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Douglas Ray is CEO of Seavest Investment Group and Seavest Healthcare Properties. Mr. Ray joined Seavest Investment Group in 1995 and has subsequently been involved in all phases of the firm’s development. Mr. Ray is responsible for supervising all real estate and private investments, including negotiating major transactions, overseeing the investment due diligence process, providing analysis and structuring equity and debt investments on behalf of Seavest and their clients.
Mr. Ray is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). Prior to joining Seavest, he was employed in Washington, D.C. on the staff of U.S. Senator Arlen Specter and as a research analyst for the Republican National Committee. Mr. Ray received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh.
Jonathan Winer is the Senior Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Seavest Healthcare Properties. He joined the Seavest Investment Group in 2008 and has over 30 years of real estate experience. At Seavest, Mr. Winer has multi-faceted responsibilities including directing both the acquisition and asset management groups for the healthcare real estate portfolio. Prior to Seavest, Mr. Winer was a Partner at EY LLP where he directed the Healthcare Real Estate Advisory practice. Previously, Mr. Winer was active with Chemical Bank and Bear Stearns & Co., Inc. where he specialized in providing tax-exempt financing.
Mr. Winer is a frequent speaker at healthcare real estate industry events including conferences and seminars sponsored by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), Urban Land Institute (ULI), and Interface Conference Group, among others. He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the publication Healthcare Real Estate Insights and is the past Chair of the ULI Healthcare and Life Sciences Council. Mr. Winer has an M.B.A. from New York University and a B.B.A. from George Washington University.
Michael Walden is Chief Operating Officer of Seavest Investment Group. He joined Seavest in 2011 and has operating responsibilities across the firm. Mr. Walden has over 15 years of experience establishing, operating and growing businesses in a variety of industries. This includes operating positions in venture-funded growth companies in the technology and telecommunications sectors. Mr. Walden is also a Partner in Rethink Education, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of portfolio companies Everfi and Neverware. He is Chairman of Practice Makes Perfect, a NYC based summer school and mentoring non-profit.
Prior to joining Seavest, Mr. Walden was a Managing Director at Potomac Media Partners, a corporate development advisory services firm. Prior to Potomac, he served as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at InPhonic, Inc. where he was responsible for strategic partnerships, financings, business development and M&A activities.
Mr. Walden began his career in Washington, D.C. serving on the legislative staff of U.S. Senator Arlen Specter. Mr. Walden received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Richmond.
Richard D. Segal is the Executive Director of Seavest Investment Group.
He has served on the boards of many public and private companies which include Hudson General Inc., Air Express Int., and Penn Traffic, Schoolnet, Civitas, Wireless Generation, Smarterer and Flocabulary.
Currently, Mr. Segal sits on the boards of various education technology companies including Advanced Prison Data Systems, Cinematic Health Education, Knowledge 2 Practice, Noodle Companies, Voxy, BEGiN-Homer Learning, EnGen and Vivvi.
Mr. Segal is deeply committed to creating better communities through his philanthropic engagements, which are primarily focused on health, education, and providing opportunities for low income children and the arts. He is a Trustee of the Whitney Museum of Art in New York City, where he serves as Treasurer and chair of the Finance Committee. He also sits on the Board of New York Academy of Art, serving as Treasurer and Vice-Chair. Additionally, Mr. Segal serves on the Board of Trustees of New York Presbyterian Hospital and he is a board member and Finance Chair of the Africa Center in New York. Mr. Segal is the President of the A. L. Mailman Family Foundation. Rick is also on the board of Plan A, a non-profit providing health care directly to underserved communities in Mississippi, focused specifically on women’s health.
Mr. Segal received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Wesleyan University.
Tracy Abbott is Chief Compliance Officer at Seavest Investment Group LLC, where her primary responsibilities involve developing, implementing and reviewing the compliance program, conducting on-going risk assessments, providing primary support to resolve compliance matters, and providing support to all divisions with respect to compliance issues. Tracy’s career includes over 20 years working as a compliance professional, including as CCO for the New York State Common Retirement Fund, senior positions at prominent global investment management firms and a private wealth management firm. Ms. Abbott is a graduate of Utica College of Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice/Economic Crime Investigation and an MBA in Economic Crime and Fraud Management. She has experience investigating identity theft, as well as other financial crimes and is a frequent speaker and trainer in the industry on compliance, risk management and forensic testing, including conducting fraud training for securities examiners from the SEC, FINRA, CBOE and NASAA at SEC headquarters in Washington, DC, and is a passionate leader on Diversity and Inclusion initiatives. Additionally, she serves on the Board of Advisors of the Economic Crime & Cybersecurity Institute at Utica College and is a former board member of the National Society of Compliance Professionals.
Shakawat Chowdhury is the Chief Financial Officer of Seavest Investment Group. Mr. Chowdhury joined Seavest in 2013, and manages the firm’s financial and accounting operations. Mr. Chowdhury has over 18 years of experience in the real estate industry with a focus on accounting and taxation.
Prior to joining Seavest, Mr. Chowdhury was a Senior Tax Director in the tax group for Tishman Speyer where he had responsibility for the U.S. tax reporting function for all legal entities globally. Prior to his tenure at Tishman, Mr. Chowdhury spent four years as a Senior Tax Associate at Arthur Andersen & Co.
Mr. Chowdhury received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree Cum Laude in accounting with a minor in mathematics from Bernard M. Baruch College. Mr. Chowdhury is a CPA licensed in the State of New York.
Kaylee Grant is the Vice President of Finance at Seavest Investment Group. Mrs. Grant is responsible for the accounting operations and financial reporting for all Seavest Investment Group entities. She has 8 years of experience focusing on fund accounting, financial reporting and transaction accounting.
Mrs. Grant joined Seavest in 2014 from Tishman Speyer where she was a fund controller responsible for financial accounting and fair value reporting for various funds investing in commercial real estate. Prior to her time at Tishman Speyer, Mrs. Grant spent four years as a senior auditor in the real estate service group at CohnReznick LLC.
Mrs. Grant received a dual Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Finance from Western New England University. Mrs. Grant is a CPA licensed in the State of New York.
William Hanford is the Tax Director of Seavest Investment Group. Mr. Hanford joined Seavest in 2012 and oversees the firm’s tax compliance, reporting and planning operations. Mr. Hanford has over 15 years of experience in the real estate and private equity business with a focus on taxation and accounting.
Prior to joining Seavest, Mr. Hanford was an Associate Tax Director at Tishman Speyer Properties where he was responsible for managing the tax compliance and reporting for the company’s domestic and international real estate investment funds. Prior to his tenure at Tishman Speyer, Mr. Hanford was a Tax Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. Previously, Mr. Hanford was also with DCC Securities in New York where he specialized in providing liquidity for publicly registered partnership investments.
Mr. Hanford received an M.B.A in Professional Accounting and Finance from Fordham University and a B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany.
Erin A. Molloy joined Seavest Investment Group in June 2016 in the newly created role of Director of Investor Relations. Erin leads the Investor Relations function for the Firm’s real estate and venture capital platforms.
Prior to joining Seavest Investment Group, Erin worked in marketing and investor relations at an established alternative investment manager where she worked closely with the Chief Marketing Officer to assist with fundraising efforts. Earlier in her career, Erin held similar positions in the alternative investment space working with a range of sophisticated institutional clients.
Erin is also a board member for Grace Outreach, a nonprofit based in South Bronx that serves low-income women seeking to enhance their academic skills and is co-Chair of the Next Gen New York group of 100 Women in Hedge Funds. Erin holds a B.S. from Ithaca College.
Philip Caggiano is the Assistant Controller of Seavest Investment Group. Mr. Caggiano joined Seavest in 2016 and is responsible for the accounting operations and financial reporting for various Seavest Investment Group entities. He has over 7 years of experience in fund accounting and financial reporting.
Prior to joining Seavest Mr. Caggiano worked as an Accountant at a publicly traded BDC and a Senior Auditor in the real estate service group at Deloitte & Touché.
Mr. Caggiano received a M.B.A and B.B.A in Accounting from Pace University.
Anna Drenckhahn is the Senior Accountant of Seavest Investment Group. Ms. Drenckhahn joined Seavest in 2019 and is responsible for the accounting operations and financial reporting for various Seavest Investment Group entities. She has over 2 years of experience in public accounting.
Prior to joining Seavest, Ms. Drenckhahn worked at Ernst & Young as an Auditor in the financial services group.
Ms. Drenckhahn received her B.S. in Accounting from The University of Rhode Island. Ms. Drenckhahn is a CPA licensed in the State of New York.
Elyssa is a Senior Accountant for Seavest Investment Group. Prior to Seavest, she worked for DLC, a commercial real estate company, doing financial reporting for lenders and joint venture partners. She received her Bachelor’s in Finance and Accounting at the University of New Haven. She then received her MBA at UNH.
Viktoriya Lushkova is an Investor Relations Associate of Seavest Investment Group. Viktoriya joined Seavest in 2021 and supports managing Seavest’s capital campaigns across investment strategies.
Prior to joining Seavest, Viktoriya worked as an Investor Relations Analyst at Apax Partners, a global private equity firm. Earlier in her career, she was part of the trade finance team at Nitron Group, a global commodity trading firm.
Viktoriya previously played professional and DI tennis. She received a dual B.S.B.A. with honors in International Business and Marketing. Outside of work, Viktoriya enjoys running marathons to raise funds for Pencils of Promise.
Anna Marx joined Seavest Investment Group in August 2020 as a Communications Fellow. In January 2021, she joined full time in the role of Marketing Communications Analyst.
Prior to joining Seavest, Anna interned at the Open Society Foundations, the American Civil Liberties Union and other non-profit organizations.
Anna is on the Advisory Board of Defying Legal Gravity, a legal literacy and advocacy non-profit focused on providing education to New York City students.
Anna holds a B.A. in History from Brown University.
Sherna Safford is an Executive Assistant with 25 years of office administration experience and event and conference planning. Currently, Sherna supports the Executive Director (Formerly Chairman) of Seavest Investment Group, handling every aspect of his office, as well as providing personal support and overseeing his art collection: The Seavest Collection. She acts as a direct liaison between him and all his businesses and philanthropic work. Additionally, she manages the main Seavest headquarters office in White Plains, NY.
Prior to Seavest, Sherna worked for the President and CEO of Brookfield Office Properties in New York City and provided additional support to The Chairman of the Board. Before coming to Brookfield, she was the executive assistant to the President of the Corporate Markets Group at Dow Jones.
Sherna graduated from PACE University in 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History. She enjoys, hiking, swimming, gardening, volunteering and being of service to others. She is currently the Treasurer of the Hendrick Hudson School District, Special Education PTA (SEPTA).