Team

Senior Management

Managing Principal

Paul Salib

As a co-founder and Managing Principal of Castellan Real Estate Partners, Mr. Salib directs the acquisition and asset management of Castellan's investment holdings.

Previously, Mr. Salib was a Senior Vice President at Red Stone Partners, where he was involved in the acquisition and financing of over $1 billion in commercial real estate transactions. Mr. Salib was primarily responsible for performing valuation analysis, due diligence and transaction execution.

Mr. Salib received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Syracuse University and received his Master's degree in Real Estate Finance and Investment from New York University. Mr. Salib is also an Adjunct Professor at NYU's Schack Real Estate Institute and on the Board of Directors of New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH).

Managing Principal

John Salib

As a co-founder and Managing Principal of Castellan Real Estate Partners, Mr. Salib is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the firm’s investments and operations.

Mr. Salib began his career at Salomon Smith Barney in New York, where he focused on fixed income finance, real estate acquisition finance and mortgage securitization. Mr. Salib was a member of transaction teams that originated and / or securitized approximately $3 billion of debt financing for a variety of commercial and residential real estate clients.

Mr. Salib was subsequently a member of the Salomon Smith Barney team in Tokyo, focusing on debt origination / securitization and distressed debt acquisitions from Japanese financial institutions. Mr. Salib was primarily responsible for performing valuation analysis and due diligence on potential acquisition / financing candidates. Mr. Salib is also a founder of Landmark Advisors LLC, a value oriented alternative investment management firm.

Mr. Salib received a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University and a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia Business School.

Chief Operating Officer

Rick Serrapica

Mr. Serrapica is Castellan’s Chief Operating Officer and brings more than 30 years of experience managing various asset classes including commercial, residential, retail and industrial properties.

Prior to joining Castellan, Mr. Serrapica was a Partner at Broadway Partners, a real estate owner/operator with overall responsibility of managing a national portfolio comprised of twenty eight assets. Prior to Broadway, Mr. Serrapica was Regional Director of Construction and Property Management at Shorenstein Realty Services, one of the country's largest real estate owner/operators. Prior thereto, he was Senior Vice President as well as Director of Construction and Property Management for SL Green Realty Corp. He has held similar positions at the Swig, Weiler and Arnow Management Co., Cross and Brown and Chase Manhattan Bank.

Mr. Serrapica received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration from Long Island University. He is a Registered Property Administrator and a Certified EPA Project Designer.

Chief Financial Officer

Joel Hammer

As Chief Financial Officer of Castellan Real Estate Partners, Mr. Hammer is responsible for leading and directing the Finance and Accounting functions.

Mr. Hammer has more than 25 years of experience in leading the financial, accounting, operational and administrative aspects of real estate investment and management companies. He has deep experience with investor administration and reporting, the creation of tax efficient investment vehicles, in addition to involvement with acquisition and disposition transactions.

Mr. Hammer spent the early part of his career at KPMG, specializing in private and publicly registered companies in a broad range of industries, including real estate and emerging businesses. Subsequently, Mr. Hammer spent 17 years as the Chief Financial Officer at AIG’s Global Real Estate group, playing a significant role in the group’s expansion from startup to a company whose global portfolio had more than $25 billion of assets under management, with upward of 53 million square feet in more than 50 countries.

Mr. Hammer, a CPA, graduated magna cum laude from the University at Albany, SUNY with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Managing Director, Investments

Etan Slomovic

Mr. Slomovic is a Managing Director for Acquisitions, Development and Lending at Castellan Real Estate Partners. He currently oversees a team responsible for the sourcing, financial modeling and evaluation of potential investment properties and lending opportunities.

Prior to joining Castellan, he worked at Antheus Capital evaluating multifamily, mixed-use and development projects across the United States. Mr. Slomovic is also an Adjunct Professor at NYU's Schack Real Estate Institute.

Mr. Slomovic graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Yeshiva University.

Sr. Managing Director, Loan Platform

Michael Mostoff

Mr. Mostoff is a Senior Managing Director of Castellan Real Estate Partners and is responsible for overseeing lending operations in the Castellan Capital division. He has over 15 years experience in real estate investment, finance, asset management, and law.

Mr. Mostoff was previously a Director at Streamline Realty Funding, a middle market lending company, where he was directly responsible for sourcing, evaluating, negotiating, structuring, underwriting, and closing commercial real estate bridge loans. Prior to that, Mr. Mostoff was Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, and In-House Counsel at a real estate private equity company. He co-managed the acquisition of over 50 buildings, and the management of multiple real estate portfolios.

Mr. Mostoff previously practiced commercial real estate litigation and transactional law at a boutique law firm, worked at a real estate advisory company, and managed real estate activities and legal affairs at an industrial equipment manufacturing company.

Mr. Mostoff received a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, a B.S. in Business and Economics, with a concentration in finance, from Lehigh University, and a Certificate in Real Estate Finance and Investment from New York University's Schack Institute of Real Estate.

Head of Investor Relations

Max Reynal

Mr. Reynal is Head of Investor Relations for Castellan Real Estate Partners, responsible for the firm's client reporting and marketing.

Prior to joining Castellan, Mr. Reynal was at Credit Suisse Asset Management for nearly eight years, six of which he was in charge of client reporting and marketing programs for Alternative Funds Solutions, their funds of hedge funds business. He also spent two years in the CSAM Marketing Team, charged with producing thought leadership for all asset management businesses including the Credit Suisse private equity fund of funds, their credit business, their commodities business and the strategic portfolio management team. Prior to Credit Suisse, Mr. Reynal was a marketing associate at Morgan Stanley Investment Management.

Mr. Reynal received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Columbia University, and a Masters in Fine Arts in Film & Television from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where he received numerous awards.