Boston—Longfellow Real Estate Partners announced the addition of two new members to the company’s senior leadership team: industry executives Katie Kazas will serve as the firm’s new Managing Director of Capital Markets and Haley Trainor as Associate Director of Portfolio Management.
The news follows Longfellow’s recent announcement of its internal restructuring in which cofounder Adam Sichol became the firm’s first CEO.
The management expansion signals Longfellow’s commitment to enhancing its existing institutional capabilities in capital markets and investor relations as it continues to further expand its leading national life sciences real estate portfolio. Longfellow has now expanded to over 100 employees around the country.
Katie Kazas will be responsible for managing relationships with lenders and debt brokers; capital strategy, debt sourcing, and loan closings; and reporting and loan monitoring. Prior to joining Longfellow, Katie was the Head of Capital Markets and Chief Experience Officer at CA Ventures. During her more than six-year tenure, she oversaw over $7 billion of debt transactions including construction, acquisition, bridge, land loans, perm loans, and corporate facilities across multiple asset classes.
Haley Trainor will be responsible for portfolio management, investor relations, client communication, and research. Prior to joining Longfellow, Haley spent six years at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas investing globally in real estate on behalf of the Trust. Her last two years at Texas Teachers were spent in London, focused on the European markets.
“We’re thrilled to welcome these two deeply experienced executives to our team,” said Adam Sichol, CEO of Longfellow Real Estate Partners. “Katie and Haley are both exceptional leaders who will bring valuable expertise in helping drive Longfellow’s growth and success in 2021 and beyond.”
“As a leader at the forefront of the life science real estate sector, Longfellow is well-positioned for growth. I look forward to leveraging my background and experience to help Longfellow expand upon its existing capital markets capabilities,” said Katie Kazas, Longfellow’s new Managing Director of Capital Markets.
“This is a crucial moment for the life science industry and I’m privileged to be joining one of the leaders in the space,” said Haley Trainor, Longellow’s new Associate Director of Portfolio Management. “I look forward to working closely with our investors as we continue growing our presence in leading life science hubs across the country.”
Longfellow Real Estate Partners serves the unique demands of science and technology companies and focuses on the most innovative cluster locations in the US. The firm acquires and develops facilities in strategic locations and builds long-term relationships with research centric organizations including life science companies, universities, medical centers and research institutes. The principals of Longfellow have acquired or developed more than 10 million square feet of laboratory and technology space over their careers including numerous high profile projects on the East Coast. The Company’s institutional capabilities and entrepreneurial vision enables Longfellow to deliver high quality laboratories and innovation space while satisfying each tenant’s unique requirements.