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Director of Acquisitions
About Tommy Spinosa
Tommy Spinosa is the Director of Acquisitions of Fairlead Commercial Real Estate. Mr. Spinosa is responsible for originating, structuring and executing real estate investments on behalf of Fairlead CRE and its fund investors, focusing on acquisitions in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
Mr. Spinosa began his career in Real Estate in 2003 at Northmarq Capital, a real estate investment banking firm located in Atlanta, Georgia. During his time at Northmarq, Mr. Spinosa procured debt and equity loans for third-party borrowers aggregating $425 million in over 40 transactions.
Mr. Spinosa spent five years as Senior Asset Manager for JTS Realty Services, a full service development and management company based out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. During his tenure, Mr. Spinosa was responsible for a diversified portfolio consisting of 1.5 Million square feet of office, retail and multifamily properties valued at over $550M. His responsibilities included institutional reporting, capital procurement, lease negotiations, budget preparation, and daily involvement with property operations and monthly asset performance review with onsite managers.
Prior to joining Fairlead, Mr. Spinosa was the managing director for Crescent Investment Group, an Atlanta based private equity firm focusing on the acquisition of institutional quality real estate in the Southeast. While serving in this capacity, Mr. Spinosa successfully completed $352,000,000 in transactions with numerous institutional fund partners and was responsible for the business plan execution of the firms direct real estate investments.
Mr. Spinosa received his BS in Real Estate from the University of Georgia.
Senior Vice President Asset Management
About JENNIFER MINECK
Jennifer Mineck is a Senior Vice President of Asset Management for Fairlead Commercial Real Estate. As an advocate for Fairlead’s Investors, Ms. Mineck is responsible for making certain that each property team follow an asset-appropriate strategic plan to maximize income and long term value. She acts as the information source for investors and lenders, producing monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting for the portfolio. Ms. Mineck oversees loan and investor compliance, lease negotiations and approvals, operating budgets, strategic capital planning and investor distribution.
As part of the asset management of Fairlead’s current portfolio, Jennifer is closely involved with Fairlead’s acquisitions and dispositions.
Ms. Mineck has over fourteen years of commercial real estate experience. Prior to joining Fairlead, she served as the Senior Vice President of Property Management at Jackson Oats Shaw Corporate Real Estate. As the direct Property Manager for over 1.3 million square feet of the firm’s portfolio in Atlanta and Maryland, she managed the daily operations of each asset and worked closely with the portfolio’s largest investor, General Electric. As Jackson Oats Shaw’s Senior Vice President of Property Management, Ms. Mineck also supervised a team of property managers and building engineers for the firm’s 43 building portfolio in excess of 3 million square feet.
Ms. Mineck also served as Assistant General Manager with Jones Lang LaSalle. This assignment included the management of Sanctuary Park, a JP Morgan owned asset in North Atlanta with such esteemed tenants as Wendy’s Corporate, A.C. Nielsen, Colonial Pipeline and Coors Brewing Company.
Ms. Mineck holds a Bachelor of Science, Pre-Law Degree from Culver-Stockton College.
Senior Vice President
About Dean Patterson
Dean Patterson serves as Senior Vice President of Asset Management for Fairlead Commercial Real Estate. As an advocate for Fairlead’s Investors, Mr. Patterson is responsible for making certain that each properties team follow an asset-appropriate strategic plan to maximize income and long term value. Dean acts as the information source for investors and lenders, producing monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting for their portfolio. Mr. Patterson oversees loan and investor compliance, lease negotiations and approvals, operating budgets, and strategic capital planning. As part of the asset management team of Fairlead’s current portfolio, Dean is closely involved with Fairlead’s acquisitions and dispositions.
Mr. Patterson has been in the commercial real estate industry since 1988 in a wide variety of roles, including investment sales, non-performing loan workouts and REO property dispositions, debt underwriting, acquisitions and asset management. Prior to joining Fairlead, Mr. Patterson spent ten years as Senior Vice President with TIER REIT. Dean worked closely with JV partners on investment and personnel decisions over a 2.7M SF office portfolio located throughout the southeast and Washington, DC. During his 28 year real estate career, Mr. Patterson has held positions with regional and national real estate firms including Prudential, J.P. Morgan, MBL Life Assurance Corporation, Prentiss Properties and CB Commercial.
Mr. Patterson received a Bachelor’s degree from Tulane University in 1984 and a MBA from Tulane in 1987. He is a licensed real estate salesperson in the state of Georgia and serves as a Member of and Treasurer for the Fulton and Dekalb Community Improvement Districts, respectively.
Associate – Asset Management Group
About JENNIFER LASSITER
Ms. Lassiter serves Fairlead Commercial Real Estate as an Associate within the Asset Management Group, assisting with the firm’s acquisition, refinance, and disposition due diligence, marketing and administration. Ms. Lassiter’s responsibilities include daily contact with a diverse group of tenants, investors, owners, and agents. Ms. Lassiter works with the firm’s property management team in the preparation of monthly financial reporting and annual operating expense budgeting. In her various roles, Ms. Lassiter oversees the firm’s research initiatives and lends administrative support to the firms Leasing team on special projects and has been instrumental in preparing and distributing leasing materials and tracking all related correspondence. Ms. Lassiter also serves as office manager for the firm, maintaining databases, coordinating meetings, and organizing company related functions and charity events.
During her career, Ms. Lassiter has assisted in over 31 acquisitions, assisting in the process from strategic selection of the property to the seamless transition to new management. Ms. Lassiter has also assisted in over 30 disposition efforts, creating marketing material, cataloging agreements, and executing transition. Ms. Lassiter has been a member of the real Estate community for 10 years and holds an English Degree from State University of West Georgia.
About Rachel Kwong
Rachel Kwong is responsible for assisting with underwriting and evaluating investment opportunities at Fairlead. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Kwong was an analyst at the External Portfolio Management team in Canada Pension Plan Investment Board evaluating investment opportunities across South East Asia.
Ms. Kwong graduated from Queen Mary University of London with a Bachelors of Science degree (honors) and from London School of Business and Finance with a Masters of Science degree. Fluent in Chinese, English, and Japanese, Ms. Kwong is based in Fairlead’s Hong Kong office.