About the Authors

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Eric Hawthorn

Mr. Hawthorn joined Llenrock Group in 2011. With many years of experience in writing, editing, and publishing online content, he serves as Llenrock’s Director of Communications. In this role, he oversees the content and development of Llenrock’s online presence. Mr. Hawthorn holds a B.A. from Arcadia University and an M.F.A. from Naropa University.

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Stu Goodman, Esq.

Stu Goodman is the founder and managing member of Capstone Law LLC, a boutique real-estate and corporate-law firm in Philadelphia. During his nearly ten years of practicing law, Mr. Goodman has represented a wide range of clients — from individual investors to Fortune 500 companies — in complex commercial real estate and corporate transactions. Mr. Goodman founded Capstone Law in 2013 with the aim of breaking the billable-hours mold and revolutionizing the legal industry. Capstone clients receive the sophisticated experience and expertise they require on a fixed-fee basis, or by monthly subscription for those seeking the services of an outside general counsel.

Prior to forming Capstone Law, Mr. Goodman served as corporate counsel at Resource Real Estate, Inc., a Philadelphia-based national real estate company, and as an attorney in the corporate and real estate departments of Dilworth Paxson LLP. Mr. Goodman holds a Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law in New York City.

John Prisk

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John Prisk joined Llenrock Group as an Associate in 2014. He specializes in the origination, underwriting, and structuring of debt and equity for commercial real estate, in addition to capital markets advising for a wide range of investors. He also represents clients in the acquisition and disposition of property, particularly in off-market transactions. Prior to joining the firm, he was an investment broker with Marcus & Millichap and an engineering consultant with Pennoni Associates. He graduated cum laude with a B.S. from Drexel University.

David B. Weinstein

David B. Weinstein joined Llenrock Group, LLC in June 2008 as a Principal. He brings 12 years of commercial real estate experience in acquisitions, structured finance, and as a principal investor in both multi-family and hotel properties.

Most recently, Mr. Weinstein served as a Vice President of Foreign Exchange trading at JPMorgan Chase, where he was responsible for managing up to $500 million of emerging market risk on a daily basis. Before then, he was with a private multi-family and hotel family office investor. There Mr. Weinstein was instrumental in the acquisition of more than $500 million of real estate, resulting in ownership of more than 15,000 multi-family units and 2,000 hotel rooms for the firm. Mr. Weinstein also previously worked in the corporate development arm of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, where he managed projects involving all facets of the hospitality industry, including food and beverage, operations, and corporate level mergers and acquisitions.

He received a B.S. and an M.B.A. from Cornell University.

Josh Sapienza

Prior to joining Llenrock Group, LLC in 2011, Mr. Sapienza was a commercial agent in the hospitality division at Legend Properties, Inc. There, he specialized in tenant representation and business brokerage for local and regional restaurant owners, chefs and operators. Mr. Sapienza has 20 years’ experience in restaurant operations, including management positions in Philadelphia-based Starr Restaurants and California-based Grill Concepts, and as an independent advisor for Chipotle Mexican Grill in the Northeast. Mr. Sapienza has also provided organizational development and support services to multi-unit owners requiring the development of scalable platforms and deal structures for expansion.