INDUSTRIAL OUTDOOR STORAGE

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Leo Addimando

Managing Partner

Matthew Pfeiffer

Co-Founding Partner & General Counsel

Jeff Pustizzi

IOS Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer

Scott Whittle

Chief Accounting Officer

Thomas Baker, CPA

VP - Industrial Transactions

Carolyn Barr

Property Manager

Linnaea Bongiorni

SVP- Development & Construction

Mark Cartella

IOS Analyst

Sean Christman

Property Manager

Tiffany Claybrooks

DIRECTOR - IOS DEVELOPMENT

Jon Cordingley

Controller

Lacee Daniel, CPA

Sr. Development Manager IOS

Jim Doyle

Deputy General Counsel

Jim Freeman, Esq.

SVP- Industrial

Mark Gannon

Senior Advisor - Industrial Outdoor Storage

William P. Hankowsky

Lease Administrator

Chelsea Hober

VP – Industrial

Matt McNutt

Director of Marketing

Leah McVay

Senior Fund Accountant

Rory O’Connor

Associate, Transactions and Compliance

Lauren Olson

VP - Industrial

Parker Pearson

SVP- Asset Management

Jeff Schaeffer

Senior Accountant

Kristin Schmidt

IOS Analyst

Morgan Specht

Director - IOS Construction

Liam Sullivan

SVP- Industrial

Charlie Totten

Senior Associate

Gavin Weaver

VP - Industrial

Chris White

Senior Associate

Gillian Zhao

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Leo Addimando

Leo Addimando is a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Alterra Property Group, LLC (“Alterra”). Through his 20+ years as a real estate entrepreneur and investor, Leo has gained extensive experience with a diverse range of real estate product types, acquired industrial properties in 30+ US States, closed over $3B of real estate transactions, and acquired or developed over 4,000 urban, upscale residential units. In addition to raising over $2B of equity capital during that time, Leo has structured dozens of complex transactions, and overseen all aspects of numerous residential, commercial, industrial, and mixed-use real estate development projects and investments.

Currently, in his role at Alterra, Leo oversees management of the firm, provides overall vision and leadership to the company, serves on its Investment Committee along with his two partners, raises capital, overseas residential, mixed-use, and industrial development, and guides the firm’s overall investment strategy. And, while the firm has grown significantly over the last 20 years, Leo remains committed to Alterra’s people and maintaining its culture of hard work, integrity, teamwork, creativity, and perseverance.

Previous to his career in real estate, Leo was an early employee of Orbitz.com, helping the company to develop ancillary revenue streams, the profitability of which contributed to the company’s successful IPO in 2003. Before working at Orbitz, Leo worked as an Associate for the Boston Consulting Group.

Leo has an MBA from the Harvard Business School (“HBS”) and a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is a board member and recent past President of the Building Industry Association (“BIA”) of Philadelphia, an Advisory Board member for the Port of Philadelphia, and a member of YPO.

Leo is married to Brigitte Castaing Addimando (HBS ’05), has three children (Nico, Marcus, Sophie) and in his spare time enjoys spending time with family, exercise, golf, attending live sporting events, and travel.

Managing Partner

Matthew Pfeiffer

Matt oversees all investment and asset management activity for Alterra. He and his Partners are responsible for forming and implementing investment strategies across the company. Matt played an integral part in the formation of Alterra’s Industrial Outdoor Storage platform and oversees the day-to-day acquisitions and asset management initiatives of that platform. In addition, he is responsible for raising and structuring equity and debt for Alterra’s ongoing business initiatives.

Prior to joining Alterra, Matt focused on acquisitions on the East Coast for CenterSquare, a real estate private equity firm located in Philadelphia. He began his career in real estate at Blackstone (2007-2012).

Matt has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Finance from Georgetown University. Matt is actively involved with Wharton’s Zell Lurie Real Estate Center and is a member of the board for Georgetown’s Steers Center for Global Real Estate. Matt and his wife have two children and reside outside of Philadelphia.

 

Co-Founding Partner & General Counsel

Jeff Pustizzi

Jeff is a Co-Founder, Partner and General Counsel of Alterra Property Group. Jeff’s 17+ years in real estate have allowed him to gain a wealth of experience in both the legal and business aspects of the industry. He has handled billions of dollars of real estate transactions nationwide across a wide range of asset classes, including multi-family, industrial, office, retail and student housing. Those diverse transactions have often entailed complex and sophisticated structures, including historic tax credits and joint ventures with some of the country’s most well-known institutional investors.

Jeff’s responsibilities at Alterra include managing all aspects of legal, finance, risk-management and operational matters for the company, as well as collaborating with his Partners on the firm’s investment decisions.

Prior to forming Alterra, Jeff began his career at the Philadelphia-based law firm of Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young. Jeff received an MBA and a B.A. in Finance from Villanova University, and a law degree from the Villanova School of Law. Jeff is a Pennsylvania licensed Real Estate Broker and was appointed to NAIOP’s General Counsel National Forum.

Jeff resides in Pennsylvania with his wife and two children, and when not working or spending time with his family, enjoys golf, spending time at the shore and being a Philadelphia sports fan (most of the time).

IOS Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer

Scott Whittle

Scott joined Alterra Property Group in March 2024.  As the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for the IOS platform, Scott is responsible for debt capital markets, valuation, financial planning, investor relations, compliance and other financial oversight.

Prior to Alterra, Scott worked for various real estate firms including EQT Exeter, Rubenstein Partners, and KTR Capital Partners where he was responsible for a variety of debt capital markets and finance functions including origination and management of debt (lines of credit, property financings, unsecured debt, and CMBS), cash and capital planning and forecasting, foreign exchange rate hedging, valuation and other investor reporting efforts, as well as creating operational and financial efficiencies across the different platforms.  Over his career Scott has been involved in the creation, management and sale of several closed-end and open-end funds, REITs, joint ventures, and separately managed accounts working with a global institutional investor base.

Before his career in the real estate sector, Scott worked at LBC Credit Partners, a private equity firm focused on lending to middle market companies across the United States.  In 2004, Scott began his career at Duff & Phelps, where he was focused on business valuation financial advisory.

Scott graduated from University of Maryland in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and International Business.

Scott currently resides outside of Philadelphia with his wife and three boys.

Chief Accounting Officer

Thomas Baker, CPA

Tom Baker joined Alterra Property Group in May of 2017. As the controller, Tom is responsible for the management and oversight of the financial reporting and accounting functions of the company, as well as financial deliverables that are due to Alterra’s investment partners.

Prior to Alterra, Tom worked for several private real estate equity firms in the Philadelphia area within multiple real estate asset classes. On the public side, Tom gained extensive real estate accounting and auditing experience while working for the operations and development teams of a global real estate investment trust and as an assurance auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in their asset management practice (Funds and Real Estate).

Tom holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from West Chester University and is a Certified Public Accountant for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Tom currently resides in New Jersey with his wife and three children.

 

VP - Industrial Transactions

Carolyn Barr

Joining Alterra in February 2021 as part of the legal, acquisitions and asset management teams, Carolyn handles the management of due diligence related to acquisitions and financing for Alterra’s Industrial Outdoor Storage sites. 

Carolyn’s legal/real estate career began at law firms in Kalamazoo, MI (Legal Secretary) and then Atlanta, GA (Paralegal).  Upon moving to PA, she began working at Liberty Property Trust as a Paralegal, transitioning to Director of Due Diligence after 11 years.  She remained at Liberty until February 2020 when it was acquired by Prologis.  Most recently Carolyn worked at Capano Management Company as a Paralegal and Lease Negotiator.

Carolyn earned her BA in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Michigan and has a Paralegal Certificate.  Additionally, she is a Notary Public and a licensed Real Estate Salesperson.

Property Manager

Linnaea Bongiorni

Linnaea has been in residential real estate as an owner/operator for over 15 years and multi-family property management over 3 years. In addition to managing Heinz Lofts, a 266 unit multi-family housing community for Alterra Property Group, she also manages her own properties. Her experience and driven work ethic has impacted her success in executing transition of ownership and taking an active role in due diligence, set-up and execution of systems, policies and procedures and management of full renovation projects.

She earned her Certified Apartment Manager certification through the Pennsylvania Apartment Association West in 2016. She also attended the National Legislative Conference in Washington, DC where she lobbied for the multifamily industry and spoke with various representatives from Pennsylvania. Linnaea serves on the Board of Directors as the Treasurer of the Pennsylvania Apartment Association West.

SVP- Development & Construction

Mark Cartella

Mark oversees the execution phase of Alterra’s real estate development and capital improvement projects including all facets of the project delivery process with a focus on design and construction.

Prior to joining Alterra, Mark worked several years in the Philadelphia Business Unit of Turner Construction Company, the largest construction management company in the world by volume, gaining unparalleled construction management expertise. After Turner, Mark worked 7 years at one of Philadelphia’s preeminent professional project management/real estate services company, Aegis Property Group. Over the course of his career, Mark has successfully managed the design and construction of various building product types ranging from highly sophisticated healthcare facilities, historic preservation/adaptive reuse buildings, higher ed/K-12 institutions, office space, and multi-family/mixed used developments with an aggregate volume valued in the billions .

Mark is a graduate of Drexel University and holds a BS in Architectural Engineering, Mechanical Concentration, as well as a dual minor in Mechanical Engineering and Construction Management. He also holds a LEED AP designation under the USGBC.

Mark was born and raised in the Philadelphia area and currently resides in South Jersey with his wife and four children.

 

IOS Analyst

Sean Christman

Sean focuses on acquisition opportunities and asset management functions at Alterra Property Group.

Prior to joining Alterra, Sean worked as an analyst on the Industrial Capital Markets team at JLL, where he worked on both investment sales advisory & equity placement transactions in Pennsylvania & New Jersey.

Sean graduated from Boston University where he majored in Finance and was a member of the men’s lacrosse team. He currently resides in South Philadelphia.

Property Manager

Tiffany Claybrooks

With over 14 years of experience in the real estate industry, Tiffany comes to Alterra a seasoned commercial real estate property manager. She brings expert level experience in lease administration, office management, and systems operations. Tiffany’s track record of managing multiple projects, contracts, and budgets, delivering exceptional service and value to her clients, partners, and stakeholders make her a valuable addition to the Alterra team. In her role, Tiffany oversees the operations and maintenance of the IOS property portfolio in the West region ensuring optimal performance, tenant satisfaction, and compliance.

Tiffany holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Project Management and a Real Estate Broker/Sales Agent license. She is passionate about advancing her career and contributing to the growth and success of Alterra.

DIRECTOR - IOS DEVELOPMENT

Jon Cordingley

Jon Cordingley joined Alterra in 2022 as Director of Development, supporting the company’s industrial outdoor storage portfolio with over 14 years of experience.

Most recently, Jon was a project management Lead at Rivian Automotive, where he supported the development of Rivian’s $5B East Atlanta campus. Before Rivian, he completed projects as a project management consultant, most recently as an Associate Director at Turner & Townsend. Jon has completed projects working in a range of environments including industrial, manufacturing, hospital, lab expansions and corporate occupier. His clients include Tesla, Rolls-Royce, Chevron, and ExxonMobil Global Real Estate, among others. 

Jon earned a Master and Bachelor of Architecture from Texas Tech University, as well as a Master of Real Estate from Georgetown University. He lives in the greater Atlanta area with his wife.

Controller

Lacee Daniel, CPA

Lacee joined Alterra in September 2018 as a senior accountant working directly with Alterra’s investment partners.

Prior to joining Alterra, Lacee worked for RSM US LLP where she performed/provided transaction advisory due diligence and assurance services to her clients, which included Real Estate.

Lacee holds a Masters in Accounting from the University of Maryland-College Park and an undergraduate degree in accounting from the College of Charleston. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant for the State of Pennsylvania and a member of the AICPA and PICPA.

Originally from Baltimore, Lacee currently resides in the East Passyunk area of Philadelphia.

Sr. Development Manager IOS

Jim Doyle

Jim joined Alterra in 2023 as a Senior Development Manager overseeing construction and development projects throughout the United States with a focus in the Midwest and southern regions.

Prior to Alterra Jim kickstarted his career in General Contracting at FCL Builders where he gained valuable experience in the industrial market and outdoor storage. Jim then went to join CBRE’s owner/Investor project management team out of Chicago, a client facing position, before joining a family property management company where he oversaw all aspects of commercial/residential developments, capital construction and tenant improvements.

Jim holds a BS in Construction Management from Illinois State University and is OSHA 30 certified, ensuring that safety remains a top priority on all projects.

Outside of work, Jim resides in the west suburbs of Chicago and enjoys staying active, playing golf, and spending quality time with his family and friends.

Deputy General Counsel

Jim Freeman, Esq.

Jim Freeman serves as Deputy General Counsel of Alterra Property Group, LLC.  Jim has over 20 years of experience leading acquisitions, dispositions, and development projects in a variety of asset classes, with a focus on industrial and logistics facilities. 

Prior to joining Alterra, Jim served as lead transactional counsel for the East Region at Prologis (PLD) where he oversaw over $1B in acquisitions, dispositions and development projects annually.  Jim joined Prologis after it acquired Liberty Property Trust (LPT), where Jim served as lead transactional counsel overseeing and managing the acquisition, disposition, construction and development of industrial facilities throughout the United States.  Working for two of the leading industrial logistics companies in the world has provided Jim with substantial experience and with key insights into the industrial space, which he brings to his current position at Alterra.

Jim began his career in private practice as an attorney in 2000 at Latham & Watkins in London, UK and Washington, DC and then at Blank Rome in Philadelphia before joining a client, StoneMor Partners (STON), as Assistant General Counsel in 2016.  In his role at StoneMor, Jim oversaw and managed all real estate and commercial matters relating to the acquisition, disposition, ownership, leasing, development and operation of 400+ properties located throughout the United States.

Jim graduated with a BS from Penn State University and a JD from Washington & Lee School of Law.  In his free time, Jim enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, being outside biking, hiking and skiing, working in his garden and having a nice meal and/or craft beer with friends.

SVP- Industrial

Mark Gannon

Mark focuses on sourcing, underwriting and acquisition due diligence for Alterra’s Industrial Outdoor Storage platform. Mark most recently served as an Associate Portfolio Manager at Exeter Property Group, helping source and underwrite industrial transactions for Exeter’s value-add & core investment vehicle.

Prior to Exeter, Mark was an Assistant Vice President at AEW Capital Management, focused on East Coast acquisition opportunities.

Mark has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and currently resides outside of Philadelphia with his wife and son.

Senior Advisor - Industrial Outdoor Storage

William P. Hankowsky

William P. Hankowsky was Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Property Trust, until February, 2020. Mr. Hankowsky joined Liberty in 2001as chief investment officer, in 2002 was named president, and in 2003 appointed chief executive officer and elected chairman of Liberty’s board of trustees. Prior to joining Liberty, he served for 11 years as president of the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation and before that served as the city of Philadelphia’s Commerce Director.

He grew Liberty to be one of the nation’s leading REITs with 112million square feet logistic portfolio across 24 US markets and the United Kingdom. Liberty was acquired by Prolog is in February, 2020 for $13B.

Mr. Hankowsky currently serves on the boards of Citizens Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: CFG), the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, Philadelphia Shipyard Development Corporation, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

Mr. Hankowsky has extensive public company experience in addition to his time at Liberty Property Trust, having served on the Board of Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG) from 2004-2019, and at various times chairing the Audit and Compensation Committees. He has been on the Board of Citizen Financial Group from 2006 and on the Audit and Compensation and Human Resources Committees.

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Brown University.