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


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

Executive Vice President, 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.

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

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.

Steve Cordes

Senior Vice President, Asset Management

Steve Cordes joined Woodbourne in 2021 and leads the asset management team. Steve has over 20 years of experience in the multifamily real estate industry. Previously, he was Senior Vice President at Aimco (NYSE:AIV), a US-based multifamily REIT, where he led the national asset management function and redevelopments for the western half of the US. He later became Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the Monroe Group, a privately held developer, owner, and operator of 6,500 affordable housing units across the US.

Steve holds an MBA in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Denver and a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Richard Dansereau

Senior Vice President, Investor Relations

Richard Dansereau joined Woodbourne in 2022 with over 35 years of experience in the real estate industry. Prior to joining Woodbourne, Richard was President and Global Head of Fiera Real Estate. He was also Managing Director of Stonehenge NYC for 11 years, responsible for asset management and business partnerships and development and President of CADIM, the real estate division of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) for 9 years. Over his career, Richard has been involved in all aspects of real estate in most major markets throughout Canada, USA, Western Europe, and Asia.

Additional Professionals

Tali Abdun

Senior Associate, Asset Management

Johnathon Kagzi

Senior Accountant

Clark Messman

Senior Associate, Investments

Michelle Whitaker

Executive Assistant & Office Manager

Sijia Sang, CPA, CA

Senior Manager, Tax and Finance

Shirley Ho

Senior Corporate Accountant

Jen Phi, CFA, CPA, CA

Vice President, Investor Relations

Stevie Weston

Chief of Staff

Sara Khudhair, PMP

Project Manager

Rina Yambao

Accounting Manager

Tim Ramos

Corporate Accountant

Raphaela Ronchi

Executive Assistant

Chris Derrick

Associate, Investments

Henry Heyman

Sustainability Manager

Shivani Narang

Accounting Manager

Peter Oeftering

Senior Associate, Asset Management

Rex Wasserman

Analyst, Investments

Michael Ivan, CPA, CA, CFA

Senior Vice President, Finance

Frank Vinodolac

Senior Vice President, Development

Daniella Auerbach

Senior Associate, Investments

Leah Sugai

Analyst, Asset Management

Fiona Laviolette

Executive Assistant

Ilinca Ducharme

Corporate Accountant

Bogdan Ceha

Corporate Accountant

Ajay Rajurkar

Analyst, Investments

Huzefa Attarwala

Accounting Manager

Isidora Nedeljkovic

Accounting Manager

Aasim Shaikh

Senior Financial Analyst