The Albany Road team collectively brings real estate, investment banking, and venture capital experience to our established platform. The diverse, yet complementary, skill sets of the group provide us with a unique perspective and discipline that is utilized in evaluating a wide range of real estate opportunities.
Mr. Knisley is the President of Albany Road Real Estate Partners (“Albany Road”) and one of its four founding Partners.
He has been involved in the commercial real estate industry for the past 25 years and during that time has been involved in all facets of the business, including acquisition/development, asset management, equity raising, financing, and disposition work.
Before leaving to form Albany Road, Mr. Knisley was the CIO for RJ Kelly Company (“RJ Kelly”), directly responsible for sourcing new acquisition and development opportunities, and for securing high net worth, family office, and institutional equity to leverage RJ Kelly’s buying capacity. During his tenure there Knisley orchestrated in excess of $70,000,000 of new acquisitions, increasing the firm’s pre-existing 1,000,000 square foot / $100,000,000 portfolio by over 70%.
Prior to RJ Kelly, Mr. Knisley had spent the majority of his career as a Managing Director with The Koffler Group (“Koffler”). Koffler is a private, full-service real estate firm based in Providence, RI, that had begun its operation in 1978, having been capitalized with proceeds resulting from founder Sol Koffler’s sale of American Tourister Luggage Company.
Mr. Knisley joined Koffler in 1997 to head up its real estate acquisition and development expansion efforts. He was responsible for sourcing, pricing, negotiating, and structuring new real estate transactions, and for implementing Koffler’s strategy of pursuing value-added investment and development opportunities throughout New England for both Koffler’s own account and in conjunction with venture partners.
At the time Mr. Knisley joined Koffler, the group owned approximately $50 million of commercial real estate, specifically retail strip centers and apartments all located in RI. During his time there, Koffler completed over $400 million of new acquisition and development deals, and the group’s portfolio expanded to include office, industrial, retail, and residential properties located in every New England state except Vermont.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Knisley was a Vice President/Principal with Berkeley Investments and, previous to that, an Investment Manager with Copley Real Estate Advisors. He has market experience throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic States, as well as the Southwestern/Western United States, including Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Southern California. He is an active member of NAIOP (National Association of Industrial & Office Properties), ULI (Urban Land Institute), REIAC (Real Estate Investment Advisory Council), ICSC (International Shopping Center Council), and the Greater Boston Real Estate Board.
Mr. Knisley is a graduate of Deerfield Academy, Vanderbilt University (BA Economics), and The Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University (MBA Marketing).
He is married with four children and resides in Wrentham, MA.
Mr. McInerney is a member of the Board of Managers of Albany Road and one of its four founding partners. He is also a member of Albany Road’s Investment Committee. As a member of GCA Savvian’s Executive Committee, Co-Head of Investment Banking, and a member of the Board of Directors, Mr. McInerney has over 30 years of experience in the investment banking industry.
Prior to GCA, Mr. McInerney was a Managing Director with JP Morgan where he spent 17 years in various management roles in both their international and U.S. equities businesses and worked on more than 200 deals.
Mr. McInerney is a graduate of Deerfield Academy and Middlebury College (BA), and currently a member of Deerfield’s Board of Trustees.
Scott is the Managing Director of Albany Road Southeast and is responsible for leading the Company’s Southeastern U.S. acquisitions and operations efforts out of Nashville, Tennessee.
With over 20 years of capital markets experience, Mr. Cloud has been involved in all facets of the commercial real estate industry including acquisition, disposition, development and asset management.
Prior to joining Albany Road, Mr. Cloud was Senior Vice President of Investments with Carter, an Atlanta-based investment and development company. In this role, he focused on sourcing new value-add and opportunistic real estate investments, leading Carter’s office acquisition efforts and pursuing new multifamily development opportunities. His responsibilities also included financing and due diligence of new Carter investments and development opportunities.
Before Carter, Mr. Cloud spent seven years at Parthenon Realty, an affiliate of AREA Property Partners as Vice President of Acquisitions. While at Parthenon, Scott was involved in the acquisition and disposition of value-add office product throughout the Southeast. Early in his career, Mr. Cloud was a Senior Associate with Trimont Real Estate Advisors, an Atlanta-based primary and special servicer with investment management responsibilities.
Mr. Cloud has extensive experience and relationships throughout the Southeastern United States. Over his career, he has been involved with the acquisition, disposition and development of over 16 million square feet of real estate with a gross asset value of $2.0 billion. Since launching the Southeast platform in early 2014, Mr. Cloud has sourced the acquisition of over 3,500,000 square feet of office and industrial property in the Southeastern United States for Albany Road Real Estate Partners.
He is an active member of the National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).
Mr. Cloud is a graduate of the University of Alabama (BS Finance) and The Hough Graduate School of Business at the University of Florida (MBA Finance).
Mr. Egan is the Managing Director of Albany Road Southwest and is responsible for leading the Company’s Southwestern U.S. acquisitions and operations efforts out of Dallas, Texas.
With over 13 years of capital markets experience, Mr. Egan has been involved in all facets of the commercial real estate industry including acquisition, disposition, development and asset management. Over his career, Merrick has been involved with the acquisition, disposition and development of over 10 million square feet of real estate with a gross asset value of 2.5 billion.
Prior to joining Albany Road, Mr. Egan was Executive Vice President with City Office REIT (NYSE: “CIO”). In this role, he led the Dallas office and focused on sourcing new core-plus and value-add real estate investments, leading CIO’s office acquisition efforts throughout Texas and Florida. His responsibilities included sourcing, financing, due diligence, and asset management of all CIO investments.
Before CIO, Mr. Egan spent ten years at Lincoln Property Company as Vice President of Finance. While at Lincoln, Merrick was involved in the sourcing, underwriting and debt and equity financings of all of Lincoln’s new and existing acquisitions and developments throughout the Southwest.
Mr. Egan is a graduate of the University of Georgia (BA Economics) and resides in Dallas, TX with his wife and two kids.
Mr. Nolen is the Managing Director of Asset and Portfolio Management for Albany Road Real Estate Partners.
He has been involved in the commercial real estate industry over the past 23 years. During this time, he has been involved in the management of nearly all facets of the business, including managing assets, property, leasing, and operations.
Before joining Albany Road, Mr. Nolen worked for Griffith Properties, where he was involved in the management of the firm’s office portfolio, consisting of nine office buildings totaling 1,400,000 rentable square feet. Mr. Nolan executed the firm’s leasing as well as their repositioning efforts. Furthermore, he oversaw the third party property management and daily operations of this expansive portfolio.
Prior to Griffith Properties, Mr. Nolen spent seven years working as the Vice President for Northland Investment Corporation. He was responsible for managing the firm’s commercial leasing, along with their operations, for Northland’s 3,000,000 square foot office and retail portfolio.
Before his tenure at Northland Investment, Mr. Nolen worked as the New England Regional Manager for REIT Management and Research. Earlier in his career, Mr. Nolen was a property manager for Spaulding & Slye and, previous to that, a Vice President of Property Management at Renaissance Properties. He is an active member of NAIOP (National Association of Industrial & Office Properties) and BOMA (Building Owners & Managers Association).
Mr. Nolen is a graduate of the University of Colorado (BA Arts).
Mark Tryder joined Albany Road Real Estate Partners in February of 2013.
Mr. Tryder assists in the acquisition effort in the Northeast, and is primarily responsible for self-storage and medical office acquisitions. Mr. Tryder provides asset management oversight over all self-storage assets while providing asset management, finance and operations guidance to the firm. Previously at Albany Road, Mr. Tryder oversaw the asset management, operations, accounting and finance aspects of Albany Road’s portfolio as it grew from $33MM of assets to over $150MM (purchase price).
Before joining Albany Road, Mr. Tryder was a Portfolio Analyst for Colony Realty Partners (“CRP”), responsible for the valuations underwriting and portfolio operations for a portfolio of office, industrial, and multifamily investments in the Chicago, Atlanta, St. Louis, and Kansas City markets while also assisting in the dispositions and closings of acquisitions in those markets. Mr. Tryder’s work at CRP included providing client service to a large pension fund separate account.
Before becoming a Portfolio Analyst at CRP, Mr. Tryder was the Assistant Controller of CRP’s entire portfolio of assets that at the time exceeded $4,000,000,000 (cost). In this capacity he assisted in verifying the accuracy of the portfolio level financial statements and forecasts, helped to ensure third party property management adherence to firm policies and procedures, and helped to execute and administer portfolio level treasury functions.
Mr. Tryder also was a key contributor in the formation and implementation of many of CRP’s policies and procedures while providing technical and managerial guidance to a team of eight Senior Portfolio Accountants. Mr. Tryder was promoted to Assistant Controller after being hired onto CRP as a Senior Portfolio Accountant where he oversaw the bookkeeping, budgeting and adherence to policies and procedures for a portfolio of assets managed by several nationally recognized property management firms. Mr. Tryder’s portfolio consisted of over 30 investments in the New England, Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City markets and represented over 5,000,000 SF of office and industrial space as well as almost 4,000 residential units.
Prior to CRP, Mr. Tryder was a Senior Auditor with Pannell Kerr Forster, PC, an auditing firm in Boston, MA. Mr. Tryder lead audit engagements and prepared financial statements for clients that included a large real estate holding company, several family trusts owning real estate in New England and nationally, several hotel entities, and two large privately owned home products distributors.
Mr. Tryder is a graduate of Providence College (BS Accountancy) and the Carroll School of Management at Boston College (Masters Degree in Finance). Mr. Tryder has been a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Massachusetts since 2006 and lives in Hingham with his wife and three daughters.
Mr. Hoag joined Albany Road in April as the Managing Director of Asset and Portfolio Management for the Southeast office, and is responsible for leading the firm’s Southeastern U.S. operations and asset management efforts out of Nashville, Tennessee.
With over 20 years of commercial real estate experience, Mr. Hoag has been involved in all facets of the commercial real estate industry including asset management, acquisitions, financing, and leasing.
Before joining Albany Road, Mr. Hoag was Senior Vice President of Asset Management and Operations with RED Development, LLC, a Phoenix-based investment and development company. In that role, he was actively involved in capital markets activity and oversaw the firm’s asset management and property management groups, which were responsible for a portfolio of lifestyle and urban mixed-use properties encompassing more than 10,000,000 square feet located throughout the Southwest and Midwest.
Prior to RED, Mr. Hoag served as an Asset Manager with Thackeray Partners, a Dallas-based private real estate fund manager. While at Thackeray, Mr. Hoag was involved in all phases of fund operations including acquisition, asset management, financing, and disposition, and oversaw a portfolio of commercial real estate assets that included office, industrial, retail, and multifamily properties located throughout the Southwest and Midwest. Earlier in his career, Brandon spent significant time underwriting and originating commercial real estate mortgages.
Mr. Hoag is a graduate of Abilene Christian University (BBA Finance) and Southern Methodist University (MBA emphasis in Finance), and is an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). He is married with four children, and resides in Nashville, TN.
Gail Hardy joined Albany Road Real Estate Partners as our Investor Relations Manager in January of 2015.
Gail has over fifteen years of operations, sales, and customer relations experience, focusing on backend processes and database implementation. Prior to joining Albany Road, Gail was an Operations Database Manager at Stratasys, a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions. At Stratysys, Gail worked closely with the company’s reseller network to implement new business processes and improve the company’s overall distributor network program.
Gail’s interpersonal skills and certified expertise in Contact Relations Management Software are invaluable to the recent implementation and ongoing management of the firm’s back-office network, as it strives to create an unparalleled on-line investor experience.
Jeffrey Burke joined Albany Road Real Estate Partners in February 2015. Mr. Burke has ten years of financial accounting and reporting experience and is responsible for all of Albany Road’s financial activities.
Prior to joining Albany Road, Mr. Burke was a Manager at PKF, P.C. (“PKF”), an auditing and tax firm in Boston, MA. Mr. Burke was responsible for providing technical accounting expertise and knowledge of U.S. GAAP, IFRS, tax laws and other regulatory compliance to the firm’s clients. Mr. Burke managed the accounting, auditing and tax services across multiple industries, with a focus on real estate. In his capacity Mr. Burke oversaw approximately 50 audit and review engagements directly relating to real estate entities on an annual basis.
Through his role as a Manager at PKF, Mr. Burke gained experience in providing accounting, auditing and consulting services, including detailed internal accounting and internal systems reviews, to diverse mixed-use projects including office, retail, hotels, resorts and garage operations. Mr. Burke was also responsible for providing audited financial statements and management comments on internal controls regarding management companies operating and running office buildings on behalf of ownership companies. Mr. Burke worked closely with his clients during the purchase and sale of their commercial real estate and hotel properties and assisted them performing due diligence during the sales period and reviewing both acquisition entries and closing entries on behalf of his clients.
For the past two years Mr. Burke was the Manager on the Albany Road Real Estate Partners account at PKF. Mr. Burke was responsible for the completion and filing of all the tax returns for the property holdings and the timely dissemination of all K-1’s to the investors. Mr. Burke also performed the annual reviews on all the property holdings.
Mr. Burke was also a member of the leadership team at PKF, responsible for developing and supervising up to 14 staff and senior accountants. In this role, Mr. Burke’s responsibilities ranged from setting daily staff priorities to assisting individuals with overall professional and industry development. Mr. Burke was also involved with the training of the accounting staff, developing the content and facilitating full day in-house training sessions on audit and accounting topics covering technical changes, new standards and other industry related topics. Mr. Burke was also part of the coaching and mentoring program at PKF for over three years.
Mr. Burke is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts – Amherst (Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting). Mr. Burke has been a certified Public Accountant licensed in Massachusetts since 2010 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Massachusetts Society of CPA’s (MSCPA).
Dennis O’Donnell joined Albany Road in June 2015 as an Investment Manager and is responsible for Albany Road’s Northeast properties.
Before joining Albany Road, Mr. O’Donnell worked for Colony Capital for 10 years, covering asset management, business development/investor relations, acquisitions, and portfolio operations.
As a Director of Asset Management at Colony, Mr. O’Donnell was responsible for operating a 6.8 million square foot portfolio of office and industrial assets in St. Louis and Kansas City, comprising nearly 1 million square feet of office property across 9 buildings and 5.8 million square feet of industrial property across 61 buildings.
As an Associate Vice President of Business Development and Investor Relations, Mr. O’Donnell communicated with existing and new investors and their consultants on behalf of Colony. Additional responsibilities included fundraising, completion of RFPs for institutional mandates, and performing research to support fundraising, acquisitions, and operational activities.
As an Acquisitions and Portfolio Operations Associate, Mr. O’Donnell assisted in the sourcing, evaluation, acquisition, due diligence, and closing of over $770 million of office, industrial, and multifamily transactions on behalf of the firm’s series of commingled value-add investment funds and core separate account in major US markets such as Atlanta, Denver, Northern New Jersey, and Orlando. He also performed quarterly internal valuations for numerous portfolio assets as well as coordinated with third-party appraisers as part of Colony’s valuation policy.
Prior to joining Colony Capital, Mr. O’Donnell earned his MBA at Babson, which he used as an opportunity to change his focus from his prior experience in consulting and project management in technology to real estate.
As noted, Mr. O’Donnell earned his MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College and an AB in Anthropology from Harvard. Mr. O’Donnell lives in Lexington, MA with his wife and four children.
Luke Colbert joined Albany Road Real Estate Partners in January of 2015.
Mr. Colbert’s responsibilities include financial analysis, market research, due diligence, and investor relations for the company’s Southeastern operations.
Before joining Albany Road, Mr. Colbert was an Associate at Charles Hawkins Company, Inc. / CORFAC International, where he was involved in the management of the firm’s 7,000,000 square foot industrial portfolio. He was also responsible for lease valuation, evaluating re-development strategies, and financial analysis.
He is an active member of NAIOP and is involved in various philanthropic organizations around the Nashville Community.
Mr. Colbert is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Human and Organizational Development.
Tyler Savonen first joined Albany Road Real Estate Partners as an intern in April of 2015, while working towards his master’s degree at Brandeis International Business School. Mr. Savonen then returned to Albany Road rejoining the firm as Investment Associate.
Mr. Savonen’s responsibilities include financial analysis, market research, due diligence on Northeast acquisitions, and reporting on all assets within the Albany Road portfolio.
Mr. Savonen holds a B.A. from Brandeis University in Business and Economics, as well as an M.A. from Brandeis International Business School; in International Economics and Finance with specialization in Real Estate.
Andrew Verbinnen joined Albany Road Real Estate Partners in July of 2018 as an Investment Associate. Mr. Verbinnen’s responsibilities include managing the financial and leasing metrics of all assets within the Albany Road Portfolio.
Prior to joining Albany Road, Mr. Verbinnen interned for Tishman Speyer in New York where he worked on the leasing team and serviced the firm’s Rockefeller Center Portfolio.
Originally from New York City, Mr. Verbinnen attended the Horace Mann School during high school. Mr. Verbinnen holds a B.A. from Hamilton College in Government with a minor in Economics
Toni Ellegood joined Albany Road in April of 2017 as Office Manager. Ms. Ellegood has over 20 years of operations, management, and customer relations experience.
She is responsible for overseeing the company’s human resource functions and day to day operations.
Michaela Cadigan joined Albany Road in October of 2017 as a Portfolio Accountant.
Prior to joining Albany Road, Ms. Cadigan worked in hedge fund administration for SS&C, where her primary responsibilities were daily accounting, client portfolio valuation, and preparing month-end financial statements.
Ms. Cadigan graduated from Fairfield University with a B.S in Finance.
Katharine Hoffman joined Albany Road in March and will be working out of our San Francisco office focusing on Investor Relations. With over 25 years of experience in client service, management, sales, and operations, Ms. Hoffman has a passion for building client relationships and providing exceptional customer-focused service.
Ms. Hoffman holds a B.A. in Communication from Pepperdine University.
Ashlin Hamilton joined Albany Road in January of 2019 as an Investment Associate for the Southeast office. She comes to us with two years of asset management and development experience, most recently as a Development Associate with Monroe Investment Partners in Chicago, IL.
In that role, Ms. Hamilton supported the firm’s predevelopment activity and asset management, which included a large scale mixed-use project in Nashville’s MSA and commercial properties throughout the Midwest.
Ms. Hamilton graduated from Auburn University with a BS in Finance.
BOARD OF MANAGERS
Clark Callander is Co-Founder, a Managing Partner and member of the Board of Managers of Albany Road Real Estate Partners, LLC. In addition, he is Co-Founder and a member of Executive Committee of GCA Advisors LLC. Prior to roles at GCA and Albany Road, Clark was a member of the management team at Robertson Stephens & Company. While at Robertson Stephens, he started the Private Capital Group, headed European Investment Banking, and was co-head of Global Corporate Finance. Clark began his investment banking career at PaineWebber where he had several rolls in the TMT, Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets departments.
Over the last three decades, Clark has been actively involved as an early stage/growth investor in over fifty companies. He has served (or currently serves) on company, advisory and non-profit Boards including: RocketSpace, H. Barton Asset Management, IDG Ventures Europe, SF Boys and Girls Clubs, St Ignatius College Preparatory, Leland Stanford University Development and Joseph Wharton School Development. He has also been active in investing in real estate in the SF area and the Central Valley of California. He earned a Bachelor of Sciences from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Joseph Wharton School with Honors.
Steve Strandberg is Co-Founder, a Managing Partner and member of the Board of Managers of Albany Road Real Estate Partners, LLC. Steve has over 30 years of experience as a founder of, investor in, and advisor to, entrepreneurial endeavors. In addition to co-founding Albany Road in 2012, Steve co-founded WestBridge Ventures in 1999 and ARAMEX, based in Amman, Jordan in 1982. Steve also spent over a decade in investment banking advising Silicon Valley companies.
In recent years Steve has focused on private corporate and non-profit work and is a current or past board member of Crescent Capital BDC, the College visiting committee of the University of Chicago, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Foundation and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation. Steve received an AB degree in Economics from the University of Chicago and an MBA from Harvard Business School.