OUR TEAM

BENATHAN UPSHAW

PRINCIPAL

Mr. Upshaw is a real estate executive that has been involved in structuring and closing over $500 million of housing projects. As the former Director of Finance for the New York City Housing Partnership (NYCHP) – one of New York City’s largest sponsor of residential housing and former Director of Real Estate Development for HCCI (Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc.) he has been involved in the financing and developing of multi‐family, single‐family, condos, coops and mixed‐use properties. His experience entails closing and/or developing projects in the following programs: Neighborhood Entrepreneur’s Program,Neighborhood Redevelopment Program, Third Party Transfer Program, Anchor / Partnership Plaza Cornerstone, Neighborhood Homes and New Homes, and DHCR’s Low‐Income Housing Tax Credit Program and Homeless Housing Assistance Program.

  • Adjunct Professor, The University of Buffalo’s Law School

  • Bachelor's of Science, Canisius College

  • Masters of Science in Real Estate, NYU

R. CHRISTOPHER BRAMWELL JR

PRINCIPAL

Chris Bramwell, Jr. is a recognized property management professional who specializes in stabilizing and rehabilitating distressed HUD assisted properties in the New York City area. The Corporation’s property management portfolio consists of rental housing for elderly and handicapped residents, governmentally‐ assisted cooperative housing, Low Income Housing Tax Credit and governmentally‐assisted rental housing. Mr. Bramwell has personally managed a variety of urban real property, from two family units to massive developments with over 500 units.

  • Licensed Real Estate Broker

  • Graduate of SUNY New Paltz and has obtained numerous certifications in Tax Credit Compliance and Property Management

JACOB SIGEL

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Mr. Sigel has served as Chief Operating Officer of CB Emmanuel since February 2017. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Sigel spent 15 years at General Electric, the last 11 at GE Capital. From 2008 to 2017, he served in various Corporate Development capacities at GE Capital Real Estate (“GECRE”), most recently as Business Development Director, where he was responsible for the execution of $16Bn+ of commercial real estate business and asset sales. In addition to dispositions, he was responsible for sourcing debt portfolio acquisitions, originating highly-structured debt investments, developing and launching new products, and structuring joint venture. From 2005 to 2008, he served as Treasury Risk Manager for the GECRE Capital Markets Group and was responsible for Finance activities for the $4Bn CMBS and Syndications facilities. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Sigel was a member of the Corporate Audit Staff, GE’s intensive global financial leadership program designed for high-potential employees through dynamic financial audits and robust advisory projects.

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from the University of Maryland, College Park.

  • Has completed multiple executive management leadership programs during his tenure at GE.

MARGARITA PAJARO

VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT

Margarita Pajaro, Vice President of Development Margarita oversees the daily project management activities of the company including liaising with general contractors, government agencies, lenders and tax credit syndicators. Prior to joining CB, Ms. Pajaro served as Urban Specialist with the World Bank’s International Bank for Reconstruction and Development where she worked with teams on multi‐million dollar infrastructure projects in Latin America. Earlier in her career, she worked as Housing Specialist for the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation and Project Manager for the City of New York, Department of Housing Preservation and Development.​

  • Bachelors of Science, City and Regional Planning Cornell University

  • Masters of Urban Planning, New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service.

FRANTZ Y. TERLONGE

VICE PRESIDENT OF CONSTRUCTION

Frantz Y. Terlonge, Vice President of Construction Frantz oversees the daily construction activities of theCompany’s portfolio including reviewing construction estimates of general contractors, verifying field conditions, insuring projects are properly staffed by subcontractors, reviewing and approving the quality of work completed. Prior to joining CB, Mr. Terlonge he was a Project Manager of various contractors specializing in the construction of affordable housing in NYC​

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