Team

MATTHEW S. BLANK

Principal
Matthew Blank is a Co-Founder of Blank Property Group. Prior to forming BPG in 2011, he was a Senior Equity Analyst at Long Pond Capital, LP, which is a long/short hedge fund focused on the real estate sector. At Long Pond, Mr. Blank specialized in the multifamily and single-family housing markets. Mr. Blank also previously worked at Morgan Stanley Real Estate, where he focused on investment banking, private equity, and the capital markets. At Morgan Stanley, Mr. Blank worked with a range of public and private clients in the real estate industry, focusing mainly on the apartment, strip center, office, and healthcare asset classes. He advised on debt restructuring assignments involving over $6B of CMBS loans, and executed over $650mm of equity capital market transactions. Mr. Blank graduated from the JD/MBA program at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Wharton Business School. He received a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania.

 

SAMUEL A. BLANK

Principal
Samuel A. Blank is a Co-Founder of Blank Property Group (“BPG”). Prior to forming BPG in 2011, he was a Vice President at RCG Longview, L.P., a New York City based real estate private equity fund that has placed more than $2 billion in the form of mezzanine, acquisition, construction, bridge and preferred equity investments. At RCG, Mr. Blank was responsible for originations, structuring, and underwriting, as well as all asset management functions. Mr. Blank began working in commercial real estate with BET Investments in Philadelphia in 2001, where he was responsible for retail acquisitions and leasing. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania.

 

DARRYL D. BERGER, JR.

Principal
Darryl is the Founder & CEO of Berger Holdings. Berger Holdings is a sector and geographically diversified real estate investment company headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. The portfolio includes full service hotels, single-family rentals, multifamily rentals, land and parking assets in Arizona, Louisiana and New York. The Company also occasionally originates and purchases real estate loans. Within the portfolio Darryl helps manage over 500 employees. Berger Holdings is capitalized and expanding. Darryl received a Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University.

 

PAUL CAINE

Director of Acquisitions
Paul Caine is Director of Acquisitions for BB Living. In this role, he coordinates BB Living’s acquisition sourcing and underwriting activities across the country. Prior to BB Living, Mr. Caine was an associate at the Leitner Group (now Butler Burgher Group), New York City’s largest independent real estate appraisal and consulting firm, where he provided market and valuation research across all product types for lenders, investors, and institutional property owners. Mr. Caine received a Master’s in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Carleton College.

 

BRANDEN LOMBARDI

Director of Operations
As Director of Operations for BB Living, Branden Lombardi coordinates the firm’s entitlement and land planning activities. Prior to BB Living, Mr. Lombardi was a principal with Aspire Real Estate Investments, a residential land investment company, as well as a consultant for Beazer Pre-Owned Homes and Rialto Capital Management. Mr. Lombardi began his career in the real estate industry working for the national land brokerage firm Land Advisors Organization, focusing on master-planned communities and large-scale development opportunities, notably the acquisition of Estrella Mountain Ranch—the largest real estate transaction in Arizona history. Mr. Lombardi received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Arizona State University. He founded the non-profit organization The Branden Lombardi Foundation at age 18, which focuses on the Arizona cancer community, and resides in Tempe, Arizona with his wife Andrea and their 8-year-old daughter Sophia.