GoodFriend Management Executive Summary
Goodfriend Management is a New York City based self-storage company that develops, acquires and manages self-storage in the metro New York market. Over the past twenty five years the organization has owned and operated more than 70 facilities totaling 5 million square feet of rentable storage space in areas such as New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C., Connecticut and Chicago. Goodfriend’s properties are modern, state of the art and climate controlled and include property types such as ground-up construction and warehouse retrofits, both multi-story and all ground-level. Some properties have included storage for specialized items such as business documents, wine and high end collectible cars.
Goodfriend Management showcase’s their expertise in a very challenging market which has solidified them as one of the benchmark leaders in the industry. The true keys to Goodfriend’s success is its local real estate and development knowledge, its experience and track record in construction and a local, hands-on approach to management. Goodfriend looks to continue as one of the premiere Self-Storage owner/operators in the market under the GoodFriend Self-Storage flag. In the coming years Goodfriend will continue to grow through development and acquisitions; focusing primarily on the urban markets of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Marc Slayton, President & CEO
Marc received a degree in Business from Boston University in 1988. After 10 years in commercial real estate with firms such as Beitler Commercial, Newmark & Company and a NYC urban retail family office, in 1997 he founded Post Management Self-Storage, now Goodfriend Management, a Metro New York-focused development, acquisition and management Self-Storage platform. Over the past 25 years the company has developed, acquired and managed over 70 properties totaling more than five million rentable square feet of Self-Storage space. Marc was one of the first to introduce the multistory, climate control Self-Storage concept to the New York market and is regarded as a leader in the space. Over the years, Marc has accumulated a vast amount of industry knowledge and an unmatched Tri-State Self-Storage network.
John Eapen, Chief Financial Officer
John received his Master’s in Accounting from Kerala University and Corporate Tax Certification from New York University. John has more than 25 years of experience in accounting and financial reporting. He started his professional career as a Quality Controller at Chase Bank. He then became the Vice President of The Nippon Credit Bank, Ltd, where he was responsible for Accounting and Tax. He followed that with a move to the ORIX USA Corporation where he became the Vice President in charge of the Accounting Department. John then took the Chief Accounting Officer title at GAM a Subsidiary of Union Bank of Switzerland. John joined Post Management in 2013 and is responsible for the company’s financial management, financial reporting, business planning, budgeting, and human resources.
David Braham, Real Estate
David Braham has been active in New York real estate since graduating from Columbia College in 1979. David owned and managed The World of Golf, one of the most successful golf retailers in the country for many years. For the last 5 years David has been a residential broker in New York City with Halstead Real Estate. He has a deep knowledge of New York City real estate current market trends as well as outstanding valuation skills.
Brian Fernandez, Accounting & Operations Manager
Brian received a BBA in Economics from Baruch College. After 8 years of working for Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc., a Fortune 500 Company, Brian joined Post Management as a Senior Accountant. Brian has been with the company since June 2017. He prepares the financial statements for the entire portfolio, assists with budgeting, cost analysis, and a variety of property management functions.
Bradley Weiner, Revenue & Technology Manager
Brad received a BS in Accounting and BS in Supply Chain Management from the University of Maryland. After earning his degrees, Brad worked for Zapkin & Loeb as a Tax Accountant and Auditor. He later went on to work for First Service, the largest Property Management company in North America, as a Property Accountant and Financial Analyst. Brad joined the team at Post Management in December of 2016 and has expertise with creating reporting efficiencies and VBA programming.
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