Lee E. Rosenthal
Prior to forming West Shore, Lee was responsible for the underwriting, analysis, and execution of all acquisitions, dispositions and financing at Northland Investment Corporation for a multifamily portfolio of 23,000 units. Over the course of six years, Lee closed on the acquisition of nearly 7,500 units, the disposition of nearly 2,500 units, and the refinancing of over 40 properties contributing to over $2,000,000,000 in capital events. Additionally, Lee played an active role in the asset management of the portfolio.
Lee holds an A.B. from Harvard College. He is a member and active participant in ULI, REFA, NMHC, and Combined Jewish Philanthropies.
Steven P. Rosenthal
Prior to West Shore, Steve was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Northland Investment Corporation, which grew under his leadership into a vertically integrated $3.5 billion diversified real estate company with a 23,000 unit market rate multifamily portfolio. As Northland’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Steve directed all aspects of Northland’s multifamily, development and commercial portfolios, including capital formation, investments, and operations, as well as Northland’s strategic direction.
Steve’s experience also includes Co-Managing Partner at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo P.C., which grew into a 500 lawyer firm with 7 offices under his leadership. During his 21 years at Mintz, Steve was a business lawyer and focused on general corporate, real estate and business representation, business planning, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, and corporate and real estate finance.
Steve holds an A.B. from Harvard College and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law.
Steve is currently a Member of the Board of Directors of Redwood Investments LLC, an investment management firm in Newton, MA. Steve recently created “The Changing Lives Fund” at the Northeast Arc, and he established the “Arc Tank” which is intended to fund innovative ideas for positive disruption to improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and autism and their families.
Steve has served as a Member of the Board of Directors of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in Washington, D.C., as a Trustee of the Ruderman Family Foundation in Boston, MA and Tel Aviv, as a Trustee of the Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, CT, as a Director of the Harvard Alumni Association, and as a Member of the Harvard Corporation Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority and as a Member of the Board of Directors of The Downtown Crossing Partnership in Boston.
Acquisitions and Finance
Prior to West Shore, Robert was a MBA Summer Associate at PGIM Real Estate. As a member of the Transactions team at Prudential, Robert helped structure and underwrite acquisitions, developments and joint venture partnerships ranging from $20 million to $250 million. Robert’s experience also includes Equity Trader at First New York Securities and Private Bank Analyst at JPMorgan.
Robert holds a B.A. from Amherst College and a M.B.A. from Yale School of Management. He is a member and active participant in ULI and REFA.
David (DJ) Sacco
Prior to West Shore, David J. (DJ) was with Eaton Vance and responsible for the accounting and reporting for a multifamily portfolio of more than 8,000 units. In addition, over four and a half years, DJ executed the accounting for sixteen acquisitions with an aggregate value of greater than $600 million as well as three dispositions with a total value of approximately $150 million. Other responsibilities included multiple credit facilities, cash management for various funds, and lender compliance reporting.
DJ holds a B.B.A. and a M.S.A. from the Isenberg School of Management at UMass – Amherst. DJ began his career in public accounting and has been a licensed Certified Public Accountant since May, 2009.
Prior to West Shore, Mike worked for WS Development. At WS, he was responsible for the accounting, budgeting, and reporting for the asset management company comprised of 98 properties totaling 23 million square feet. Additionally, Mike performed the property accounting for 8 retail properties, the vacant land entity, and the development entity. Mike’s experience also includes managing the Internal Audit Team at Consigli Construction and working as a Tax Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Mike holds a B.S. and M.S.A. from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He is also the co-founder of the annual PMC Open charity golf tournament, which has raised over $50,000 for Dana-Farber.
Executive Assistant / Office Manager
Prior to West Shore, Samantha (Sam) spent three years at Grand Circle Travel, where she advanced into many different roles, eventually becoming a trainer for an entire call center in addition to her management and administrative responsibilities. Prior to Grand Circle Travel, Sam worked for the Boston outlet of City Year, the prestigious service organization sourcing highly qualified recent college graduates as teachers in struggling inner city schools.
Sam graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Communication Studies and was elected to the Golden Key International Honor Society in her first year.
Manager of Property Accounting
Prior to West Shore, Mike worked for Barkan Management as Accounting Manager, where he was responsible for the accounting and reporting for the over 140 properties and 20,000 units. In this role, Mike supervised junior to senior level accountants, developed best practices for the accounting team, and was the main point of contact for the external audit of company owned properties.
Mike holds a B.S.B.A from Nichols College and a M.B.A. from Southern New Hampshire University, graduating Magna Cum Laude from both with a focus in accounting.
Prior to West Shore, Gabriella worked for CBRE/New England as an Accountant in Asset Services, where she was responsible for the financial reporting of 130 properties totaling 15 million square feet. In addition, Gabriella also participated in numerous audits at JPMorgan as an Audit and Compliance, CIB Sales, and Marketing Analyst.
Gabriella holds a B.S.B.A from Northeastern University, where she graduated from the D’Amore-McKim School of Business. Additionally, Gabriella was an active member in the Real Estate and Investment Club at Northeastern University, for which she organized a speaker series and networking opportunities for other students.