Jeffrey E. Kelter is a partner of KSH Capital ("KSH"). Prior to founding KSH, Mr. Kelter was a founding partner and Chief Executive Officer of KTR Capital Partners ("KTR"), a leading private equity real estate investment and operating company focused on industrial properties throughout North America. KTR and its commingled investment funds were sold in May 2015 to a joint venture of Prologis Inc. and Norges Bank Investment Management.
Prior to founding KTR, Mr. Kelter was President, Chief Executive Officer and Trustee of Keystone Property Trust, "Keystone" (NYSE: KTR), an industrial real estate investment trust. Mr. Kelter founded the predecessor to Keystone in 1982, and took the company public in 1997, where he and the management team directed its operations until its sale in 2004. Prior to forming Keystone, he served as president and CEO of Penn Square Properties, Inc. ("Penn Square") in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a real estate company which he founded in 1982.
Mr. Kelter serves on the Board of Directors of Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) and Colony Starwood Homes (NYSE: SFR), and he is a trustee of The Urban Land Institute, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Westminster School, and Trinity College where he received a B.A. in Urban Studies.
Robert F. Savage is a partner of KSH Capital ("KSH"). Prior to founding KSH, Mr. Savage was a founding partner and President of KTR Capital Partners ("KTR"), a leading private equity real estate investment and operating company focused on industrial properties throughout North America. KTR and its commingled investment funds were sold in May 2015 to a joint venture of Prologis Inc. and Norges Bank Investment Management.
Prior to founding KTR, Mr. Savage was Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Trustee of Keystone Property Trust, ("Keystone" NYSE: KTR) an industrial real estate investment trust. Mr. Savage was a partner in the formation of Keystone in 1997 and joined the firm in an executive capacity in November 2000. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Savage was a Partner at Hudson Bay Partners, L.P. a private equity firm. Previously, he worked from 1994 to 1997 in the Investment Banking Division at Merrill Lynch & Co. where he specialized in corporate finance and M&A advisory services for REITs, real estate private equity funds and hospitality companies. Mr. Savage started his career at Arthur Andersen LLP, in the workout practice and then joined in the Investment Management group at LaSalle Partners.
Mr. Savage is a member of the Board of Trustees of Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and a member of the Board of Directors of New Senior Investment Group (NYSE: SNR) and VolunteerMatch. He is also a member of the Urban Land Institute and Pension Real Estate Association. Mr. Savage received an A.B. in Urban Studies and Business Economics from Brown University.
Jamie Handwerker is a partner of KSH Capital ("KSH"). Prior to joining KSH, Ms. Handwerker was a Senior Vice President and Principal of Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn (CRM) LLC, a New York-based asset management firm, which serves as investment adviser to corporate and public pension plans, endowments and foundations, hospitals, community and religious organizations, Taft Hartly and multi-employer funds, as well as individual and family trusts.
Ms. Handwerker was the portfolio manager for the CRM Windridge hedge funds since she created and launched the funds in June, 2000. Prior to joining CRM in April 2002, Ms. Handwerker managed Windridge Partners, L.P, as a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager with ING Furman Selz Asset Management LLC, a New York-based holding company operating as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Dutch financial conglomerate, ING Group. She previously was a Managing Director and Senior Equity Research Analyst (Sell-Side) from 1994 to 2000 at the international corporate and investment bank ING Barings and its predecessor, Furman Selz, LLC where she exclusively focused on real estate companies, including the REIT industry, which included apartments, office buildings, healthcare, mortgage, net lease, retail, self storage and industrial, as well as hotel and gaming companies.
Jamie Handwerker serves on the Board of Trustees of Lexington Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: LXP) and Board of Directors of Benefit Street Partners Realty Trust, Inc. Ms. Handwerker joined Furman Selz (which was later acquired by ING Barings in 1997) in 1994 after spending seven years as a direct investor in real estate properties. Ms. Handwerker started her career at Helmsley Spear Inc. where she had broad exposure to the real estate business, including management, leasing, sales, acquisitions and development. She received a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Jamie Handwerker is a member of the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts & Sciences Board of Overseers and is the Founder and Chairperson of Penn Arts & Sciences Professional Women's Alliance.