Chief Executive Officer
Brandon is the Founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Belpointe PREP, LLC (NYSE American: OZ). Brandon was also the founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Belpointe REIT, Inc., (OTCQX: BELP) in 2018, which was a qualified opportunity zone real estate investment trust company that merged into Belpointe PREP, LLC in 2021. Brandon is also the Chief Executive Officer of Belpointe, a private equity investment firm, which he founded in 2011. From 2004 to 2011, Brandon was a Managing Director and the co-founder of Belray Capital, a Greenwich, Connecticut-based real estate and investment firm, which was acquired by Belpointe in 2011. Belpointe owns several operating businesses throughout the region, including Belpointe Asset Management LLC, a financial asset management firm that manages over $3 billion in tradable securities. Brandon and his executive team bring financial strength, operational expertise and investing discipline to its portfolio of investments. Brandon currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Belpointe Multifamily Development Fund I, LP, a real estate private equity fund. Prior to Belpointe, Brandon began his finance/accounting/tax career at Arthur Andersen, LLP then with Ernst & Young, LLP, in their Mergers and Acquisitions departments. In 2001, he co-founded Belray (acquired by Belpointe), where Brandon eventually left Ernst & Young in 2004 to focus full-time on Belpointe. Brandon holds a Juris Doctor degree and a Master of Business Administration from Hofstra University and a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Syracuse University. Brandon has served on the board of multiple non-profit organizations, such as: Greenwich Wiffle for the Greenwich Police Silver Shield Association, Youth Services for the Town of Greenwich (joint venture between Town of Greenwich and United Way of Greenwich), and Eagle Hill School Alumni Board. Brandon currently serves on the board of two non-profit organizations, The Belpointe Foundation and Eagle Hill School Board of Trustees. Brandon is licensed to practice law as an attorney in both the State of Connecticut and New York State.
Chief Strategic Officer
Marty is an entrepreneur with over 45 years’ experience in successfully starting, developing and operating businesses within the securities, real estate, and natural resources industries. His considerable professional experience include former Vice-Chairman and Co-Founder of Walker Energy Partners, one of first publicly traded Master Limited Partnership (MLP) that he brought public; and former Chairman, Founder and General Securities Principal of LaClare Securities, Inc., a NASD broker dealer. Marty was also formerly Vice President of institutional equities at Mitchell Hutchins and later Paine Webber. Marty previously served as a Director of Fortune Natural Resources Corporation, a public company that was listed on the American Stock Exchange and is currently on the board of directors of the Lion’s Foundation of Greenwich, a charitable organization dedicated to helping the blind and visually impaired. Since 2012, Marty has served as a Board of Director for Belpointe Multifamily Development Fund I, LP, where he helps in real estate investment decisions. Marty is an engineer by training, having graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has a Master’s of Business Administration in Finance from the Simon Business School at University of Rochester. Marty was selected to serve as a director because of his extensive investment and financial experience and detailed knowledge of our acquisition and operational opportunities and challenges.
Chief Operating Officer - Real Estate
Lori is the Chief Operating Officer of Belpointe’s Real Estate Operations including acquisitions, development, construction, property operations and asset management. Lori brings over 25 years’ experience in developing large scale, mixed use properties. Her experience, organization skills, and leadership make her a valued member of Belpointe’s executive team. Prior to becoming COO of Belpointe, Lori served as Vice President of Development at Belpointe Capital LLC where she managed the development, construction, lease up and operations of Belpointe Capital’s portfolio. Prior to joining Belpointe, Lori was the Senior Development Director at Stillwater Investment Management Corp., responsible for development and construction of both condominiums and mixed‐use communities. Before working at Stillwater, Lori was a Development Coordinator at AvalonBay Communities working on new developments as well as developing and implementing AvalonBay’s Development Policies and Procedures. She was a key member at both Stillwater and AvalonBay. Lori is a summa cum laude graduate of Fairfield University with a Bachelor’s degree in Management.
Chief Operating Officer - Corporate
Fred is the Corporate Chief Operating Officer at Belpointe where he is a member of the Investment Committee and Executive Management Committee. His primary responsibility includes overseeing investments, operations and governance for Belpointe PREP, LLC (NYSE: OZ), the publicly traded Opportunity Zone Fund. Fred also oversees other strategic planning and growth initiatives for Belpointe.
Prior to joining Belpointe, Fred was a Principal at Hepco Capital Management, a private family investment firm where he was responsible for the real estate practice. Fred has gained considerable experience in the private equity, real estate and energy sectors while working at previous employers such as JP Morgan, Shorenstein and Resource America. Fred holds a B.S. from the University of Delaware and an MBA from Georgetown University.
Chief Business Development Officer
Cody is the Chief Business Development Officer and Head of Investor Relations at Belpointe. His primary responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of fundraising, investor relations, product development, marketing, and implementing the overall investment strategy for Belpointe PREP, LLC (NYSE American: OZ). Cody was also the Chief Business Development Officer and Head of Investor Relations for Belpointe REIT, Inc (OTCQX: BELP) which was the first publicly traded Qualified Opportunity Fund. Prior, Cody served as Chief of Staff reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer and was responsible for overseeing multiple private funds that deployed their capital with a focus on real estate, small businesses, and tax advantaged structures. Previously, Cody was a Vice President focused on the acquisition, development, and construction of multifamily assets. Before joining Belpointe, Cody was a Vice President at a private investment firm that specialized in underwriting short-term credit facilities to real estate operators and business owners. Cody graduated from the University of Maine with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Cody serves on the board of the Belpointe Foundation, which is a nonprofit organization, formed to give back to and strengthen our community.
Chief Accounting Officer
Kristin is the Chief Accounting Officer at Belpointe. Prior to joining Belpointe, Kristin was the Chief Accounting Officer for two of W.P. Carey’s managed Real Estate Investment Trusts, where Kristin was responsible for the oversight of accounting, financial reporting and internal controls. Through Kristin’s tenure at W.P. Carey, she also served in other capacities including controller and assistant controller. Kristin started her career with Ernst & Young LLP, where she held various positions in the assurance practice, specializing in real estate. Kristin is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the State University of New York at Albany.
Chief Acquisition Officer
Benjamin Hatz is the Chief Acquisition Officer for Belpointe, responsible for overseeing the acquisition efforts across the United States, including sourcing, underwriting, financing, and closing targeted single assets and portfolios. Over the past 20 years, Ben has sourced and closed over $2.5 billion of real estate transactions, and has served in senior acquisition roles with publicly-owned and private-equity sponsored enterprises, most recently as EVP, Acquisitions of MAXX Properties, with 10,000 apartment homes.
Prior to joining MAXX, Mr. Hatz led the investment team at Healthcare Trust, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCT), a $3.0 billion medical office and senior-housing REIT. In addition, he served in key acquisition roles at ProMed Properties, a subsidiary of Gazit-Globe, and Citi Property Investors, the private-equity equity arm of Citi, Inc. Mr. Hatz received a BS from Cornell University and an MBA from Columbia University.
Vice President of Development
Eric is Belpointe’s Vice President of Development with responsibility for new developments in the Florida and the Southeast markets. With over fifteen years of experience in real estate development, business management, and construction, Eric brings experience in a diverse product mix including multifamily, mixed-use, and retail projects in both urban in-fill and suburban locations.
Eric has led all aspects of the acquisition, entitlement, design, financing, and construction of over 2,500 multifamily units. Prior to Belpointe, Eric was a Regional Partner in Florida with ECI Groups and served as Vice President of Bozzuto Development Company in Washington, DC. Eric holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Vermont and a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Johns Hopkins University.
Vice President of Construction
Brooke is the Vice President of Construction at Belpointe with responsibility for preconstruction and construction activities. Prior to joining Belpointe, Brooke served as Vice President of Residential Construction at Strategic Property Partners (SPP). Brooke has over 18 years’ experience in the construction industry working in multiple sectors from Subcontractor, General Contractor, Construction Manager and Developer. Prior to SPP, Brooke worked as a Sr. Project Manager with Moss and Associates overseeing multifamily and hotel projects. Her experience with Reinforced Structures, Inc., as the Area Manager for the growing Cast in Place Concrete company allowed her to work on iconic projects such as The Perez Art Museum in Miami, FL and The Salvadore Dali museum in St. Petersburg, FL. Brooke currently serves as a Board Member for the Friends of The Riverwalk in downtown Tampa and has previously served in leadership roles with Leadership Tampa Bay, Associated Builders and Contractors, University of Tampa and Dress for Success. Brooke is a cum laude graduate of The University of Tampa with a Bachelor’s degree in International Business.
James Carnicelli, Jr.
Vice President of Construction
Jim is the Vice President of Construction for Belpointe’s real estate division. Prior to joining Belpointe, Mr. Carnicelli was the Co-Founder and President of The Gateway Development Group, Inc. (“Gateway”). Gateway has completed over $200 million in capital improvement projects, such as: high-end multi-family residential, medical and general office, retail, hospitality, and mixed-use projects. Jim was responsible for all operations of Gateway, including conceptual planning and project entitlements, design and architecture, financial analysis and budgeting, and full construction services. Prior to Gateway, Jim spent 12 years in ascending roles including Construction Manager, Project Manager and Project Executive with WCI Communities, Spectrum Skanska and Spectrum Communities. Jim’s varying roles with this lifestyle community developer focused on construction operations and management of large and complex community developments. Jim holds a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Villanova University.
Vice President of Property Operations
Ela is Vice President of Property Operations for Belpointe. Ela has almost 30 years’ experience in multi-family operations on mid-rise and hi-rise property operations, lease-ups, dispositions, commercial mixed-use communities, affordable compliance plans and pricing strategies. Most recently, Ela represented a private commercial operator overseeing capital projects, third-party consulting for a lease-up, and dispositions. Prior to that she was a Development Director with Belpointe Capital overseeing the development, construction and lease up of their mixed use communities. Previously, she was at Greystar where she was the Regional Manager in charge of CT/NY/NJ and prior to Greystar, spent 19 years with AvalonBay and its predecessor companies. Ela is an expert in apartment management and lease up and served as President of the Connecticut Apartment Association and continues to serve on committees. Ela has a bachelor’s degree in Business from Central Connecticut State University.
Vice President of Finance
Adam is the Director of Finance and Tax at Belpointe. Prior to Belpointe, Adam operated his own firm that specialized in accounting and tax services for family offices and Real Estate Investment Trusts. Prior to that, Adam was a consultant to Starwood Capital performing tax and accounting services, Director of Tax at Grill & Partners where he oversaw their tax and compliance department, and Manager at Burt Goldstein & Co where he managed the tax practice. Adam began his career at Coopers & Lybrand as a staff accountant. Adam hold a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Binghamton with a major in Economics and earned his Juris Doctor degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law.