Our People

Our people are the driving success behind Accesso. They bring invaluable knowledge and insights to each and every transaction – operating collaboratively and with a commitment to personalized and exceptional service.

Managing Partners
Accesso Partners_Ariel Bentata

Ariel Bentata

Founding & Managing Partner, Investments

Hallandale, FL

Current
Directs the company’s investments, asset management and corporate development

Prior
Legal and business affairs counsel for MTV Networks Latin America
Counsel to a Florida law firm

Education
Bachelor's degree in Law from Universidad Católica in Caracas, Venezuela
Master’s degree from New York University

Professional Affiliations
Campaign Chair of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and the MAR JCC

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Moises Benzaquen

Founding & Managing Partner, Finance

Hallandale, FL

Current
Oversees all fund underwritings and administration, accounting, and fiscal affairs
Sixteen years of U.S. commercial real estate experience and holds a commercial real estate brokers license

Prior
Senior executive positions in banking and retail sectors

Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Universidad Santa Maria in Caracas, Venezuela
Bachelor’s Degree in International Trade from Instituto de Nuevas Profesiones in Caracas, Venezuela

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Claudio Dombey

Founding & Managing Partner, Investor Relations

Hallandale, FL

Current
Leads the Accesso Partners team in investor relations and provides personalized attention to the company’s investors throughout the world

Prior
President of Hippocampus Vacation Club, an international real estate company specializing in hotels and timeshares

Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Tel Aviv University

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Daniel Goldstein

Managing Partner, Operations & Investor Relations

Hallandale, FL

Current
Leads the company’s operations as well as part of the Investor Relations front after heading the Due Diligence and Acquisition teams for multi-family residential units

Prior
CEO of a Latin American Real Estate Development Fund and a Private Equity Fund
Managed multiple industrial and consumer goods and food distribution companies in Colombia

Education
Studied law at the University Externado in Colombia

Asset Management
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Paul Gaines

Chief Asset Officer

Atlanta, GA

Current
Oversees all asset management leasing and tenant relations for the nationwide portfolio of commercial office properties

Prior
CIO for Argus Realty Investors where he led the company in acquisitions and financing

Education
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Hofstra University
Graduate of GE Financial Management Program

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Mike Adams

Managing Director- Southern Region

Houston, TX

Current
Ensures the efficient operation and financial performance of the Austin, Houston, Atlanta, Raleigh and Charleston portfolio by overseeing all aspects of asset strategy including property leasing, tenant negotiations, capital improvements and financial reporting

Prior
VP of Asset Management for Capital Commercial Investments, Asset Manager for Argus Realty Investors LLP, Leasing Manager for PM Realty Group, Investment management for AIM Funds and the American Capital Family of Mutual Funds

Education
Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Stephen F. Austin State University

Deb Kolar

General Manager

Minneapolis, MN

Current
Ensures the efficient operation and financial performance of the Minneapolis portfolio by overseeing all aspects of asset strategy including property leasing, tenant negotiations, capital improvements and financial reporting

Prior
Property Management with Institutional Owners including Heitman Financial, AT&T/Lucent Pension Funds, RREEF, John Buck Companies, Inland American Office, Lincoln Financial, Cornerstone Investments and JMI Realty

Education
Business Management Degree with concentration in Organizational Leadership from College of St. Benedict’s and an RPA designation from BOMI

Tony Fischer

Director, Asset Management, Capital Improvements

Chicago, IL

Current
Oversees construction management processes for the nationwide portfolio of commercial office properties.

Prior
Regional construction manager for commercial property owner and operator, Hearn

Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Art History from Purdue University

Jennifer Smith

Asset Management Coordinator

Houston, TX

Current
Provides professional support to Asset Management department updating and maintaining accurate leasing metrics across the portfolio.

Prior
Before joining Accesso in 2011, Jennifer gained extensive experience as a field service manager, followed by roles in commercial property management and office administration.

Education
Attended classes at San Jacinto College: Pasadena, Texas

Jere Gaines

Director- Asset Management

Atlanta, GA

Current
Ensures the efficient operation and financial performance of the Chicago and Atlanta portfolios by implementing all asset strategies including property leasing, tenant negotiations, capital improvements and financial reporting including preparation of annual budgets.

Prior
Senior Analyst for Spring Street Capital preparing debt and equity requests for refinancings and acquisitions, Transaction Associate/ Tenant Rep Broker at Newmark and Grubb & Ellis representing local and national firms fulfilling space requirements in the Atlanta market

Education
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Finance from Auburn University
Georgia Real Estate Salesperson License (inactive)

Daniel LaGree

Director- Asset Management

Houston, TX

Current
Ensures the efficient operation and financial performance of the Houston, Austin, and Raleigh-Durham portfolios by implementing asset strategies including property leasing, tenant negotiations, capital improvements and financial reporting including preparation of annual budgets.

Prior
Senior Capital Markets Analyst for Colliers International-Dallas/Fort Worth where he provided financial analysis and supported senior brokers in the understanding of a client's real estate strategy and the process of acquiring and/or disposing of real estate assets

Education
Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Kansas
Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)

Portfolio Management

Abbey Rowsey

Managing Director, Portfolio Management

Dallas, TX

Current
Actively monitors asset performance, acquisition and disposition activity, and resource allocations, and determines how to best leverage individual properties for greater portfolio performance.
Responsible for asset management functions at assigned properties

Prior
Senior Leasing Agent with Cushman & Wakefield representing institutional owners such as UBS Realty Investors, RMR Group and RREEF

Education
Cum Laude in Finance from Texas Christian University
MBA Southern Methodist University

Kyle Allred

Director of Portfolio Management

Houston, TX

Current
Oversees budgeting, forecasting, and reporting for the nationwide commercial office portfolio
Serves as a liaison between the asset management and property management departments

Prior
Real Estate Analyst at Sueba USA Corporation
Served as an owner representative on the Board of Directors for several homeowners associations

Education
Magna Cum Laude, Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, University of Houston

Acquisitions, Dispositions
& Due Diligence

John Rivard

Chief Investment Officer

Hallandale, FL

Current
Spearheads the firm’s investment process by sourcing new opportunities and overseeing the underwriting, negotiation and closing of transactions.

Prior
Senior level positions in real estate investment management, investing across all major property types, ownership structures and markets throughout North America

Education
Bachelor's degree in Business from the University of Southern California
Master’s degree in Business from the University of California, Berkeley
Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Professional Affiliations
California Bar (inactive)
Urban Land Institute

Alex Romero

Director, Investments

Charlotte, NC

Current
Responsible for sourcing, underwriting, and closing new office and multifamily investment opportunities.

Education
Bachelor of Science from the University of Connecticut
Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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Diana Sanchez

Corporate Development and Transactions Coordinator

Hallandale, FL

Current
Responsible for comprehensive due diligence for all new acquisitions
Actively participates in sales transactions and coordinates the corporate development program for the company

Prior
Operations Supervisor at Spartan Engineering Corporation

Education
Bachelor’s in Environmental Engineering Universidad de La Salle, Bogotá, Colombia

Investor Relations
Accesso Partners_Allan Garzon

Alan Garzon

Director, Investor Relations & Multifamily

Hallandale, FL

Current
Supports fundraising efforts and client relations for institutional and high net worth investors as well as leads Accesso's multifamily efforts

Prior
Director of Operations and Finance of an internet start-up; co-managed the company alongside its CEO

Education
Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas, Venezuela
Master’s in Business Administration, Babson College

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Max (Moty) Lashak

Director, Investor Relations

Houston, TX

Current
Responsible for equity raising and reporting after initially joining Accesso as a program sponsor for investment funds

Prior
Chief Sales Operator and Chief Operating Officer for large industrial manufacturers

Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Economics, Universidad Tecnológica Mexico
MBA, Instituto Panamericano de Alta dirección de Empresas IPADE, at the Universidad Panamericana, a branch of the IESE of Barcelona Business School
State of Texas Real Estate License

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Silvia León

Coordinator, Investor Relations

Hallandale, FL

Current
Supports the Investor Relations team and Accesso’s wide investor pool
Leads the compliance program to ensure adherence with federal and local laws

Prior
Senior Executive Assistant reporting to the President of Akro Consulting, Inc.

Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration
Associate's Degree of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies

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Mario Ribak

Director, Financing & Reporting

Hallandale, FL

Current
Responsible for financial control, accounting, tax administration, reporting, monitoring and all day-to-day financial matters
Involved on the investor relations front

Prior
10 years managing the Finance Department at a construction company

Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Information Technology
Accesso Partners_Jacobo Lederman

Jacobo Lederman

Director, IT

Hallandale, FL

Current
Maintains Accesso’s effectiveness and efficiency by defining, delivering and supporting strategic plans for implementation of information technologies

Prior
IT Support Manager for Onyx Insurance Company and IT Support Manager at AutoBank Finance Company

Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Systems Administration, Politécnico Gran Colombiano, Bogotá, Colombia

Marketing

Veronica Vainrub

Director, Marketing

Hallandale, FL

Current
Spearhead all corporate marketing and communication efforts including corporate and on-site property branding, broker communication, advertising, public relations, events, email marketing, and social media efforts

Prior
Strategic Planning and Client Services positions at renowned ad agencies including Leo Burnett and Saatchi & Saatchi

Education
Cum Laude, Communication Studies from Northwestern University
MBA, Florida International University

Accesso Services
Accesso Partners_Gustavo Rosemblat

Gustavo Rosemblat

Managing Partner

Hallandale, FL

Current
Responsible for all aspects of Accesso Services’ property management
Oversees more than 140 team members and over 15 million sq. ft. of commercial property across the country

Prior
23+ years of entrepreneurial and management experience

Education
Master’s Degree in Economics Policy and Planning, Northeastern University, Boston
Licensed General Contractor, Florida

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Anahi Alay

Controller

Hallandale, FL

Current
Ensures accounting transactions and investor activity are recorded and presented accurately, and that financial statements are timely and regulatory compliant

Responsible for all aspects of Accesso's daily financial matters, payroll registration and OPEX calculations

Prior
Tenaris Group, Argentina

Education
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, emphasis in accounting
Accounting Certifications University of Miami
Candidate for Master’s Degree in Accounting
CPA Certification

Accesso Partners_Tony Clasen

Tony Clasen

Director, National Operations

Houston, TX

Current
Oversees property management and engineering operations

Prior
Asset Manager at American Spectrum Realty Management and Argus Realty Investors, responsible for multi-property portfolios
VP of Development Services for two industrial real estate developers as part of is 25 years in commercial real estate

Education
Bachelor’s Business Administration, University of Houston

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Alan Horowitz

Global Support Manager

Hallandale, FL

Current
Supervises the implementation and follow-up of standard procedures, helping to reduce operative costs for Accesso Services

Prior
Managing Partner at a consumer products company for 16 years

Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineer, Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas, Venezuela
Master of Logistics Management, Universidad Católica Andres Bello, Caracas, Venezuela

Justin Girard

Director, Property Management

Chicago, IL

Current
Leads the Midwest and Pennsylvania Portfolio

Prior
15+ years of experience in commercial property management and operations

Education
Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Quantitate Methods from Illinois State University
RPA and FMA designations from BOMI

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John Kelley

Director, Property Management CPM®, LEED AP

Austin, TX

Current
Manages the Texas and Georgia Portfolios, which includes Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, Houston and Atlanta

Prior
More than 30 years experience in the commercial real estate industry
Worked in the development and property management industry in Texas for public and private commercial firms such as Hines Interest, Equity Office and Thomas Property Group

Education
BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin
Certified Property Manager, a LEED AP and Texas licensed broker

Community
Member of BOMA and has served as the former president for both the Houston and Texas BOMA boards
Former Houston NAIOP and Westchase District board member

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Jose Villar

Chief Accounting Officer

Hallandale, FL

Current
Leads the accounting department in applying sound principles and procedures, ensuring that all accounting allocations are on point, implementing proper internal controls, and complying with tax regulations

Prior
Served as Controller since 2001 with The Related Group, Skyline Equities Realty, Terranova Corporation, Intradeco, and in the wholesale industry providing materials to the construction and retail industries

Education
Master’s Degree in Accounting
CPA License

Keli Wallace

Managing Director, Property Management

Philadelphia, PA

Current
Keli currently oversees the property management for the portfolio serving as the liaison to the asset management group.

Prior
Most recently was responsible for the daily operations of 1515 Market Street
Twenty years’ experience managing office, flex, and medical office buildings in Baltimore and the Philadelphia region.

Education
Bachelor’s of Arts - Psychology from Loyola University Maryland
RPA designation from BOMI