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: Vice President of Operations
Experience: Jay Eben is the Vice President of Operations of COARE Communities, a real-estate investment company, focused on acquiring manufactured housing communities across the United States. Additionally, Jay serves as a senior team member of the acquisition’s strategy team,
Before being named VP in February 2022, Jay served in Sr. level positions both as a Director of Operations and as Director of Asset Management at Lakeshore Management-an industry leader in the MH sector. During his time at Lakeshore, the company more than doubled in size with his direct involvement in over 60 acquisitions with high impact results in acquisition , due diligence, tactical operations, process improvement, employee engagement, resident satisfaction, and capital management.
Prior to his time at Lakeshore Management, Jay worked for a large REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust), Equity Lifestyle Properties. During his time at ELS he served in many roles that allowed the rapid growth of the company in the Central Florida market.
Fun Facts: Jay has been an annual fundraiser and event leader for “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer “as part of the American Cancer Society. Jay is also involved in several other local charities as well as being a youth sports coach and small group leader
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.