Alcion Ventures is a real estate private equity firm that executes a thesis-driven, opportunistic investment strategy in select North American markets. The firm is committed to being a disciplined fiduciary and investor that combines the entrepreneurial approach of an operator with the established practices of an institutional private equity fund manager.
Alcion Ventures, LP is based in Boston, Massachusetts and was founded in January 2005 by Martin Zieff and Mark Potter. Together, with three additional partners David Ferrero, Eugene DelFavero and Kristopher Galletta, they have over 115 years of real estate investing and fund management experience.
Alcion's five partners are seasoned real estate professionals, many of whom have worked together for up to 20 years. The partners are cycle tested and have an extensive network of industry relationships that facilitates both the sourcing and the management of investment opportunities.
Over the course of three decades, the partners have developed, refined, and implemented processes to source, underwrite, conduct rigorous due diligence on, manage, and exit investments, at the asset level, while employing stringent controls, risk management and compliance practices, at the fund level.
The partners are intimately involved in all aspects of investment management. Each investment is overseen, from acquisition through disposition, by at least one partner, in addition to members of the investment and finance teams who operate in an integrated fashion. Alcion has a deep and broad bench of talent for a middle-market sized firm with 19 professionals and 5 partners, together averaging over 10 years of experience.
Alcion Real Estate Fund I was formed in 2005/2006 with nearly $350 million of equity commitments from a select group of endowments and institutional investors.
Alcion Real Estate Fund II was formed in 2010 with nearly $500 million of equity commitments from a diversified investor base including major pension funds, endowments, foundations, family offices, and high-net worth individuals from the United States, Canada, and Europe.
- Committed to transparency, alignment, and client service
- Adhere to a disciplined investment philosophy and process
- Develop theses based on top-down and bottom-up research
- Capitalize on cycles and market inefficiencies
- Invest in assets with strong fundamentals and attractive margins
- Identify and mitigate risk, including use of modest leverage
- Actively manufacture and pursue off-market opportunities
- Execute discernible business plan with clear view to exit
Kristen Cocuzzo, Director, Treasury
Mary Cerio, Director, Investor Relations
Sally Edelblute, Director, Tax
Jason Foster, Director, Investments
Brian Collins, Senior Associate, Controller
Matthew DePucchio, Senior Associate, Investments
Katherine Kilbride, Senior Associate, Controller
Christopher Rouches, Senior Associate, Investments
Joan Allard, Associate, Finance and Administration
Amanda Barthelmes, Associate, Finance
Maggie Bartholomew, Associate, Administrative Assistant
Anthony Colarusso, Intern, Finance
Kyle Cubin, Associate, Finance
Domenic DelFavero, Associate, Investments
Leah Sabo, Associate, Office Management & Administration
Ian Snow, Associate, Investments
Alcion Ventures focuses on seven major North American markets and predominantly invests in primary assets types. Alcion believes these markets and assets types possess attractive characteristics, including transparency to support informed decision making, multiple demand drivers, constraints on new supply, and inherent inefficiencies due to their scale. Additionally, Alcion's partners have extensive cycle-tested experience and longstanding relationships
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representative, please contact:
One Post Office Square, Suite 3150
Boston, MA 02109