Experience: Hansel currently sits as Principal of investment strategy and acquisitions at COARE Communities, LLC., a real-estate investment company focused on acquiring manufactured housing communities across the U.S.
Prior to COARE, Hansel worked as an Associate at Eastdil Secured, the premier real-estate investment banking and investment sales firm headquartered in New York. At Eastdil, Hansel supported the acquisition and disposition of complex NNN office and nuanced sale-leaseback portfolio transactions ranging from $100 Million - $1.0 Billion of size. Prior to Eastdil, Hansel spent 3 years in corporate advisory supporting large public takeovers of Building Products & Homebuilding companies at Wells Fargo Securities. During his tenure, Hansel supported the advisory efforts of numerous transactions including Stanley Black & Decker's $1.9 Billion takeover of Newell Tools.
Prior to Wells Fargo, Hansel began his real-estate career in multi-family and affordable housing development at Taft Development Group, a multi-family developer with 4,500+ MF units and 100,000 sq. ft. of commercial developments to date. Prior to Taft, Hansel worked in leasing and property management at Education Realty Trust (“EDR”), the pioneer of student housing which was subsequently acquired by Greystar in 2018 for $4.6 Billion.
Fun Facts: Hansel volunteers on the Friends of St. Judes fundraising committee for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and serves as a Disaster Response Volunteer for the American Red Cross.
Role: Director of Operations
Experience: Dave currently directs all asset management activities for the existing COARE portfolio
Prior to COARE, David spent 14 years with Equity Lifestyle Properties as SVP of Operations where he oversaw their $2.0BN portfolio which consisted of 62 manufactured housing properties in 15 states with 23,000 sites overall. David was responsible for over 1,000 on-site employees while directing a team of 7 senior regional managers and vice presidents. He managed all business aspects related to budgeting, forecasting, reporting, growth-strategy, resident retention and relations, acquisition, property management, home delivery, and sales.
Role: VP of Acquisitions
Experience: Karen currently supports acquisitions at COARE
Prior to COARE, Karen was responsible for all aspects of acquisitions at 101 Holdings, a private real estate investment firm with over 2 million square feet of real estate including premier retail, hotel, and office assets totaling in excess of $1B. Prior to 101 Holdings, Karen worked as an Associate Director at Eastern Consolidated, a boutique investment sales brokerage firm with consistent annual $500M+ in dollar volume transactions. Throughout her years in the business, Karen has been involved in the acquisition and disposition of about $50M in opportunistic and value add investments. Prior to her real estate career, Karen worked in HR at several Fortune 50 companies with senior leaders including C-Suite executives, in economic research with high-ranking government officials at the U.S. Mission to the OECD in Paris, and in microfinance research with a non-profit organization in India.
Role: Acquisitions Analyst
Experience: Ricardo currently supports acquisitions at COARE
Ricardo joined COARE as an intern after completing his degree in Economics and was promoted to analyst after assisting COARE add-on 3 mobile home parks to the portfolio. Since joining the team, Ricardo has successfully closed nearly 200 units and is currently on pace for a total of 6 mobile home park transactions by the end of 2020.