Acram Group represents the culmination of a 15+ year relationship between founding Principals J. Matthew Cassin, Isaac Zion, and David Taylor.

Collectively they have over 60 years of critical expertise and extensive experience in the acquisition, development, disposition, operations, financing, and management of commercial real estate throughout several economic cycles. Acram Group combines the institutional perspective, entrepreneurial responsiveness, comprehensive expertise and the independent success of its predecessor firm, JMC Holdings founded by J. Matthew Cassin and David Taylor in 2011, into a powerfully focused strategic vehicle committed to delivering outsized risk-adjusted returns to its stakeholders. Acram Group team prides itself on a very healthy debate to ensure the best outcomes and decision making, has a deep passion for the real estate business and, as an investor in every transaction we do, has complete alignment of interests with our investors and our partners.

J. Matthew Cassin

Managing Principal

As the founding partner of JMC Holdings, now Acram Group, Matt focuses on firm wide strategy, acquisitions/dispositions, capital relationships, asset level execution and team development. Prior to founding Acram Group, Matt worked at Tishman Speyer, a global real estate owner and operator, reporting directly to the firm's CEO while overseeing various strategic initiatives and projects throughout the firm, with a primary focus on New York City assets and business. While at Tishman Speyer, Matt worked very closely with Acram Group partner's Isaac Zion and David Taylor. Prior to Tishman Speyer, Matt founded and developed two venture capital-backed companies: the first, LiveAdvice, was sold to AT&T in 2007; the second, Coleman Research Group, remains a leading independent research firm today. With this background, Matt also leads Acram Group's seed investments in the real estate technology space, having successfully invested in companies like VTS, Honest Buildings, ConcealFab and the MetaProp Funds. Matt currently serves on the Board of Trustees at The Salisbury School in Salisbury CT, where he is an alumnus. Matt received his bachelor's degree from Georgetown University, where he was the captain of the Division I Men's Lacrosse Team and received his MBA from Columbia Business School. Matt lives in Fairfield County, CT with his wife and three children.

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Isaac Zion

Managing Principal

Isaac joined Matt and David to form Acram Group in Q1 2021. Prior to joining, Isaac served as SL Green Realty Corp.'s (NYSE: SLG) co-Chief Investment Officer from 2011 through July of 2020 after having joined the organization in January 2007 as a Managing Director and as co-head of the company's Investments Group. While at SLG, Isaac led property acquisitions, dispositions, development, financings, and joint ventures along with having overall responsibility and being head of SL Green's suburban division/portfolio (35 buildings totaling over 5 million square feet). Over his career, he has played a senior role in over $50 billion of investment activity, including some of New York City's largest property transactions, and in over 20 million square feet of leasing. Prior to joining SL Green, Isaac was a Managing Director at Tishman Speyer responsible for office acquisitions and dispositions in the New York metropolitan region from 2004 through 2006. Upon joining Tishman Speyer in 2002 Isaac was responsible for the leasing and marketing efforts of the company's portfolio in New York City. Previously, Isaac was a director in Insignia/ESG's (now CBRE) Consulting Group and worked on large-scale leasing assignments from a tenant representative perspective throughout the country. Isaac holds a BS in management/finance from Binghamton University, where he was also a member of the Men's Basketball Team, and an MBA from New York University. Isaac has also been a member of REBNY, ULI, and an active participant in NYU's Career Advisory Program along with graduating from the David Rockefeller Fellows Program, a program sponsored by the Partnership for New York City, in 2006. He was also selected by Real Estate Forum for inclusion in the 2010 national list of “40 under 40” in real estate. Lastly, Isaac is also a Founding Member of the Center for Real Estate Finance Research at NYU's Stern School of Business, is a member of the 9/11 Memorial Visionary Circle's Leadership and a board member of Hailey's Hope Foundation (a charitable organization dedicated to helping families with children in the NICU) who resides in Westchester County, NY with his wife and three children.

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David Taylor

Managing Principal

David co-founded JMC Holdings, now Acram Group, and is responsible for acquisitions, joint ventures and new business, with a specific focus on debt and equity structuring and deal execution and operations. Prior to joining Acram Group, David worked in the investments group at SL Green (NYSE: SLG) focused on New York acquisitions and structured finance transactions. Prior to SL Green, David worked at Tishman Speyer in the New York office in a number of roles, including acquisitions/dispositions, portfolio management and leasing. Since 2000, David participated in acquiring over $8 billion of commercial office and multi-family residential properties throughout the U.S. Prior to Tishman Speyer, David worked for Jones Lang LaSalle in their Global Advisory Group. David received a B.A. in Economics from Duke University, where he was a member of the Division I Men's Wrestling Team. David lives in Fairfield County CT with his wife and two children.

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Christopher Deppoliti

Managing Director
Head of Asset & Property Management

Chris runs Asset Management for Acram Group and in this role is responsible for asset level activities at all Acram Group portfolio properties. These activities include all CAPEX investment projects from initial concept to full implementation, third party management, leasing, general contracting work and all P&L related activities. Since joining Acram Group in 2013, Chris has lead over $60MM in capital projects and over 1MM RSF in leasing for the portfolio. Prior to joining Acram Group, Chris was the Vice President of Facilities Operations & Incident Management for NBCUniversal. While at NBC, Chris lead corporate facilities operations, crisis management, and business continuity for the company's global real estate portfolio. Prior to NBC, Chris worked at Tishman Speyer in their New York office in a number of roles, including Director of Facilities, Operations & Engineering for NBCUniversal's tri-state portfolio (approximately 2.2MM sqft), and Property Management at 200 Park Avenue (3MM sqft) and 885 Third Avenue (700K sqft). Prior to joining Tishman Speyer, Chris was a commissioned Field Artillery Officer in the U.S. Army. Chris received a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he was a member of the Division I Men's Lacrosse Team. Chris lives in Fairfield County, CT with his wife and four children.

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Aaron Lazovik

Managing Director
Acquisitions

Aaron joined Acram Group in 2018 to lead Acram's acquisitions nationally focusing on office, multifamily, development and industrial. In addition, Aaron has led Acram's portfolio expansion targeting growth markets such as the Carolinas and Florida. Prior to joining Acram, Aaron managed west coast acquisitions at Brickman Associates, a private equity fund focused on office/multifamily/industrial assets in gateway markets completing almost $2 billion in transactions throughout the country. In addition to deal sourcing and execution, Aaron managed business plan execution through property asset management. Prior to joining Brickman, he worked in commercial lending at Anglo Irish Bank, Credit Suisse and Wachovia responsible for loan origination, underwriting and loan workouts/restructures. Aaron is an active member of the Urban Land Institute and currently sits on the UDMUC Red Council. Aaron received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration and English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and lives in lower Manhattan with his family.

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Jason Pratt

Director

Jason Pratt joined Acram Group in 2021 as a Director of Asset Management, responsible for driving operating and financial performance of the company's investments through strategic asset management and development activities. In addition, Jason supports the acquisition team in underwriting and due diligence. Prior to joining Acram, Jason was responsible for acquiring, managing and divesting office, multi-family, hospitality and flex assets located in the U.S. for True North Management Group, a private real estate investment management firm. During his time at True North, Jason led or participated in the execution and management of 4 million square feet of commercial real estate with a gross real estate value of $1 billion. Prior to joining True North, he worked for GE Capital Real Estate as a member of their global underwriting team responsible for due diligence, structuring and closing of first mortgages and mezzanine loans. Jason received his bachelor's degree from Providence College and resides in Brooklyn.

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Britton Wells

Director

Britton joined Acram Group in 2021 focusing on acquisitions in Texas and Colorado for office, multifamily, development and industrial projects and is based in Acram's office in Dallas, Texas. Prior to joining Acram, Britton was responsible for sourcing office, multifamily, and retail opportunities in the Midwest and Southeastern United States for Invesco Real Estate, an institutional advisor based in Dallas with over $85 billion in AUM. During his time at Invesco Real Estate, Britton completed over $3.4 billion in transactions in his markets including some of the largest single asset transactions in the firm’s history. Prior to joining Invesco Real Estate, he worked for Integra Realty Resources specializing in eminent domain appraisal work across the State of Texas. Britton is an active member of The Real Estate Council (TREC), the Aggie Real Estate Network (AREN), and currently sits on the Zoning Board of Adjustment in Southlake, TX. Britton received his bachelor's degree in Economics from Texas A&M University, and his master's degree in Commercial Real Estate from Texas A&M University. Britton resides in Southlake, TX, with his wife and son.

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Dustin Potter

Acquisitions Associate

Dustin joined Acram Group in 2020 as part of the acquisitions team in New York. In this role, Dustin is responsible for underwriting acquisition opportunities, performing due diligence, assisting in closing transactions, and supporting the asset management team. Prior to joining Acram, Dustin was an analyst in JLL's investment advisory group in Austin, Texas after graduating from The University of Texas at Austin. Dustin is originally from Westchester County and now resides in Manhattan with his fiancé.

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Ryan Lieberman

Acquisitions Associate

Ryan joined Acram Group in 2022 focusing on acquisitions in Texas and Colorado for office, multifamily, development and industrial projects and is based in Acram's Greenwich office. Ryan is responsible for underwriting acquisition opportunities, performing due diligence, assisting in closing transactions, and supporting the asset management team. Prior to joining Acram, Ryan was an Associate at Prospect Ridge and previously served as an Associate in JLL's debt and equity placement group. Ryan received his BBA in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin. Ryan is originally from Dallas, TX and now resides in Manhattan.

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Riley Hoien

Acquisitions Analyst

Riley joined Acram Group in 2021 as part of the acquisitions team in New York. In this role, Riley is responsible for underwriting acquisition opportunities, performing due diligence, assisting in closing transactions, and supporting the asset management team. Prior to joining Acram, Riley was an associate in Cushman & Wakefield's investment advisory group in San Francisco, California after graduating from The University of Colorado Boulder. Riley is originally from Iowa and now resides in Manhattan.

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Courtney Murphy

Asset Management Analyst

Courtney joined Acram Group in 2021 as part of the asset management team in New York. In this role, Courtney is responsible for business plan execution across the Acram Group portfolio and assists the acquisition team on various underwriting and diligence matters. Prior to joining Acram Group, Courtney was an associate at PwC in the Real Estate Tax Group. Courtney is a graduate of Villanova University, where she majored in accounting and real estate and was selected by the faculty as the Bartley Accounting Medallion winner, the highest award a student can receive for outstanding achievement in their major. Courtney resides in Manhattan.

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Abby Makabali

Executive Assistant

Abby joined Acram Group in 2021 to provide executive administrative support to all members of the Acram team. She is responsible for managing office operations and professional communication among industry professionals. Prior to joining Acram, she served an Executive Assistant to Co-Chief Investment Officers at SL Green Realty Corp where she also supported the Acquisition group. Previously, she managed the Marketing and Customer service team and supported Executive Management at a manufacturer based in New York City. Abby received her B.A. in International Business and Marketing at Ohio University and currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio.

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