About GPT

About Us

Gramercy Property Trust is a Blackstone portfolio company and a leading investor and asset manager of commercial real estate. We specialize in acquiring and managing income producing industrial real estate leased to high quality tenants in major markets across the United States.

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Management Team

Benjamin P. Harris

President

Benjamin P.Harris, CFA

Benjamin P. Harris, CFA

bharris@gptreit.com | (212) 297-1002

Mr. Harris, CFA is President of Gramercy Property Trust. Prior to joining Gramercy in July 2012, Mr. Harris was Managing Director and Head of U.S. Investments at W. P. Carey & Co. Mr. Harris joined W. P. Carey in 1998 and became Head of U.S. Investments in 2005. He is a member of the NY Society of Securities Analysts. Mr. Harris graduated with joint degrees in Economics from University of Kings College and Dalhousie University in Canada.

Jon W. Clark CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Jon W.Clark, CPA

Mr. Clark is Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer of Gramercy. Prior to April 2009, Mr. Clark was employed by an affiliate of SL Green Realty Corp. as Vice President and Controller. Prior to joining SL Green, Mr. Clark was a Director at BlackRock. He is a member of NAREIT’s Best Financial Practices Council. Mr. Clark graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accountancy from Western Michigan University.

Edward J. Matey Jr.

General Counsel

Edward J.Matey Jr.

Mr. Matey is Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel. Prior to joining in April 2008, he was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of American Financial Realty Trust. Prior to that, he was a partner of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Joseph's University and a Juris Doctor degree from Villanova University School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Nicholas L. Pell

Chief Investment Officer

Nicholas L.Pell

Nicholas L. Pell is the Chief Investment Officer at Gramercy Property Trust. Prior to joining Gramercy in July 2012, Mr. Pell was a Director in the Investment Department at W. P. Carey & Co. Prior to joining W.P. Carey, he was a Director of Business Development at Sony Pictures Entertainment. He serves on the board of the Newport Festivals Foundation. Mr. Pell received a B.A. in Economics from Duke University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Sonya A. Huffman

Managing Director

Sonya A.Huffman

Ms. Huffman is the Head of Operations and Managing Director at Gramercy Property Trust. Prior to joining Gramercy in April 2008, Ms. Huffman was Senior Vice President at American Financial Realty Trust. Prior to American Financial, Ms. Huffman spent two years at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and three years in Rite Aid Corporation's Corporate Real Estate Department. Ms. Huffman received her Bachelor of Arts from University of Delaware.

Allan B. Rothschild

Managing Director

Allan B.Rothschild

Allan B. Rothschild is a Managing Director of Gramercy Property Trust and is the Chief Transaction Officer. Previously, Mr. Rothschild served as Co-Head and General Counsel of Gramercy Asset Management. Prior to joining Gramercy in December 2007, he was a principal at Prism Venture Partners. Mr. Rothschild received his Bachelor of Science degree from Emory University and a Juris Doctor degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Britton T. Winterer

Managing Director

Britton T.Winterer

Mr. Winterer joined in October 2014 and serves as Head of Asset Management - Industrial, in addition to being responsible for Gramercy's Build-to-Suit business. Prior to joining Gramercy, Mr. Winterer served as a Director at RREEF. From 2000 to 2006, Mr. Winterer worked for Catellus Development, and its subsequent company, Prologis. Mr. Winterer graduated with a B.A. in Biology from Williams College and a M.S. in Civil Engineering from Stanford University.

Investments Team

Nicholas L. Pell

Chief Investment Officer

Nicholas L.Pell

Nicholas L. Pell is the Chief Investment Officer at Gramercy Property Trust. Prior to joining Gramercy in July 2012, Mr. Pell was a Director in the Investment Department at W. P. Carey & Co. Prior to joining W.P. Carey, he was a Director of Business Development at Sony Pictures Entertainment. He serves on the board of the Newport Festivals Foundation. Mr. Pell received a B.A. in Economics from Duke University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Britton T. Winterer

Managing Director

Britton T.Winterer

Mr. Winterer joined in October 2014 and serves as Head of Asset Management - Industrial, in addition to being responsible for Gramercy's Build-to-Suit business. Prior to joining Gramercy, Mr. Winterer served as a Director at RREEF. From 2000 to 2006, Mr. Winterer worked for Catellus Development, and its subsequent company, Prologis. Mr. Winterer graduated with a B.A. in Biology from Williams College and a M.S. in Civil Engineering from Stanford University.

Clifton H. Coffey

Senior Vice President (East & Southeast)

Clifton H.Coffey

Mr. Coffey joined Gramercy in July 2013 and is a Senior Vice President in the Investments Department, responsible for investments in the East & Southeast regions of the U.S. Prior to joining Gramercy, Mr. Coffey was an Investment Banking Associate in the Real Estate, Gaming & Lodging Group at Bank of America. Mr. Coffey graduated with a B.B.A. in Finance from The George Washington University and an M.B.A. & M.P.S. in Real Estate from Cornell University.

Nicholas F.

Vice President (Southeast)

Nicholas F.Brady

Mr. Brady joined Gramercy in May 2013 and is a Vice President in the Investments Department. Prior to joining Gramercy, Mr. Brady spent two years as an analyst at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). Mr. Brady graduated with a B.A. in History from Yale University.

J. Taylor Malfitano

Vice President (Western U.S.)

J. TaylorMalfitano

Mr. Malfitano joined Gramercy in June 2013 and is a Vice President in the Investments Department. Prior to joining Gramercy, Mr. Malfitano spent two years as an Analyst at Sentinel Real Estate Corporation working in both the Acquisitions and Research departments. Mr. Malfitano graduated with a B.A. in English from Villanova University.

Matthew R. McCarthy

Associate (Northeast)

Matthew R.McCarthy

Mr. McCarthy is an Investments Associate at Gramercy Property Trust. Prior to joining Gramercy in September 2014, Mr. McCarthy interned for Lazard in their Fixed Income Capital Markets Group. Mr. McCarthy received a B.A. in History from College of Charleston.

Ian M. Baker

Investments Associate

Ian M.Baker

Mr. Baker is an Investments Associate at Gramercy Property Trust. Prior to joining Gramercy in February 2017, Mr. Baker worked at Strategic Investment Group as an Analyst on the Private Markets Team. Mr. Baker received a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Architectural Studies from Trinity College.

Maximilian Szapary

Investments Associate

MaximilianSzapary

Mr. Szapary joined Gramercy in August 2015 and is an Associate in the Investments Department. Prior to working at Gramercy, Mr. Szapary interned for KTR Capital Partners in their Investments Department. Mr. Szapary graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy from Trinity College.

Joseph Campbell

Investments Analyst

Joseph P.Campbell

Mr. Campbell joined Gramercy in June 2017 and is an Analyst in the Investments Department. Prior to working at Gramercy, Mr. Campbell interned for Gramercy’s Investments Department as well as Advance Realty as a Development and Investment Analyst. Mr. Campbell graduated with a B.A. in Finance from Villanova University.

Daniel P. Connaughton

Investments Analyst

Daniel P.Connaughton

Mr. Connaughton joined Gramercy in June 2016 and is an Analyst in the Investments Department. Prior to working at Gramercy, Mr. Connaughton interned for Boston Properties in their Leasing Department. Mr. Connaughton graduated with a B.A. in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

Charles Schneider

Investments Analyst

CharlesSchnider

Mr. Schnider joined Gramercy in June 2017 and is an Analyst in the Investments Department. Prior to working at Gramercy, Mr. Schnider interned for Summer Street Advisors and HFF. Mr. Schnider graduated with a B.S. in Finance from Fairfield University.

Asset Management Team

Britton T. Winterer

Managing Director

Britton T.Winterer

Mr. Winterer joined in October 2014 and serves as Head of Asset Management - Industrial, in addition to being responsible for Gramercy's Build-to-Suit business. Prior to joining Gramercy, Mr. Winterer served as a Director at RREEF. From 2000 to 2006, Mr. Winterer worked for Catellus Development, and its subsequent company, Prologis. Mr. Winterer graduated with a B.A. in Biology from Williams College and a M.S. in Civil Engineering from Stanford University.

Austin Reynolds

Senior Vice President, Asset Management - Western Region

AustinReynolds

Mr. Reynolds joined Gramercy Property Trust in March 2016 and is a Senior Vice President in the Asset Management Department covering the western United States. Prior to joining, Mr. Reynolds was a Director at USAA Real Estate Company having lead over $4 billion in transaction activity in acquisitions, capital markets, asset management, and office development capital. Mr. Reynolds received a B.B.A. in Business Administration from Texas Tech University.

Glenn Wylie

Senior Vice President, Asset Management - Southeast Region

GlennWylie

Mr. Wylie joined Gramercy in December 2015 and is a Senior Vice President in the Asset Management Department. Prior to joining Gramercy, Mr. Wylie was Vice President of Portfolio Management for seven years at Chambers Street Properties. Mr. Wylie graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from The College of Charleston and an M.B.A. from The Citadel.

Anthony Nelson

Vice President, Asset Management - Central/Northeast Regions

AnthonyNelson

Mr. Nelson joined Gramercy in April 2008 and serves as Vice President of Asset Management for the Central and Northeast regions. Prior to joining Gramercy, Mr. Nelson served as Portfolio Operations Manager for American Financial Realty Trust. Prior to American Financial, Mr. Nelson spent two years with Trammell Crow Company. Mr. Nelson graduated with a B.A. in Business Administration from Illinois State University.

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Vice President, Asset Management Northeast Region

MichaelWalsh

Mr. Walsh joined Gramercy in January 2018 and is a Vice President in the Asset Management Department. Prior to joining Gramercy, Mr. Walsh was a Director of Industrial Services for seven years at Cushman & Wakefield. Mr. Walsh graduated with a B.S. in Real Estate and Economic Development from The University of Baltimore.