Hodes Weill & Associates (“Hodes Weill”), a global real estate advisory boutique with a focus on the investment and funds management industry, today announced the addition of two senior professionals to its team: Matt Hershey and Matilde Attolico.
Matt Hershey is joining the firm as a Principal, based in New York, responsible for coverage of institutional investors in North America. Previously, Mr. Hershey was a Senior Vice President at Brookfield Asset Management, the global alternative asset manager.
Matilde Attolico will join the firm in June 2012 as a Principal, based in London, responsible for coverage of institutional investors in the Middle East, Scandinavia and the UK. Previously, Ms. Attolico was a Partner at Mercury Capital Advisors, a global private fund raising and investment advisory firm.
“With the addition of Matt and Matilde to the firm, we continue to expand our global coverage of the institutional real estate market with extremely talented, high-quality professionals,” commented David Hodes, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Hodes Weill. “Each has tremendous credibility and experience working with global institutions to assist them in implementing their investment strategies.”
“I am delighted to be joining Hodes Weill,” said Mr. Hershey. “I look forward to increasing the firm’s US coverage and providing investors with innovative investment ideas and strategies.”
“I am excited to be working alongside the other professionals in the London office to expand the Hodes Weill platform and reach throughout the Middle East and Europe,” commented Ms. Attolico.
Background of Professionals
Matt Hershey was previously a Senior Vice President at Brookfield Asset Management where he was most recently responsible for coordinating sales and client service for all investors and consultants in the U.S. Northeast and Midwest for the firm’s real estate, infrastructure and private equity investment vehicles. Prior to joining Brookfield, Mr. Hershey was at Tishman Speyer from 2000 to 2006, where he most recently focused on sales and client service in Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern US. During his tenure at Tishman Speyer, Mr. Hershey helped grow the team from three to twenty-four professionals over five years, expanding the sales channels from private clients to predominantly institutional investors. Mr. Hershey received his Masters in Business Administration from New York University Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech.
Matilde Attolico was previously a Partner of Mercury Capital Advisors and a Director in the Merrill Lynch Private Equity Funds Group (the predecessor entity of Mercury Capital Advisors). Ms. Attolico was responsible for advising investors in Scandinavia, the Middle East and the U.K. on their alternative investments in private equity, real estate, infrastructure, venture capital, mezzanine and distressed funds. Ms. Attolico’s investor relationships include the largest sovereign wealth funds, central banks, insurance companies, pension funds, fund of funds and institutional family offices in these regions. Ms. Attolico joined Merrill Lynch in 2000. Prior to joining the Merrill Lynch Private Equity Funds Group in 2006, she worked both in Institutional Equity Sales and the Hedge Fund Capital Introduction Group at Merrill Lynch. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Ms. Attolico worked for Goldman Sachs. She has a BA from Brown University and a Master of Arts from the Courtland Institute in London, England.
About Hodes Weill & Associates
Hodes Weill & Associates* is a real estate advisory boutique with a focus on the investment and funds management industry. The firm is headquartered in New York and has additional offices in Hong Kong and London. Founded in 2009, Hodes Weill provides institutional capital raising for funds, transactions, co-investments and separate accounts; M&A, strategic and restructuring advisory services; and fairness and valuation analyses. Clients include investment and fund managers, institutional investors, lenders, property owners and other participants in the institutional real estate market. Through Tunbridge, an affiliate of Hodes Weill, the company makes investments alongside its clients in transactions, fund recapitalizations and investment management businesses.
*All regulated capital markets and securities advisory services are provided by Hodes Weill's subsidiary, Hodes Weill Securities, LLC, a registered broker-dealer with the SEC and a member of FINRA and SIPC.