Post Road Group is a privately held, SEC-Registered Investment Advisor based in Stamford, Connecticut. We invest across various industries, with a focus on real estate, telecommunication infrastructure, media, technology, business services and health care services.
Real Estate Finance
We pride ourselves on building long-term partnerships, addressing unique situations, promoting growth and producing attractive returns for our investors. With a disciplined approach to investing, we only seek opportunities we believe provide attractive risk-adjusted returns and strong downside protection.
Post Road’s corporate investment program builds upon the firm’s successful history of providing financing and growth capital to small and medium-sized companies. We seek investment opportunities in businesses that are operationally sound, with strong management teams and a well-defined strategy for growth.
Our primary target industries are:
Our success stems from our ability to provide innovative and flexible financing solutions to support growing businesses. We focus primarily on senior debt investments, where capital structure seniority, covenant protections and governance provide downside protection. Our structural flexibility and deep operational knowledge of the industries in which we invest make us an attractive solution for management teams looking for capital that can respond quickly and fluidly as growth opportunities arise. We invest across the capital stack with a focus on:
Post Road is a fully integrated owner and operator of income producing multifamily real estate. We acquire well-located, primarily Class-B properties that offer attractive in-place cash flow and the ability to create value through a repositioning. We focus on acquiring properties in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions of the United States.
Over the last two decades, our senior management team has acquired over 15,000 apartment units and over 5 million square feet of commercial properties, representing over $6 billion of aggregate investment.
Real Estate Finance
Post Road provides flexible bridge, mezzanine and preferred equity financing solutions to real estate owners. We leverage our extensive network and expertise in bridge lending, non-performing loan acquisitions and real estate operations to source opportunities that need to close quickly or are overlooked by banks and other large institutions. Our operational expertise allows us to immediately understand complex business plans and their unique structuring requirements and to swiftly respond to an owner’s needs.
Working closely with owners on both the financing structure and the business plan itself ensures our investment basis is well protected and the owner has the flexibility and resources to achieve his or her goals.
We target opportunities throughout the United States, with a focus on the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions.
Our senior management team has almost 60 years of combined investment experience and a proven track record of building successful investment platforms. The diverse backgrounds and complementary skillsets provide an established and impressive network of sourcing and diligence capabilities. We believe the unique characteristics of our team creates a transparent and intellectually honest investment environment where various perspectives are represented.
Michael is a Managing Partner at Post Road and the head of the Corporate investing practice. Michael was previously a Partner at Atalaya Capital Management LP, a special opportunity investment firm with over $2 billion under management. Michael joined Atalaya at its inception in 2006, was member of the Investment Committee, and lead the Corporate practice for 11 years. During his career, Michael extensively invested in telecom infrastructure, business services, healthcare services, and real estate. Prior to joining Atalaya, Michael originated, structured, and managed equity investments in traditional media, new media, and telecommunication service industries at Alta Communications, a leading private equity firm focused on small to middle-market media and telecommunication investments. Prior to Alta Communications, Michael invested equity and subordinated debt in a broad range of technology companies at Comdisco Ventures, the venture capital arm of Comdisco. Michael began his career as an investment banking Analyst at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Michael received a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Kevin is a Managing Partner at Post Road and the head of the Real Estate investing practice. Kevin was previously the Chief Investment Officer of Taconic Investment Partners, an owner, operator and developer of commercial and residential properties in New York City, where he was responsible for sourcing, executing and managing the company’s investments and investment strategy. Prior to joining Taconic, Kevin was responsible for investments and investment management at AREA Property Partners, where he was a Partner focused on multi-family acquisitions in the New York and Washington D.C. metropolitan markets and was instrumental in building AREA’s expansive multi-family platform. Prior to AREA, Kevin was a member of the acquisitions team at Vornado Realty Trust, one of the largest real estate investment trusts in the United States, where he sourced, financed and executed investments in office, retail and residential properties. Kevin began his career in real estate at Secured Capital Corp, a real estate investment bank that provides advisory services on acquisitions, dispositions, financings, and recapitalizations to institutional real estate investors. During his career, Kevin has been responsible for or directly involved in over $5.5 billion of acquisitions in the New York City and Washington D.C. metropolitan areas, including the acquisition of over 13,000 apartment units in those markets. Kevin graduated from The Wharton School of Business at The University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in economics with a dual concentration in finance and real estate finance.
Jason is a Managing Director at Post Road focused on identifying and executing special opportunity investments in the corporate and real estate sectors. Prior to joining Post Road, Jason was a Principal at Atalaya Capital Management, a New York-based special opportunity investment fund where he was responsible for sourcing new investment opportunities in the real estate, corporate and specialty finance sectors. Prior to Atalaya, Jason co-founded the non-performing loan business at Palatine Capital Partners and was the portfolio manager of Palatine’s credit opportunity fund. Prior to Palatine, Jason was responsible for identifying and executing investments in non-performing and distressed loans at Silver Point Capital. Prior to Silver Point, Jason was a member of the Commercial Asset Sales Group at Mission Capital Advisors responsible for the sale of commercial, business and residential loans as well as REO and equipment leases. Jason began his career at MJ Whitman/Third Avenue Management, a broker-dealer and mutual fund, as a sales and trading assistant on the distressed and high-yield trading desk. Jason graduated from Gettysburg College with a BA in Business Management.
Melissa Houston, CPADirector of Finance
Tom EvanDirector of Operations
Steve Griffin, CFASenior Associate
Melissa Houston, CPA
Melissa Houston, CPA
Melissa is the Director of Finance at Post Road and is responsible for overseeing financial reporting, tax, audit, and accounting. Prior to joining Post Road, Melissa was the Controller for Real Estate & Private Equity at Paulson & Co., Inc., a $10 billion investment manager, where she managed the accounting, reporting and tax for several real estate and private credit funds, as well as proprietary real estate investments. Prior to Paulson, Melissa was Controller at Colbeck Capital Management, LLC, a New York-based special opportunities investment platform. Prior to Colbeck, Melissa was Senior Fund Accountant at Fortress Investment Group, where she worked on the Drawbridge Long Dated Value Funds, which invested across a range of assets including real estate, asset backed securities, life sciences and mineral rights with long-dated cash flows. Melissa began her career at KPMG, where she worked on audit engagements and in transaction services. Melissa was a Presidential Scholar at Murray State University, where she received a BA in Accounting. She holds an MBA from NYU Stern with a concentration in Finance and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Tom is the Director of Operations at Post Road and is responsible for overseeing the asset management, property management, budgeting and operations of Post Road’s real estate portfolio. Prior to joining Post Road, Tom was a Regional Manager with both Greystar and The Related Companies where he was responsible for overseeing the management and operations of third-party and owner-managed multifamily properties. Tom has nearly twenty years’ experience managing multifamily properties, both market-rate and affordable, and commercial assets. Tom began his career in property management with AvalonBay Communities where he progressed from a leasing position to a multi-site management roll. His education includes a Certified Property Manager designation from IREM, a Bachelor of Science from Charter Oak State College and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Oxford.
Steve Griffin, CFA
Steve Griffin, CFA
Steve is a Senior Associate at Post Road focused on corporate investments. Steve was previously a Vice President at Foundation Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on building a portfolio of minority equity investments in the management companies of leading large hedge funds. Prior to Foundation, Steve was a member of the Strategy & Development team at CRH plc, a multinational building materials company, where he evaluated and advised on M&A opportunities for the US Products Distribution platform. Steve started his career as an equity trader for Davy Capital Markets in Dublin, Ireland, focused on building block deals in illiquid UK / Irish securities. Steve is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and earned a B.A. in Economics from Trinity College, Dublin.
Gueve is an Associate at Post Road focused on investments in the real estate sector. Prior to joining Post Road, Gueve was an Analyst at Hudson Advisors/Lone Star Funds, where he focused on asset management and portfolio management of the firm’s real estate equity, non-performing loan, and CMBS portfolios. Gueve graduated from Trinity College, where he earned a BA in Economics.
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Tara is an Asset Manager at Post Road and is responsible for the operations, leasing, property management and overall asset management of the company’s real estate portfolio. Tara has over fifteen years of experience in real estate and property management, beginning as a Realtor with William Raveis where she focused on residential sales and rentals in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut. Tara has diverse knowledge and expertise in multi-family leasing and property management having worked for Equity Residential and Equity Corporate Housing. Prior to joining Post Road, Tara worked as a Regional Program Manager for a cultural exchange program and in sales for Hyatt Hotel Corporation. Tara attended the University of Rhode Island where she studied Business Administration.
Elizabeth handles accounting and bookkeeping functions at Post Road. Elizabeth has nearly thirty years of experience in accounting beginning in 1991 with Montrose International Corporation, where she was responsible for overseeing all banking, payroll and account functions. Prior to joining Post Road, Elizabeth was responsible for overseeing all aspects of accounting, including the maintenance of financial records, payroll management and cost analysis at CT Center for Advanced ENT Care, River Bank Construction and Pequot Remodeling Corporation. Elizabeth studied Economics and Statistics at the University of Connecticut.
A positive culture is essential to creating a successful business. A company’s culture must foster integrity, transparency, collaboration, respect, effective communication, learning, responsiveness and constructive challenging of ideas.
Direct and regular dialogue among our team promotes honest conversations with contributions and opinions from each team member, on everything from investment attributes to internal processes. We promote and support feedback from every member of our team and ensure the team is provided the tools, forum and authority to successfully share ideas and concerns. We are thoughtful and transparent in our decision-making, and take the time to share our reasons, actions and results. Open and honest dialogue is imperative to the early identification of risk or concerns, both during investment diligence and the hiring process.
Our emphasis on culture begins during the interview process. We are extremely transparent with candidates about the expectations and compensation for the position, and encourage them to spend time with the team to candidly ask any questions or address any possible concerns.
We believe a successful employee relationship starts when expectations meet reality. Integrity, honesty and humility are essential traits we look for in candidates. Without these basic characteristics, even the smartest, most successful candidate will not fit into our culture.
Creating a positive culture is of absolute importance to us. We firmly believe adhering to our cultural ethos fosters a happy and productive team that promotes superior decision making and true ownership and respect for both investments and the firm. When an organization is invested in the culture of its business, the results have a dramatically higher probability of success. A culture built and incorporated the proper way leads to better decision making on everything from hiring, deal sourcing, diligence, investment management, and firm management to the retention of key personnel. These characteristics lead to enhanced productivity and stronger returns for our investors.
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Stamford, CT 06901