GreenOak Real Estate Advisors LP
Jonathan Epstein is the Managing Director of GreenOak Real Estate Advisors LP, a global Real Estate Merchant Bank and Advisory firm with offices in New York, London, Tokyo and Los Angeles. From 2006 to 2010 he was President of Hackman Capital Partners and co-managing partner of the firm’s individual investment entities. The firm Owned and managed 16mm sq. ft. of commercial real estate in 13 states.
Prior to joining Hackman Capital Partners, Jonathan was Managing Director of the Global Real Estate and Global Mortgage & Structured Finance Groups for the Asia/Pacific region of Lehman Brothers. From 2000-2005 Jonathan built and led Lehman Brothers’ Real Estate and Distressed Principal investment efforts in Asia. Investing over $6 billion on behalf of Lehman Brothers and its clients, Jonathan consistently realized some of the highest investment returns at Lehman Brothers globally. Jonathan was able to successfully navigate multiple countries’ regulatory, legal and tax barriers as well as significant internal and external bureaucracy and cultural barriers to create a best in class distressed investing and financing franchise. Jonathan was able to recruit and train a diverse work force that was recognized by the market place as both a formidable competitor and a highly desirable place to work.
Jonathan started his career in 1989 at Merrill Lynch where he worked in Structured Finance Banking as well as Merrill’s asset based principal investment activities, which started with the RTC in the US. His distressed investing experience then continued at Lehman Brothers in 1991. In the mid-1990′s, Jonathan was global head of the Principal Finance Groups at Lehman Brothers where he was responsible for 50 senior professionals globally and in excess of $10 billion of balance sheet.
Jonathan is a graduate of the School of Management at Boston University, is a member of the Policy Advisory board of the Fisher School of Real Estate at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley and is a past Vice Chairman of ULI in Japan.
He lives outside of Los Angeles with his wife Heidi and their two daughters, Jennifer and Hannah who was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome in 2008.