Jay RappaportCEO & Founder
Jay Rappaport, CEO & Founder
Jay Rappaport is CEO and co-founder of Legacy Investing. Since 2003, Jay has transacted in over 30 million SF of real estate representing over $2.75 billion of value.
Prior to entering real estate, Jay spent 15 years as a senior executive of several Internet based companies. Jay began his Internet career at AOL where he negotiated all of AOL’s major transactions, including the acquisitions of Time Warner, Netscape and CompuServe. After the Time Warner merger, Jay served as COO of AOL. Jay was subsequently President of Vonage and then President and COO of AddThis (sold to Oracle).
Jay is a former advisor to the Washington Wizards NBA team and the Washington Capitals NHL team. Jay received his J.D. degree from UCLA Law School and his B.S. in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis, MO.
Daniel EnglishPresident & Founder
Daniel English, President & Founder
Daniel English is co-founder and President of Legacy Investing, with over 20 years of experience across technology and real estate investments, operations, and transactions.
Before entering real estate, Daniel held corporate executive roles across general management, corporate development and product management at technology companies such as ePals, Revolution Health and the Advisory Board Company.
Daniel studied engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and Economics and Finance at Emory University.
Manny Mencia, CTO
Manny is an accomplished corporate executive with over 25 years experience in information technology, telecommunications and data centers.
Prior to Legacy Investing, Manny was the President and COO of ByteGrid, an owner/operator of state-of-the-art data centers providing highly compliant colocation, managed hosting and hybrid cloud IT infrastructure. Previously, Manny was President of OptiGlobe Communications Inc., which built and operated 400,000 square feet of Tier IV data centers in Latin America offering collocation, hosting and managed services to large local and multi-national clients.
Manny began his career with MCI and held a variety of key executive leadership roles.
Ashley TonnesenSVP of Portfolio Management & Finance
Ashley Tonnesen, SVP Finance
Ashley began her career in public accounting, and most recently was an Assurance manager at PwC, where she served large public institutions within the banking and financial services sector.
Graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in accounting, Ashley is a certified public accountant in the state of Virginia.
Justin KlineVP Portfolio Development
Justin Kline, VP Portfolio Development
Justin leads efforts to maximize the value of Legacy’s portfolio through acquisitions, leasing, dispositions, refinancing and related transactional projects.
Justin started in real estate at the Washington, D.C. office of Colliers International Valuation & Advisory Services where he focused on property valuation and consulting along the eastern seaboard. More recently, he specialized in Investment Sales brokerage in Southwestern Pennsylvania at both Colliers International and JLL. Justin’s background in valuation and investment sales has created a well-rounded balance of technical ability and deal management that he is able to utilize to drive value for Legacy’s investors.
David LambiasoVP Portfolio Management
David Lambiaso, VP Portfolio Management
David Lambiaso is Vice President of Portfolio Management at Legacy Investing, where he leads the effort for capital improvement projects to increase the life
expectancy and resiliency of the various facility types within the portfolio.
Previously a consultant within design engineering, David worked on capital strategy and improvement projects for facility types ranging from class A office space to national laboratory exascale supercomputer facilities. Specifically, within the Data Center asset class, David has had extensive exposure to best in class design for hyperscale, enterprise, colocation, and supercomputer facilities from his time working within the MCF Consulting Group at Environmental Systems Design, Inc.
David studied classical music at The Boston Conservatory, and real estate development at Roosevelt Universities’ Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate.
Wilson WestPortfolio Development
Wilson West, Portfolio Development
Wilson entered real estate as a broker for Transwestern’s leading office and industrial team in Northern Virginia. He later joined Bentall Kennedy’s (now BentallGreenOak) asset management team as the sole analyst for a $600M portfolio of retail and multifamily assets along the East Coast.
He holds a B.A. in Economics from Washington and Lee University.
Rachel CrutchfieldPortfolio Development
Rachel Crutchfield, Portfolio Development
Rachel received her B.S. in Finance and Real Estate from Virginia Tech.
Melissa SalernoPortfolio Management
Melissa Salerno, Portfolio Management
Melissa is currently a Senior at American University and will be graduating with a B.S. in Finance.
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