STRATEGIC ANALYSIS OF INVESTMENTS
We acquire single-tenant, operationally essential real estate, including those with existing long-term net leases.
The acquisitions team is responsible for sourcing, marketing, valuing, analyzing, and overseeing the procurement of new investment real estate opportunities throughout the United States. We invest in a range of properties including retail, industrial, healthcare, and other industries that need special-use facilities.
Our team has extensive knowledge in the real estate industry and experience acquiring real estate of all sizes and types in the net-lease space. With over 30 years of combined industry experience, our team has a proven track record and dedication to finding qualified tenants and investments with the potential for superior risk-adjusted returns for our stockholders and growth and stability for our tenants.
Daniel Rosenberg joined Spirit in November 2007 and currently serves as senior vice president and head of acquisitions. In this role, he oversees the acquisitions department and is responsible for sourcing, marketing, analyzing and overseeing the acquisition of new investment real estate opportunities. Prior to his role in acquisitions, Mr. Rosenberg was senior vice president of asset management where he was responsible for special servicing and property management for the portfolio, including workouts, property sales, re-leasing and property management for vacant properties, as well as the company’s sale-leaseback function. Mr. Rosenberg also serves on the company’s Investment Committee and Management Operating Committee.
Prior to joining us, Mr. Rosenberg served as an associate at Greenblatt & Associates, a general law practice in Woodland Hills, CA. Mr. Rosenberg earned a BS from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, a J.D. from Whittier Law School and an MBA from Arizona State University.
As vice president of acquisitions, Eric Carstensen is responsible for sourcing, marketing, analyzing, and overseeing the acquisition of new investment real estate opportunities across the United States. Eric joined Spirit in August 2016 and has over 10 years of commercial real estate experience primarily in the net lease space. Prior to joining Spirit, he served as a senior manager at VEREIT, Inc., in both acquisitions and dispositions. Eric earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Iowa.
Katie Sick joined Spirit’s acquisitions team in 2016. Since joining Spirit, Katie has been involved in the sourcing, underwriting, and diligence of over $150 million in net leased assets. Prior to joining Spirit, Katie consulted for a student housing development firm where she provided cash flow analysis and market research for various development projects. Prior to her consulting role, Katie worked for a Fortune 500 company overseeing HR and operations of 300+ personnel. Katie graduated Cum Laude from the Eller School of Business at the University of Arizona.
As an associate of acquisitions, Jacob Rich is responsible for sourcing, analyzing, underwriting and supporting the acquisition of new investment real estate opportunities across the United States. Jacob joined Spirit in April 2016 and has over 5 years of experience in investments and real estate. Prior to joining Spirit, he completed the three-year analyst program under J.P. Morgan’s global asset management division. Jacob earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance with a primary focus in investments from Oklahoma State University.
Alex Thomas joined Spirit in 2016 as part of the asset management team. In this role, Alex assisted with the oversight and management of over $2 billion in real estate assets. His primary responsibilities included active portfolio management, dispositions, re-leasing, special servicing, capital improvements and property management. Additionally, Alex has played a vital part in Spirit’s sale-leaseback division through diligent underwriting, analysis and execution of direct real estate investments. In February of 2018, Alex joined the acquisitions team where he will continue his contribution toward Spirit’s direct sale-leaseback efforts and be responsible for sourcing new acquisition opportunities that will add value to the portfolio. Prior to joining Spirit, Alex served as an analyst with Partners National Real Estate Group, a real estate brokerage firm in Dallas, Texas. Alex graduated from the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University.