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Stan Spiegelman , Vice President

Stan is responsible for the day-to-day operations of GFI Development Company. Stan joined GFI Development Company in 2009 and currently oversees the development of multiple mixed-use, hotel and residential projects. This role includes deal structuring, design development and interfacing with project management and construction teams, sales and marketing teams, as well as capital partners, operating partners, and lenders. Stan has been instrumental in the structuring and development of the Beekman Hotel and Residences, the James Hotel NoMad, 470 Vanderbilt, and 144 North 8th Street development projects.

Prior to joining GFI, Stan spent several years as an investment banking analyst at a major investment bank.

He graduated summa cum laude from Binghamton University with concentrations in finance and marketing.

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David Rosen , Senior Project Manager

David Rosen joined GFI Development Company in 2015 as a Senior Project Manager to spearhead the ground up construction of an 180,000 square foot lifestyle hotel in downtown Brooklyn and the renovation and adaptive reuse of an existing 185,000 square foot hotel in Midtown South. Mr. Rosen is responsible for leading and coordinating all aspects these projects, including the preparation of budgets and cost estimates, monthly draws, identifying and selecting design professionals, facilitating the procurement process, and overseeing the design direction and coordination of the construction documents.

Prior to joining GFI, Mr. Rosen worked as an associate in the Acquisition and Development Group for Gemini Real Estate Advisors. While at Gemini, Mr. Rosen was responsible for transaction execution, due diligence, financing, and development. Mr. Rosen primarily focused on the development, renovation, and repositioning of independent hotels in New York City and Boston. Prior to working at Gemini, Mr. Rosen was a Senior Consultant at Horwath HTL in Toronto, where he conducted feasibility studies, valuations, and strategic planning for hotels, resorts, spas, and banquet facilities. Mr. Rosen conducted engagements in Canada, the U.S., Mexico, and Costa Rica.

Mr. Rosen received his Master’s degree in Real Estate Finance and Investment from the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate and he graduated with Distinction from Queens University in Canada with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.

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Ben Ader, Development Associate

Benjamin Ader joined GFI Development Company in the fall of 2016 as a Development Associate. In his current role, Mr. Ader is responsible for underwriting new development opportunities, investment due diligence, and financing current projects.

Prior to GFI, Mr. Ader worked as a Senior Account Manager at Bloomberg L.P. where he managed relationships with Bloomberg’s largest institutional fixed income buy-side clients including Blackrock, Prudential, TIAA-CREF and Invesco.

Mr. Ader received his Master’s degree in Real Estate Finance and Investment from the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Pennsylvania State University.

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Eric Bass, Executive Vice President

Eric Bass is a 30-year hotel industry veteran and joined GFI in 2012.  Eric is responsible for the group’s Development Management efforts. Prior to joining GFI Hospitality, LLC, Eric served as Senior Vice President, Development for Morgans Hotel Group for 14 years where he directed the development activities of their portfolio including prominent lifestyle properties such as the Hudson, Royalton, Morgans and Mondrian SOHO in New York City; Delano, Shore Club and Mondrian South Beach in Miami Beach, Ames in Boston; Mondrian LA in Los Angeles; and St. Martins Lane and Sanderson in London.

Eric has also served as the Owners Representative/Development Manager of The New York Palace Hotel where he directed the $120 million full renovation and repositioning of the hotel into a 5-Diamond property and has held various positions in senior management with Global Hyatt, The Plaza Hotel in New York City, and Doral Hotels and Resorts.

Eric holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

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Klara Lati, Senior Project Manager

Klara Lati joined GFI in 2016 as a Senior Project Manager. Klara is responsible for planning and coordinating implementation of complex, ground up and rehabilitation projects, principally by leading a carefully assembled team of third party design consultants and contractors through all phases of entitlement, design development, procurement, construction and project turn over. Key roles include, analyzing construction documents, exploring effective entitlement solutions, overseeing trade procurement, controlling soft cost and hard cost budgets and tracking schedule.

Klara brings 15 years of diversified experience in real estate development, construction management and architecture project management. In addition to her role as a Development Senior Project Manager, she is also involved in a consulting project management capacity for Broadway Construction Group. Prior to GFI Development Klara worked for New York based real estate development companies such as Adam America Real Estate, as well as construction companies such as MDG Design and Construction. Before switching to real estate development and construction, she practiced architecture in a New York based firm. Her overall experience encompasses a successful project management record of over 1,200,000 square feet of development.

Klara holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute. She is a registered architect in the State of New York.

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Matt Rosenbloom , Vice President

Matt Rosenbloom is a Vice President with GFI Development where he is primarily responsible for financial analysis and underwriting, property due diligence, and project management.  Matt joined GFI in 2012.

Prior to GFI, Mr. Rosenbloom worked as an acquisitions analyst/consultant at The Brookhill Group and as an Analyst at Helios Capital underwriting distressed debt. He’s also worked as a commercial real estate broker in New Jersey where he represented small businesses and larger corporations such as JPMorgan Chase, Edward Jones, and Saint Barnabas Health Care Systems.

Mr. Rosenbloom earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and his Master’s degree in Real Estate Development from the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate. While at NYU, Mr. Rosenbloom worked as a research assistant as part of NYU’s post-catastrophe reconstruction team in Haiti where he developed an economic impact study and job creation analysis as part of NYU’s proposed Haiti five-site redevelopment plan. Mr. Rosenbloom has also completed the Monmouth
University Kislak Real Estate graduate certificate program.

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Tina Imamovic, Construction Controller

As Construction Controller, Tina Imamovic provides strategic fiscal support to senior leadership while managing daily cash scheduling, job cost control, AP/AR functions, and all related general ledger activities.  Tina joined GFI in 2014 and is responsible for recording and maintaining construction budgets, contract commitments and project change orders, in addition to preparing monthly construction and development draws submissions to lenders and Capital Partners.

For over a decade, Tina has been contributing to the profitable growth of start-up and well-established General Construction/General Management firms throughout New York.  Prior to joining Broadway Construction Group, she served as Controller at Mega Contracting Group, Inc., Hudson Meridian Group, LLC, and Boymelgreen Developers, LLC.

Tina earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Propedeutica College in Switzerland and self-developed advanced knowledge in critical contractor and enterprise software, including Master Builder, Timberline, Great Plains Dynamics, JD Edwards and ADP. She is fluent in Italian, Spanish and Croatian.

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