Opportunity Zones
  • Jason Kaufman

    Managing Director of Fund Management
  • Jason Kaufman is Managing Director of Fund Management. He leads programmatic equity investments nationally including life sciences and opportunity zones. He is a member of the company’s Management Committee and Investment Committee as well as co-founder of Silverstein Capital Partners. Since joining Silverstein Properties in 2010 he has been involved in acquisitions, capital markets and real estate development activities totaling over $10 billion across product types globally.

    Prior to joining Silverstein, Jason was the Director of Acquisitions & Asset Management at Jadam Equities Ltd, a family office with $3 billion under management and also worked for Newmark Knight Frank in Financial Services underwriting leasing and investment sales transactions. He started his career at Pricewaterhouse Coopers as a real estate consultant for REITs and lenders of single-asset CMBS securitizations.

    Jason attended the Ross School at the University of Michigan and earned a BBA with a concentration in Real Estate Finance. He subsequently earned a Certificate in Building Construction Technology from the New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate and an Advanced Certificate in Housing, Urban Policy & Planning from the Robert F Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University.

    Jason is actively involved in the Urban Land Institute as a leadership chairperson of the national Urban Development and Mixed-Use Council (Blue Flight), member of the New York development council, and a member of the Urban Land Institute NEXT steering committee nationally. He keeps close ties with his alma matter as an Advisory Board Member of the Ross Business School Real Estate Investment Fund and is the founding member of the University of Michigan Real Estate Group in New York. Jason is also a Greater NY advisor to the President of the Prospect Park Alliance.

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    Alexander Cosio

  • Alex joined Silverstein Properties in 2020. He focuses on new investment opportunities across the firm’s acquisition, development, and fund management business lines. Prior to joining Silverstein, Alex spent five years at PGIM Real Estate, where he was an Assistant Vice President. He focused on sourcing and executing acquisitions and development opportunities in the Northeastern United States on behalf of PGIM’s real estate funds.  Alex received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.

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    Ashley Lin

  • Ashley focuses on new investment opportunities for Silverstein’s equity fund management businesses, including the Cantor-Silverstein Opportunity Zone Trust (CSOZT). Prior to joining Silverstein Properties, Ashley spent eight years at Virgin Hotels as the Director of Acquisitions and Development. In her role at Virgin, Ashley was responsible for sourcing and structuring investments and management agreements in key North American markets and select resort markets. Ashley also previously held relationship management and underwriting roles within Wells Fargo’s Hospitality Finance Group. She is a graduate of Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration with a minor in Real Estate and a concentration in Corporate Finance.

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    Bennett Heller

    Analyst, Equity Fund Management
  • Bennett focuses on sourcing and executing new investment opportunities for Silverstein’s equity fund management businesses, including the Cantor-Silverstein Opportunity Zone Trust (CSOZT). Prior to joining Silverstein in 2020, Bennett worked as an analyst in the Research Department of Jones Lang LaSalle in New York City, where he tracked and analyzed trends in the New York real estate market and local economy. Bennett holds a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago and an MS in Real Estate Development from Columbia University.