Jacob E. Reiter, President, founded Verde Capital Corp. in 2011 and is responsible for strategic investor, operator and platform development.
As the product of a fourth generation real estate family, Jake has several decades of experience developing capital solutions for real estate operators including developers, funds and REITs on a national basis. Jake brings a practical approach to providing equity and structuring debt for development projects, acquisitions and recapitalizations in all asset classes. With a unique and broad-based background in corporate and leveraged finance, public/private sector transactions, capital markets and strategic tax planning, Jake is able to facilitate maximum asset values and returns for operators and investors.
Jake is a Research Sponsor of the Zell/Lurie Center, a member of the National Multifamily Housing Council and supports Verde's sponsorship of ULI. Jake also sits on the executive boards of Jewish Federation Real Estate, the Philadelphia Real Estate Council, and the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation.
Maureen Menarde, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, is responsible for transaction sourcing and structuring in addition to management of all facets of the firm’s day to day operations.
Maureen has more than 20 years of commercial real estate experience, having held senior positions in the equity and debt capital markets (Capmark Finance and predecessors). Maureen has extensive experience structuring equity investments, as well as senior and mezzanine debt and also maintained positions in risk, portfolio management, valuation and reporting. Maureen earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the Pennsylvania State University, and earned an MBA in Finance from LaSalle University.
Maureen is an active member of the Urban Land Institute with both the Philadelphia Chapter Advisory Board and ULI Housing Council.
Director of Private Equity and Enterprise Asset Management
Dan Dougherty, Director of Private Equity and Enterprise Asset Management is responsible for financial reporting, tax matters, compliance and oversight of the firm's asset management functions.
Dan has more than 25 years of real estate development, financing and operating experience, including more than a dozen years as Chief Financial Officer for leading owner/operators in the real estate industry. Dan began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and has a substantial depth and breadth of experience across multiple asset classes and markets, creating value through optimal transaction and financing structuring and strong operational asset management. He has led numerous complex business transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, debt and equity recapitalizations, restructurings and private equity investments. Dan earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from Villanova University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Dan is an active member of the Financial Executives Networking Group, the Philadelphia Development Council and the PICPA.
Donald Geiger, Director of Portfolio Management is responsible for portfolio monitoring, reporting, asset management and valuation services.
Don has over 30 years experience in the real estate industry. His background includes real estate valuation, underwriting, portfolio management and reporting. Don is also a Certified Real Estate Appraiser in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Don earned his degree in Finance & Real Estate from the University of Miami.
Owen Jones, Director of Underwriting and Portfolio Reporting is responsible for transaction sourcing and structuring, as well as investment and portfolio modeling.
Owen has 14 years of commercial real estate experience across all major property types and roles in equity and debt capital markets. Owen has significant expertise structuring commercial real estate capital (over $3BN closed career to date) with due diligence, valuation, and asset management skill-sets in addition to strong proficiency in analytics and modeling. Owen previously held roles at Capmark Finance and Wells Fargo Bank and earned a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.
Owen is a member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Urban Land Institute and the Philadelphia Real Estate Council.