Matt is a founder and Managing Director of Eastham Capital. Along with Eric Silverman, Matt is responsible for overseeing all operations of the company.
Matt is also a founder of Stratford Management, which since 1994 has been acquiring, rehabbing, stabilizing and managing multifamily properties. Stratford currently owns and manages approximately 2,000 apartment units.
Matt began his career in 1983, at age 16, when he was named the Director of Operations of The Princeton Review, with full responsibility for all Princeton Review operations in New York, including course operations, selling franchises, and franchisee training. In 1985, Matt relocated and founded The Princeton Review of Boston. Matt and his partner Rob Cohen grew their companies to become the largest franchise network of The Princeton Review. In 1990, his franchises were selected to be a member of the Inc. 500, as one of the 500 fastest growing private companies in the U.S. Their franchised territories comprised Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, New Jersey, Montreal and Hawaii. In 2001, Matt and Rob’s franchises were purchased by the franchisor in conjunction with its IPO.
Matt is a graduate of the Inc. magazine and MIT sponsored Birthing of Giants program and a former member of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization (YEO). Matt was formerly Treasurer, head of the Finance Committee and a Director of Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Boston. He was formerly a member of the Finance Committee of the Town of Weston, Massachusetts. Matt attended the University of Chicago and the Harvard University Extension School.
Eric Silverman is a founder and Managing Director of Eastham Capital. Along with Matt Rosenthal, Eric is responsible for overseeing all operations of the company.
Eric is also a founder of St. James Capital, LLC, an FHA-approved lender specializing in multifamily residential housing financial services. As of December 2012, St. James Capital is a division of Pillar Multifamily, LLC, an affiliate of Guggenheim Partners, LLC.
From 1995-2010, Eric was President and then Chairman of RentGrow, Inc., until it was sold in 2010 to Yardi Systems. RentGrow provides resident screening tools (i.e. tenent credit checks and background reports) to the multifamily housing industry.
Before joining RentGrow, Eric was a founder and principal in St. James Mortgage Company, a Fannie Mae-approved residential mortgage banker. From 1991 to 1994, he directed and implemented the company’s retail expansion into Massachusetts and New Hampshire and managed operations in those states. Eric learned the real estate industry through Holtzman and Silverman Construction and Realty, his family-owned business based in Michigan. H & S is a developer and manager of apartment and retail properties.
Eric graduated from Bowdoin College in 1985 with an AB in Mathematics. In 1991, he earned the degree of Master of Science in Management, with a concentration in Finance, from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is an active alumnus of MIT, where he served as a judge in the $100K entrepreneurship competition for seven years. He is a founding director of Leader Bank in Arlington, MA. Eric is also on the Board of The Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Network – Partners Continuing Care, and he is a Friend of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT.
Zachariah Dovner, Esq. is the Vice President of Acquisitions and the Corporate Counsel at Eastham Capital. Zach graduated from Arizona State University cum laude in three years with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Government. Zach then attended Suffolk University Law School where he earned his Juris Doctorate. Zach has been employed at Eastham Capital since 2012 and has underwrote and assisted in the acquisition of over $1 billion worth of multifamily real estate. Zach loves to spend his spare time with his three kids Skya, Leo, and Via.
Ben Gilmore is a member of the acquisitions team at Eastham Capital. Ben graduated from Bates College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in economics and a minor in mathematics. Prior to joining Eastham, Ben interned with Northmarq in San Francisco, CA. During his time at Northmarq, Ben underwrote debt and equity transactions for both commercial and multifamily properties. He also spent time conducting annual property inspections, tracking lender investment criteria, and conducting market research. Ben enjoys playing billiards, scuba diving, golfing, and considers himself an amateur auto mechanic.
Brian Hertig is a member of the acquisitions team at Eastham Capital. Brian graduated from The University of Miami magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and legal studies. Prior to joining Eastham Capital, Brian spent two years interning at CFO Consulting Partners. In his free time, Brian enjoys golfing and attending car shows.
Bill is the Director of Capital Formation at Eastham Capital where he is responsible for managing capital raising activities across the firm’s various investment funds.
Bill began his career as an investment banker focused on M&A advisory, then transitioned to private equity where he has spent the last 12 years raising and deploying capital on behalf of various investment institutions including Perella Weinberg, Platinum Equity and most recently Procaccianti Companies. While at Procaccianti, Bill completed over $750 million of real estate related transactions for the firm’s hospitality division; TPG Hotels & Resorts.
Bill holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He’s an outdoors enthusiast, avid rock climber and enjoys surfing.
Olga Iskender is the Director of Asset Management at Eastham Capital. Olga graduated from Clark University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Management and went on to receive her MBA from Northeastern University. Prior to joining Eastham Capital, Olga was a Portfolio Manager at ATCO Properties and Management in New York City. Olga is a registered yogi.
Heather Hassinger is the Director of Investor Relations at Eastham Capital. Heather graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and went on to receive her MBA from Florida Atlantic University. Prior to joining Eastham Capital, Heather was the Operations Manager at SKICKS Sneakers. Heather loves spending her free time with her two young daughters, Hannah and Charli.
Stephanie Strohm is the Office Manager and Executive Assistant at Eastham Capital. Stephanie graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Public Affairs. Before joining the Eastham team in 2022 Stephanie worked in both hospitality and staffing industries. Stephanie enjoys spending her free time traveling and being outdoors.
Andrew is a Director of Eastham Capital, Inc. and sits on the Investment Committee for the Eastham Capital funds. He is a founder of Stratford Management and is responsible for the day-to-day business of all of Stratford’s real estate operations, with special emphasis on the evaluation, acquisition and rehabilitation of multifamily real estate. Andrew has extensive experience in the operations and management of residential property as well as acquisition and apartment up-grade work. Andrew has a B. A. from Ithaca College with graduate course work at Cornell University in Real Estate Financing and Development.
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