Ward Capital Management

Our Greatest Asset
Is Comprised of Entrepreneurial
Leaders in Real Estate Acquisitions, Architecture and Planning, Banking, Investment Risk Management, Property Management, and Marketing.

D'Wayne
Prieto

MANAGING PARTNER & CEO

Mr. D'Wayne Prieto, Managing Partner & CEO of Ward Capital Management, LLC (WCM), has been working in Real Estate for the past 16 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).

Bradley A.
Gold

PARTNER

Bradley A. Gold has been Chief Executive Officer of B Gold Family Investments since January 2010. He guides the strategic planning and oversees new business investment initiatives for Ward Capital Management. Mr. Gold has a long track record and experience in managing and investing in commercial real estate and real estate-related investments, including single – family, multifamily, performing, sub-performing and non-performing loan portfolios and real estate owned properties, through a variety of credit cycles and market conditions. Additionally, Mr. Gold possesses significant vision and agility that allows Ward Capital Management to realize opportunities across various market climates, while continuing to assess risk and assure proper corporate governance. Mr. Gold’s core attributes include an oversight in investment strategy, a commitment to collaboration and collective decision-making, long-term enhanced value strategy, guidance and serving our clients with excellence and integrity. Mr. Gold has advised numerous clients in M&A on both the sell-side and buy-side through recapitalizations, leveraged buyouts, business valuations and strategic advisory assignments. He has executed numerous investment banking engagements in excess of $15.0 billion dollars for a diverse client base that includes financial services, food products, healthcare, industrial services, media and technology and real estate. Mr. Gold has served on numerous boards including: GMAC Auto Finance (Detroit, MI), Chrysler Financial (Detroit, MI), Alamo Rent A Car (Tulsa, OK), National Car Rental (Tulsa, OK), Albertsons LLC (Boise, ID), Teleglobe Inc. (Montreal, ON), Multimax Incorporated (Washington, DC), Hilco Trading LLC (Chicago, IL), General Fibre Communications, Inc. (Philadelphia, PA). Previously, he served as a Managing Director in private equity at Cerberus Capital Management, LP. from 2000 to 2010. From 1996 to 1998, he served at Jupter Partners, L.P. From 1994 to 1996 served as an analyst at The Blackstone Group. Mr. Gold holds a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. in Finance from Stanford University.

Jonathan
Sacks

SPECIAL ADVISOR

Jonathan Sacks, special advisor to Ward Capital Management, LLC, has played an essential role in major strategic initiatives including: leading efforts to set the firm’s business goals and growth strategy, building value for investors, and identifying emerging trends within the real estate industry. Over the course of several years, Jonathan Sacks has served in a variety of leadership roles and senior management positions. He is currently Managing Partner at 188th St. Development, a real estate and development company that has completed over 50 real estate and real estate financing engagements with a combined transaction value of over $20 million. 188th remains active in both development and lending with assets under management of over $8 million. Prior to that, Mr. Sacks acted as the interim CEO of MyEco, a firm that is focused on the protection of the environment by creating a sustainable shopping bag solution for retailers that provides a best practice alternative for retail consumers supporting not for profit entities. Jonathan is also the founding member of the Citizen Financial Advisory Committee (CFAC) for the Mamaroneck, New York Schools and has been instrumental in reducing school district debt costs. Based in New York, Jonathan has a long and successful record of helping clients with business strategy, capital advisory, strategic option analyses and other general management challenges. He has executed a number of investment banking engagements and performed advanced financial modeling, including entity valuations, transaction executing and structuring. He has particular depth working with clients across the real estate and consumer products industry at the intersection of technology while drawing upon a variety of cross-industry experience. Jonathan served as Executive Vice President and Member of the Board of Directors of E&B Giftware/EB Brands and was instrumental in the strategic sales of the companies that were sold to a private equity firms for $43 million and $113 million, respectively. Mr. Sacks is a strong supporter of his local community and participates in a number of civic organizations including a role as a founding member of the Citizen Financial Advisory Committee (CFAC) for the Mamaroneck, New York Schools and has been instrumental in reducing school district debt costs. He is a member of the Mamaroneck Fire Department, founding member of CFAC for the Mamaroneck School District and former member of the school section committee for Mamaroneck schools.