TEAM

Mr. Gil Hermon
Founder & Partner

Mr. Hermon is an experienced investment executive and fund manager. Mr. Hermon is co-founder and managing partner of Blue Arch Capital, an opportunistic real estate platform focused on investments in value-add and diverse real estate asset classes, throughout the Southeast US. Mr. Hermon, is founder and managing partner of the Florida Value Funds and HSL Capital, private equity funds with a real estate investment focus. Among others, Mr. Hermon’s funds are investors and general partners in multifamily owners /operators with over $3 billion in assets. In addition, Mr. Hermon’s funds acquired equity stakes in hotels, student housing projects, single family homes and several private businesses. Between 1996 and 1998, Mr. Hermon was a Senior Associate with the investment banking department of Bear, Stearns & Co. in New York where he was responsible for execution of public offerings of over $5 billion and M&A transaction of over $6 billion of mostly real estate companies. Between 1998 and 2001, Mr. Hermon was a Partner with the investment partnership Shaykin & Co., a private equity firm in New York. Between 2001 and 2003, Mr. Hermon served as vice president and partner at the Challenge Funds, which managed over $250 million in assets and had investments in over eighty portfolio companies.

 

Mr. Hermon holds a BS in Economics and Labor Relations from Tel-Aviv University and an MBA with a concentration in finance from Boston University.

Mr. Oren Hon
Founder & Partner

Mr. Hon is an experienced real estate investor and manager. Mr. Hon is co-founder and managing partner  of Blue Arch Capital, an opportunistic real estate platform focused on investments in value-add and diverse real estate asset classes, throughout the Southeast US.  Prior, Mr. Oren Hon served as CEO of Elad National Properties between 2012 and 2013. With a portfolio value of over $1.2 billion, Elad National is a privately held entity with over 10,000 multifamily residential units in 8 states, 1 million square feet of office space and 2 hotels in in Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Mr. Oren Hon is also the founder and managing director of Neve Hon Group, an asset management company specializing in multifamily opportunistic real estate investments in Florida and investment and management of fixed income securities. Previously, Mr. Hon served as VP of Mergers & Acquisitions for Gazit Globe (NYSE:GZT), a multinational owner, operator and developer of malls and shopping centers with over $22 billion under management. During his tenure at Gazit-Globe, Mr. Hon has acquired years of extensive expertise in retail real-estate sectors and has spearheaded the Group’s worldwide M&A activity and the development of its public and private platforms. Throughout his years at Gazit, Mr. Hon headed over $2 billion of successful single and portfolio transactions both private and public. Mr. Hon was also director and member of several investment committees of the Group’s companies.  Furthermore, Mr. Hon was an analyst at the Mergers & Acquisitions group of Merrill Lynch Investment Banking Group in New York.

 

Mr. Hon holds a BS from Stern School of Business at New York University and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Mr. Landa is an executive vice president of AON risk services (NYSE:AON), the world's largest insurance intermediary, with over 500 offices in more than 120 countries.

 

Mr. Landa is a venture partner of Blue Arch Capital and an active investor in residential and commercial real estate in Florida and throughout the US during the past fifteen years. He is a graduate of the University of Miami with a bachelor's degree in business administration. Mr. Landa is a member of the advisory board of the University of Miami school of real estate and architecture, and vice chair of the annual Dade County Mayor's Ball. Mr. Landa has been active on the board of directors of the national Parkinson foundation and the Aventura Turnberry Jewish center. He is also a founder at the Mount Sinai medical center.

Mr. Michael Landa
Venture Partner
Mr. Jonathan  Mauldin
Vice President

As part of the Blue Arch team, Mr. Mauldin purchased 7,000 multifamily apartments worth over $2.5 billion and assisted in raising the necessary capital from public pension funds.  In his career, he has held fiduciary responsibility for over $100 million of construction work performed.  Prior to Blue Arch, Mr. Mauldin was Chief Operating Officer of $1.2 billion fund Elad National Properties with an annual budget exceeding $135 million.  At Elad, Mr. Mauldin was responsible for all functions associated with 42 properties, which included over 10,000 rental apartments.  In 2013, he and Elad's CFO raised $315 million in debt and equity from New York bulge bracket investment banks for a major refinance.  Under Mr. Mauldin's watch, Net Operating Income increased by over $8 million (approx. 20%) over a 2 year period, due in part to his value-add renovation initiatives.

Before Elad National, Mr. Mauldin was Senior Analyst at the $22 billion public property company Gazit Group.  Mr. Mauldin graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northwestern University and spent his early career in bulge bracket investment banks.

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Mr. John Connery
Associate

Mr. Connery is responsible for origination, due-diligence, underwriting, and investor relations.

 

Mr. Connery was most recently with Noble Capital Market’s natural resource and transportation investment banking divisions where he executed numerous M&A, equity, and debt capital raising assignments totaling over $1 billion of transaction value for emerging growth companies. Mr. Connery was responsible for preparing client presentations, financial models, valuation analyses and supporting due diligence efforts. Previously Mr. Connery also worked at Marc Bell Capital as a private equity analyst focusing on direct investment opportunities within venture capital, private equity, hospitality and entertainment, global real estate and other alternative vehicles.

 

Mr. Connery earned a B.S. in Investment Management and International Business from Lynn University and has also obtained the FINRA Series 7 and 79 licenses.