Ross S. Weiner, President
Mr. Weiner is an experienced investor in real estate equity, debt, mezzanine debt, preferred equity, securities and other real estate related investments; and also as an advisor to clients on real estate acquisitions, dispositions, financings and corporate transactions. He has been active in real estate investment, finance, lending, asset management, development and investment banking for more than 30 years.
Mr. Weiner has provided leadership in a number of diverse roles related to real estate investing. For example, he was a managing partner of a boutique hotel company that owns and operates 3 hotels in Southampton, NY. He was also the founder and investment manager of Nesher Capital Investors LLC, a real estate securities fund that invested in publicly traded real estate securities and secondary market partnership interests.
Mr. Weiner also served as a Managing Director at Archer Capital Management, a hedge fund focused on distressed credit opportunities, privately sourced loan investments and special situation equities. Mr. Weiner’s role included investing in private, secured real estate debt and equity-like investments while further expanding Archer’s network of relationships in the real estate and capital markets.
Previously, Mr. Weiner was Executive Vice President with G. Soros Realty, the real estate merchant banking affiliate of George Soros and the Quantum Funds where he was responsible for the acquisition of more than $2.0 billion of real estate assets for the Company and Mr. Soros; and was responsible for establishing, structuring and maintaining various domestic and international investment vehicles, funds, joint ventures and relationships with partners.
Prior to Soros Realty; he was an executive with Jones Lang Wootton Realty Advisors (now ING/Clarion Real Estate), a pension fund advisor; and Lazard Realty, Inc., the real estate investment subsidiary of Lazard Freres & Co.
Mr. Weiner is a licensed real estate broker in New York State. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and received an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Note: The Legal Name for Gemsco Capital is Gemsco Realty Advisors, Inc.