $1.5 million to $186 million. Earlier in his career, Mr. Edwards was a Project Management Cost Systems Engineer and an Assistant Project Manager at Turner Construction where he worked on core and shell commercial buildings, office renovations/office fit-outs, and educational facilities. As a Project Management Cost Systems Engineer, Mr. Edwards performed internal project audits to analyze cash flows and projected profits, performed staff analysis to minimize the risk of general conditions overruns, and performed project cost variance analysis.

Mr. Edwards is a LEED Accredited Professional who received his Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA. His unique qualifications of field experience and project cost analysis allow him to identify and mitigate risks early in the design and construction process, which results in project success.

Director of Social Services

Lori Stanlick

In the role of Director of Social Service, Lori Stanlick, a licensed social worker, will implement the Communities of Opportunity Program.

The multiyear project, founded by Jonathan Rose Companies and Enterprise Community Partners, has been designed to gather concrete evidence that comprehensive housing-based approaches result in substantially improved outcomes for residents.

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Director of Social Services

Lori Stanlick

In this newly created role of Director of Social Service, Lori Stanlick, a licensed social worker, will implement the Communities of Opportunity Program. The multiyear project, founded by Jonathan Rose Companies and Enterprise Community Partners, has been designed to gather concrete evidence that comprehensive housing-based approaches result in substantially improved outcomes for residents.

Lori will leverage community resources in order to provide additional support to residents of the company’s national developments. She will also take the lead in measuring the efficiency and efficacy of programming as well as developing best practices for each region.

Most recently, Stanlick was an Associate Executive Director at the YWCA of White Plains where she spent the last 13 years as a vital team member overseeing five YWCA mission-based programs, including a 193-unit residence. She has been practicing social work for over twenty years and has dedicated her career to serving formerly homeless and vulnerable populations.

Lori obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Clark University and a Master of Social Work from Columbia University. She obtained her Low-Income Tax Credit Certification in 2010. Stanlick currently is a member of the Weill Cornell/NYPH Psychiatric/Geriatric Mental Health Coalition and has joined the Women and Housing Finance Group, based in Manhattan.

Director of Information Technology

Edward Surges

Mr. Surges serves as Director of Information Technology at Jonathan Rose Companies, where he oversees information systems and services for the corporate and branch offices, and provides systems analysis and consulting for property based initiatives.

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Director of Information Technology

Edward Surges

Edward Surges has served as Director of Information Technology at the Jonathan Rose companies since 2012, where he oversees information systems and services for the corporate and branch offices, and provides systems analysis and consulting for property based initiatives.

During his tenure, Mr. Surges has successfully managed the company’s migration from on premise to cloud based systems and services, implemented an extranet for internal and external collaboration, and expanded the enterprise systems and network infrastructure to support a three-fold increase in the company’s head count.

Mr. Surges has more than 25 years’ experience in information technology, systems and services, in a wide range of sectors including finance, government, and education. Prior to Jonathan Rose, Mr. Surges served for 8 years as Information Technology Director and Special Projects Manager at Domini Social Investments, one of the leading socially responsible mutual funds in the United States. Earlier in his career, Mr. Surges worked as a senior programmer and analyst for the University of Texas at Austin, and as a System administrator for the Advertising Arts Department at the Washington Post.

Mr. Surges holds a B.A. in English Literature from Colorado College and an M.S. in Information Systems from Columbia University.

Director of Finance, Rose Acquisitions

Virginia Plithides

Ms.Plithides joined Jonathan Rose Companies and serves as Director of Finance for the Rose Investments practice. Ms.Plithides is responsible for fund budgeting, accounting, reporting, and risk management.

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Director of Finance, Rose Acquisitions

Virginia Plithides

Ms.Plithides joined Jonathan Rose Companies in 2010. She serves as Director of Finance for the Rose Investments practice, and Chief Compliance Officer to the firm’s Investment Manager. Ms.Plithides is responsible for fund budgeting, accounting, reporting, risk management, and compliance.

She brings over 25 years of real estate investment experience and has been a Certified Public Accountant in New York since 1986. Prior to joining Jonathan Rose Companies, Ms.Plithides was the Controller of Red Stone Partners LLC, a private real estate finance company with a core focus on the multifamily industry. Ms.Plithides previously held several positions of increasing responsibility with Centerline Capital Group and its predecessor, Related Capital Partners. Her most recent role was Senior Vice President of the tax department.

Ms.Plithides began her career at the accounting firms Blonder Seymour & Shapss and Bernstein & Berger. Ms.Plithides graduated with distinction from the University of Rhode Island with a B.S. in Accounting.

Director of Corporate Accounting

Kenneth Freeland

Mr. Freeland joined Jonathan Rose Companies as the Corporate Controller. He is responsible for the corporate budgets, financial reporting, risk management, tax matters and internal controls of the company's operating entities. Ken also oversees the accounting and reporting of the company’s development projects and corporate managed properties.

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Director of Corporate Accounting

Kenneth Freeland

Ken joined Jonathan Rose Companies in May 2012 as the Corporate Controller. He is responsible for the corporate budgets, financial reporting, risk management, tax matters and internal controls of the company's operating entities. Ken also oversees the accounting and reporting of the company’s development projects and corporate managed properties.

Prior to joining Jonathan Rose Companies, Ken served at RFR Realty, an international real estate investment, management and development company headquartered in New York City. As Regional Director of Finance and Accounting, he was responsible for accounting, financial reporting, audits and tax matters of RFR’s multifamily and condominium conversion division. Ken also oversaw the development and operations accounting of a major hotel asset located in Miami Beach, Florida and was the temporary Director of Finance of a prestigious RFR owned hotel located in the Gramercy Park area of New York City.

Prior to joining RFR, Ken was the Senior Vice President and CFO of Affirmative Equities Company, L.P., a privately held multifamily real estate investment, management and development company. At AEC, Ken was responsible for partnership accounting, lender and financial reporting of all sponsor-equity deals. In addition, Ken oversaw the acquisitions team and property management accounting office located in Orlando, Florida.

He was also the Assistant Vice president and Controller of DLJ Real Estate, the real estate syndication group of the Wall Street firm, Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette. There, he served as an asset manager, performed due diligence inspections, prepared acquisition models and completed internal audits of properties throughout the United States on behalf of the general partners.

Other assignments included serving as controller of other New York and New Jersey based investment, management and development companies. Ken earned his B.B.A. in Accounting from Pace University and an M.B.A. in Finance with distinction from Long Island University.

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