Silverstein Capital Partners
  • Michael May, President Silverstein Capital Partners

    Michael May

    President, Silverstein Capital Partners
  • Michael May is a founder and the President of Silverstein Capital Partners (“SCP”) and oversees all lending operations.  SCP has committed over $1.6 billion on office, industrial, residential, retail, hospitality and mixed-use projects in urban markets.  SCP provides senior loans, bridge loans, subordinate loans, and rescue capital to borrowers on shovel-ready ground-up construction, heavy value-add repositioning, lease-up projects, land, and inventory loans on completed condominium projects.  SCP’s funds are capitalized by two global institutional investors and Silverstein Properties, Inc.  SCP also has an active separate account business.

    Previously, Mr. May was a founder and Chief Operating Officer of Cantor Commercial Real Estate (“CCRE”), where he led the origination of than $50+ billion of commercial real estate loans.  Mr. May was responsible for raising institutional and private capital, sourcing corporate financing, high-yield bond raises, loan origination, loan distribution, and securitization for the venture.  From its creation in 2010, CCRE closed 2,000+ financings on all property types in 50 US states, 3 US territories, Mexico, and the Caribbean.  Mr. May oversaw conduit, transitional, large-loan, small-balance, single borrower, Agency, and net-lease lending as well as a $58 billion servicing book.

    Prior to CCRE, Mr. May was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse (“CS”) where he was a senior member of the Real Estate Finance Group.  Mr. May joined CS in 1997 and oversaw West Coast and Latin American operations including the origination and distribution of CMBS, whole loans, and subordinate debt.  Mr. May originated $20+ billion in financings and innovated numerous CMBS products including securitization structures for condominiums, construction, ski mountains, and casinos.

    Before CS, Mr. May worked at General Electric Capital Corporation where he focused on the acquisition of subordinated CMBS and the structured distribution of whole loans, asset backed securities, and real estate equity.  Mr. May also spent seven years at Arthur Andersen LLP in the Real Estate Consulting Group, working in the US, Western Europe, Russia, and Latin America providing advice on project feasibility, loan valuations, securitization structuring, and workout strategies.

    Mr. May holds a BS in Finance and a BA in Psychology from the University of Maryland at College Park.


  • Marty Burger Chief Executive Officer

    Marty Burger

    Chief Executive Officer
  • Marty Burger is Chief Executive Officer of Silverstein Properties, Inc. He leads the company’s day to day activities, and focuses on its acquisition, development and financing efforts in the United States and abroad.

    Prior to joining Silverstein, Mr. Burger was President and Chief Executive Officer of Artisan Real Estate Ventures, a company he founded in 2006.

    Prior to Artisan, Mr. Burger spent 15 years at Related, including serving as President of Related Las Vegas and Executive Vice President of The Related Companies, L.P.

    From 1994 to 1997, Mr. Burger was a Vice President at The Blackstone Group working on acquisitions for its first three real estate opportunity funds. From 1993 to 1994, he worked for Goldman Sachs’ Whitehall Real Estate funds, also on the acquisition side. Prior to that, Mr. Burger spent five years at The Related Companies where he was a Vice President of Development and Acquisitions.

    Mr. Burger received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Trustee and a Governor of the Urban Land Institute, a member of the Global Board, and formerly a member of the America’s Executive Committee, the Chairman of the New York District Council, and Chairman of his Urban Development Mixed-Use Council. Mr. Burger is on the Executive Committee of the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an Advisory Board Member of the Center for Real Estate and Finance at Cornell University, the Advisory Board of the New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate, and the Policy Advisory Board of the Fisher Center for Real Estate at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. He is an active member of the Real Estate Roundtable in Washington, DC, and is on the Directors’ Advisory Council and the New York City Mortgage Committee of the M&T Bank.

    Mr. Burger is involved with Habitat for Humanity in Westchester with his sons, helping to create quality housing for those in need. He is a board member of The Catalog for Giving, a charitable organization providing funds to multiple programs benefitting underprivileged inner city children. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Battery Conservancy, is on the Lincoln Center Real Estate and Construction Council, and is a board member of the Partnership for New York City. In addition, Mr. Burger helps oversee the activities of the Downtown Division of the UJA Federation.

  • Shawn Katz

    Senior Managing Director
  • Shawn Katz is Senior Managing Director of Silverstein Capital Partners.  He joined the company shortly after its inception and is actively involved in managing all aspects of the business including originations, execution, portfolio management and investor relations.

    Prior to joining Silverstein, Shawn was Managing Partner and co-founder of KUB Capital, where he led the company with an emphasis on acquisitions, investment strategy, capital markets and financial management.  While at KUB, Shawn sourced and executed ground-up development projects throughout New York City, including 150 Wooster in Soho, Manhattan and Wythe Lane Townhouses in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 

    Before co-founding KUB, Shawn was Senior Vice President at Rosemont Realty, where he managed the company’s acquisition department and was a member of the company’s investment committee. During his tenure at Rosemont, Shawn sourced and underwrote acquisitions across a variety of asset classes and directed all of the company’s research, property evaluation and analytics. Shawn also served as President of a Rosemont subsidiary company, managing 2 million square feet of commercial real estate and supervising portfolio management, investor relations and back-office functions. Shawn started his career as a member of the investment team at Wolf International, an investment management and advisory firm specializing in alternative investments.

    Shawn holds a BA in Business Administration and Communications from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.


  • 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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    Tyler Hasemann

    Vice President
  • Tyler Hasemann joined Silverstein Capital Partners in 2019 and currently serves as Vice President where he is responsible for sourcing and executing credit investment opportunities. Prior to joining SCP, Mr. Hasemann was a member of the capital markets team at Eastdil Secured in San Francisco, focusing on debt placement and advisory services across all asset classes. He began his career at CCRE, a commercial real estate finance affiliate of Cantor Fitzgerald where he focused on loan originations. Mr. Hasemann holds a BS in Finance and Accounting from the University at Albany.

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    Christina Do

    Head of Asset Management
  • Christina Do joined Silverstein Capital Partners as the Head of Asset Management in January 2021 to lead asset management efforts for SCP’s debt portfolio.

    Prior to joining SCP, Ms. Do led Hillcrest Finance LLC’s origination and asset management team and was responsible for the origination, underwriting, and asset management of Hillcrest’s debt investments.  Prior to Hillcrest, Ms. Do was an Executive Director and Assistant Portfolio Manager at PGIM Real Estate, where she was involved in portfolio management of PGIM’s open-ended debt fund as well as the origination and asset management of mezzanine debt investments.  Before PGIM, Ms. Do was a Managing Director in the investments group at Square Mile Capital where she focused on real estate debt and equity investments.  Ms. Do was also a Managing Director at SL Green Realty Corp, where she focused on acquisitions and led the investment of debt opportunities.  Ms. Do. started her career as an attorney in the real estate group at Pryor Cashman Sherman & Flynn.

    Ms. Do received a BS in Business Management and Marketing from Cornell University and a JD from Rutgers University School of Law.


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    William Gakidis

  • Bill Gakidis joined Silverstein Capital Partners as an Associate in January 2020 and is responsible for real estate debt origination, underwriting, and asset management.

    Prior to joining SCP, Mr. Gakidis was an associate at Garrison Investment Group, an opportunistic real estate investment firm, where he focused on underwriting potential new equity and debt investments. Mr. Gakidis also previously worked at Spring11 (NKF Subsidiary), an underwriting and due diligence consultant firm and Redwood Trust, a publicly traded mortgage REIT. Mr. Gakidis has experience underwriting real estate debt and equity transactions across all major asset classes.

    Mr. Gakidis earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Connecticut.


  • Alexei Zouev Analyst Headshot

    Alexei Zouev

  • Alexei Zouev joined Silverstein Capital Partners as an Analyst in 2021 and is responsible for assessing new investments and performing underwriting and due diligence.

    Prior to joining SCP, Mr. Zouev was a member of the International Capital Markets team at Newmark where he worked with global institutions on their US-centric investments. Some of his completed transactions include Mapletree's acquisition of Uptown Station (Oakland), a Japanese UHNW's purchase of 434 Broadway (New York), and Pontegadea's purchase of Arbor Blocks (Seattle). Mr. Zouev previously worked on Newmark's San Francisco Capital Markets team and at Spring11.
    Mr. Zouev holds a BA in Economics and City Planning from The University of California, Berkeley. He is actively involved in the Urban Land Institute and the Berkeley Real Estate Alumni Association (BREAA).


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    Ashley Mayo

    Executive Assistant