Mr. D'Wayne Prieto, Managing Principal of Ward Capital Management, LLC (WCM), has been working in Real Estate for the past 12 years as a principal investor and a real estate institutional advisor. Mr. Prieto worked at Wickapogue Realty Advisors: a real estate advisory, investment banking and asset management firm that caters to financial institutions with troubled assets. As the Vice-President of WRA, he has assisted in working out an excess of $200 million dollars of troubled assets. Prior to WRA, Mr. Prieto was the acquisition officer for Belfonti Capital Partners from 2001-2007. At Belfonti Capital Partners, LLC (BCP), an entrepreneurial firm, as an Acquisitions Officer. Mr. Prieto was involved in excess of $400 million dollars investment capital and exposed to various asset classes of real estate related transactions over a span of six years. He then worked at Blumenfeld Development Group in their Acquisitions and Development team with an emphasis on ground up retail development. In 2005, he started Ward Capital Management, his personal real estate investment and management firm focusing on multifamily assets in the tri-state area. Ward Capital Management owns, develops, and manages several multi-family assets in the tri-state area.
Mr. Prieto earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Cognitive Studies and Political Science at Vanderbilt University (May 2001). He also holds a Master's of Science degree in Real Estate Finance and Investments from New York University (August 2002). Mr. Prieto has further his business acumen by completing his Master's in Business Administration at the New York University Stern School of Business (August 2013).
Mr. Alicea is a Partner of Ward Capital Management, LLC; he leads the
Architecture and Construction division of WCM. Prior to WAC, Mr. Alicea
was the founding principal of A+H Architecture, P.C., an architectural
and construction consulting firm for the private sector and the
construction industry, which was established in 1994 and has been
doing business since.
Mr. Alicea has been actively involved in the design and construction of
major residential, office, commercial and recreational facilities for over
seventeen years. As a designer and construction manager he has been
involved in over 3,000,000 square feet of construction projects of
diverse types. His experience as an award-winning architect with hands
on construction experience has enabled him to provide effective
representation of client policies and goals.
Eric Harris, leads WCM's advertising and marketing division, he is also,
President and Partner of Sixth Floor Developers (6FD). Eric co-founded
6FD in January of 2004. As President of 6FD, Eric works to create his
client's digital strategy, creative design, and application development,
in addition to wireless and integrated marketing campaigns.
Since 6FD's inception, the company has launched campaigns that are
fun and engaging through dynamic branded content and interactive
storytelling. Eric is responsible for enhancing the growth and reach of
companies using online branding strategies.
Eric led creative and design development for the digital platform of the
award winning Pepsi "We Inspire" campaign. This interactive website
and online community utilizes celebrity influence as they encourage
women to share their sources of inspiration.
Among others, major 6FD clients include Sean John, Bryant Park Hotel,
Overbrook Entertainment, Sony Vaio, NBA, Magic Johnson Workforce
Solutions, Estee Lauder, Blue Flame Marketing, Brooklyn Circus, The
Council of Urban Professionals and Neyo.
Eric continues to lead 6FD's new business efforts, which recently
resulted in the company becoming an interactive agency partner with
Overbrook Entertainment. Overbrook is a highly accredited film and
production company whose owners include Will Smith, James Lassiter,
and Ken Stovitz.
Prior to forming 6FD, Eric served as a director and investment banker
at Merrill Lynch. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of
Massachusetts at Boston and an M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate
School of Management at Northwestern University.