Team

Our diverse team is organized based on functional expertise throughout all stages of the lending lifecycle from the first call to the closing table. BridgeInvest’s proven track record of service has propelled us to become a best-in-class private real estate lender. We offer full-service dedication and proven expertise in real estate lending, providing you with bespoke financing solutions.

Alex Horn

Managing Partner

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Alex Horn

Managing Partner

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    Alex is a founding member of BridgeInvest. He is responsible for deal origination, structuring of investments and daily operations. Prior to founding BridgeInvest, Alex served on the New Ventures team at SecondMarket where he helped grow the company through the development of new and existing business lines. During his time at the firm, SecondMarket more than doubled in size becoming the premier marketplace for private company securities, auction rate securities, bankruptcy claims and restricted public equity. Alex is a graduate of Columbia University.

    Ian Glaser

    Partner

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    Ian Glaser

    Partner

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      Ian is a Partner at BridgeInvest, responsible for capital origination, deal execution, structuring of investments, finance and daily operations. Prior to BridgeInvest, Ian focused on business development and capital origination within Credit Suisse’s Alternative Investments group, a global platform managing over $180 billion in hedge funds, credit, real estate and private equity strategies for institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals. Ian directly contributed to over $2 billion in gross new assets from mandates won across both liquid and illiquid strategies. Ian is a graduate of Columbia University.

      Jon Gitman

      Partner

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      Jon Gitman

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        Jon is a Partner at BridgeInvest, responsible for deal origination, underwriting and expanding the company’s presence in new markets, including Charlotte and Houston. Prior to BridgeInvest, Jon was an Acquisitions Associate with Resource Real Estate where he was charged with the deployment of a $750 million private REIT focused on the acquisition and work-out of non-performing commercial real estate and real estate related debt throughout the United States.  In this capacity, Jon was directly responsible for the acquisition of over 20 investments totaling approximately $500 million in value. Jon is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in both finance and real estate.

        Daniel Stahl

        Vice President

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        Daniel Stahl

        Vice President

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          Daniel is a Vice President at BridgeInvest, responsible for due diligence, deal execution, structuring and asset management. Prior to BridgeInvest, Daniel was a Bankruptcy/Specialty Accounts Manager with Wells Fargo Bank, where he led teams of Specialists focused on managing a $100 million high-risk personal property loan portfolio. He worked for Wells Fargo for over four years, maximizing the recovery of high risk accounts and implementing best practices that were adopted throughout the division. While at Wells Fargo Dealer Services, he assisted in consolidating the personal property bankruptcy and legal divisions into a single department based in Dallas, Texas. Daniel is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.

          Wilson Alers

          Vice President

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          Wilson Alers

          Vice President

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            Wilson is a Vice President of Underwriting at BridgeInvest, responsible for deal origination, underwriting and deal execution. Prior to BridgeInvest, Wilson was the Vice President of Acquisitions with Key International where he oversaw the acquisition of over $200 million of commercial real estate with total development costs over $400 million. Prior to joining Key International, Wilson spent five years with the Related Group, working on both acquisitions and capital markets transactions totaling over $1 billion. Wilson is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in both real estate and management.

            Blessing Taruza, CPA, CA

            Controller

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            Blessing Taruza, CPA, CA

            Controller

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              Blessing is a Controller at BridgeInvest responsible for managing finance, compliance and accounting for the company and its series of credit funds. Prior to BridgeInvest, Blessing had vast private equity and hedge fund experience, having worked as a manager for SSNC, StateStreet, Citco, RSM McGLadrey and Deloitte at various management levels. Blessing is an active C.P.A and Chartered Accountant. He is also a retired CFA and CAIA charter holder. Blessing is a graduate of the University of South Africa, where he graduated with Honors in Accounting.

              Spenser Cardenas

              Analyst

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              Spenser Cardenas

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                Spenser is an Analyst at BridgeInvest, responsible for deal origination and underwriting, due diligence, asset management and marketing. Spenser is a graduate of Cornell University where he majored in Hospitality Administration with a minor in Real Estate and a concentration in Law.

                Sam Schwartz

                Analyst

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                Sam Schwartz

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                  Sam is an Analyst at BridgeInvest, responsible for asset management, due diligence and deal execution. Prior to BridgeInvest, Sam worked for Magellan Development Group as part of the project management team where he assisted on high-rise condominium and apartment developments valued in excess of $300 MM. Sam is a graduate of the University of Miami, where he majored in Political Science, and holds a real estate license in Florida.

                  Priscila Volpato

                  Analyst

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                  Priscila Volpato

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                    Priscila is an Analyst at BridgeInvest responsible for finance, compliance, accounting and reporting for the company and its series of credit funds. Prior to BridgeInvest, Priscila was an Accounting Manager with Accolade Construction and Breakstone Homes. Priscila is a graduate of Florida International University, where she majored in Finance.

                    Paola Cevallos

                    Executive Assistant

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                    Paola Cevallos

                    Executive Assistant

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                      Paola is an Executive Assistant at BridgeInvest responsible for handling daily administrative tasks and projects for the executive team, as well as investor relations. Prior to BridgeInvest, Paola was a Senior Executive Assistant at Fir Tree Partners, a $9 billion private investment firm, for over ten years. She has also worked for Yahoo! En Español and Telemundo. Paola is a graduate of Florida International University and a registered notary in Florida.

                      Caio Mello

                      IT Manager

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                      Caio Mello

                      IT Manager

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                        Caio is the IT manager at BridgeInvest, responsible for handling IT infrastructure, security and software development needs. Prior to BridgeInvest, Caio was an IT coordinator at FCB Brasil, which has won 17 Cannes awards. He also worked at BlackStone, where he developed software to help manage $100 billion in assets. Caio is a graduate of University Ibirapuera.

                        Alex Horn

                        Managing Partner

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                        Alex Horn

                        Managing Partner

                        Alex is a founding member of BridgeInvest. He is responsible for deal origination, structuring of investments and daily operations. Prior to founding BridgeInvest, Alex served on the New Ventures team at SecondMarket where he helped grow the company through the development of new and existing business lines. During his time at the firm, SecondMarket more than doubled in size becoming the premier marketplace for private company securities, auction rate securities, bankruptcy claims and restricted public equity. Alex is a graduate of Columbia University.

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                          Ian Glaser

                          Partner

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                          Ian Glaser

                          Partner

                          Ian is a Partner at BridgeInvest, responsible for capital origination, deal execution, structuring of investments, finance and daily operations. Prior to BridgeInvest, Ian focused on business development and capital origination within Credit Suisse’s Alternative Investments group, a global platform managing over $180 billion in hedge funds, credit, real estate and private equity strategies for institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals. Ian directly contributed to over $2 billion in gross new assets from mandates won across both liquid and illiquid strategies. Ian is a graduate of Columbia University.

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                            Jon Gitman

                            Partner

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                            Jon Gitman

                            Partner

                            Jon is a Partner at BridgeInvest, responsible for deal origination, underwriting and expanding the company’s presence in new markets, including Charlotte and Houston. Prior to BridgeInvest, Jon was an Acquisitions Associate with Resource Real Estate where he was charged with the deployment of a $750 million private REIT focused on the acquisition and work-out of non-performing commercial real estate and real estate related debt throughout the United States.  In this capacity, Jon was directly responsible for the acquisition of over 20 investments totaling approximately $500 million in value. Jon is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in both finance and real estate.

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                              Daniel Stahl

                              Vice President

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                              Daniel Stahl

                              Vice President

                              Daniel is a Vice President at BridgeInvest, responsible for due diligence, deal execution, structuring and asset management. Prior to BridgeInvest, Daniel was a Bankruptcy/Specialty Accounts Manager with Wells Fargo Bank, where he led teams of Specialists focused on managing a $100 million high-risk personal property loan portfolio. He worked for Wells Fargo for over four years, maximizing the recovery of high risk accounts and implementing best practices that were adopted throughout the division. While at Wells Fargo Dealer Services, he assisted in consolidating the personal property bankruptcy and legal divisions into a single department based in Dallas, Texas. Daniel is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.

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                                Wilson Alers

                                Vice President

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                                Wilson Alers

                                Vice President

                                Wilson is a Vice President of Underwriting at BridgeInvest, responsible for deal origination, underwriting and deal execution. Prior to BridgeInvest, Wilson was the Vice President of Acquisitions with Key International where he oversaw the acquisition of over $200 million of commercial real estate with total development costs over $400 million. Prior to joining Key International, Wilson spent five years with the Related Group, working on both acquisitions and capital markets transactions totaling over $1 billion. Wilson is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in both real estate and management.

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                                  Blessing Taruza, CPA, CA

                                  Controller

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                                  Blessing Taruza, CPA, CA

                                  Controller

                                  Blessing is a Controller at BridgeInvest responsible for managing finance, compliance and accounting for the company and its series of credit funds. Prior to BridgeInvest, Blessing had vast private equity and hedge fund experience, having worked as a manager for SSNC, StateStreet, Citco, RSM McGLadrey and Deloitte at various management levels. Blessing is an active C.P.A and Chartered Accountant. He is also a retired CFA and CAIA charter holder. Blessing is a graduate of the University of South Africa, where he graduated with Honors in Accounting.

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                                    Spenser Cardenas

                                    Analyst

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                                    Spenser Cardenas

                                    Analyst

                                    Spenser is an Analyst at BridgeInvest, responsible for deal origination and underwriting, due diligence, asset management and marketing. Spenser is a graduate of Cornell University where he majored in Hospitality Administration with a minor in Real Estate and a concentration in Law.

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                                      Sam Schwartz

                                      Analyst

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                                      Sam Schwartz

                                      Analyst

                                      Sam is an Analyst at BridgeInvest, responsible for asset management, due diligence and deal execution. Prior to BridgeInvest, Sam worked for Magellan Development Group as part of the project management team where he assisted on high-rise condominium and apartment developments valued in excess of $300 MM. Sam is a graduate of the University of Miami, where he majored in Political Science, and holds a real estate license in Florida.

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                                        Priscila Volpato

                                        Analyst

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                                        Priscila Volpato

                                        Analyst

                                        Priscila is an Analyst at BridgeInvest responsible for finance, compliance, accounting and reporting for the company and its series of credit funds. Prior to BridgeInvest, Priscila was an Accounting Manager with Accolade Construction and Breakstone Homes. Priscila is a graduate of Florida International University, where she majored in Finance.

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                                          Paola Cevallos

                                          Executive Assistant

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                                          Paola Cevallos

                                          Executive Assistant

                                          Paola is an Executive Assistant at BridgeInvest responsible for handling daily administrative tasks and projects for the executive team, as well as investor relations. Prior to BridgeInvest, Paola was a Senior Executive Assistant at Fir Tree Partners, a $9 billion private investment firm, for over ten years. She has also worked for Yahoo! En Español and Telemundo. Paola is a graduate of Florida International University and a registered notary in Florida.

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                                            Caio Mello

                                            IT Manager

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                                            Caio Mello

                                            IT Manager

                                            Caio is the IT manager at BridgeInvest, responsible for handling IT infrastructure, security and software development needs. Prior to BridgeInvest, Caio was an IT coordinator at FCB Brasil, which has won 17 Cannes awards. He also worked at BlackStone, where he developed software to help manage $100 billion in assets. Caio is a graduate of University Ibirapuera.

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