JACOB L. SACKS, PRINCIPAL
Mr. Sacks and co-founder Mr. Wiseman started CCM with their first small multi-family rental building purchase in Brooklyn, NY in 2004. After leveraging that purchase into several more properties, they began full time operations in 2007 and have grown into a firm with over $800 million of real estate in Brooklyn and Queens. From June 2001 to April 2007, Mr. Sacks was a Vice President of U.S. Realty Advisors, LLC, a private real estate investment firm with $3 billion of real estate under management. Mr. Sacks has over five years of experience in real estate financial modeling, credit analysis, transaction execution and asset management. Prior to joining USRA, Mr. Sacks worked as an investment banker, most recently in the Transportation & Logistics Corporate Finance Group of ING Barings. While at ING, Mr. Sacks worked on a variety of transactions including debt and equity issuance, mergers and acquisitions, and private placements. Mr. Sacks holds NASD series 7 and 63 licenses. Mr. Sacks earned a B.A. in Economics and a Master of Engineering in Operations Research/Financial Engineering from Cornell University.
JAMES P. WISEMAN, PRINCIPAL
Mr. Wiseman and co-founder Mr. Sacks started CCM with their first small multi-family rental building purchase in Brooklyn, NY in 2004. After leveraging that purchase into several more properties, they began full time operations in 2007 and have grown into a firm with over $800 million of real estate in Brooklyn and Queens. From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Wiseman was Associate Counsel at Strategic Value Partners, LLC a Greenwich, CT-based investment adviser with over $6 billion under management that specializes in special situations and real estate investment, particularly in the U.S., Germany, Japan and India. While at SVP, Mr. Wiseman led the legal and operational roll-out of the private equity/real estate businesses where he worked on over $1 billion of real estate acquisitions globally. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Wiseman was an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, a private law firm where he specialized in investment fund formation, administration and capital-raising activities where he advised leading private equity firms including Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, Oaktree Capital Management and Harbourvest. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Wiseman was an associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP where he focused on private equity based mergers and acquisition transactions. Mr. Wiseman earned a B.A. in Economics and Psychology from Cornell University and a J.D., magna cum laude, from Cornell Law School where he was a John M. Olin Scholar in Law and Economics.
Mr. Cody has over thirty years of experience in construction, the last six of which have been spent overseeing all aspects of construction for CCM. Mr. Cody supervised and coordinated the construction of a $6 million warehouse conversion into 42 residential units and two levels of prime retail space. Mr. Cody also served as superintendent during the ground-up construction of a $10 million project featuring 32 residential units and four retail/office units. Most recently, Mr. Cody has been head Superintendent on multiple CCM developments, including the 117,000 sq ft Steel Factory conversion to Residential apartment units and retail in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in addition to the 90,000 sq ft Church complex conversion into residential/retail units at 626 Bushwick Avenue.
Head of Property Management
Mr. Kramer joined CCM in 2013 as an analyst. He now manages CCM's residential and commercial portfolio consisting of approximately 250 apartments and over 80,000SF of commercial space in various stages of construction, redevelopment and stabilization throughout Williamsburg and Bushwick. Additionally, he serves as Project Manager for the development of the 45,000SF land parcel at 77-91 Wythe Avenue and for the mixed-use development project at 600 Bushwick Avenue which will feature 64 luxury and affordable apartments. He graduated from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business in the Bronx with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Value Investing.
Christina joined CCM in June 2016 and is responsible for providing reporting and support to CCM’s investors. Prior to joining CCM, Christina was a member of the Investor Relations team at Permal Group, an alternative asset manager with a global institutional and high net worth client base. Christina graduated Cum Laude with honors from St.John’s University with a B.S. in Finance and is originally from El Paso, Texas.
Mr. Hinkley joined CCM in early 2014. He graduated from SUNY Albany with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Economics and a minor in Business Administration. While interning for Bear Stearns during the recession of 2008 he realized he needed to follow his passion for Real Estate.
Mr. Lithen joined CCM in 2015 as an analyst. He graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography, concentration in Urban Studies. At Geneseo, he gained experience using Geographic Information Systems and completed original research on urban planning in Brooklyn and Nassau County, New York. During the summer of 2013, he interned at Catholic Health Services of Long Island in their Facility Design & Development Department. There, he assisted in the acquisition of new medical office facilities and management of existing facilities.
Joshua joined CCM in November of 2016 as a Property Analyst tasked with advancing the organizational structure and performance of the portfolio. He has previously served in managerial roles within the retail, property management and athletic/educational fields for entities such as Flatiron Wines & Spirits, Legends Hospitality, KUHO LLC, Beverages & More, Santa Monica/Malibu Unified School District and The University of Connecticut. Starting as a student athletic specialist, Joshua completed his education at UConn with a B.S. in Management, a B.A. in Criminal Justice and a Masters in Sports Management while ending as an Assistant Director of Athletic Facility Operations & Events. Joshua currently serves as an Upper East Side MN 8 member of the New York City Emergency Management C.E.R.T team.
Ben Nilstuen joined CCM after ten years of working in the Controllers Department at New York Life Insurance. He held many positions within the GAAP Department during his time at NYL and his responsibilities included preparing financial statements, earnings reporting, and consolidation. Ben received his B.A. in Business Administration and M.S. in Accounting from the University of Rhode Island.
Ms. Zhang graduated from NYU Stern School of Business, majored in Accounting. She joined CCM in 2016 as Staff Accountant. In her role, she fully supports the CFO in financial reporting and general financial functions. Prior to joining CCM, Jiaxin was the Financial Analyst of Success Academy Charter Schools, Inc., where she oversaw the accounts payable functions and supported the monthly financial closing, year-end auditing, as well as other financial reporting packages.
Mr. Franco joined CCM in November 2016 and supports the Accounting Department. Prior to joining CCM, Jonathan gained valuable experience overseeing all the office aspects of a small contracting company, where he was the key person overseeing all accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, bank reconciliations, reporting, insurance, DOB permits, and office management. Prior to that, Mr. Franco in charge of a portfolio of over 40 bank accounts for JDRF, a major nonprofit organization that focuses on Type 1 diabetes research, and worked mainly on bank reconciliations and adjusting entries. Mr. Franco also gained a wide array of accounting experience working as a temp with Robert Half, one of Fortune 500's best companies to work for. There he was assigned to various companies in a variety of industries including BPD Bank, where he was mainly in charge of journal entries and accounts payable as well as assisting with the month end closings. Jonathan holds an A.A.S Accounting degree from QCC, the City University of New York.
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Eugene has been a residential and commercial leasing agent with CCM Property Management LLC since 2009. With CCM, also a landlord and developer, Eugene witnesses real estate brokerage from a landlord's/owner's perspective, allowing him to gain a stronger knowledge and understanding of real estate. Prior to CCM, Eugene worked for traditional brokerage firms and is also experienced as a residential sales agent of condos, coops and townhouses. Prior to real estate, Eugene worked in information technology as a technical support engineer and network technician. From past and present work experience, Eugene has developed excellent customer service skills, a high level of professionalism, technical expertise, keen attention to detail and the ability to multi-task which is integrated into all his real estate transactions. You can be ensured that your real estate transaction will be handled thoroughly, in a smooth and professional manner.