Roi Lidor, Blair Ashner and Daniel Kiachko Join Prominent National Real Estate Investment Firm
Castle Lanterra Properties (CLP), a New York-based national real estate investment firm, announced today three new additions to its industry-leading acquisitions division. Roi Lidor will serve as Director of Acquisitions, while Daniel Kiachko has joined as a senior analyst. In addition, Blair Ashner, who will be based in Scottsdale, AZ will oversee acquisitions in the southwestern region of the US. All three seasoned professionals will support the firm’s rapidly expanding investment and acquisition teams across the country. Elie Rieder, founder and CEO of CLP made the announcement.
“There is a tremendous amount of activity as a result of the global pandemic,” said Rieder. “By expanding our team with seasoned professionals like Roi, Blair and Daniel, we position ourselves well to capitalize on these opportunities while continuing to grow our portfolio.”
Mr. Ashner’s real estate expertise spans four decades, with much of his experience as an acquisitions officer and member of the Investment Committee for Equity Group Investments, Sam Zell’s founding and parent company of Equity Residential Properties Trust, Equity Office Properties Trust, and Equity International Properties, LLC. While at Equity Group Investments, he served in several senior executive positions, including Senior Vice President, Equity International Properties, Ltd., and Senior Vice President of Finance. During his 25 years at Equity, he was involved in over $6 billion of real estate acquisitions in the U.S., South and Central Americas, and in Eastern Europe. He was also involved in IPO’s, fund raising, structuring transactions, private equity funds, and international taxes. During his tenure at Equity, he was head of acquisition analysis, portfolio management, and commercial property accounting.
Mr. Ashner holds a B.A. in Accounting from The University of Illinois at Chicago and an M.B.A. in Finance from The University of Chicago. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
With twenty years of experience, Mr. Lidor brings a proven track record of success in the acquisition and asset management of multifamily and mixed-use properties to his position at CLP. Prior to joining the firm, he served as Chief Investment Officer of Quantum Equities, a NY-
based real estate investment, management, and development firm. In that capacity he sourced, negotiated and acquired multifamily assets – more than tripling the company’s national presence and helped penetrate markets with high barriers to entry. Before his tenure at Quantum, he served as Head of US Real Estate Investments for Clal US, Israel’s second largest insurance company and pension fund. Mr. Lidor also held senior acquisition and asset management positions at Africa Israel USA and El-Ad National Properties.
Mr. Lidor earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Miami.
Joining as a senior investment analyst, Mr. Kiachko comes to CLP from Glen Una Management, the family-owned office and real estate investment firm of the founder and Chairman Emeritus of the multi-billion-dollar semiconductor company KLA-Tencor Corporation, Kenneth Levy. While at Glen Una, Mr. Kiachko served as a senior investment specialist responsible for the identification and acquisition of assets, specifically in the industrial and retail sectors. Mr. Kiachko has focused on commercial properties across the United States, with a particular focus on the Midwest. Prior to his tenure at Glen Una Management, Mr. Kiachko spent time working in Dublin, Ireland at the Apex Group, a large fund administrator.
Mr. Kiachko earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Boston University’s prestigious Question School of Business.