Investment Team

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    Andrew J. Duffy, CFA

    Managing Partner
    Chief Investment Officer Senior Portfolio Manager

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    Andrew J. Duffy, CFA

    Andrew J. Duffy, CFA is a Managing Partner, Chief Investment Officer and Senior Portfolio Manager of Ranger Global Real Estate Advisors. Mr. Duffy has over 25 years of experience as an investor in global real estate securities. From 2009 to 2016, Mr. Duffy was the President of Ascent Investment Advisors, LLC. He has been the Senior Portfolio Manager of the James Alpha Global Real Estate Investments Fund (“JARIX”) since its inception in 2009.

    Prior to 2009, Mr. Duffy was a Managing Director with Citigroup Principal Strategies, where he managed a long-short portfolio of global real estate securities. Previously, he was the Co-Portfolio Manager of the Hunter Global Real Estate Fund, and from 1999 until 2006, a Portfolio Manager at TIAA-CREF, where he was responsible for managing over $3 billion in global real estate equity and debt securities. Between 1993 and 1999, he was a Senior Research Analyst at Eagle Asset Management, where he launched and managed a dedicated real estate securities investment program with responsibility for fundamental analysis, securities selection and portfolio construction. Prior professional experience includes service as a Partner at Raymond James & Associates where, as an investment banker, he managed public offerings and advised on mergers and acquisitions.

    Mr. Duffy received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1979 as a Distinguished Graduate (top 5% of his class), and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Harvard Business School in 1986. He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1995.

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    Ryan D. Mannle

    Director of Trading and Operations

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    Ryan D. Mannle

    Ryan D. Mannle is Director of Trading and Operations at Ranger Global Real Estate Advisors. Mr. Mannle has over 15 years of trading experience across several asset classes, including equities, foreign exchange, fixed income and commodities. Most recently, he was Vice President and Head of New York Trading at Caxton Associates, a multi-billion dollar Global Macro hedge fund. Previously, he traded equities and equity derivatives at Drawbridge Global Macro Fund, a division of Fortress Investment Group. Mr. Mannle began his trading career at Lazard Asset Management.

    Mr. Mannle received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Colgate University in 2001 and a Master of Business Administration degree in finance from Columbia Business School in 2012.

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    Todd A. Voigt, CFA

    Portfolio Manager, International

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    Todd A. Voigt, CFA

    Todd A. Voigt, CFA is a Portfolio Manager focusing on the selection and management of international holdings at Ranger Global Real Estate Advisors. Mr. Voigt has more than 20 years of experience in the global real estate securities industry. From 2014 through 2016, he served as the Portfolio Manager for a long-short real estate fund at WMD Asset Management. Previously, he spent six years at Cohen & Steers Capital Management, where he served as a Portfolio Manager for multiple global real estate securities funds and UCITS, and eleven years at Cliffwood Partners, where his responsibilities included portfolio management and stock selection in both long-only and long-short strategies.
     
    Mr. Voigt graduated from Claremont McKenna College in 1995 with dual degrees in Mathematics and Economics. He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2005.

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    Jordan M. Sherman

    Portfolio Manager, U.S.

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    Jordan M. Sherman

    Jordan Sherman is a Portfolio Manager focusing on the selection and management of North American holdings at Ranger Global Real Estate Advisors. Mr. Sherman has more than 15 years of experience in the global real estate securities industry. From 2014 through 2016, he was a Portfolio Manager for Ascent Investment Advisors, LLC. Previously, he served for six years as a Portfolio Manager and Senior Analyst at Perennial Real Estate Investment, a $3 billion global real estate securities fund. He also spent six years at Satellite Asset Management, a $7 billion multi-strategy hedge fund, where he was an analyst covering a broad range of industries, including real estate, homebuilders and building products, and then managed a portfolio of real estate securities. He joined Satellite from Orme Capital Management, a start-up, long-short equity fund that merged into Satellite in August 2002.
     
    Mr. Sherman previously worked on the sell-side, where he spent a total of seven years at Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs providing research on transportation companies, and two years at Salomon Brothers as a special situations analyst covering a diverse group of companies. He began his career as a commercial banker at the Bank of Nova Scotia in New York, analyzing credit on a broad range of transactions for Fortune 1000 companies. 

    Mr. Sherman received a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from Binghamton University in 1984 and a Master of Business Administration in finance from New York University in 1989. Since 2010, Mr. Sherman has been an adjunct professor at New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate, where he teaches a course entitled REIT Investment Analysis.

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    Ivailo S. Petkov

    Investment Analyst

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    Ivailo S. Petkov

    Ivailo Petkov is an Investment Analyst responsible for coverage of international markets at Ranger Global Real Estate Advisors. Mr. Petkov has 16 years of experience in the global real estate industry. Prior to joining the firm, he spent five years at Grosvenor Fund Management in London where he was Co-Portfolio Manager of the Grosvenor Real Estate Absolute Return Fund (a global long-short real estate fund) as well as a long-only real estate mandate, including research coverage of 200+ global REITs and REOCs. Previously, he worked for four years as a Real Estate Analyst at Goldman Sachs Asset Management (London) covering Europe, Australia and Canada; two years as a European Real Estate Analyst at UBS Investment Research (London); three years at LaSalle Investment Management (Paris) as a Financial Analyst and subsequently as a Property Asset Manager, and two years as a Financial Analyst at Archon Group in Frankfurt.

    Mr. Petkov completed a BTS (two-year technical degree) in International Trade at Institut Superieur Europeen de Gestion in Bordeaux, France in 1998, and received a Majors in Finance from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce in Bordeaux, France in 2001.

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    Colin J. Trovato, CFA

    Investment Analyst

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    Colin J. Trovato, CFA

    Colin Trovato, CFA is an Investment Analyst responsible for North American coverage at Ranger Global Real Estate Advisors. Mr. Trovato has 10 years of experience in investment management with a focus on real estate and financial services. Prior to joining the firm, he was an Analyst at TIAA Global Asset Management, working on the Mid- and Large-Capitalization Value Funds which had assets in excess of $10 billion. Previously, he worked for five years as an Investment Analyst on the financial services research team at Columbia Management, and for two years as a Financial Leadership Program Associate at Washington Mutual Bank.

    Mr. Trovato received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration in 2006 from the University of Washington with a major in Finance and a minor in French, along with his Certificate of International Business. He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2010.

Business Team

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    F. Scott Tuck

    Managing Partner
    Chief Executive Officer

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    F. Scott Tuck

    F. Scott Tuck is a Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Ranger Global Real Estate Advisors. Mr. Tuck has 32 years of entrepreneurial sales, marketing and business leadership experience with 27 years of direct experience in buy-side asset management. He was an original investor in Ranger Global’s predecessor firm, Ascent Investment Advisors, LLC, and advisor to that firm since 2013.

    Mr. Tuck’s previous professional experience includes Fund Director and Partner for London-based frontier markets firm Silk Invest, Founding Partner of multi-strategy hedge fund Arrowhawk Partners, President and Chief Marketing Officer of Atlantic Asset Management, President and Chief Marketing Officer of Pacific Corporate Group Private Equity, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Marketing Officer of Montgomery Asset Management, and Managing Director and Founding Partner of Chancellor Capital Management. He currently serves as Senior Advisor to quantitative hedge fund manager BattleFin and Fund Director for New Delhi-based India value equity manager Value Quest. He began his business career with IBM Corporation in New York where he was President of IBM sales training and awarded the IBM Leadership Award during his five years with the company.

    Mr. Tuck received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1979. He previously held FINRA Series 7, 24, 63 and 65 securities licenses.

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    Randy S. Lewis

    Partner
    Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer

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    Randy S. Lewis

    Randy S. Lewis is a Partner and the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Ranger Global Real Estate Advisors. Mr. Lewis has over eight years of experience in the securities business and 12 years of experience in the real estate industry. Mr. Lewis was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ascent Real Estate Securities, LLC, a FINRA member broker-dealer, and a Founder and Executive Vice President of Ascent Investment Advisors, LLC, a SEC-registered investment advisor.

    Previously, Mr. Lewis was a commercial real estate broker and consultant assisting investors with the acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate properties. In addition, he was a Registered Representative with Welton Street Investments (FINRA member broker-dealer) assisting investors with the acquisition of 1031 exchange properties in the form of real estate Tenant-in-Common investments.

    Mr. Lewis graduated Magna Cum Laud from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1986 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics. He holds FINRA Series 22, 63, 6 and 26 securities licenses.

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    Jennifer G. Vaccaro

    Director of Institutional Sales and Client Service

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    Jennifer G. Vaccaro

    Jennifer Vaccaro is Director of Institutional Sales and Client Service at Ranger Global Real Estate Advisors. Ms. Vaccaro has 26 years of buy-side asset management experience, including 22 years proudly serving institutional investors in the United States and Canada, representing a diverse array of clients and investment strategies. She is directly responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with institutional asset owners and investment consultants.

    Previously, Ms. Vaccaro was Director, Institutional Sales and Consultant Relations at Investec Asset Management, where she played a significant role in introducing and building the firm's presence in the North American institutional market. She also served as Senior Vice President and Regional Director at Franklin Templeton Institutional, Managing Director of Sales at Montgomery Asset Management/Wells Capital Management, and Vice President and Client Service Manager at Chancellor LGT Asset Management.

    Ms. Vaccaro received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance with a minor in Fine Arts in 1988 from Fairfield University. She is a founding member of the Boston Investment Professionals Charitable Giving and Volunteer Committee. She holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 securities licenses.

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    Julia E. Phillips

    Product Specialist

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    Julia E. Phillips

    Julia E. Phillips is a Product Specialist at Ranger Global Real Estate Advisors. Ms. Phillips has 12 years of institutional investment management experience, including 10 years focused on the marketing and product management of real estate securities strategies. She serves as a representative of the investment team in support of the firm’s business development and client service efforts, with responsibility for the development of investment-related content and marketing collateral, as well as oversight of portfolio analysis, competitor intelligence and maintenance of the firm’s GIPS composite.

    Previously, Ms. Phillips was a Vice President of Institutional Marketing at Cohen & Steers Capital Management, where she served in a variety of marketing and product-related roles. Most recently, she oversaw the marketing of the firm’s real estate and real assets strategies to endowment, foundation and hospital investors. She also served as an Associate within the Institutional Marketing & Product Development groups at Principal Global Investors earlier in her career.

    Ms. Phillips received a Master of Science degree in Real Estate Finance in 2012 from Baruch College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology in 2005 from Hunter College.

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    Marc X. LoPresti, Esq.

    Partner
    Outside General Counsel

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    Marc X. LoPresti, Esq.

    Marc X. LoPresti, Esq. is the Founder of LoPresti Law Group, P.C., and is a Partner and Outside General Counsel of Ranger Global Real Estate Advisors. During his more than 20 years of practice as a securities attorney, Mr. LoPresti has structured and launched numerous alternative asset management ventures and is an authority on alternative investments. He is also a co-founder of BattleFin Group, LLC, BattleFin Asset Management, LLC and SAS Capital Advisors, Ltd.

    Mr. LoPresti oversees his firm’s family office consulting practice, which provides advice to both American and foreign ultra-high net worth families with respect to their allocations to alternative investments. He obtained practical experience in financial markets while at Lehman Brothers, where he worked on the NYSE and AMEX trading floors and, subsequently, for the director of Lehman Brothers' institutional equity sales and trading desk.

    Mr. LoPresti graduated from New York Law School in 1997. He serves on the Manhattan Yacht Club’s Steering Committee and on the Board of Advisors of the New York Harbor Sailing Foundation, a not-for-profit organization.

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