Real Estate

Investment Team

Michael P. White
Vice President & Senior Managing Director

Mr. White has worked on the HMC U.S. real estate team since its inception in 1994. Mr. White joined Harbert International, Inc. in 1983 and held various positions in its construction division until 1986, when he moved to Harbert Properties Corporation, where he ultimately became Vice President of Development and Finance of Harbert Properties Corporation. In 1994, Mr. White joined The Harbinger Group, Inc. (now Harbert Fund Advisors, Inc.), a subsidiary of HMC, and served as Chief Operating Officer and was actively involved in the development and implementation of HMC’s alternative investment strategy. Mr. White served in this role until 1998, when he assumed overall responsibility for HMC’s U.S. real estate investment activity. Mr. White has acquired over 4.0 million square feet of office space, over 4,800 apartment units, 3.2 million square feet of industrial real estate, 473,000 square feet of retail space, and 1.5 million square feet of self-storage property as fund managers for HMC’s U.S. real estate strategies. These acquisitions and developments represent over $1.0 billion in transactions. He serves as a Board Member of the Alabama School of Fine Arts Foundation and the University of Florida’s Center for Real Estate Studies. Mr. White holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida.

mwhite@harbert.net

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Jon-Paul Momsen
Vice President & Senior Managing Director

Mr. Momsen is a Vice President and Senior Managing Director, co-managing the US Real Estate platform at HMC. Mr. Momsen joined HMC in 2008 as a Managing Director to open HMC’s San Francisco, California office. Prior to joining HMC, Mr. Momsen worked at Deutsche Bank, where he served as Director and Head of the West Coast for the RREEF Real Estate Opportunity Fund Group. Before that, Mr. Momsen was with Deutsche Bank as a Vice President in the Real Estate Private Equity Group in New York. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Mr. Momsen was with Bankers Trust Company in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group.

Mr. Momsen has acquired or developed over 5.5 million square feet of office space, 4,000 apartment units, 6,440 hotel rooms and 750 condominium units. These acquisitions and developments represent approximately $2.5 billion in transactions.

Mr. Momsen graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the Wharton School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Momsen also graduated Beta Gamma Sigma with a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia Business School.

jmomsen@harbert.net

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Todd N. Jordan
Managing Director

Mr. Jordan joined HMC in 2003 as an Associate rising to Director of Investments in 2007 and Managing Director in 2012. Mr. Jordan directs HMC’s U.S. real estate acquisitions for the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. He has directed the transaction management, underwriting analysis and due diligence on over 4.6 million square feet of office space, 3,500 multifamily units, 2.4 million square feet of industrial real estate and 1.0 square feet of retail space for HMC’s U.S. real estate strategies. These transactions represent over $1.0 billion in transactions.

Prior to joining HMC, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, advising real estate clients ranging from public REITs to private investment funds. Mr. Jordan graduated Magna Cum Laude and Beta Gamma Sigma with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Tax Accounting degree from the University of Alabama. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Georgia. Mr. Jordan is a Certified Public Accountant.

tjordan@harbert.net

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Andrew S. Case
Director - Asset Management

Andrew Case

Mr. Case is a Director of Asset Management. He joined HMC in 2007 as a Senior Analyst working on both acquisitions and asset management. In 2009, he was promoted to Asset Manager where he focused solely on the implementation of asset specific business plans, financings, dispositions and monitoring asset performance of the company’s real estate investments. Mr. Case currently manages and oversees a diverse real estate portfolio of office, multifamily, industrial and retail assets.

Prior to joining HMC, Mr. Case worked for KPMG LLP in their Mergers & Acquisitions group. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Master of Accounting degree from the University of Tennessee. Mr. Case is a Certified Public Accountant. He has served on a number of non-profit boards including the Rotaract Club of Birmingham, the Harbert Center’s Management, Inc. Board, the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Young Supporters, and the Birmingham Museum of Art Junior Patrons. Mr. Case was selected as a participant in the 2011 Leadership UAB Class and the 2011 Birmingham MS Leadership Class.

acase@harbert.net

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Melody T. Lewis
Asset Manager

Melody Lewis

Ms. Lewis joined HMC in 1997 to assist with portfolio asset management. Her previous experience includes work with the residential mortgage and funds management industries. Ms. Lewis received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Louisville. Ms. Lewis is a member of the Harbert Employees Reaching Out (HERO) Foundation Fundraising Committee.

 

Hal Brigham
Director

Mr. Brigham is a Director in HMC’s San Francisco office responsible for acquisitions across the Western U.S. region.  He  joined HMC as an Analyst in 2010 to assist with acquisitions, dispositions, and asset management across the Southeast and Central U.S. regions.  Mr. Brigham holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Policy from Duke University and a Master of Management Studies degree from the Fuqua School of Business.

 

 

 

hbrigham@harbert.net

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Joseph A. Azar
Associate

Joseph Azar

Mr. Azar is an Associate in the Birmingham office for HMC.  He joined the U.S. Real Estate team as an analyst in 2012 to assist in the areas of financial analysis and market research.  Currently, he focuses on acquisitions, financings, and dispositions for the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.  To date, he has been involved in the execution of more than $500 million in real estate acquisitions, development and construction.

Prior to joining HMC, Mr. Azar worked as a Project Engineer for international contractor, Caddell Construction.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the University of Alabama.  Additionally, he currently serves as a board member on the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Young Supporters and the Harbert Employees Reaching Out (HERO) Foundation.

jazar@harbert.net

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Brandon J. Cohen
Associate

Brandon Cohen

Mr. Cohen joined HMC in 2012 as an Associate within the Asset Management group to perform analysis on existing investments, dispositions and refinancings for the company’s U.S. real estate funds. Prior to joining HMC, he worked for Grandbridge Real Estate Capital as a Commercial Real Estate Analyst and was involved in placing debt on various commercial real estate property types. Mr. Cohen is a CFA Level III candidate and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and a Master of Business Administration in Real Estate and Finance from the University of Alabama.

bcohen@harbert.net

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