Our Team

FOUNDER

Gerald Guterman

Senior Principal Partner, Chief Investment Officer

Gerald Guterman is a “hands-on” pragmatic, investment, finance and operational management executive and team leader, with a long term, continuously successful track record.

Mr. Guterman’s background includes; limited income, market rate and luxury high-rise multi-family rental buildings and garden apartment residential communities, multi-tenant high-rise and garden office buildings, mixed use developments and full-service hotels, throughout the United States.

As Senior Principal Partner of his firm, Mr. Guterman directs acquisitions and participates in all final Board decisions.

Gerald Guterman is the only New York historical rehabilitation sponsor, whose grand openings of award-winning landmark building restorations, including the famed Stanhope Hotel, Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, New York, The Parc Vendome, West 57th Street, Manhattan, New York and Gramercy House, East 22 Street, Manhattan, New York, were sponsored by the New York City Landmarks Commission, under the direction of Mrs. Brooke Aster and Mrs. Jacquelyn Kennedy Onassis.

As part of his duties as Senior Principal Partner, Mr. Guterman also directed the operations of two nation-wide construction companies: Titan Group, Ltd and Sovereign Construction Co. Ltd.

Gerald Guterman is well known for his deep and continuing interest in education, as well as his active and continuing participation in charitable work.

INTERNATIONAL APPOINTMENTS

United States Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC
Chairman, Committee on Banking & Finance.

United States Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC
Co-Chairman Committee for Enterprise Development.

Advisor to the Minister of Privatization
Government of Romania

Financial Advisor to the President
Government of Romania

Advisor to the Interior Minister
Government of Austria

TRUSTEESHIPS / DIRECTORSHIPS

Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)
Adelphi University (Garden City, NY)
New York City Opera (New York, NY)
Dallas Opera (Dallas, TX)
The Rippowam Cisqua School (Mount Kisco, NY)
The Harvey School (Katonah, NY)
The Community Housing Improvement Program (New York, NY)
The Rent Stabilization Association of New York (New York, NY)

CHARITABLE PARTICIPATION

Founder • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Awarded • Humanitarian of the Year • Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
Endowed Research Fellowship in Medical Engineering • Harvard University and MIT
Founding Benefactor • Research Lab, Study of Tumor Cell Biology, National Asthma Center
Founding Benefactor • Research Lab, Study of Immunodeficiency Disease, National Asthma Center
Member • Society of University Founders, Miami University

ACADEMIC SPEAKING

Guest Lecturer, Real Estate Investment and Finance • State University of New York
Guest Lecturer, Condominium Conversions • Practicing Law Institute of New York
Guest Lecturer, Graduate School, Baker Program in Real Estate, Cornell University, New York

SENIOR OPERATING PARTNERS

Edward P. Weinman

Senior Principal Partner, Chief Operating Officer

Edward Weinman attended CW Post, where he graduated Cum Laude in 1967, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and in 1974, from Colombia University with a Master’s Degree in Industrial Psychology.

After graduation, he became a Vice President of Residential Management for Rose Associates.

In 1979, Edward Weinman joined Gerald Guterman’s Ahrens Barrell Management Group and thereafter became the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Guterman Partner’s Hanover Companies, the publicly traded company.

He continued his relationship with Gerald Guterman and is a Senior Principal Partner of Guterman Partners. Mr. Weinman serves as Senior Operating Officer, Asset and Property Management.

Mr. Weinman has been a Guest Speaker at New York University, as well as the Institute of Real Estate Management, NYC Housing and Urban Development Agency, the Joint Purchasing Corporation of NY and Realty Views, the Manhattan Cable Television show.

He has provided asset management consulting services for multi-family rental apartment properties, as well as condominium associations and cooperative corporations and is an active participant with civic and charitable non-profit organizations, including Schools and Hospitals. Mr. Weinman served as a member of the Board of Directors, of Brooklyn Community Housing Services, the non-profit Children’s Shelter.

Barry Manson

Senior Principal Partner, Chief Legal Officer

Barry Manson graduated Queens College (B.A./1956) and, after spending four years in the U.S. Air Force, graduated New York Law School (B.L./1967). Mr. Manson was a Deputy Commissioner in the New York City Housing Development Administration under Mayor John Lindsay (1968-1970).

Mr. Manson joined Mr. Gerald Guterman in 1978 as General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer and Vice President of Gerald Guterman’s Hanover Companies Inc., a publicly listed company, and affiliate of Guterman Partners, the largest converter of rental properties to cooperative and condominium ownership in the United States.

In addition to representing Guterman Partner’s interests Mr. Manson is currently outside counsel to nine (9) cooperative and condominium boards located in Nassau, Suffolk and Queens Counties.

Barry Manson and his late wife, Bunny, were married for forty-six years. They have two children and four grandchildren all living on Long Island.

Craig Eastmond

Investments and Financial Analysis

Mr. Eastmond was born in Brooklyn in 1963. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BBA in accounting from Baruch College and served honorably in the United States Marine Corps.

Mr. Eastmond has over twenty-five years of commercial real estate experience, beginning his real estate career as an associate with EY/Kenneth Leventhal’s Real Estate Group, the preeminent real estate accounting/consulting firm. During his tenure, he provided financial modeling and quantitative analysis, as well as property level underwriting, due diligence and valuation services to clients such as Goldman Sachs, GE Capital, Chase and Royal Bank of Canada.

He was a Senior Vice President in charge of the Northeast Region of Deutsche Bank’s CMBS division, with signature authority of up $50 million per transaction, and a Managing Director at United Realty Capital, the merchant banking arm of the public non-traded REIT, United Realty Trust, Inc.

During his career, Mr. Eastmond originated, underwrote and executed over $750 million of commercial real estate arbitrage transactions as well financing for over $1 billion of commercial real estate, with signature authority for up to $50 million dollars per transaction and separately, acted as an advisor for over $5 billion of commercial real estate related investments. Mr. Eastmond is a proud father of two and has served as a volunteer with the Thurgood Marshall Mentors, Bronx Students & Scholars and the Caribbean Medical Mission.

Conor Melville

Partner, Senior Officer, Rehabilitation and Construction Group

Conor Melville graduated from Quinnipiac University in 2001 with a BA in Business Management. Almost immediately thereafter, Mr. Melville began working at Guterman Partners LLC.

Conor is now a Partner and head of all ground up and rehabilitation construction activities for Guterman Partners. He has successfully developed and/or constructed and stabilized over fifteen hundred (1500) condominium apartments, totaling over one and one half million (1,500,000) square feet of residential space in Florida, Mississippi, Rhode Island and Alabama.

Mr. Melville is currently completing several new residential subdivisions as well as renovating and repurposing Historic Assets for use as multifamily luxury rental housing.

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