Janine is the co-founder of StayAwhile, a membership model for housing. Previously, she was co-founder of Roam Co-Living and a consultant to Ollie Coliving. Janine was previously head of acquisitions & development for Standard Hotels. She began her career as an investment professional at real estate private equity firm NorthStar Capital where she oversaw a portfolio of over $100MM in real estate assets. She has closed on over $1 billion in real estate investments over her career. She graduated from Yale University
Ed Walters is a founding partner at Tamarisc, where he invests in early stage technology companies that improve real estate and the built environment. Representative investments include Bevi, Getaway, Omni, and Serraview. He is also a partner at TMC Group, a private holding company with real estate and financial investments in the U.S. and Asia.
Ed previously worked at Morningside Ventures, and also held business development and product marketing roles at a Morningside portfolio company that was acquired in 20
15. Prior to Morningside, Ed worked in the United States Senate and the Brookings Institution on economic policy issues.
Ed is a board director for Essess and an advisor for Nexus Global, the PRIME Coalition, and the Aligned Intermediary. He received an MBA from Harvard, an MSc from Oxford University, and a BA from Trinity College.
Jennifer Novack (College '99-00) is the Head of the Global Real Estate Practice at Sheffield Haworth, a global executive search and advisory firm with offices in the US, Europe, Middle East, India and Asia. She has worked in Real Estate executive search for twelve years, serving the world's top global private equity firms, hedge funds, investment banks, developers, REITs, and sovereign wealth funds. Jennifer began her career at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in Currencies in London and New York. She speaks Spanish, German and Mandarin. Her social impact startup Partners in Kind (www.partnersinkind.com) was chosen by two HBS students as a field study project
Ms. Roma Patel is a Vice President responsible for supporting the acquisition and asset management activities of Artemis. She is focused on the acquisition of commercial real estate and debt investments across all property types, with a focus on healthcare real estate. Ms. Patel is based in metropolitan Washington, D.C.
Previously, Ms. Patel worked as an Associate at The Carlyle Group in U.S real estate transactions and focused on senior housing and energy sector investments. She started her career at Northwood Investors in New York on acquisitions across all asset types working on the acquisition of all commercial property types across the debt and equity spectrum.
Ms. Patel earned a B.S. in Economics with concentrations in real estate and finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Design studies in Real Estate and the Built Environment from the Harvard Graduate School of Design with a focus on real estate development.
Karen Hollinger is Vice President, Corporate Initiatives for AvalonBay Communities, Inc. and is responsible for leading and monitoring large strategic corporate initiatives. She also is point on innovation initiatives, primarily focused on development, construction and property operations
In2012Benjiefounded Arx Urban, a $100M technology-enabled real estate investment firm focused on acquiring generational assets in urban markets. Arx Urban utilizes progressive strategies to source, operate, and capitalize its assets—technology, sustainability and community unlock value for all of the firm’s stakeholders. Arx Urban’s commitment to generational investment, in contrast to real estate speculation, provide stability for local communities as well as perpetual income for investors. Benjie is a thought leader in the real estate crowdfunding industry, capitalizing over $30M in real estate acquisitions on various crowdfunding portals.
Prior to founding Arx Urban, Benjie acquired and oversaw a $1+ billion real estate portfolio across the country while working at Atlas Real Estate Partners and JP Morgan Global Real Assets. In these roles, Benjie created the investment strategy for over 30 mixed-use urban assets, implementing the leasing, management, development, financing, and valuation of each asset. Benjie started his career as a Real Estate Capital Markets at Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers.
Benjie is thoroughly knowledgeable in all aspects of real estate valuation, development, financing, and syndication and is an active member of the Tufts and Dartmouth Real Estate Networks and the Bay Village Neighborhood Association. Benjie holds a BA, summa cum laude, from Tufts University and an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business where he graduated as Tuck Scholar, was a recipient of the Julia Stell Award for Leadership and was President of the Real Estate Club. He resides in Bay Village, Boston with his fiancé Anna.