Mr. Hellman has 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. In 2010 he joined Pembrook Capital Management LLC, a private equity real estate debt fund manager and SEC registered investment adviser. Pembrook primarily originates loans for transitional assets and gap financing further up in the capital stack. At Pembrook, Mr. Hellman is the Head of Asset Management, a member of the firm’s investment and valuation committees, and the Chief Compliance Officer; he also acts as the firm’s chief operating officer and chief financial officer. Mr. Hellman is named as the COO for Pembrook Realty Capital, which has filed an S-11 with the SEC.
Mr. Hellman began his real estate career at Lehman Brothers. During 16 years at Lehman focusing on originating and marketing alternative investments, Mr. Hellman served as president, CEO and/or CFO for several public real estate funds investing in retail, multifamily and commercial assets with approximately $1 billion of invested equity, and was part of the firm’s real estate restructuring efforts. He has also held senior positions at Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group, Newmark Capital Group and was managing principal for Riverstreet Realty Advisors. Immediately prior to joining Pembrook, he led the real estate practice for DLA, LLC, and among his engagements Mr. Hellman was retained as head of asset management for a real estate investor owning a $2.5 billion portfolio in the US.
His affiliations include: Urban Land Institute (full member); International Council of Shopping Centers; advisory board member of the Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate; the University Council of Cornell University; licensed New York real estate broker; former board member of the New York chapter of the Turnaround Management Association; New Jersey Bar. He has taught Real Estate Capital Markets as an adjunct professor at New York Law School and NYU’s Schack Real Estate Institute. Mr. Hellman earned his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, master’s degree from Columbia University, and JD from Fordham University.