Prime Group is led by industry veterans, strategic thinkers and bold visionaries who are committed to propelling the growth of Prime for all stakeholders.
Robert Moser has over 20 years of experience as an owner, operator and developer of institutional real estate. Mr. Moser oversees all acquisitions, operations, strategic initiatives and investment activities of Prime Group, which he founded in 2013. He is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Mr. Moser began his career in 1995 as a commercial real estate broker with RJM Properties, originating investment acquisitions and sales throughout the northeastern U.S. He has a BA, with Honors, in Economics from Union College. Mr. Moser’s college thesis focused on the valuation of income-producing investment real estate using two regression analysis methods for estimating demand.
Douglas Kotelly oversees Prime Group’s investment originations platform, fund-raising and business development activities. He joined Prime Group in 2014 and is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Mr. Kotelly has over 30 years of institutional real estate experience in virtually all U.S. property and capital markets. He has originated and closed over $2 billion of private equity real estate investments during his career, including 10 years running the joint venture originations team at Boston-based Overland Capital, plus deal sourcing and management positions at KeyBank Real Estate Capital (NYSE: KEY), South Charles Investment Corporation, now part of Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), Sun Life Financial (NYSE: SLF) and PaineWebber Properties, now part of UBS Group (NYSE: UBS). Mr. Kotelly has an MBA, magna cum laude, from Babson College and a BS in Finance, summa cum laude, from Boston College.
Brianna Pearce implements and monitors the activities, policies and protocols of the company and its funds, runs its compliance division, and oversees the legal affairs of Prime Group. Before joining Prime Group in 2017, Ms. Pearce was Associate General Counsel for Ayco, a large SEC-registered investment adviser owned by Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS). She earned her JD, magna cum laude, from Albany Law School, MBA from Clarkson University (formerly Union Graduate College) and BS in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Brian Patterson oversees all portfolio management and accounting activities on behalf of Prime Group, including functions related to revenue optimization, accounts payable, payroll management and portfolio analysis. Prior to joining Prime Group in 2018, Mr. Patterson oversaw multiple teams of fund accountants at LeverPoint Management LLC. Before that time, he served various Controller positions for Centerbridge Partners, a private equity firm, where he ran and grew the accounting function in its Luxembourg office. Mr. Patterson also has accounting experience at Fortress Investment Group and Deloitte & Touche. He earned a BSBA in Accounting from Rochester Institute of Technology.
David Galkiewicz coordinates the closings of all property acquisitions and refinancings, and serves as a liaison with all lenders. He is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Mr. Galkiewicz also manages the implementation of Prime Group’s computer systems. He has over 15 years of real estate industry experience, having joined a predecessor organization to Prime Group in 2003. Mr. Galkiewicz attended Siena College.
Christopher Kirby coordinates all fund and investor reporting and oversees all capital calls and investor distributions. Prior to joining Prime Group, he was a Senior Manager for Ultimus Leverpoint, where he had increasing levels of responsibility over his 8-year tenure and ultimately managed a team of 10 members and $5 billion in assets. Mr. Kirby also was an Operations Analyst for Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments. He has an MS in Accounting from The College of Saint Rose and a BS in Accounting from Siena College.
Grant Rickelman leads several key projects that augment Prime Group’s business offerings, particularly with respect to expanding Prime Group’s access to the capital markets. Prior to joining Prime Group, Mr. Rickelman was the head of Northern Trust’s wealth management banking practice for the Northeast United States. He has an extensive credit and relationship management background. Mr. Rickelman earned a BS degree from Northwestern University.
James Schukal leads key projects that expand Prime Group’s business offerings, helping the company grow in key areas. He is assisting in building out Prime Group’s investor relations division and helping to grow its investment platforms. Mr. Schukal joined Prime Group from Northern Trust, where he held various roles in investment management and relationship management. He previously worked at AllianceBernstein, managing global equity portfolios for institutional clients. Mr. Schukal has over 20 years of investment management experience and earned an MBA from Pace University and a BS from University at Albany. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Billy Jacobs spearheads one of Prime’s newest investment platforms, Prime Group Capital Solutions. Prior to joining Prime Group, Mr. Jacobs was most recently the Founder and Managing Director of White Lake Real Estate Capital, a boutique real estate financing company. Throughout his 40+ year career, he has created innovative financing vehicles and established partnerships with institutional investment partners from around the world. Mr. Jacobs earned a JD from Columbia University and a BS from the University of Michigan.
Stacie Grimes is responsible for asset-level accounting activities of Prime Group. She has over 25 years of experience in the financial field, having had CFO-level and controller positions in retail, manufacturing and commercial real estate. Ms. Grimes joined a predecessor organization to Prime Group in 2008. She has a BS in Accounting from SUNY Geneseo.
Tammi Steinberg is responsible for various internal accounting activities of Prime Group. She has over 20 years of public accounting experience, having managed the audit departments of two prominent Rochester, NY-based accounting firms. Ms. Steinberg has a BS in Accounting, with Honors, from Binghamton University.
Megan Holmes, CPA is responsible for various financial planning activities. Prior to joining Prime Group, Ms. Holmes was a Director at CEFO Advisors. She also has held various accounting and financial planning roles at KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ms. Holmes earned both her MS and BS in Accounting from the University at Buffalo.
Taylor Wegman, CPA is responsible for overseeing in-house tax accounting matters, including tax savings and compliance with tax law. Prior to joining Prime Group, Ms. Wegman held various accounting-related roles at Rochester-based DeJoy, Kanuf & Blood, LLP. She earned a BS in Accounting from SUNY Geneseo.
Dimitrios Papiris is responsible for asset-level operations of properties owned and managed by Prime. Prior to joining Prime Group, Mr. Papiris was VP of Operations for Treasure Island Management. Prior to that time, he spent a decade at Manhattan Mini Storage in roles of increasing responsibility, including VP of Operations and Business Development. Mr. Papiris attended Hunter College. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Self Storage Association.
Harvey Beldner is responsible for all human resources activities for Prime Group. He has over 30 years of senior-level human resources experience in a variety of industries, most recently as the Global Talent Director for Moog Inc. Mr. Beldner has held Vice President of Human Resources roles at Asahi Kasei America and North American Breweries. He earned a BS in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.
Thomas Richardson manages and coordinates all construction and development activities of Prime Group. He has over 25 years of experience in ground-up construction, cost estimation, design and project management. Prior to joining Prime Group in 2017, Mr. Richardson held senior project management responsibilities for several Albany-area commercial real estate development companies, including Bonacio Construction, Bast Hatfield, Gordon Development and NewGround. He also is a licensed Real Estate Broker.
John Burke oversees the leasing and revenue optimization of all commercial real estate within Prime Group’s self storage portfolio. Mr. Burke has a diverse real estate background, including being a founding member and former CEO of the Upstate New York franchise of Select Sotheby’s International Realty and a Managing Director of Core BTS. He earned a BS in Marketing and Management from Siena College. Mr. Burke is a licensed Real Estate Broker.
Samir Kulkarni oversees all information technology initiatives for Prime Group. He has over 15 years of diverse experience in IT infrastructure management, network administration and systems implementation. Prior to joining Prime Group, Mr. Kulkarni worked as an IT management consultant for several mid-sized businesses across New York State. He has an MS in Information Technology from Clark University and a BS in Engineering from Savitribai Phule Pune University.
Heather Stinson is responsible for all training protocols for field personnel. She trains employees in disparate locations and implements a standardized, customer-oriented approach to all facility-level policies and procedures. Ms. Stinson formerly held positions of increasing responsibility in the Sales Development division of Charter Communications. She earned a BS in Marketing and Management from Siena College.
Robert Munster is responsible for driving sales and identifying business development opportunities for Prime Storage. Prior to joining Prime Group, Mr. Munster had over 15 years of progressive operational and sales experience, most notably at Manhattan Mini Storage. He earned a BA in Communications from Molloy University.