Leadership

Brandon Lacoff, Esq

Chief Executive Officer & President

Mr. Brandon Lacoff is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Belpointe, a private equity investment firm.  Mr. Lacoff was the Co-Founder of Belray Capital, a Greenwich, Connecticut based real estate and investment firm, which was acquired by Belpointe in 2011.  Belpointe is known for its luxury condominium developments and its class A apartment communities.  Belpointe owns several operating businesses, including Belpointe Asset Management LLC, a financial asset management firm that manages over $1 billion in tradable securities.  Mr. Lacoff and its executive team bring financial strength, operational expertise and investing discipline to its portfolio of investments.  Mr. Lacoff holds a Juris Doctor degree and a Master’s of Business Administration from Hofstra University and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Syracuse University.

Lori Wortz

Vice President, Development

Mrs. Wortz has been Vice President of Development at Belpointe Capital LLC since 2011. Mrs. Wortz has over 25 years of experience in developing large-scale multi‐family communities. Most recently, Lori oversaw the development and property management of Baypointe, a 109 unit direct waterfront apartment community located within an Opportunity Zone. Prior to joining Belpointe, Mrs. Wortz was the Senior Development Director at Stillwater Investment Management Corp. where she oversaw the development and construction of both condominiums and mixed‐use communities including Adams Mill River House and Glenview House Apartments.  Before working at Stillwater, Mrs. Wortz was a Development Coordinator at AvalonBay Communities working on new developments. Mrs. Wortz was a key member of Paxton’s team at both Stillwater and AvalonBay and the two have worked together for over twenty years. Mrs.Wortz is a summa cum laude graduate of Fairfield University with a Bachelor’s degree in Management.

Martin Lacoff

Chief Strategic Officer

Mr. Martin Lacoff is an entrepreneur with over 45 years’ experience in successfully starting, developing and operating businesses within the securities, real estate, and natural resources industries.  His considerable professional experience include: former Vice-Chairman and Co-Founder of Walker Energy Partners, one of first publicly traded Master Limited Partnership (MLP) that he brought public; and former Chairman, Founder and General Securities Principal of LaClare Securities, Inc., a NASD broker dealer.  Mr. Lacoff was also formerly Vice President of institutional equities at Mitchell Hutchins, which became PaineWebber and later was ultimately acquired by UBS Global AG.  Mr. Lacoff has served as a Director of Fortune Natural Resources Corporation, a public company that was listed on the American Stock Exchange and on the board of directors of the Lion’s Foundation of Greenwich, a charitable organization dedicated to helping the blind and visually impaired.  Mr. Lacoff is an engineer by training, having graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has a Master’s of Business Administration in Finance from the Simon Business School at University of Rochester.

Paxton Kinol

Chief Investment Officer/Advisory Board Nominee

Mr. Paxton Kinol is a Managing Director at Belpointe Capital LLC, which is Belpointe’s multifamily real estate division.  Prior to Belpointe Capital, Mr. Kinol was the President of Stillwater Investment Management, a real estate development company that built several infill apartment and condominium communities.  Prior to Stillwater Investment Management, Mr. Kinol was the Senior Development Director for AvalonBay Communities, Inc. where he developed many infill apartment communities and consulted on infill developments across the United States.  Mr. Kinol also worked for Citigroup Real Estate Capital Markets Group, in their CMBS department.  Mr. Kinol holds a Master’s of Business Administration with a concentration in real estate and entrepreneurship from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor’s degree in management from Boston University.

Members of the Advisory Board

Jeffrey Dunne

Advisory Board Nominee

Mr. Jeffrey Dunne is currently the vice chairman of institutional capital markets for CBRE Group Inc., the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm.   Mr. Dunne has over 33 years of experience in the real estate investment banking business as an advisor and transactional agent for retail, office, apartments, industrial and new development projects, with over $30 billion investment transactions.  Jeff received a Master’s of Business Administration degree from New York University and a Bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University.

Mark Weissman

Advisory Board Nominee

Mr. Mark Weissman is a Director of Tidhar Group Ltd., an Israeli based real estate construction and development company that initiates, builds and markets residential, commercial and industrial projects in Israel and around the world.  Prior to Tidhar Group, Mr. Weissman was also the Founder and Managing Partner of Caspian Capital Partners and a Partner of Mariner Investment Group, where he managed Corporate Bond Trading.  Mr. Weissman began his career in Wall Street as one of the early traders in the foreign exchange derivatives market, where he served as the Managing Director for Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc., then later with Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.  Mr. Weissman holds a Master’s of Business Administration degree at New York University Business School and is a cum laude graduate of New York University.

Patrick Brogan

Advisory Board Nominee

Mr. Patrick Brogan is the President of BB Land Holdings, a private real estate investment company, and an Officer of the Black-Brogan Foundation, a family foundation focused on empowerment through education.  Mr. Brogan’s has extensive background in data networking, as he was an early employee at Breakaway Solutions, Blade Logic, Egenera, and Fuze.  Over the years Mr. Brogan’s role ranged from Engineering to Sales, to Investor, and ultimately Board of Directors.  Mr. Brogan’s extensive business background made him into an expert investor and advisor to early-stage businesses.  Mr. Brogan holds a Bachelor’s degree from Boston College.

Fredrick Stoleru

Advisory Board Nominee

Mr. Fredrick Stoleru is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Resources LLC and Vice President of the general partner of Atlas Growth Partners, L.P, which owns and operates natural gas drilling partnerships.  In addition to experience at Atlas, Mr. Stoleru has a considerable professional experience that includes serving as: Vice President of Business Development at Resource Financial Institutions Group, Inc.; Principal of NPV/Direct Invest; Associate at the Capital Transactions Group of the Shorenstein Company; Investment Banking Associate with JP Morgan Investment Management.  Mr. Stoleru also currently serves as a Director of Titan Energy, LLC (OTC BB: TTEN).  Mr. Stoleru received a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Science degree in business from the University of Delaware.  Mr. Stoleru holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.

Board of Directors

Dean Drulias, Esq

Independent Director Nominee

Mr. Dean Drulias is currently a practicing attorney in Westlake Village, California.  Mr. Drulias formerly served as Director, Corporate Secretary and General Counsel of Fortune Natural Resources Corporation, a public oil and gas exploration and production services company that was listed on the American Stock Exchange.  Mr. Drulias was also a stockholder and a practicing attorney at the law firm of Burris, Drulias & Gartenberg, where he specialized in the areas of energy, environmental and real property law.  Mr. Drulias received his undergraduate degree from the University of California Berkley and has a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School.  Mr. Drulias is a member of the California and Texas State Bars.

Shawn Orser

Independent Director Nominee

Mr. Shawn Orser is President of Seaside Financial & Insurance Services, a San Diego, California based investment advisory firm.  Mr. Orser began his career in finance supporting an Index Arbitrage desk at RBC Dominion Securities, then moved to Merrill Lynch where he worked on the trading desk for the Equity Linked Products Group.  Thereafter, he then joined Titan Capital, a New York City based hedge fund where he traded equity derivatives, then worked as a proprietary trader for Remsemberg Capital trading equity and option strategies.  Afterwards, he moved to the retail side of the investment management business with Northwestern Mutual, then later joined Seaside Financial & Insurance Services.  Mr. Orser earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Syracuse University.

Felix Rovelli

Independent Director Nominee

Mr. Felix Rovelli is currently the Managing Director and Founder of Riverside Capital Management, a Greenwich, Connecticut based private and public equity investment firm with a successful long term investor track record.  Mr. Rovelli has considerable investment experience as he was the former portfolio manager at both Vontobel Asset Management and Neuberger Berman, where he managed International and Emerging Market Equities, and at BIL Trainer Wortham, in their Private Banking investments.  Mr. Rovelli is a graduate of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and has a Master’s of Business Administration from U.C.L.A. Anderson School of Management.

Ronald Young, Jr.

Independent Director Nominee

Mr. Ronald Young Jr. is President and Co-founder of Tri-State LED, a subsidiary of Revolution Lighting Technologies (NASDAQ: RVLT), which provides LED solutions to commercial, industrial and municipal organizations.  Prior to Tri-State LED, Mr. Young was a managing director and co-founder of Belray Capital, a Greenwich, Connecticut based real estate and investment firm, which was later acquired by Belpointe.  Mr. Young has also held several positions in the investment and financial industry with MAC Pension Inc., Strategies for Wealth Strategies (an agency of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America), and AG Edwards & Sons Inc. (now Wells Fargo Advisors).  Ron earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut.