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Andrew Ward

Andrew serves as an Investment Analyst for Pensam. In this role, he is responsible for identifying potential investments, underwriting equity/preferred equity and funding opportunities, as well as assisting in the due diligence process.

 Prior to joining Pensam, Andrew worked at Crisil as a Senior Analyst where he worked with a private equity client, performing market analysis and due diligence for investments in the technology sector. Earlier in his career, Andrew was a Senior Analyst at Walker & Dunlop, where he focused on underwriting and due diligence for HUD multifamily loans.

 Andrew earned Bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration and Economics from Washington College.

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Leon Kah

Leon serves as an Investments Analyst for Pensam. In this role, his responsibilities include identifying potential investments, underwriting equity and preferred equity deals, as well as assisting in the due diligence process.

Prior to joining Pensam, Leon was part of Student Projects at Amazon and Apple. He then joined the CF&O Series at Goldman Sachs, where he performed financial analysis and market research across M&A Transactions and Capital Markets.

Leon earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance (Summa Cum Laude) from Purdue University, as well as a Master’s in Finance & Technology (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Miami.

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Monica Slusser

Monica serves as an Asset Manager for Pensam. In her role as Asset Manager, her primary focus includes overseeing property operations,  identifying areas of financial growth and maximizing performance. Additional responsibilities include analyzing property-level financials, evaluating local markets and trends, overseeing extensive capital projects, conducting property evaluations and aiding in administrative support.

Prior to becoming an Asset Manager with Pensam, Monica worked in multi-family management. She has extensive experience managing for REITs, third-party and owner managed properties in both the Seattle and Denver markets. Her background includes property acquisitions & due diligence,  lease ups, value-add renovations, senior living, mid-rise and garden style communities.

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Mary Hazuka

Mary Hazuka serves as an Asset Manager for Pensam. Her primary responsibilities are supporting the operations and performance for Pensam’s portfolio, working to maintain and improve strategic plans to ensure maximization of performance. Additional responsibilities include monitoring leasing and operating activity, analyzing and reviewing property-level financial reports, conducting property site inspections, evaluating local market trends, providing property rehabilitation administrative support, and aiding in the investor reporting process.

Prior to joining Pensam, Mary worked in the multifamily property management industry with Greystar in both the Seattle and Denver markets. Mary’s background in multifamily property management includes new construction lease ups, value-add renovations, tax credit communities, urban high-rise with retail, mid-rise and garden style communities.

Mary holds a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Communications from Gonzaga University.

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Kristian Ventura

Kristian Ventura serves as an Asset Management Analyst for Pensam. His primary responsibilities include preparing financial reports on property and portfolio performance, identifying areas for financial growth within properties, monitoring leasing and operating activity, and reviewing property-level financial statements. Additional responsibilities include providing property rehabilitation administrative support, and aiding in the investor reporting and distribution process for Pensam’s equity investments.

Prior to joining Pensam, Kristian worked at Private Client Group, a division of Equitable Advisors located in Miami, where he assisted in the management of the group’s investment strategies, retirement planning, and wealth management analysis for clients.

Kristian graduated from the University of Miami, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Marketing.

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David Perez

David Perez leads the Investor Relations Department at Pensam.  David informs and supports current and potential investors through direct communications, investment-related reporting, compliance administration, marketing material administration and public messaging.

David brings over 7 years of experience serving high net worth investors and family offices at firms such as Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch. Prior to joining Pensam Capital, David served as the Managing Director of a global manufacturer. During his 6-year tenure, David spearheaded the company’s entrance into the US market proactively generating and evaluating strategic growth options and business opportunities.

David holds a Master of Liberal Arts from Harvard University and a BA in Finance from the University of Miami.


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Gabriel Fernandez

Gabriel serves as a Finance Portfolio Manager for Pensam’s preferred equity and lending portfolios. In this role, he is responsible for analyzing investment performance, managing loan servicing and asset management processes, preparing debt schedules, producing financial reports, and maintaining accounting records.

Prior to joining Pensam, Gabriel worked at COFE Properties as a Fund Manager, where he prepared distribution waterfalls, reported financial performance, assisted with investor relations, and maintained accounting books.

Gabriel earned a BA in Economics from the University of Florida and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Mergers and Acquisitions from the University of Miami.

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Benjamin Frisbee

Benjamin Frisbee serves as an Investor Relations Analyst for Pensam. His responsibilities include communicating the financial and operational performance of assets in the Company’s portfolio; assisting the Company’s Asset Management, Acquisitions, Legal and Accounting teams with various ongoing tasks and transactions; managing client relations; and aiding in the investor reporting and distribution process for Pensam’s equity investments. Benjamin also assists with the management and reporting of Pensam’s preferred equity and debt portfolio.

Prior to joining Pensam, Benjamin worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at Kuvera Capital, an investment bank based in Bangkok, Thailand, focusing on commercial real estate, blockchain technology, and renewable energy.

Benjamin graduated from Florida International University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

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Edilsa Ruiz

Edilsa Ruiz serves as General Counsel of Pensam, overseeing the company’s legal and corporate governance functions.  She is also active in all aspects of transactional matters pertaining to acquisitions, dispositions and other investments by Pensam and provides counsel on the overall management of all legal activities for the company.

Edilsa joined Pensam in June 2021 after a successful career at Avila, Rodriguez, Hernandez, Mena & Garro, LLP, a well-known multiple practice law firm in Miami, Florida, where she served as a Partner of the firm’s corporate and financial services practice.  Prior to that, Edilsa began her legal career as an associate attorney in the corporate practice group at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, a prestigious and well-recognized international law firm.

Edilsa has counseled companies of all sizes on a wide variety of corporate governance matters as well as transactional matters in the areas of joint ventures, preferred equity investments (with a focus on real estate investments), domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate financings, and general contractual matters.

Edilsa received her law degree from the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and her bachelor of business administration from Florida International University.

Edilsa is a member of the Florida Bar.