Our Team

Investment Committee

Jeffrey “TJ” Heyman

Founder / Chief Investment Officer

TJ Heyman founded Woodbourne in 2000. He is Chief Investment Officer for the firm. During his 30+ year career in real estate, TJ has acquired, managed, repositioned, or developed over 25,000 multi-residential units in the United States and Canada. Prior to Woodbourne, TJ co-founded HomesUSA, which went public on the NYSE in 1997 as the largest independent retailer of manufactured homes in the United States.

TJ received an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA in Economics (with Distinction) from Stanford University.

Jake Herman, CFA

President

Jake Herman joined Woodbourne in 2007 to lead the firm’s real estate private equity investments in Canada. He is a fourth generation real estate professional. Several years prior, Jake was head of the real estate investment banking, and co-head of mergers and acquisitions, at HSBC Securities (Canada). HSBC exited the market in 2002, and Jake and his team migrated to Desjardins Securities, where he was Managing Director of real estate investment banking. During his tenure, Jake served as lead investment banker for the two largest manufactured housing community IPOs in Canada, raised billions in equity capital for real estate issuers, and advised on numerous high profile M&A mandates in the real estate sector. Prior to HSBC, Jake worked at Scotia Capital and Gordon Capital in investment banking. He began his career working with Citcom Corporation and Viking Rideau Corporation.

Jake received a BComm in Finance (with Honours) from the University of British Columbia.

Senior Professionals

John Harding

Head of Real Estate Operations

John Harding has worked with TJ Heyman since 1994 and officially joined Woodbourne in 2004. He has extensive experience in development and redevelopment of multifamily and manufactured housing projects. Previously, John was Head of Asset Management and Construction Management for a real estate firm co-founded by TJ. John was also a founding member of a retail outlet for manufactured housing which went on to be consolidated under the name HomesUSA in 1997, taken public on the NYSE, and subsequently sold to Fleetwood Enterprises (NYSE: FLE) in 1998.

John received an MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado and a BS in Civil Engineering (Magna Cum Laude) from Northeastern University. John is a registered professional engineer in the State of Colorado.

Ron Marek, CPA, CA

Chief Financial Officer

Ron Marek joined Woodbourne in 2007 and oversees all finance and accounting functions for the firm. Ron is a Chartered Accountant who has over 15 years of experience in the Canadian real estate industry. Previously, he was Director of Business Planning & Treasury at First Capital Realty (TSX.FCR), a leading owner, developer, and operator of supermarket-anchored shopping centers in Canada. He went on to become Vice President of Finance at Whiterock Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX.WRK.UN), where he was responsible for corporate financing, public reporting, and treasury.

Ron received a BComm in Accounting (with Distinction) from the University of Toronto.

Jason Rootenberg, JD

Jason Rootenberg joined Woodbourne in 2007 and currently serves as Head of Impact Investing. He previously lead the real estate investments team where he oversaw sourcing, underwriting, structuring and financing of Woodbourne’s investment transactions. Prior to Woodbourne, Jason was a lawyer in the Business Law group at McCarthy Tetrault LLP where he advised on a wide range of debt and equity financings, securitizations, and mergers and acquisitions transactions.

Jason received a joint JD/MBA from the University of Toronto and a BS in Statistical Science from the University of Western Ontario.

Nick Macrae

Senior Vice President, Head of Investments

Nick Macrae joined Woodbourne in 2021 and leads the investment team. Prior to Woodbourne, Nick was the Co-Head of Global Real Estate (Acting) and Senior Portfolio Manager, Real Estate at the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP), a major Canadian pension plan with +$100 billion in net assets and a +$16 billion global real estate portfolio. Prior to HOOPP, Nick worked at Brookfield Financial within Brookfield Asset Management and Avison Young.

Nick received an MBA (Bregman Scholar) from the University of Toronto and a BA (Honours) from Queen’s University.

Terry Coghlan, CFA

Chief Operating Officer

Terry Coghlan is responsible for the planning, execution and oversight of all operational functions of the firm. Previously, Terry was a Director and Senior Trader at a global real estate-dedicated private equity and securities firm, splitting his time between the firm’s Singapore and New York area offices.

Terry holds a B.S. in Finance and an M.S. in Accounting from the University of Colorado, and is a CFA charterholder.

David Roth, CFA

Vice President, Investments

David Roth joined Woodbourne in 2007 and serves as vice president on the real estate investment team.  He focuses on acquisitions and asset management for Woodbourne’s  industrial and self-storage investments. Additionally, he has served as manager of Woodbourne’s REIT and CMBS portfolios.

David holds a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and certification in Quantitative Finance from the University of Colorado, and is a CFA charterholder.

Melissa Parker

Vice President, Asset Management

Melissa Parker joined Woodbourne in 2017 with over 30 years of asset and property management experience.  She oversees the property managers across Woodbourne’s apartment portfolio.  Previously, as a Portfolio Manager for a real estate firm co-founded by TJ Heyman, Melissa was twice nominated as Regional Supervisor of the Year by the Colorado Apartment Association of Metro Denver, and she was the accepting representation of the Owner/Operator of the Year Award by the Apartment Association of Colorado Springs.

Neil Hylton

Senior Vice President, Construction & Development

Neil Hylton is responsible for overseeing apartment development projects primarily in Toronto. Neil has 30 years of real estate experience, having most recently worked as a Senior Project Manager at Concord Adex Developments where he oversaw eight residential high-rise developments over the last decade, comprising over $1.2 billion in aggregate actual and forecast cost.

Ian Husted, CFA

Vice President, Investments

Ian Husted joined Woodbourne in 2014.  He serves as a vice president on the real estate investment team focusing on underwriting and structuring student housing and apartment transactions.  He also leads Woodbourne’s student housing asset management team and oversees the strategic operations of this portfolio.

Ian holds a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Mathematics from the Occidental College, and is a CFA charterholder.

Nick Anderson, CFA

Vice President, Investments

Nick Anderson joined Woodbourne in 2015.  He serves as a vice president on the real estate investment team focusing on underwriting and structuring apartment transactions.

Nick holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado, and is a CFA charterholder.

Additional Professionals

Stephanie Tan, CPA, CMA

Accounting Manager

Danielle Bullivant

Executive Assistant & Legal Administrator

Tali Abdun

Associate

Johnathon Kagzi

Corporate Accountant

Clark Messman

Senior Associate

Eshita Sikder

Senior Accountant

Calyssa Palacio

Administrative Assistant

Michelle Whitaker

Executive Assistant & Office Manager

Kaitlyn Shearstone

Accounting Manager

Sijia Sang, CPA, CA

Tax and Financial Systems Manager

Michelle Liang

Financial Analyst

Shirley Ho

Corporate Accountant

Jen Phi, CFA, CPA, CA

Senior Associate, Investor Relations

Stevie Weston

Executive Assistant & Office Manager

Sara Khudhair, PMP

Project Manager

Evita Price

Accounting Manager

Rina Yambao

Accounting Manager

Tim Ramos

Corporate Accountant

Vanessa Fernandes

Junior Accountant

Raphaela Ronchi

Executive Assistant

Chris Derrick

Analyst