The Accend Companies, 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2800 Chicago, Illinois 60601 - (312) 348-5200

Management Team

Jeff Szorik

Principal

Jeff Szorik

For 25 years, Jeff has developed and applied his understanding of leadership, real estate, finance, law, capital markets, marketing, and strategy to create or improve enterprises in public and private settings. He began his career practicing law with a large Midwest law firm before pursuing an MBA. He was a consultant for five years, assisting a number of Fortune 500 companies with their national real estate strategies. Jeff was then selected to be the number two finance executive at a NYSE listed REIT $5 billion AUM.

His background includes roles as Interim CIO and CFO of two privately held real estate companies with holdings in excess of $2 billion. Jeff has completed over $3.5 billion in capital market transactions in the US and Europe. He has participated in acquisitions of more than $2 billion in a number of asset classes . Jeff earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in the LSA Honors College of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He earned a Juris Doctor from the Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University, and his Master of Business Administration from the Booth Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago.

Mario Spinella

Principal

Mario Spinella

Mario has over 38 years of experience as a real estate professional including 38 years as a practicing commercial real estate attorney and 30 concurrent years in retail, office, industrial and multifamily acquisitions and development. During his career, Mario has successfully sourced and/or negotiated the acquisition of more than 70 projects throughout the United States comprising approximately 17,000 apartment units, 3,000 condominium units and 1,000,000 square feet of commercial, mixed use, industrial and biotech space representing in excess of $3 billion in real estate assets.

Mario served as Executive Vice President for Acquisitions and Development, as Chief Development Partner and as Senior Vice President of three Atlanta based privately held multifamily real estate companies with national real estate holdings valued in excess of $2.5 billion. Prior to that, he was the Senior Managing Partner of a mid-sized Northern New Jersey law firm representing several institutional lenders and national real estate developers and holding companies. Mario earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Seton Hall University and his Juris Doctor from the College of Law at Syracuse University.

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