Founder & Managing Partner
ALAN BLAIR has over forty years of experience in commercial real estate, finance, property management, real estate syndication, and business. Alan owned and managed several commercial income properties in New York City, Florida, North Carolina and Texas. His real estate experience ranges from Multifamily properties with as many as 240 units, Absolute NNN Retail, Condo Hotel and Retail Strip centers. Mr. Blair is an experienced real estate investor having completed over 30 commercial transactions throughout the course of his career, including multiple “1031 Like-Kind-Exchange” transactions.
In addition, to his role as a Managing Partner of REI Capital Management, Mr. Blair is the Managing Partner, Founding Member and the Broker of Record for REI Advisors, a Commercial Real Estate Brokerage firm. REI Advisors assists individual and institutional real estate investors locate, analyze, acquire and manage quality cash flowing commercial real estate properties nationwide. REI Advisor’s has advised in the sale and purchase of over $60 million of Real Estate property since their formation in 2011.
Alan is a former Marine Corps Captain and Helicopter Pilot. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and Marketing from Manhattan College.
Alan is the resident real estate cash-flow model expert and the primary research analyst when evaluating properties for acquisition.
Founder & Strategic Advisor
MATTHEW BLAIR is one of three Founding Partners of the “Special Opportunities Group” within Cushman and Wakefield and currently a Managing Director. Matt has extensive experience in commercial real estate cash flow modeling, analysis, and valuation for portfolio acquisitions and dispositions. Mr. Blair is a project team leader that specializes in Regulatory Compliance Remediation projects, having led data aggregation, loan migration, and front-line underwriting assignments within several major U.S. financial institutions.
Mr. Blair began his career as an Associate within the Loan Portfolio Strategies Group of Keefe Bruyette & Woods. While at KBW, Mr. Blair was a project manager for the FDIC bank foreclosure team involved in the data aggregation, cash flow modelling, and portfolio valuation of failed institutions which included performing and nonperforming loans of every asset class. Mr. Blair began his regulatory remediation project management experience while working as an Associate with Situs Companies.
Matthew is currently enrolled in the Executive MBA program at Wharton.
Chief Financial Officer
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER / CHIEF ACCOUNTING OFFICER / CONTROLLER
Over 20 years of leadership experience in Finance that includes CFO, Partner, Director, and Senior Manager positions; 15 years of Big 4 Accounting experience and success with KPMG. Career-spanning portfolio of achievements includes full-scale turnarounds, start-up growth, and key XBRL initiatives. Recognized as a Leading Expert of the US GAAP Taxonomy.
Accomplished senior finance executive with a broad financial-operational-business background applicable to multiple industries. Extensive background in creating big-picture strategies, assembling and leading highly skilled teams, ensuring full regulatory compliance, and driving change/improvement within established organizations. Expertise in financial and business principles, procedures, and best practices. Extensive accounting and operations knowledge with systems, journals, internal controls, and policies/procedures, including strategies for effective implementation.
Knowledge & Skill Areas:
Financial & Accounting Executive Management; Strategic Financial Planning & Execution; Team Building & Leadership; Financial Forecasting & Modeling; Regulatory Compliance; Financial Process Improvement; Auditing Leadership; Tax & Treasury Operations; Accounting Operations Management; Staff Training & Mentoring; Executive-Level Collaborations; Extensive International Background (Latin America, Europe, Asia)
Director of Investor Relations
David is an experienced serial entrepreneur, bootstrapping five startups in diverse industries. As a thought leader in the developing Reg. CF, Reg. A+ investment crowdfunding marketplace, he is helping to disrupt the conventional online investment and investment banking marketplace.
Devoted to helping worldwide and domestic investors to purchase his client’s offerings, he specializes in presenting private investments to fee only RIAs, fiduciaries (CFPs, CFAs). This includes Reg. A+ investments as a new asset class available for their managed account portfolios. He founded Blankman Asset Management, Inc. an SEC registered investment adviser managing client investment portfolios. His asset allocation model was weighted towards alternative investments. As VP of institutional client group, he helped raise over $300 million in funding for alternative securities issuers. David helped launch and co-manage a successful alternative investment SEC registered mutual fund.
David, as Investor Relations Manager helped lead a successful Title III Equity Crowdfunding campaign in 2018. Driven to guide emerging growth companies helping them grow into thriving businesses. Working to help all investors participate in online Investment Crowdfunding alternative investments. David is a skilled motivational speaker and advisor for investors and founders.
David and his wife Joy split their time living between Austin Texas and in summer their mountaintop property in Colorado. He has two grown sons and a granddaughter with a second grandchild on the way. He enjoys looking for ancient stone tools and relics on his property, wildlife photography, Jeep 4×4 off road excursions on the public lands in Colorado.
Senior Technology Advisor
After earning a Business degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Massachusetts, Barry Moniês started his real estate investing career in 1989 purchasing multi-family properties. Since then he has been involved in analyzing, financing, purchasing and managing millions of dollars worth of commercial real estate. Currently, Mr. Moniês owns and manages a multi-million dollar commercial property in downtown Stamford, CT.
Mr. Moniês also currently serves as CEO of Computronix, a 20+ year old internationally recognized, full service technology solutions company that builds, manages and secures I.T. infrastructures for businesses in real estate, financial, legal and governmental sectors. In recent years, Mr Moniês has more than once been honored as one of the World’s Top Managed Services Executives.
One of Mr. Moniês proudest recognitions was when he was requested to accompany Connecticut Governor Rowland on his Trade Mission to the European Community. Mr. Moniês had the distinct honor of representing the business community from the State of Connecticut. Mr. Moniês is also noted for his expertise in the area of cyber security and the protection of electronic data. Several years ago, he was invited to participate in a Congressional Conference in Washington, D.C. on issues relating to cyber security and electronic terrorism. Most recently, Mr. Moniês has become recognized as an expert in cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies.
Mr. Moniês believes strongly in community involvement and has actively participated in several non-profit organizations. He also serves on several business Board of Directors, including the Financial Policy Council in New York City and The Soundview Club in Stamford, CT.
Robert G. Priest
Senior Acquisitions Advisor
ROBERT G. PRIEST with over forty years of experience in commercial real estate, finance, construction, business management and board leadership, is a founder and Managing Partner of REI Equity Partners, a commercial real estate investment fund.
In addition to his role as Managing Partner of REI Equity Partners, Bob co-founded REI Advisors, a Commercial Buyer’s Brokerage assisting investors locate, negotiate, acquire and manage quality cash flow commercial real estate nationwide, completing transactions in excess of $65M.
Bob earned an MBA in Finance from New York University, and a B.S, in Economics from Rutgers University. The retired Owner and President of award winning Burr Roofing-Siding-Window Company, Stratford, CT, he began his career in Finance, Purchasing and Transportation Management at the Fortune 500 level.
An Eagle Scout, Board service has included the Connecticut Better Business Bureau, the National Roofing Contractors Association and as The Student Member, Rutgers University Board of Governors, additionally serving as an Elder and President of Noroton Presbyterian Church along with several leadership positions within the Boy Scouts of America.
Bob currently serves on the Executive Committee of The Citadel’s Baker Business School Board of Advisors, as an Elder and Stewardship Chair at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, the Dataw Island Long Range Planning Committee and the Sea Island Rotary. He and his wife Barbara reside on Dataw Island, SC where they enjoy boating and travel, and are blessed to be the proud parents of four adult children and four wonderful grandchildren.
Robert J. Hebert
ROBERT J. HERBERT has over 35 years of real estate finance and banking experience including commercial real estate analysis, acquisition, development, project feasibility, strategic planning, and financial modeling.
Mr. Hebert is a Managing Partner of REI Equity Management, LLC. He is also an Owner and Managing Partner of Hebert Partners. Previously, Mr. Hebert was a Managing Director and Fund Manager of a private equity firm where he served as head of the Real Estate Investment Committee and defined the firm’s real estate investment strategy. He is also the Founder and Organizer of The Bank of New Canaan, in CT where he developed the business model and implemented a disciplined strategy to build a high performance commercial bank.
Prior to organizing The Bank of New Canaan, Mr. Hebert held various senior officer positions including Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of New Canaan Bank & Trust, and President and CEO of a Division of The Bank of Mystic. Mr. Hebert was also Vice President and head of National Sales for Merrill Lynch and Kidder-Peabody, where he had responsibility for institutional sales and new product development.
Mr. Hebert currently serves on the Board of Selectmen, Fire Commission, and is Chairman of the Ridgefield Housing Authority. He also served on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement and is the former Chairman of the Republican Town Committee. Mr. Hebert served on several other boards for non-profit organizations and is an active member of St. Mary’s.
Mr. Hebert studied at Wayne State University and taught real estate finance courses through the University of Michigan. He served in the U.S. Army and was assigned to the 1st Air Cavalry Division while deployed to Vietnam.