John A. Porges

  • Principal
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    Prior to Ascent, John was vice president and general counsel of J.D. Carlisle Development in New York. John was primarily responsible for development strategy, overall transaction management and marketing. Prior to J.D. Carlisle, John was an associate at Togut, Segal & Segal in New York. John is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College and New York School of Law.


    jporges@ascentrea.com
    212-843-8910

  • Dean S. Benjamin

  • Principal
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    Prior to Ascent, Dean was a director in the Principal Transactions Group at Credit Suisse First Boston. Dean’s responsibilities included the structuring and execution of numerous capital markets transactions, the creation of high yield investment vehicles and the workout and restructuring of a multi-billion dollar portfolio of assets following the 1998 debt crisis. Prior to Credit Suisse First Boston, Dean was an associate at Schulte Roth & Zabel in New York. Dean is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Fordham University School of Law.


    dbenjamin@ascentrea.com
    212-843-8911

  • Steven Ridulfo

  • Chief Financial Officer
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    Steve joined Ascent as our CFO in 2006. Prior to Ascent, Steve was a vice president and the controller for Sage Realty and the William Kaufman Organization. Steve also worked in property accounting for Paramount Group. Steve is a graduate of Long Island University and the C.W. Post Center, School of Professional Accountancy.


    sridulfo@ascentrea.com
    212-843-8915

  • Garrison Weaver

  • Associate
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    Garrison Weaver is an Associate at Ascent Real Estate Advisors where he focuses on acquisition underwriting and asset management. His responsibilities include analyzing new acquisitions, due diligence, financial modeling, and deal structuring. Prior to Ascent, Garrison was an analyst at Situs Holdings. Garrison is a graduate of the University of Richmond with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in finance.


    gweaver@ascentrea.com
    212-843-8914

  • Sabrina Massa

  • Executive Assistant
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    Sabrina Massa is the Executive Assistant at Ascent. Sabrina assists with the management and administration of more than 40 real estate entities involving in excess of 100 investors. Sabrina’s responsibilities include distribution coordination, bank reconciliations, property management and all administrative functions. Prior to Ascent, Sabrina was a Financial Associate with Citibank.


    smassa@ascentrea.com
    212-843-8913


  • Property Name West Maude
    Property Address 674-678 W. Maude Avenue
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Property Type Creative Office
    Date Acquired May 2012
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    Property Name Wells Fargo Tower
    Property Address 800 W. Airport Freeway
    Irving, TX
    Property Type Class B Office
    Date Acquired March 2014
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  • Property Name 501 Seaview
    Property Address 501 Seaview Avenue
    Staten Island, NY
    Property Type Medical Office
    Date Acquired June 2014
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  • Property Name 555 East California
    Property Address 555 East California & 209 North Fair Oaks
    Property Type Creative Office/R&D
    Date Acquired July 2014
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  • Property Name 200 Kansas
    Property Address 200 Kansas Street
    San Francisco, CA
    Property Type Creative Office/PDR
    Date Acquired February 2015
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  • F&M-Portfolio

    Property Name F&M Portfolio
    Property Address Multiple Addresses
    Lancaster, PA
    Property Type Student Housing
    Date Acquired January 2013
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  • Property Name 1345 MPD
    Property Address 1345 Moffett Park Drive
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Property Type Research & Development
    Date Acquired December 2014
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  • Property Name 1010 Corporation Way
    Property Address 1010 Corporation Way
    Palo Alto, CA
    Property Type Creative Office
    Date Acquired December 2012
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  • Property Name East Arques
    Property Address 955-965 E. Arques Ave
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Property Type Creative Office /R&D
    Date Acquired May 2014
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  • Property Name 545 Oakmead
    Property Address 545 Oakmead Parkway
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Property Type R&D/Manufacturing
    Date Acquired November 2015
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  • Property Name 304 Inverness
    Property Address 304 Inverness Way S
    Englewood, CO
    Property Type Class B Office
    Date Acquired February 2012
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  • Property Name Rambler Park
    Property Address 7557 Rambler Road
    Dallas, TX
    Property Type Class A Office
    Date Acquired March 2016
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