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Real Estate Management

Location:
Kings County, New York, United States
Posted:
April 27, 2018

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ABIGAIL LIFSHITZ

646-***-**** ●● acpch2@r.postjobfree.com

EXPERIENCE

AIA Terra Partners, New York, NY

Associate, present

● Consult for a real estate finance firm focused on creative deal structure, founded by former executives at Broadway Real Estate

Partners, Deutsche Bank, and Natixis Real Estate Capital; AIA is an affiliate of Silverpeak Real Estate Partners

● Perform underwriting and due diligence for commercial real estate loan originations and equity investments

● Prepare memoranda and convey salient deal points to principals

Proprietary Securities Trader, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2010-2014

● Invested in and traded real estate public equity via REITs; notable investments include: Retail Opportunity Investment Corp. (ROIC),

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (PEB), and Glimcher Realty Trust (GRT)

● Utilized Interactive Brokers platform, managing risk while employing leverage to maximize returns

Fir Tree Partners, New York, NY

Associate - Real Estate Public/Private Equity, 2009-2010

● Provided real estate consulting services to a New York City-based hedge fund with over $12 billion in assets under management, in

preparation for the launch of its new real estate fund

● Identified, researched, and analyzed investment opportunities in the US and European real estate space, with a focus on CMBS and

direct investment in distressed properties through the infusion of equity and purchase of mortgage notes at various levels in the capital

structure

● Recommended the firm’s first investment in CMBS, part of the C tranche in a deal collateralized by three London office buildings,

which yielded a healthy return in just a few months

● Researched and assessed the underlying collateral of many European CMBS deals and utilized Trepp and Bloomberg to create stress

scenarios, model cash flows, and forecast returns for various bond tranches

NATIXIS Real Estate Capital, New York, NY/Chicago, IL

Associate – CMBS Mortgage Originations, 2005- 2008

● Successfully closed 40 transactions with total loan volume in excess of $800 million, for various asset types including hospitality,

retail, office, multifamily, industrial, self-storage, and manufactured housing

● Underwrote fixed and floating-rate loans for securitization

● Analyzed repositioning value-add opportunities to be held on the firm’s balance sheet by underwriting in-place and stabilized takeout

cash flows based on actual and stressed scenarios

● Oversaw the due diligence process from application to closing, including appraisals, engineering/environmental reports, property

operating statements, borrower financials, market reports, tenant analysis, lease reviews, and site inspections

● Wrote comprehensive credit memoranda and asset summary reports for internal credit and funding committees, rating agencies, and B-

piece buyers, detailing all underwriting assumptions, key due diligence findings, and potential risks

● Presented deals for credit and/or funding approval to committee composed of multiple group heads

● Acted as liaison between all parties involved in transactions and coordinated all aspects of deals; internally with members of the

underwriting, securitization, and credit groups, and externally with attorneys, borrowers, brokers, and all third-party service providers

● Evaluated strength of commercial markets for multiple asset types through analysis of current vacancy, rents, expected deliveries,

demand generators, and general demographics

● Assisted securitization team in marketing and selling loans via participation in investor calls and additional loan level analysis

Deloitte, New York, NY

Analyst - Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities, 2003-2005

● Authenticated and approved all collateral information in offering materials for fixed and floating-rate securitizations prior to printing,

and provided management with information necessary to complete the letter on Agreed Upon Procedures

● Verified collateral information backing re-REMIC offerings and authenticated related bond disclosure including subordination levels,

Herfindahl scores, realized losses, and delinquencies

EDUCATION

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Applied Economics and Management, 1998-2002

● Cum Laude; GPA 3.6

● Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority

SKILLS/INTERESTS

● Expert Excel, Word, Powerpoint; Basic Argus; Reis, CoStar, Trepp, Bloomberg

● Fluent Spanish, travel, cycling, reading, chess



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