Angelo, Gordon began investing in commercial real estate in 1993 and has acquired over $13 billion of properties. The firm focuses on a value-added approach through the acquisition of sub-performing real estate properties across a broad range of geographical markets and product types. These assets are often attractively priced due to the lack of operating income, complexity of analysis, and inefficiency of the sales process.
With real estate professionals in our offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo and Shanghai we have a global view of the market, with a strong emphasis on the United States and Asia.
Adam Schwartz joined Angelo, Gordon in 2000 and is the head of the firm’s United States/Europe real estate group. He is a Managing Director and a member of the firm’s executive committee. Adam has been directly responsible for, or overseen, in excess of $6 billion of real estate assets at the firm. Adam has significant experience in the acquisition and repositioning of all property types. Prior to joining the firm, Adam worked in the acquisitions group at Vornado Realty Trust, a public real estate investment trust. His work focused on the acquisition of public and private real estate companies in addition to single asset acquisitions. Adam received a B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
joined Angelo, Gordon & Co. in 2010 as the Global Head of Marketing. Garrett leads our new business development efforts and actively consults with clients regarding the full range of Angelo, Gordon’s products and services. Prior to joining the firm, he was head of the Institutional Client Group for Trust Company of the West (TCW). Before TCW, Garrett was with JPMorgan Asset Management, where he served as a Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Institutional Americas business. While at JPMorgan, Garrett was Head of the West Coast region, focusing on large corporate and public funds, endowments, and foundations. In addition, Garrett has held a variety of sales and senior management responsibilities at IBM Corporation. Garrett holds a B.S. degree from Boston University and is a former Board Member of the Pacific Pension Institute.
John Angelo is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Angelo, Gordon. He manages the firm’s growth and is focused on its strategic direction. A pioneer in the management of distressed securities and convertible arbitrage funds, John began his finance career in 1966 working on the bond floor of the New York Stock Exchange. He was associated with L.F. Rothschild for 18 years where he managed the firm’s proprietary capital in world markets with particular emphasis on convertible securities, options, futures and distressed securities. John became a partner in 1975, and Vice Chairman and a member of the board of directors of the public company in 1985. John received his B.A. degree from St. Lawrence University.
Joseph Wekselblatt joined Angelo, Gordon in 2001 as the Chief Financial Officer in charge of the accounting and operations areas. Joe was associated with Schroder & Co. Inc. (previously Wertheim Schroder) for the prior 14 years as the Controller, Assistant Treasurer and a Managing Director. Prior to that, Joe also worked at L.F. Rothschild, Lehman Brothers, Kuhn Loeb Inc. and Blyth Eastman Dillon & Co. Inc. Joe began his career at Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. Joe is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from Brooklyn College and an M.B.A. degree from New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
Michael Gordon is co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Angelo, Gordon. At Angelo, Gordon, Michael manages the diverse investment ideas within each discipline to provide a steady balance of risk and reward. He oversees the Research Department and is responsible for the quality and depth of research that is the hallmark of Angelo, Gordon. Michael began his career as a research analyst for L.F. Rothschild in 1970, specializing in the oil service industries. Michael served as Director of Research of L.F. Rothschild’s Arbitrage Department and became a Managing Director of the firm. Michael has a B.A. degree from Colby College and a J.D. degree from Boston University Law School.
joined Angelo, Gordon & Co. in 1999 and is a Managing Director. Aliana focuses on new business development and client service for the firm’s real estate activities. She has worked in the real estate industry since 1986, most recently as Director of Marketing for Guggenheim Realty Funds Management. Previously, Aliana worked at SSR Realty Advisors, Eastdil Realty, and Southeast Bank. Aliana received her B.S. degree from the University of Florida.