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.  Mr. Guterman has five children and four grandchildren.

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.

Mr. Weinman has three married daughters and five grandchildren.

JONATHAN J. MILLER, CRE, CRP

SENIOR PRINCIPAL PARTNER, DEMOGRAPHICS AND COMPARATIVE ANALYTICS GROUP

Jonathan Miller is a state-certified real estate appraiser in New York and Connecticut, performing court testimony as an expert witness in various local, state and federal courts. He holds the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) and Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) designations. He is an Appraiser “A” Member of the Real Estate Board of New York and the President of RAC, a premier appraisal organization whose members focus on complex residential properties for relocation, litigation support, testimony and reviews.  He is Senior Principal Partner of the Demographic and Comparative Analytics Group at Guterman Partners, LLC and the President and CEO of Miller Samuel Inc., a real estate appraisal and consulting firm he co-founded in 1986.

Jonathan is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in the Master of Science in Real Estate Development (MSRED) Program at Columbia University teaching Market Analysis. Mr. Miller is also a New York State Real Estate Instructor for both qualifying and continuing education courses as well as a New York State Real Estate Appraiser Instructor for both qualifying certified general and continuing education courses.

He is a well-regarded real estate commentator, covering U.S. and regional housing issues in print and digital media including The New York Times, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, AP, CNBC, CNN, ABC, The Real Deal, Crain’s New York Business and others.  Mr. Miller is married and has four children.

Distinctions awarded to Mr. Miller include:

  • Named “Best Online Real Estate Expert” by Money Magazine.
  • Declared the “Most Trusted Man in NYC real estate” by The Observer.
  • Named one of “The Best Finance People on Twitter” by Business Insider.
  • Selected as one of the 100 Most Powerful People in Real Estate 3 times by The New York Observer.
  • Recognized for “Keeping the Industry Honest” by The New York Post.
  • Named one of the 20 Biggest Power Players in NYC Real Estate by The New York Post.
  • Recognized by Inman News as one of the top 25 most influential U.S. real estate bloggers and his blog, Matrix, was voted one of the top five U.S. real estate blogs.

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.

Craig Eastmond

Senior Partner, Senior Officer, Investments and Financial Analysis Group

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.

John Schindler

Director, Equity Underwriting

John Schindler is an accomplished Senior Executive with more than 30 years of success across a diversified mix of commercial real estate categories and specialties, including brokerage, debt, equity and structured finance, investment banking, asset management, manufacturing & distribution, entertainment, internet marketing technology and business consulting.

Leveraging extensive and diverse experience, John has worked with Guterman Partners for over a decade on growth strategy, investment analysis, and equity underwriting.

Throughout his executive career, Mr. Schindler has held leadership positions at companies including CBRE Capital Markets, Brooktree Partners, CB Richard Ellis Industrial Real Estate Specialists, GoBeyond Foods, Virtual Studios & Symbion Productions.

Positions and Titles include, CEO, Board Member, Chairman of the Board, Director of Structured Finance, VP of Finance, Investment Banker, Structured Finance Specialist (with CRBE, where he participated in financing capital markets with  CB Richard Ellis and Trammell Crow of $1 B++.) He earlier spent six years as VP of Brokerage for CB Richard Ellis in New Orleans, where he was an expert in large manufacturing and distribution plants, earning the Salesman of the Year Award in 1986. In the 1990’s he founded and ran his own successful film and media production company in Hollywood, where he worked with an array of films, multi-media, internet media and edutainment and television, where he won several MTV awards or notoriety for top music videos and acclaimed independent films.

John has after-graduate education training in Business Administration, Business Law, Commercial Real Estate Syndication, Investment and Development, and FHA 232 and 242 Underwriting. He is a Board Member with the non-profit SOWL (Save Our Wetlands) and Natures Blueprint, dedicated to preserving our planet’s natural resources.