Lee E. Rosenthal
Lee is the President of West Shore, a dynamic, fast-growing company that blends an entrepreneurial approach to real estate with institutional investment discipline. He directs the management and operations of the Boston-based company’s $4 billion portfolio of diverse multifamily real estate assets nationwide. Lee oversees all aspects of the firm including overall direction and growth, investment strategy, investor relations, property management, development, acquisitions, dispositions, financing, and asset management.
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 billion in capital events. Additionally, Lee played an active role in the asset management of the portfolio.
Lee holds an AB from Harvard College. He is a member and active participant in ULI, REFA, NMHC, and Combined Jewish Philanthropies.
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Steven P. Rosenthal
Steve is the Chairman of West Shore and together with Lee has overseen the expansion of West Shore into a fast-growing, entrepreneurial, and vertically integrated multifamily real estate company. Steve’s leadership drives the company’s disciplined investment strategy and commitment to excellence.
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 seven 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 AB from Harvard College and a JD 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, and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Robert I. Lappin Foundation in Salem, MA. Steve recently created “The Changing Lives Fund” at the Northeast Arc and 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, DC, 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, MA.
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David (DJ) Sacco
David J. (DJ) joined West Shore as Controller in 2017 and oversees all finance and accounting activities at both the corporate and property level. He leads the accounting team and is responsible for the accounting of the management company and investment fund entities, property insurance, taxes, budgets, and implementation of property management and accounting technology.
Prior to West Shore, DJ worked at Eaton Vance where he was responsible for the accounting and reporting for a multifamily portfolio of more than 8,000 units. During his time at Eaton Vance he oversaw the accounting for three dispositions and sixteen acquisitions with an aggregate value of greater than $750 million.
DJ began his career in public accounting and has been a licensed Certified Public Accountant since May 2009. DJ holds a BBA and MSA from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst.
Kristi is responsible for the oversight of property management operations, financial performance, and maintenance for West Shore’s national multifamily portfolio. In her role, she manages the physical, financial, and administrative operations of the properties and provides guidance in all management disciplines to the regional, property, and maintenance teams involved in the operation of West Shore’s growing portfolio of properties.
Kristi has over 20 years of experience in the multifamily industry and prior to West Shore worked at Greystar for 11 years as a Regional Manager covering markets in Missouri, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Kristi attended West Virginia State University and is a Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor. She was an active leader in the Greater Charlotte Apartment Association for over 10 years.
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Courtney Retzky Wolf
Courtney is responsible for creation and implementation of the corporate and property marketing strategy for West Shore’s national multifamily portfolio. She manages the company’s marketing and leasing initiatives, including advertising, digital marketing, brand management, communication strategies, and oversight of marketing technologies. She develops and implements the property-level marketing business plans, marketing budgets, collateral, and signage, and works in collaboration with the West Shore leadership team on market research and rent development to improve overall results in lead generation and leasing.
Prior to West Shore, Courtney was the Director of Marketing at Peabody Properties where she was responsible for all marketing and leasing initiatives for the company’s managed portfolio of over 12,000 units, supervising the marketing department through lease-ups and executing marketing and leasing strategies on a community-by-community basis. Prior to Peabody Properties, Courtney was the Director of Marketing at Lerner Enterprises and served in key marketing roles of increasing responsibility at Boston Properties, EDENS, and New England Development.
Courtney graduated from the University of Maryland – College Park with a BA in Communication and has been an active member of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), the Rental Housing Association (RHA), and the Dedham Square Planning Committee.
Michael oversees West Shore property accounting, manages the property accounting team, and is responsible for the full accounting cycle of the West Shore portfolio. He develops, maintains, and improves accounting policies and procedures and supports the property and regional staff by providing financial analyses and reporting.
Prior to West Shore, Mike worked for Barkan Management as Accounting Manager where he was responsible for the accounting and reporting for over 20,000 units across 140 properties. In this role, Mike supervised junior and 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 BSBA from Nichols College and an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University, graduating Magna Cum Laude from both with a focus in accounting.
Michael oversees the accounting of the management company and investment fund entities. He is responsible for management of the investor platform, statements, and distributions, and assists with financial analysis and review for property financials and investor reporting.
Prior to West Shore, Mike worked for WS Development. At WS he was responsible for the accounting, budgeting, and financial reporting for the asset management company comprised of 98 properties and totaling 23 million square feet. Mike’s experience also includes managing the internal audit team at Consigli and performing tax consulting and compliance at PwC for high-net-worth individuals in the private equity and venture capital spaces.
Mike holds a BS and MSA from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He co-founded an annual charity golf tournament which raised over $50,000 for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute under his leadership.
Daniela manages accounting and financial reporting for West Shore. She oversees corporate financial reporting, expense management and reconciliation, accounts payable, analysis for investor reporting, and the creation of internal accounting policies and procedures to ensure operational efficiency.
Prior to West Shore, Daniela worked for CrossCountry Consulting. At CrossCountry, Daniela worked in the Accounting Advisory group analyzing processes and the effectiveness of the control environment for a local bank in Boston. Prior to CrossCountry Consulting, Daniela worked at Ernst & Young as an external auditor in the Financial Services Office in Boston and was responsible for executing the audits of Private Equity, Hedge, and Mutual Fund clients. Daniela graduated Cum Laude from Babson College, where she received a BSBA with a focus in accounting and economics.
Eric is responsible for the full accounting cycle of several West Shore properties and maintains and analyzes financial information for the properties. In his role, he assists with developing accounting policies and procedures and prepares monthly, quarterly, and other financial reports.
Prior to West Shore, Eric worked for Barkan Management as a Senior Property Accountant – Team Leader, where he was responsible for a team of accountants reporting on a portfolio of over 50 properties. Eric attends the University of Massachusetts Boston with a focus in Accounting.
Chris is responsible for the full accounting cycle of several West Shore properties and maintains and analyzes financial information for the properties. In his role, he supports the accounting team and prepares monthly, quarterly, and other financial reports.
Prior to West Shore, Chris worked for CBRE as a Real Estate Accountant where he was responsible for the accounting and reporting on a portfolio of commercial properties in New England. Chris previously worked in public accounting as a Tax Associate, where he assisted in tax planning and preparing tax returns and other deliverables for middle market corporations. Chris attended the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Accounting and Finance and was an active member of the Rines Angel Fund.
Harrison works on West Shore’s accounting team and assists with the accounts payable and accounts receivable process. Prior to West Shore, Harrison worked for Cambridge Health Alliance where he was responsible for the financial reporting of the company’s payroll-active funds. Previously, Harrison worked at Ernst & Young as an external auditor in the company’s Boston office and was responsible for executing the audits of Biotechnology, Manufacturing, Technology, and Sustainable Energy clients. Harrison holds a BS in Accounting from Liberty University.
Kevin Liu, CFA
Kevin works in collaboration with the West Shore leadership team on property acquisition research, underwriting, financial planning, and analysis. Kevin manages transaction due diligence, analyzes and evaluates assets and transactions, and prepares investor reporting.
Prior to West Shore, Kevin was with The MFA Companies as a valuation analyst specializing in financial planning and analysis, private company valuations, and various equity structuring, debt refinancing, and tax mitigation projects. Kevin holds a BBA in accounting from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst and is a CFA charter holder.
Peter works on strategic initiatives across West Shore’s national multifamily portfolio including capital, maintenance, and renovation projects, new acquisition due diligence, and market analysis. In his role, he works in collaboration with the property management team on revenue management and implements property-specific strategies to achieve optimal portfolio performance and revenue goals. Peter graduated from Providence College with a BS in Finance and a core focus in History.
Kristina is responsible for recruiting, hiring, and employee relations for the corporate office and at all multifamily portfolio assets. In her role, she manages compensation administration, the 401(k) program, benefits, and workers compensation with a focus on promoting team excellence and business growth.
Prior to West Shore, Kristina worked for Express, Inc. and graduated from Florida State University with a BS in Merchandising.
Paige works in collaboration with the human resources team at West Shore to support benefit administration, payroll, and the employee onboarding process. She assists the corporate and property teams with employee training, recognition, and retention efforts.
Prior to West Shore, Paige worked for Boston Medical Center and Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP. Paige graduated from Boston College with a BA in Human Development.
Tyler monitors and maintains computer systems, resolves technical issues, and provides information technology support to optimize the company’s operational efficiency. In his role, he provides both on-site and remote technical support to all corporate and property staff and sites and manages the procurement and configuration of IT-related equipment.
Prior to West Shore, Tyler worked as the System Administrator for Medwell Health & Wellness. His primary responsibilities included configuration of all back-end systems and accounts as well as maintaining system structure and security updates. He was involved in the set up and opening of several new offices across Massachusetts and Florida during his time at Medwell. Tyler has over 8 years of technical support and IT experience and graduated with a BS from the New England Institute of Art.
Kaity supports the West Shore corporate team with administrative tasks and marketing projects. She completes property reporting and assists the property teams with leasing initiatives. Kaity graduated from the Honors Program at Suffolk University with a BSBA in Marketing and a Minor in Information Systems.
Kathryn supports the Human Resources and Accounting teams with payroll, benefits, and technology implementation. In her role, she assists with the employee onboarding and training process and personnel records management. Kathryn graduated from Emerson College with a BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing.
Mallory manages operations, maintenance, and leasing for a portfolio of properties in the North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida markets. She is responsible for implementing policies, procedures and practices to enable each property to meet budgeted occupancy and financial goals.
Prior to West Shore, Mallory spent over 4 years with Greystar Real Estate Partners where she began in a leasing role and advanced rapidly to a multiple site Senior Property Manager. At Greystar, her main responsibilities included monitoring property performance and developing specific strategies to ensure specific targets were reached. Mallory also has experience overseeing amenity renovations and interior upgrades, including a $4 million capital construction project.
Mallory attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Valerie manages operations, maintenance, and leasing for a portfolio of properties in North Carolina. She is responsible for implementing policies, procedures and practices to enable each property to meet budgeted occupancy and financial goals.
Prior to West Shore, Valerie worked for property management companies such as RKW Residential, Greystar, Lat Purser, and the Connor Group in roles of increasing responsibility. She has over seven years of property management experience including new construction lease ups, asset management, sales, and marketing at managed communities in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Valerie is a member of the Greater Charlotte Apartment Association and received the Association’s 2018 Property Manager of the Year award.
Jessica manages operations, maintenance, and leasing for a portfolio of properties in the Texas and Tennessee markets. She is responsible for implementing policies, procedures and practices to enable each property to meet budgeted occupancy and financial goals.
With more than 16 years of property management experience, Jessica oversees the properties in West Shore’s Texas portfolio, managing the physical, financial, and administrative operations of the properties. Prior to West Shore, Jessica worked for Northland Investment Corporation for 8 years where she managed and assisted in the acquisition of several assets in the Austin, TX market. Jessica also worked for Continental Properties where she managed class A townhome style communities in Bryan/College Station and Austin. Jessica’s diverse experience includes management of large multifamily assets, new construction lease-ups, renovations, and student housing. Jessica is an active member of the Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce and the Texas Apartment Association.
Ashlie manages operations, maintenance, and leasing for a portfolio of properties in the Savannah and Charleston markets. She is responsible for implementing policies, procedures, and practices to enable each property to meet budgeted occupancy and financial goals. Ashlie has more than 13 years of property management experience. Prior to West Shore, Ashlie worked as a Community Manager for Greystar overseeing day-to-day property operations and specializing in team member development. Her experience includes new construction lease-ups, renovations, and multi-site management. Ashlie’s work has been recognized as #1 ORA Power Rankings by J Turner Research for Online Reputation in South Carolina, nominated for Greystar Property Manager of the year three years in a row, and is active in volunteer work in the communities where she works.
Brasley works in collaboration with the corporate and property teams to manage maintenance policies and procedures, repairs, preventive maintenance, and capital projects across the West Shore portfolio. He mentors and manages the property maintenance team members and ensures that company standards and policies for maintenance are maintained.
Prior to West Shore, Brasley was a Service Director for Fogelman Management Group and Mid America Properties, managing maintenance and service operations. Brasley has over 20 years of experience in the multifamily industry, including building operations, maintenance, and budgeting for new construction, lease ups, and stabilized assets. He has had a key role on new acquisition and transition teams. Brasley’s work has been recognized through numerous awards such as FMG 2006 Arc of Optimism and Excellence, Service Director of the Year, GLAA Maintenance Supervisor of the Year, and is a 7-time winner of the GLAA Property Beautification Award.
Brasley is a Veteran of the United Stated Air Force where he was been recognized with numerous awards for his service, including Airman of the Year and Maintenance Airman of the Quarter. He attended Kemper Military JC and was a member of the football team.