Paul Cooper has been Chief Executive Officer of the Company since June, 2012 and Chairman of the Board since January 2014. Mr. Cooper has been a Director of the Company since 2006 and previously served as Executive Vice President of the Company. For more than twelve years, he has been a principal of Lighthouse Real Estate Ventures and its affiliates. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctor degree from Fordham Law School.
Louis Sheinker has been President and Chief Operating Officer and a Director of the Company since January, 2013. Mr. Sheinker brings nearly 27 years of real estate experience to the Company. Prior to joining the Company, he was a co-founding partner in Lighthouse Real Estate Ventures. He has participated in the restructuring and repositioning of more than 4 million square feet of office space and industrial properties. Prior to founding Lighthouse, he was the President of Sheinker Wasserstein Realty Services, Inc., which performed management and asset management services on behalf of financial institutions throughout the New York metropolitan area. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ithaca College, and is currently a licensed Real Estate Broker in New York State.
Stuart Blau was appointed as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company in November 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Blau served as Managing Partner at Kimmel, Blau & Goldman LLP, a diversified certified public accounting firm, since 1983. He has also served as Partner at Berlin & Blau, attorneys at law, since 1985. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University School of Law.
Carissa Covatti-Clark With more than 15 years of accounting experience in her role as Vice President of Finance/Controller, Ms. Clark oversees the accounting, treasury, tax and financial reporting functions of GTJ. Ms. Clark is a graduate of Hofstra University and received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting. Prior to her tenure at GTJ, Ms. Clark held several positions specializing in real estate accounting at various privately-held companies.
Kristy Sariego Kristy oversees GTJ’s portfolio as Director of Property Management. Since joining GTJ in 2010, Kristy has performed a key role in the management of the Company’s nearly six million square foot portfolio. Kristy is a member of BOMI International as a real property administrator.