Team

Our diverse team is organized based on functional expertise throughout all stages of the lending lifecycle from the first call to the closing table. BridgeInvest’s proven track record of service has propelled us to become a best-in-class private real estate lender. We offer full-service dedication and proven expertise in real estate lending, providing you with bespoke financing solutions.

Alex Horn

Managing Partner

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Alex Horn

Managing Partner

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Alex is a founding member of BridgeInvest. He is responsible for deal origination, structuring of investments and daily operations. Prior to founding BridgeInvest, Alex served on the New Ventures team at SecondMarket where he helped grow the company through the development of new and existing business lines. During his time at the firm, SecondMarket more than doubled in size becoming the premier marketplace for private company securities, auction rate securities, bankruptcy claims and restricted public equity. Alex is a graduate of Columbia University.

Ian Glaser

Partner

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Ian Glaser

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Ian is a Partner at BridgeInvest, responsible for capital origination, deal execution, structuring of investments, finance and daily operations. Prior to BridgeInvest, Ian focused on business development and capital origination within Credit Suisse’s Alternative Investments group, a global platform managing over $180 billion in hedge funds, credit, real estate and private equity strategies for institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals. Ian directly contributed to over $2 billion in gross new assets from mandates won across both liquid and illiquid strategies. Ian is a graduate of Columbia University.

Jon Gitman

Partner

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Jon Gitman

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Jon is a Partner at BridgeInvest, responsible for deal origination, underwriting and expanding the company’s presence in new markets, including Charlotte and Houston. Prior to BridgeInvest, Jon was an Acquisitions Associate with Resource Real Estate where he was charged with the deployment of a $750 million private REIT focused on the acquisition and work-out of non-performing commercial real estate and real estate related debt throughout the United States.  In this capacity, Jon was directly responsible for the acquisition of over 20 investments totaling approximately $500 million in value. Jon is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in both finance and real estate.

Daniel Stahl

Director of Operations

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Daniel Stahl

Director of Operations

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Daniel is Director of Operations at BridgeInvest, responsible for due diligence, deal execution, structuring and asset management. Prior to BridgeInvest, Daniel was a Bankruptcy/Specialty Accounts Manager with Wells Fargo Bank, where he led teams of Specialists focused on managing a $100 million high-risk personal property loan portfolio. He worked for Wells Fargo for over four years, maximizing the recovery of high risk accounts and implementing best practices that were adopted throughout the division. While at Wells Fargo Dealer Services, he assisted in consolidating the personal property bankruptcy and legal divisions into a single department based in Dallas, Texas. Daniel is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.

Wilson Alers

Vice President

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Wilson Alers

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Wilson is a Vice President of Underwriting at BridgeInvest, responsible for deal origination, underwriting and deal execution. Prior to BridgeInvest, Wilson was the Vice President of Acquisitions with Key International where he oversaw the acquisition of over $200 million of commercial real estate with total development costs over $400 million. Prior to joining Key International, Wilson spent five years with the Related Group, working on both acquisitions and capital markets transactions totaling over $1 billion. Wilson is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in both real estate and management.

Evan Shields

Vice President

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Evan is Vice President of Investor Relations for BridgeInvest, responsible for leading capital markets, fund marketing and fund management.  Prior to BridgeInvest, Evan was a Fund Manager with R4 Capital Funding where he oversaw $3 billion in affordable housing tax-exempt bond funds and directly contributed to the acquisition of over $700 million in new assets.  Prior to joining R4, he originated $380 million in commercial mortgages with PGIM Real Estate Finance (Prudential) as an Investment Associate and served as an educator with Teach For America.  Evan is a graduate of the University of Virginia, as well as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, where he earned a Masters in Business Administration with concentrations in Real Estate and Corporate Finance.

Trent Williams

Vice President

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Trent Williams

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Trent is Vice President of Asset Management for BridgeInvest, responsible for overseeing the day to day management of loans from closing through payoff. Prior to BridgeInvest, Trent was a Senior Consultant within Deloitte Advisory’s Infrastructure and Capital Projects practice where he advised large international government clients on portfolio challenges across real estate valued in excess of $1.0B. Prior to joining Deloitte, he managed over $100 million in large infrastructure and construction projects in the DC metro market for Shirley Contracting Company including high rise government facilities, highway improvements, and underground utilities. Trent is a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in Civil Engineering, as well as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, where he earned a Masters in Business Administration.

Aaron Wasserstrom, JD

Vice President

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Aaron Wasserstrom, JD

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Aaron is Vice President of Execution for BridgeInvest, responsible for due diligence and deal execution. Prior to BridgeInvest, Aaron founded a company focused on reducing patient medical debt. Prior to that, he was an attorney for a national law firm, representing developers and general contractors in complex construction and commercial litigation. He is an active member of the Florida Bar. Aaron is a graduate of the University of Florida and the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Natalia Esteban

Vice President

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Natalia Esteban

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Natalia Esteban is Vice President of Finance at BridgeInvest, responsible for leading finance, compliance and accounting for the company and its series of credit funds. Natalia brings over 20 years of finance and accounting experience to the position, having previously served as Global Finance Project Manager for Mercer among other accounting and controller roles in the U.S. and Latin American locations. After Mercer, she served as Co-Founder and Controller for Volta Realty Group, a Miami-based boutique luxury high-end residential real estate investment and property management firm. Natalia is a graduate of the University of Miami, where she holds a Master’s in Business Administration with a focus in Accounting, as well as a degree in Organic Chemistry.

Blessing Taruza, CPA, CA

Controller

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Blessing Taruza, CPA, CA

Controller

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Blessing is a Controller at BridgeInvest responsible for managing finance, compliance and accounting for the company and its series of credit funds. Prior to BridgeInvest, Blessing had vast private equity and hedge fund experience, having worked as a manager for SSNC, StateStreet, Citco, RSM McGLadrey and Deloitte at various management levels. Blessing is an active C.P.A and Chartered Accountant. He is also a retired CFA and CAIA charter holder. Blessing is a graduate of the University of South Africa, where he graduated with Honors in Accounting.

Spenser Cardenas

Associate

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Spenser Cardenas

Associate

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Spenser is an Associate at BridgeInvest, responsible for deal origination, underwriting and execution as well as company marketing. Spenser is a graduate of the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University with a minor in Real Estate and a concentration in Law.

Priscila Volpato

Associate

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Priscila Volpato

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Priscila is an Associate at BridgeInvest responsible for finance, compliance, accounting and reporting for the company and its series of credit funds. Prior to BridgeInvest, Priscila was an Accounting Manager with Accolade Construction and Breakstone Homes. Priscila is a graduate of Florida International University, where she majored in Finance.

Jake Gabay

Analyst

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Jake Gabay

Analyst

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Jake is an Analyst at BridgeInvest responsible for asset management, deal execution and due diligence. Jake is a graduate of Cornell University’s Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management, where he concentrated in Finance and minored in Real Estate.

Alec Raich

Analyst

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Alec Raich

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Alec is an Analyst at BridgeInvest responsible for deal origination, underwriting and execution as well as investor relations. Prior to BridgeInvest, Alec worked in Goldman Sachs’ Private Wealth Management division, where he supported his team in managing a book of business in excess of $3 billion. Alec is a graduate of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, where he majored in Finance and Accounting.

Ben Kahan

Analyst

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Ben Kahan

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Ben is an Analyst at BridgeInvest responsible for deal origination, underwriting and execution. Prior to BridgeInvest, Ben was an Analyst at Starwood Property Trust where he was responsible for asset management and underwriting of 21 CMBS portfolios valued in excess of $15 billion. Ben is a graduate of the Sy Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University with a concentration in Finance and Accounting.

Drew Mouacdie

Analyst

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Drew Mouacdie

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Drew is an Analyst at BridgeInvest responsible for finance, compliance, accounting and reporting for the company and its series of credit funds. Drew is a graduate of the University of Miami Business School, where he majored in Finance and minored in Marine Policy.

Angela Ruggiero

Analyst

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Angela Ruggiero

Analyst

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Angela is an analyst at BridgeInvest responsible for asset management, deal execution, and due diligence. Angela is a graduate of the University of Miami’s College of Arts and Sciences where she studied Economics and Urban Studies.

Megan McKenty

Office Administrator

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Megan McKenty

Office Administrator

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Megan is the Office Administrator for BridgeInvest, responsible for managing daily office operations and administrative functions for each of BridgeInvest’s vertically integrated teams. She brings more than a decade of operational experience to BridgeInvest, including several leadership roles in the restaurant and food service and event planning industries.  Megan holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Wayne State University and a Master of Arts in British History from Louisiana State University.

Alex Horn

Managing Partner

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Alex Horn

Managing Partner

Alex is a founding member of BridgeInvest. He is responsible for deal origination, structuring of investments and daily operations. Prior to founding BridgeInvest, Alex served on the New Ventures team at SecondMarket where he helped grow the company through the development of new and existing business lines. During his time at the firm, SecondMarket more than doubled in size becoming the premier marketplace for private company securities, auction rate securities, bankruptcy claims and restricted public equity. Alex is a graduate of Columbia University.

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Ian Glaser

Partner

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Ian Glaser

Partner

Ian is a Partner at BridgeInvest, responsible for capital origination, deal execution, structuring of investments, finance and daily operations. Prior to BridgeInvest, Ian focused on business development and capital origination within Credit Suisse’s Alternative Investments group, a global platform managing over $180 billion in hedge funds, credit, real estate and private equity strategies for institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals. Ian directly contributed to over $2 billion in gross new assets from mandates won across both liquid and illiquid strategies. Ian is a graduate of Columbia University.

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Jon Gitman

Partner

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Jon Gitman

Partner

Jon is a Partner at BridgeInvest, responsible for deal origination, underwriting and expanding the company’s presence in new markets, including Charlotte and Houston. Prior to BridgeInvest, Jon was an Acquisitions Associate with Resource Real Estate where he was charged with the deployment of a $750 million private REIT focused on the acquisition and work-out of non-performing commercial real estate and real estate related debt throughout the United States.  In this capacity, Jon was directly responsible for the acquisition of over 20 investments totaling approximately $500 million in value. Jon is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in both finance and real estate.

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Daniel Stahl

Director of Operations

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Daniel Stahl

Director of Operations

Daniel is Director of Operations at BridgeInvest, responsible for due diligence, deal execution, structuring and asset management. Prior to BridgeInvest, Daniel was a Bankruptcy/Specialty Accounts Manager with Wells Fargo Bank, where he led teams of Specialists focused on managing a $100 million high-risk personal property loan portfolio. He worked for Wells Fargo for over four years, maximizing the recovery of high risk accounts and implementing best practices that were adopted throughout the division. While at Wells Fargo Dealer Services, he assisted in consolidating the personal property bankruptcy and legal divisions into a single department based in Dallas, Texas. Daniel is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.

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Wilson Alers

Vice President

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Wilson Alers

Vice President

Wilson is a Vice President of Underwriting at BridgeInvest, responsible for deal origination, underwriting and deal execution. Prior to BridgeInvest, Wilson was the Vice President of Acquisitions with Key International where he oversaw the acquisition of over $200 million of commercial real estate with total development costs over $400 million. Prior to joining Key International, Wilson spent five years with the Related Group, working on both acquisitions and capital markets transactions totaling over $1 billion. Wilson is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in both real estate and management.

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Evan Shields

Vice President

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Evan Shields

Vice President

Evan is Vice President of Investor Relations for BridgeInvest, responsible for leading capital markets, fund marketing and fund management.  Prior to BridgeInvest, Evan was a Fund Manager with R4 Capital Funding where he oversaw $3 billion in affordable housing tax-exempt bond funds and directly contributed to the acquisition of over $700 million in new assets.  Prior to joining R4, he originated $380 million in commercial mortgages with PGIM Real Estate Finance (Prudential) as an Investment Associate and served as an educator with Teach For America.  Evan is a graduate of the University of Virginia, as well as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, where he earned a Masters in Business Administration with concentrations in Real Estate and Corporate Finance.

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Trent Williams

Vice President

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Trent Williams

Vice President

Trent is Vice President of Asset Management for BridgeInvest, responsible for overseeing the day to day management of loans from closing through payoff. Prior to BridgeInvest, Trent was a Senior Consultant within Deloitte Advisory’s Infrastructure and Capital Projects practice where he advised large international government clients on portfolio challenges across real estate valued in excess of $1.0B. Prior to joining Deloitte, he managed over $100 million in large infrastructure and construction projects in the DC metro market for Shirley Contracting Company including high rise government facilities, highway improvements, and underground utilities. Trent is a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in Civil Engineering, as well as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, where he earned a Masters in Business Administration.

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Aaron Wasserstrom, JD

Vice President

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Aaron Wasserstrom, JD

Vice President

Aaron is Vice President of Execution for BridgeInvest, responsible for due diligence and deal execution. Prior to BridgeInvest, Aaron founded a company focused on reducing patient medical debt. Prior to that, he was an attorney for a national law firm, representing developers and general contractors in complex construction and commercial litigation. He is an active member of the Florida Bar. Aaron is a graduate of the University of Florida and the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

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Natalia Esteban

Vice President

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Natalia Esteban

Vice President

Natalia Esteban is Vice President of Finance at BridgeInvest, responsible for leading finance, compliance and accounting for the company and its series of credit funds. Natalia brings over 20 years of finance and accounting experience to the position, having previously served as Global Finance Project Manager for Mercer among other accounting and controller roles in the U.S. and Latin American locations. After Mercer, she served as Co-Founder and Controller for Volta Realty Group, a Miami-based boutique luxury high-end residential real estate investment and property management firm. Natalia is a graduate of the University of Miami, where she holds a Master’s in Business Administration with a focus in Accounting, as well as a degree in Organic Chemistry.

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Blessing Taruza, CPA, CA

Controller

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Blessing Taruza, CPA, CA

Controller

Blessing is a Controller at BridgeInvest responsible for managing finance, compliance and accounting for the company and its series of credit funds. Prior to BridgeInvest, Blessing had vast private equity and hedge fund experience, having worked as a manager for SSNC, StateStreet, Citco, RSM McGLadrey and Deloitte at various management levels. Blessing is an active C.P.A and Chartered Accountant. He is also a retired CFA and CAIA charter holder. Blessing is a graduate of the University of South Africa, where he graduated with Honors in Accounting.

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Spenser Cardenas

Associate

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Spenser Cardenas

Associate

Spenser is an Associate at BridgeInvest, responsible for deal origination, underwriting and execution as well as company marketing. Spenser is a graduate of the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University with a minor in Real Estate and a concentration in Law.

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Priscila Volpato

Associate

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Priscila Volpato

Associate

Priscila is an Associate at BridgeInvest responsible for finance, compliance, accounting and reporting for the company and its series of credit funds. Prior to BridgeInvest, Priscila was an Accounting Manager with Accolade Construction and Breakstone Homes. Priscila is a graduate of Florida International University, where she majored in Finance.

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Jake Gabay

Analyst

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Jake Gabay

Analyst

Jake is an Analyst at BridgeInvest responsible for asset management, deal execution and due diligence. Jake is a graduate of Cornell University’s Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management, where he concentrated in Finance and minored in Real Estate.

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Alec Raich

Analyst

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Alec Raich

Analyst

Alec is an Analyst at BridgeInvest responsible for deal origination, underwriting and execution as well as investor relations. Prior to BridgeInvest, Alec worked in Goldman Sachs’ Private Wealth Management division, where he supported his team in managing a book of business in excess of $3 billion. Alec is a graduate of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, where he majored in Finance and Accounting.

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Ben Kahan

Analyst

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Ben Kahan

Analyst

Ben is an Analyst at BridgeInvest responsible for deal origination, underwriting and execution. Prior to BridgeInvest, Ben was an Analyst at Starwood Property Trust where he was responsible for asset management and underwriting of 21 CMBS portfolios valued in excess of $15 billion. Ben is a graduate of the Sy Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University with a concentration in Finance and Accounting.

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Drew Mouacdie

Analyst

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Drew Mouacdie

Analyst

Drew is an Analyst at BridgeInvest responsible for finance, compliance, accounting and reporting for the company and its series of credit funds. Drew is a graduate of the University of Miami Business School, where he majored in Finance and minored in Marine Policy.

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Angela Ruggiero

Analyst

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Angela Ruggiero

Analyst

Angela is an analyst at BridgeInvest responsible for asset management, deal execution, and due diligence. Angela is a graduate of the University of Miami’s College of Arts and Sciences where she studied Economics and Urban Studies.

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Megan McKenty

Office Administrator

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Megan McKenty

Office Administrator

Megan is the Office Administrator for BridgeInvest, responsible for managing daily office operations and administrative functions for each of BridgeInvest’s vertically integrated teams. She brings more than a decade of operational experience to BridgeInvest, including several leadership roles in the restaurant and food service and event planning industries.  Megan holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Wayne State University and a Master of Arts in British History from Louisiana State University.
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