Co-Founder & Co-Managing Partner
Robyn Sorid co-founded G4 Capital with partners Louis Silverman and Jason Behfarin. Since the firm’s inception in 2005, Ms. Sorid has been involved with every aspect of the firm’s growth and investment activities, including originating, structuring and managing real estate transactions in excess of $2 billion. Drawing on her extensive transactional and litigation legal background, Ms. Sorid oversees the structuring of all G4’s investment activities with a particular focus on complex deals. Ms. Sorid also focuses on sourcing and negotiating relationships with the firm’s strategic partners and leads its risk management efforts. Ms. Sorid is currently spearheading the launch of G4’s latest fund vehicle, G4 Capital Partners V, LP.
Ms. Sorid has been profiled as a leader in the finance community by various industry publications including Fortune Magazine, the Real Deal and the Commercial Observer.
Prior to G4, Ms. Sorid was an associate at the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP from 1998 until 2005.
Ms. Sorid graduated magna cum laude from Duke University where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She received her law degree from Harvard Law School and continued her post juris doctorate education at New York University’s Institute of Real Estate.
Co-Founder & Co-Managing Partner
Louis Silverman has been recognized by Crain’s and New York magazine as a visionary for his pioneering investments in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Mr. Silverman began acquiring tracks of land in Williamsburg in 1998 for use in his family truck leasing company, 4G’s Truck Renting Co., Inc. (“4G’s Truck Renting”), which he headed with his father.
Mr. Silverman had envisioned a higher and better use for the massive waterfront plots that were then trading at paltry sums and began acquiring land for his company’s interim use but with the ultimate goal of having the sites rezoned.
In 2002, Mr. Silverman partnered with a preeminent New York developer to work with him on his redevelopment design. Later in 2005, UBS Real Estate Investments, Inc. joined the partnership. In 2005, four years after Mr. Silverman acquired a dilapidated 250,000 square foot industrial plot, the property was rezoned to accommodate one million square feet of luxury waterfront residential condominiums and Mr. Silverman sold the majority of his stake in the Williamsburg waterfront project in 2005.
Mr. Silverman was an avid real estate investor even prior to his groundbreaking efforts on the Williamsburg waterfront.
Mr. Silverman graduated from Boston University with a degree in marketing and management.
Chief Financial Officer
Jeff Silver is G4’s Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for managing all aspects of the finance and treasury functions for the firm, including fund accounting, operations, tax and financial reporting. Mr. Silver joined G4 in 2016 and brings over 15 years of experience to G4 with an extensive background in portfolio accounting and operations, specifically within the credit and real estate lending space.
Prior to joining G4, Mr. Silver was a Vice President and Controller of the Commercial Real Estate (CRE) platform for Benefit Street Partners, a $25 billion multi-strategy credit manager focused on commercial real estate, structured credit, direct lending and levered loans. At Benefit Street Partners, Mr. Silver was responsible for the accounting, operations, financial reporting and compliance functions of the CRE funds. In addition, Mr. Silver developed financial forecasts used to assist management to manage growth and strategic initiatives.
Prior to joining Benefit Street Partners, Mr. Silver was the controller of Atalaya Capital Management, where he was responsible for the accounting and financial reporting functions of several credit hedge and private equity funds. Having been with Atalaya since its inception, Mr. Silver built out the internal controls and accounting infrastructure and established valuation and accounting policies. Mr. Silver began his career as an auditor in the investment management services group of PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he performed audits for hedge funds and private equity funds.
Mr. Silver received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Master of Accounting from the University of Michigan. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York.
Alyssa Lang joined G4 in May 2022 and is tasked with spearheading the asset management efforts of the firm. Ms. Lang analyzes the implementation of G4’s strategy across the portfolio, assesses loan-level critical paths, and is integrally involved in evaluating the financial performance of the company’s assets. She brings a breadth of institutional asset and portfolio management experience to the company from all facets of the real estate sector.
Prior to joining G4, Ms. Lang worked on both the principal and advisory side including positions at Swarovski North America, Goldman Sachs, and GE Capital. During her time at Swarovski, she co-managed a portfolio of over 250 leases for Swarovski’s US and Canada retail stores. Preceding Ms. Lang’s time at Swarovski, she worked at Goldman Sachs in their Realty Management Division, where she managed over $500 million of commercial real estate equity investments for the Merchant Bank and Securities divisions of the firm. Before her experience at Goldman Sachs, she started her career at GE Capital, initially in the Commercial Leadership Program and later in the Healthcare Financial Services real estate lending business where she focused on the underwriting and portfolio management of healthcare-related real estate.
Ms. Lang graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.
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Adam Parks joined the G4 team in January 2023 and is responsible for supporting the firm’s originations and underwriting team.
Prior to joining G4, Mr. Parks was a Senior Production Analyst at Ready Capital, where he assisted in the origination and underwriting of transitional bridge loans for value-add business plans. During his tenure at Ready Capital, Mr. Parks analyzed property financials, business plans, and market research to create comprehensive financial models and credit memoranda. Additionally, he was involved in all aspects of the loan origination process through underwriting, structuring of loan terms, along with drafting and negotiating term sheets.
Prior to joining Ready Capital, Mr. Parks started his commercial real estate career at Avison Young as an Analyst in the Debt, Joint Venture, and Structured Capital Team. During his time at Avison Young, Mr. Parks conducted financial analysis, prepared investment memoranda, worked closely with brokers to assist in the marketing and placement of deals, assisted with the negotiation of terms, and managed the transaction process from origination through closing.
Mr. Parks graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations with a focus on European business, politics, and economics and a minor in Business Administration.
Cynthia Cote recently joined the G4 team in February 2023 and is responsible for aiding the firm’s administrative duties including preparation and handling of legal documents in connection with loan closings, payoffs, and modifications.
Prior to joining G4, Ms. Cote was an intern at Carlisle Residential Properties where she worked directly with the Chief Financial Officer to research the organization’s internal affairs and management. During her time at Carlisle she also conducted internal feedback panels, audits of property websites, worked with accounting on invoicing, and accompanied regional managers for routine property inspections.
Ms. Cote graduated with Cum Laude honors in 2022 from the University of Denver with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a concentration in Foreign Affairs. She minored in Socio-Legal Studies and Studio Art.
Co-Founder & Co-Managing Partner
Jason Behfarin brings 20 years of commercial real estate experience to G4 and in 2005, along with co-founders Louis Silverman and Robyn Sorid, launched G4 Capital Partners.
Mr. Behfarin started his career at the Lansco Corporation, a boutique tenant-rep commercial leasing firm, where he provided expansion and relocation solutions to retail tenants, successfully completing in excess of 100,000 s.f. of leasing transactions. He subsequently joined the Capital Markets Group at Newmark Knight Frank to focus on tax driven transactions, successfully selling and financing in excess of $500,000,000 of commercial real estate throughout the United States. In 2002, Mr. Behfarin began to acquire real estate for his own portfolio and was focused on the Los Angeles sub-market and multiple asset classes including multifamily and office. In 2003, he began to acquire and develop property in New York City.
On behalf of G4, he has managed the marketing, design and construction of several residential development projects throughout Manhattan, Harlem, Brooklyn and Long Island including the development of 78 townhomes in Roslyn, NY and the conversion of an 88-unit condo project in Manhattan.
Mr. Behfarin graduated from Emory University where he concentrated in consulting and venture management, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration. He received his law degree from the Yeshiva University Cardozo School of Law.
Mr. Palumbo joined G4 in 2013. He is integrally involved in all aspects of G4’s operations, fund structuring, legal procedures and business origination. Mr. Palumbo also spearheads G4’s construction lending platform, leveraging his legal background to support G4’s analytics and acts as the primary counterpart to the construction field team. Mr. Palumbo also focuses on complex transactions involving environmental tax credits and associated regulatory programs.
Prior to joining G4, Robert Palumbo was an associate at the law firm of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, where he was a member of the finance and real estate practice groups.
Mr. Palumbo graduated cum laude from The George Washington University Honors Program with a Bachelors of Business Administration. He received his law degree from the Yeshiva University Cardozo School of Law. Mr. Palumbo continued his post juris doctorate education at New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate.
Mr. Goetz joined G4 in June of 2021. In his new role at G4, Mr. Goetz is involved in all aspects of the company’s financing transactions, with a particular focus on originations and underwriting. He has quickly become a key member of the team, utilizing his banking background to streamline G4’s pipeline management and to expand its analytical resources. Mr. Goetz is also actively sourcing new deals through his extensive industry contacts.
Prior to joining G4, Mr. Goetz was a Vice President at Emigrant Realty Finance LLC, a subsidiary of Emigrant Bank, a privately held financial institution owned by the Milstein family. Mr. Goetz has broad real estate finance experience, having worked on more than $3 billion of transactions spanning all asset classes and debt products. During his eight years at the bank, Mr. Goetz covered all facets of the transaction cycle from originations and deal structuring to underwriting and asset management. In this role, Mr. Goetz developed deep counterparty and co-lending relationships, including with G4. At Emigrant, Mr. Goetz was also charged with portfolio construction and management across multiple business lines.
Before his tenure at Emigrant, Mr. Goetz spent two years as an associate in the Financial Instruments, Structured Products and Real Estate practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Mr. Goetz graduated from Wagner College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance.
Kevin Wang joined the G4 team in 2022 and primarily supports the firm’s origination and underwriting team.
Prior to joining G4, Mr. Wang was responsible for overseeing and managing LoanCore Capital’s portfolio of debt investments. During his time at LoanCore, Mr. Wang was instrumental in the active management of LoanCore’s existing portfolio of debt investments, particularly with respect to the group's modification, restructuring, and warehousing efforts.
Previously, Mr. Wang worked at Tides Equities focusing on the sourcing, closing, and execution of value-add multifamily investments.
Mr. Wang started his career at Cushman & Wakefield where he concentrated his time on the sale, leasing, and financing strategies on behalf of valued clients.
Mr. Wang graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication with a concentration in Technology Management.
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Owen Skrodanes joined G4 in June 2023. In his new role at G4, Mr. Skrodanes primarily supports the firm’s asset management and investor relations efforts.
Before joining G4, Mr. Skrodanes was responsible for overseeing the $35 billion commercial mortgage portfolio at Signature Bank. During his time at Signature, he was tasked with managing and servicing existing CRE credits, while corresponding with auditors to ensure compliance with internal credit policies. Additionally, he was responsible for analyzing property-level financials of all asset types, assigning credit ratings and re-underwriting over 550 loans totaling $3 billion.
Mr. Skrodanes graduated from Penn State with a Bachelor’s Degree in Enterprise Risk Management with a secondary focus in International Business.