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 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 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.
Director of Asset Management
Prior to West Shore, Jay was with Eaton Vance for nearly 19 years, most recently as a Senior Real Estate Asset Manager. Jay was responsible for overseeing a comprehensive property portfolio of 20 assets comprised of approximately 5,000 units, 225,000 square feet of industrial space and 150,000 square feet of office space. Jay oversaw all property operations, budgeting, valuation and leasing for his portfolio. Jay also held roles in real estate finance, corporate finance and treasury while at Eaton Vance.
Jay holds a B.B.A in Finance from St. Bonaventure University and a M.S.F. from Bentley College. He is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and is actively involved in coaching his children’s youth sports teams.
Director of Marketing
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 B.A. in Communication and a College Park Scholars program citation. She is a member of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) and the Rental Housing Association.
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.
Prior to West Shore, James worked for Scott A. Goffstein & Associates. At SAGA, James was responsible for the outsourced accounting of clients in a variety of industries. He also prepared tax returns for corporations, partnerships, trusts, non-profit organizations, and high-net-worth individuals. James’s real estate experience includes an internship at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank.
James graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston, where he received a B.S. in Accounting from the College of Management and graduated Summa Cum Laude. James is a member of The Friends of the Blue Hills, a non-profit dedicated to preserving the Blue Hills Reservation.
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, Kelly spent over five years at Equity Residential where she advanced from a Senior Leasing role to an Administrative & Accounting role. Her main responsibility was to manage the accounts receivable and accounts payable process for Equity’s largest Boston asset. Prior to Equity Residential, she was a Leasing Consultant with Archstone Apartments for three years.
Kelly graduated from The University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she received a B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management from The Isenberg School of Management. She was also an active member of the Meeting and Event Managers Association.
Senior Property Accountant
Prior to West Shore, John worked at Boston Properties for over three years. At Boston Properties John was responsible for accounting, budgeting and reporting for multiple Class A office buildings in the Washington DC and surrounding areas. Other responsibilities included lender compliance reporting, joint venture partner reporting, maintaining and recording sales figures for retail tenants and the execution of specific lease accounting practices for multiple office, government and retail tenants.
John graduated from Bentley University, where he received a B.S. in Accounting. John helped found the Sigma Chi Fraternity at Bentley University and remains an active member.
Executive Assistant / Human Resources
Prior to West Shore, Kristina worked for Express, Inc. where she advanced to be the Store Manager of one of the highest volume locations in the Northeast. Prior to Express, Kristina lived in Los Angeles where she was an intern for Entertainment Tonight and became a P.A. for the Academy Awards.
Kristina graduated from Florida State University with a B.S. in Merchandising and was a member of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society as well as an active member of her Chi Omega sorority.
Executive Assistant/ Human Resources
Prior to West Shore, Paige worked for Boston Medical Center, where she was the Medical Student Coordinator for the Radiology and Otolaryngology Departments. Prior to BMC, Paige worked for Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP as the Event and Business Development Coordinator for the Marketing Department, where she was responsible for assisting with all business development activities including overseeing the firm’s events.
Paige graduated from Boston College with a BA in Human Development – Family Studies and a Minor in Philosophy.
Prior to West Shore, Liza worked for Daniel Roberts Staffing Agency as a Recruiter, where she was responsible for sourcing candidates for Administrative and HR positions around the Boston area. Prior to Daniel Roberts Staffing Agency, Liza worked for Destination Weddings Travel Group as a Customer Service Representative, where she was responsible for managing multiple wedding profiles and assisting couples with their planning process.
Liza graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a BA in Recreation and Sport Management.
Senior Regional Manager
Prior to West Shore, Kristi worked at Greystar for 11 years and was a Regional Manager, covering markets in Missouri, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Kristi has over 18 years of experience in the multifamily industry, beginning her career in the Atlanta market overseeing a mix of tax credit, conventional, and new construction assets. Kristi’s work has resulted in her being recognized for several prestigious awards, including the 2008 Rising Star Award, the 2011 Property of the Year Award, and the 2012 Circle of Excellence Award. Kristi was also nominated for the 2016 Regional Property Manager of the Year in Charlotte.
Kristi attended West Virginia State University and is a Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor. She has been an active leader in the Greater Charlotte Apartment Association for over 10 years.
Senior Regional Manager
Prior to West Shore, Lisa was a Regional Vice President at both Merion Residential and Resource Residential. At Merion, Lisa was responsible for managing a portfolio of 12,000 apartments and over 1,000,000 square feet of commercial property. Lisa has over 20 years of property and portfolio management experience.
A native of Athens, Georgia, Lisa has a B.A. in Marketing from University of Georgia.
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.