Edward Lowenthal is Chairman of Tiburon and President of Ackerman Management LLC, a private investment management and advisory company with particular focus on real estate and other asset based investments.
Mr. Lowenthal was a Founder and was President of Wellsford Real Properties, Inc. (WRP) from 1997 until 2002. WRP was an American Stock Exchange listed real estate merchant banking company with offices in New York, NY and Denver, CO. It merged with REIS, Inc in 2007 (see below). He continues to serve as a Director of REIS. Mr. Lowenthal was a Founder, Trustee and President of Wellsford Residential Property Trust, a New York Stock Exchange listed multi-family real estate investment trust, until May, 1997 when it was merged into Equity Residential Properties Trust.
Mr. Lowenthal has significant experience in building and leading management and operating teams in public and private companies. He also has broad transactional experience in financing, acquiring, developing and selling real estate assets and operating companies.
He has over 30 years of real estate and merger and acquisition experience in both public and private entities. Over hundreds of transactions and through numerous business cycles, he has been able to benefit by pursuing appropriate opportunities and at times by refraining from transactional activity.
Mr. Lowenthal serves as a Director of Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (NYSE: OHI), Desarrolladora Homex, S.A. de C.V. (NYSE: HXM), a Mexican homebuilder, American Campus Communities (NYSE: ACC), a developer, owner and operator of student housing, and of Reis, Inc., (NASDQ: REIS) a real estate information and analytics provider that merged with WRP in 2007. He has previously served as a director or trustee of other public and private companies including Equity Residential (1997-2003).
Mr. Lowenthal serves as a Trustee of The Manhattan School of Music and serves on its Executive Committee and Chairs its Finance as well as its New Building Committees. He served as a member of the Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) from 1992-2000, Co-Chaired its 1993 annual meeting and served as Co-Chair of the Visiting Committee to Case Western Reserve University's College of Arts and Sciences.
He earned a B.A. degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1966 and a J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1969 where he was an editor of the Georgetown University Law Journal.