An Expert Team of Professionals Locally and Abroad

CPG has built a best-in-class fully integrated investment and asset management platform comprised of over 110 professionals located in New York, West Palm Beach and San Juan. With a wide range of institutional backgrounds, the team has extensive experience in real estate investments, development, property management and leasing, asset management, tax structuring, workouts, finance, accounting and investor reporting.

CPG's co-founding partners have worked together for over 25 years, with most of the Executive Team having been with CPG for 10 years or more.

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Barry E. Breeman

CO-CHAIRMAN

Barry Breeman is a founder and principal responsible for property acquisitions, property development, debt financing and strategic planning. In 1998 he partnered with North Star Capital Partners Investment Corp. in the acquisition of the development, management and leasing business of Manley Berenson Associates, Inc. as well as their three enclosed malls and one community shopping center, all of which are located in Puerto Rico. Subsequently, Manley Berenson was acquired by CPG. During his career, Mr. Breeman has purchased, financed, operated and disposed of over $15 billion of real property and real estate-related businesses.

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Mark Lipschutz

CO-CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Mark Lipschutz is a founder and principal whose focus includes acquisition and financing as well as joint venture work with CPG's financial partners. Previously Mr. Lipschutz was a partner, head of the Real Estate department and member of the Executive Committee at the law firm of Kronish Lieb Weiner & Hellman LLP (now Cooley LLP). Mr. Lipschutz received his undergraduate degree with distinction from The Cornell School of Hotel Administration and currently serves as a member of The Real Estate Advisory Board, He received his law degree, graduating cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

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Gary M. Kravetz

Principal

Gary M. Kravetz is a principal of CPG and responsible for Acquisitions and Finance. Prior to joining CPG, Mr. Kravetz was Managing Director of Tishman Speyer and general counsel for the Emerging Markets Group (Mexico, Brazil, China and India). Prior to Tishman Speyer, Mr. Kravetz was a partner at the law firm Cooley in New York, where he represented private equity groups, investment banks and REITs on all aspects of real estate transactions, including joint ventures, financing, development and leasing, as well as both portfolio and single-asset acquisitions and dispositions throughout the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. Previously, Mr. Kravetz was a real estate attorney with the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and was an associate in the real estate advisory services practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Kravetz earned a JD from the University of Miami and an LLM in taxation from New York University.

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Samuel Kirschner

Chief Operating Officer

Samuel Kirschner is a responsible for running CPG’s distressed debt and special servicing businesses as well as overseeing the development of Paseo Caribe and executing capital markets initiatives. Prior to joining CPG, Mr. Kirschner was a founding partner of Dawn Homes Realty Investors LLC, an equity fund that acquired and operated multifamily housing developments throughout the Northeast United States. Prior to his time at Dawn Homes, Mr. Kirschner held senior management positions at Hypo Real Estate Capital Corporation, GMAC Commercial Mortgage Corp. and Daiwa Securities. Earlier in his career, Mr. Kirschner practiced real estate law at Kaye Scholer and was a practicing CPA with Ernst & Young and The Equitable. Mr. Kirschner received his Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree from SUNY Albany School of Business where he graduated cum laude and his law degree from Fordham University School of Law where he graduated cum laude, was an Associate Editor of the Law Review and a Member of the Order of the Coif.

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Stanley R. Zippin

Principal and Chief Financial Officer

Stan Zippin is a principal and CFO for CPG’s investments. Before joining CPG in 2003, Mr. Zippin was a Senior Vice President responsible for all property accounting functions and information technology at Regency Centers Corp., a New York Stock Exchange-listed shopping-center investment trust. Previously, he was a Senior Vice President of Operations at Branch Properties, overseeing the management and leasing of more than 7 million square feet of shopping centers. Prior to that, Mr. Zippin worked with Metlife where he was involved in various aspects of their financial accounting and reporting for office, retail, hospitality, warehouse/distribution and mixed-use properties. Mr. Zippin started his career with Arthur Young and Company (now Ernst and Young). Mr. Zippin is a CPA who received his undergraduate degree in accounting and his MBA in finance and real estate from the University of Florida.

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Kenneth M. Blatt

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, HOSPITALITY DIVISION

Kenneth Blatt is a principal responsible for overseeing the asset management of CPG’s hotel investments including Dorado Beach’s hotel, golf and real estate operations. Prior to joining CPG, Mr. Blatt created a holding company actively involved in investments in the service sectors of Eastern Europe and hospitality sectors in the US. Earlier in his career, Mr. Blatt practiced real estate law at Sills Cummis. Mr. Blatt is a graduate of the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, received his law degree from Emory University and an advanced business certificate at INSEAD. He is an active Board member of both Cornell Hotel School’s Pillsbury Institute of Hospitality Entrepreneurship and Innovation Network and an elected member of the Cornell University Council. He also chairs the House Committee of The Core Club in NYC and is on numerous hospitality and entrepreneurial advisory boards.

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John E. Johnson

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Mr. Johnson is responsible for all accounting, reporting and treasury functions for CPG’s investments. Before joining CPG in 2005, Mr. Johnson was a Vice President responsible for resort property accounting and collections functions at Fairfield Resorts (now Wyndham Vacation Resorts), a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide. Previously, he held various senior positions including Corporate Controller at Sunterra (now Diamond Resorts) that included SEC reporting for an IPO as well as secondary debt and equity offerings, mortgage securitizations, integrating acquisitions, negotiating acquisitions along with sales, marketing, and operations management. Prior to that, Mr. Johnson started his career as an auditor with KPMG. Mr. Johnson is a CPA who received his undergraduate and master’s degree in accounting from The University of Florida.

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J. Craig Kaempfer

VICE PRESIDENT

Craig Kaempfer is responsible for managing accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, audit and tax compliance for several of CPG's investments. Mr. Kaempfer joined CPG in 2003. Prior to joining CPG, Mr. Kaempfer was an audit manager at Ernst & Young LLP, serving a wide range of national and international public and private corporate clients. Mr. Kaempfer is a Certified Public Accountant and received a Bachelor degree in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University and a Bachelor degree in Finance from the University of Florida.

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Kevin Hetherington

Vice President

Kevin Hetherington is responsible for coordinating loan servicing, accounting, valuations, reporting, analytics and investor relations with a focus on the distressed debt business. Prior to joining CPG, Mr. Hetherington worked at Bayview Asset Management handling their small balance commercial origination, sales and servicing platform. Before Bayview, Mr. Hetherington worked in Bank of America's structured finance group in Houston arranging structured and syndicated deals for large multinational energy and power companies. Mr. Hetherington received his B.A. from Georgetown University.

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Drew Hoffman

Vice President

Drew Hoffman is responsible for CPG’s investor and lender financial reporting. Prior to joining CPG, he was an Audit Senior Manager with Deloitte & Touche LLP, where he supervised engagement teams and advised multinational clients in financial accounting, internal controls and financial reporting matters. Mr. Hoffman, a Certified Public Accountant, received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Florida and a Master of Accounting from Florida Atlantic University.

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Michael Rader

Vice President

Michael Rader is responsible for evaluating, structuring and executing real estate equity and debt investments. In addition, he is engaged in CPG’s capital markets initiatives and asset management of investments. Prior to joining CPG, Mr. Rader was an associate in the portfolio management group at Torchlight Investors where he underwrote and analyzed various fixed income opportunities including CMBS, CRE CDOs and high yield whole loans. He began his career as an analyst at J.P. Morgan working within CMBS Origination. Mr. Rader graduated with honors from Binghamton University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Management Information Systems.

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Eric Sitman

Associate

Eric Sitman is responsible for evaluating and executing real estate equity and debt investments. Prior to joining CPG, Mr. Sitman was an analyst at Torchlight Investors, where he was responsible for underwriting opportunistic real estate debt investments. He received his Bachelor of Business degree in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Business.

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Oriol Gimenez

PRINCIPAL - HOSPITALITY DIVISION

Oriol Gimenez is a principal of the Hospitality Division of CPG and is head of Hospitality Acquisitions. Mr. Gimenez was previously a manager at the Hospitality & Real Estate Advisory Group of Ernst & Young where he specialized in real estate development, strategic advisory, and transaction due diligence across the Americas. His professional career includes hospitality positions at InterContinental Hotel Group, Marriott Hotels & Resorts and Leading Hotels of the World in Europe and the United States. He received his business undergraduate degree from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain, and a Masters of Management in Hospitality with honors from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration.

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Marta Molina Seal

PRINCIPAL - HOSPITALITY DIVISION

Marta Molina Seal is a principal of the Hospitality Division of CPG and is head of Hospitality Asset Management. In such capacity, Mrs. Molina oversees the performance of CPG's more than 3,000 hotel rooms and hospitality-related assets and evaluates prospective hotel investments including the development, repositioning and disposition strategies. In addition, Mrs. Molina manages aspects of contract negotiation and due diligence for hospitality-related acquisitions. Prior to CPG, Mrs. Molina evaluated the market potential and financial returns for all proposed Marriott and Ritz-Carlton lodging products throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. In her native Panama, Mrs. Molina was a Policy Advisor to the Presidential Committee on Sustainable Development and served as Director of Marketing and Analysis for the Panama Tourism Board. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration and a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.

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Edward Stutz

VICE PRESIDENT, COMMERCIAL

Edward Stutz is responsible for executing the property management and leasing initiatives for CPG's commercial operating and development assets. Prior to CPG, Mr. Stutz worked for a variety institutional real estate owners and operators where he concentrated on operational efficiencies, value creation and revenue preservation protocols through the proactive asset management of over 22 million square feet and execution of over 15 million square feet of leases over a variety of asset classes. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Hartford.

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Jacob Manevich

VICE PRESIDENT, RETAIL LEASING

Jacob Manevich is responsible for all retail leasing for CPG. Prior to joining CPG, Mr. Manevich was the Director of Leasing for Lerner Enterprises, Inc., the largest private owner of commercial real estate in Washington, D.C. and oversaw 4 million square feet of super regional malls, lifestyle centers, and downtown retail. Prior to his involvement with Lerner Enterprises, Mr. Manevich was the Director of Leasing for First Washington Realty, LLC. and oversaw one of the larger grocery-anchored shopping centers portfolios in the Mid Atlantic. Mr. Manevich started his career with the Pyramid Group, Inc. and was the Senior Leasing Executive responsible for Palisades Mall – the 2nd largest mall in New York. Mr. Manevich received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Maryland and his MBA from Fordham University.

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John Livanos

ASSOCIATE

John Livanos is currently responsible for loan restructuring, dispositions, and asset management within CPG’s distressed debt portfolio. Prior to joining CPG, Mr. Livanos was an Associate at Gramercy Capital where he was responsible for underwriting and analyzing various fixed income opportunities including Bridge and Mezzanine CRE loans, CMBS securities, and legacy CRE CDO bonds as well as assisting in the restructuring of over $2 billion in bridge and mezzanine loans. Mr. Livanos graduated from Lafayette College with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics & Business.

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Juan Carlos Batlle

SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR

Juan Carlos Batlle is co-head of CPG’s distressed debt and loan asset management business in Puerto Rico. He joined CPG after careers in both the private and public sector. Mr Batlle was previously Senior Vice President and Director of Investment Banking at Santander Securities, President & CEO of Santander Asset Management, and Managing Director of Santander Securities. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of Santander Securities Corporation, Santander Asset Management Corporation, and the First Puerto Rico Family of Funds. In the public sector Mr. Batlle held a top fiscal and economic position under former Governor Luis G. Fortuño. He served as Vice Chairman and President of the Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico. He holds a degree in Economics from the College of Literature, Science and the Arts of the University of Michigan.

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Anthony Santoro

SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR

Anthony Santoro is co-head of CPG's distressed debt and loan asset management business in Puerto Rico. Before joining CPG, Mr. Santoro he worked at Kinight Capital Group and Operating Partners Co. where he gained extensive experience in financial investment, financial management, real estate financing, mortgage process management and compliance, corporate and institutional financing, warehousing, cash and risk management. Mr. Santoro graduated from Ithaca College with a BS in Management.

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Oneida Pérez

GENERAL COUNSEL AND COMPLIANCE OFFICER

Oneida Pérez is responsible for managing the CPGIS legal team including workouts, resolutions, employee relations, business ethics and monitoring functions. In addition, she provides counsel on commercial negotiations, commercial litigation, complex settlement transactions and related agreements as well as general legal advice and guidance in bankruptcy and property law, ethics and corporate compliance. Prior to joining CPG, Ms. Pérez represented Banco Popular de Puerto Rico and was an attorney for Blackpoint Management LLC in NYC, managing construction and commercial assets located in Puerto Rico. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus. She also earned a juris doctor degree from the University of Puerto Rico Law School.

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Mario Ramirez

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Mario Ramirez is responsible for a portfolio of non-performing assets comprised primarily of distressed loans guaranteed by real estate and REO properties—including residential projects under development, commercial properties, industrial properties, and land. In addition, Mr. Ramirez maintains relationships with the company's partners and third-party clients. Before joining CPGIS, he was a Senior Vice President and Vice President for various Puerto Rico-based financial institutions. Mr. Ramirez holds a bachelor's degree in finance and a juris doctor degree from the University of Puerto Rico.

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Luis Guzman

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT

Luis Guzman is responsible for a portfolio of non-performing assets comprised primarily of distressed loans guaranteed by real estate and REO properties—including residential projects under development, commercial properties, industrial properties, and land. Prior to CPGIS, Mr. Guzman worked for Banco Popular de Puerto Rico as Vice President for their construction loans division, where he was responsible for origination, underwriting, closing and administration of residential and commercial construction loans. Mr. Guzman holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Bentley University in Massachusetts and is a licensed real estate broker in Puerto Rico.

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Hector Del Río

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT

Hector Del Río is responsible for a portfolio of non-performing assets comprised primarily of distressed loans guaranteed by real estate and REO properties—including residential projects under development, commercial properties, industrial properties, and land. Prior to CPGIS, Mr. Del Río worked as a relationship officer and account executive in the corporate, commercial and construction loans divisions of Banco Santander and Banco Popular. He earned his BA in Business Administration from Marquette University and holds a master's degree in finance and a juris doctor degree from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico.

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Eric Higuera

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT

Eric Higuera is responsible for a portfolio of non-performing assets comprised primarily of distressed loans guaranteed by real estate and REO properties—including residential projects under development, commercial properties, industrial properties, and land. Previously, Mr. Higuera held several positions with various Puerto Rico-based financial institutions working in business development, middle markets, commercial real estate finance, construction lending, and workouts. He obtained a B.A. in finance from Duquesne University.

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Nellie Soto

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT

Nellie Soto specializes in managing distressed commercial portfolios resulting from corporate mergers, acquisitions and restructurings, leveraged buyouts, sourcing of capital, and investing. Prior to joining CPGIS, Ms. Soto was Office Manager and Relationships Manager for Bayview Loan Management, LLC. Previously, she served as Vice President of Commercial Credit Loan Administration and Risk Management for Western Bank of Puerto Rico. Ms. Soto began her career as a District Credit Officer at Banco Santander Puerto Rico. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

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Raúl Angleró

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT

Raúl Angleró is responsible for a portfolio of non-performing assets comprised primarily of distressed loans guaranteed by real estate and REO properties—including residential projects under development, commercial properties, industrial properties, and land. Mr. Angleró began his career at the Chase Manhattan Bank Western Hemisphere Credit Training Center, then subsequently held account manager, department head and senior lending officer positions at Citibank, Scotiabank, Doral Bank and Banco Cooperativo de Puerto Rico, working in commercial and corporate banking, remedial management, credit administration, collections and automotive financing. He earned a B.S. in Finance from Syracuse University.

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Rafael F. Muñoz Cruz

VICE PRESIDENT

Rafael F. Muñoz Cruz is responsible for a team of analysts that provide key performance indicators and other investor reporting functions on the non-performing debt investments. Additionally, Mr. Muñoz implements various management information processes within the organization. Prior to joining CPGIS, he worked for two Puerto Rican financial institutions over more than 11 years and was responsible for financial budgeting and planning, implementing databases and software applications, and developing consumer products. Mr. Muñoz graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with a BA in Accounting and an MBA in Computing in Open Information System from Inter-American University of Puerto Rico.

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