Best known for his unparalleled accomplishments on the baseball field, Alex Rodriguez stands as one of the greatest athletes in the world. Through the course of his 22 year career, Mr. Rodriguez hit an extraordinary 696 home runs, has hit more grand slams than any person in history, and is one of only 29 players to join the 3,000 hit club. Mr. Rodriguez is a 3-time MVP, a 14-time all-star, and a 2009 World Series Champion with the New York Yankees.
Over the course of his iconic baseball career, Mr. Rodriguez also built a tremendously successful investment firm with the purchase of a single duplex in 2003. Mr. Rodriguez subsequently created a fully-integrated real estate investment and development firm, while managing a record-breaking baseball career. Following the company’s success in real estate, A-Rod Corp broadened its investment mandate to encompass assets across a wider array of industries, including sports and wellness, media, and entertainment. With a flexible and opportunistic investment mandate, the firm focuses on long-term ownership opportunities, where it can add value and deliver superior, risk-adjusted returns. Today, A-Rod Corp is a fully integrated investment firm, led by Alex Rodriguez and a team of seasoned investment professionals, that manages both internal and external capital and employs more than 500 people.
Mr. Rodriguez also maintains an active sports, television, and media presence. He currently serves as a special advisor to Hal Steinbrenner, co-chairman of the New York Yankees. In addition, Mr. Rodriguez is currently signed with three major television networks, including Fox, ABC, and CNBC. Notably, he joined Fox Sports as a MLB analyst in 2015 and became an Emmy award-winning baseball commentator within two years. He also serves as a collaborator on ABC’s Good Morning America and Nightline. Mr. Rodriguez is a guest on ABC’s Shark Tank, and in the Fall of 2017, will debut a television series in which he serves as a business mentor to former athletes facing financial distress.
In addition to his professional endeavors, Mr. Rodriguez actively engages in a variety of philanthropic initiatives. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club (BGC) of Miami-Dade, is a member of the Board of Trustees for the University of Miami, and remains actively involved with Florida International University. Mr. Rodriguez is passionate about education and has sponsored college tuition for over 30 students via his scholarship program.
Mr. Rodriguez resides in Miami with his two daughters, Natasha and Ella.
Lane T. LaMure serves as the Chief Investment Officer of A-Rod Corp. He is responsible for overseeing the investment portfolio, executing the investment strategy, as well as sourcing, developing, underwriting, and executing transactions. Mr. LaMure has over 19 years of public and private investment experience. Prior to joining A-Rod Corp, Mr. LaMure was the Founder and the Chief Investment Officer of Enlight Capital Advisors, a private investment advisor to high net worth individuals and family offices. Prior to founding Enlight and its predecessor entity in 2012, Mr. LaMure served as a Managing Director at Attara Capital, a long-short equity hedge fund, where he was responsible for real estate and real estate-related securities. Prior to joining Attara in 2009, Mr. LaMure served as an Equity Analyst at Atticus Capital and as an Analyst and Associate at the UBS/PaineWebber Real Estate Fund.
Mr. LaMure holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Government from Harvard University, an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, and B.A. and M.A. degrees in Political Science from Emory University.
Jeff Lee is the Chief Operating Officer of A-Rod Corp. He is responsible for implementing A-Rod Corp's strategy and oversees its business operations, communications and legal affairs, particularly joint ventures and investments with Jennifer Lopez.
Mr. Lee also leads A-Rod Productions and the management of Alex Rodriguez’s media, commercial engagements and public appearances, including his broadcast career with ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball.” He serves as executive producer of Mr. Rodriguez’s chart-topping “The Corp” podcast.
Mr. Lee was previously a corporate attorney at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where he represented numerous public and private companies in their mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs and carve-outs, hostile defense and corporate governance. Prior to joining Wachtell, Mr. Lee practiced at Sullivan & Cromwell, where he advised financial institutions emerging from the 2008 crisis as well as telecommunications, mining and consumer goods companies. Between 2006 and 2007, Mr. Lee worked on several of the first Chinese IPOs of their kind in solar, life sciences and banking at Skadden, Arps in Hong Kong. Mr. Lee also participated in the review and approval of cross-border transactions and regulatory filings at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, and worked in the Milan and London headquarters of Yoox and Net-A-Porter following their consolidation into the world's leading online luxury retailer. He has taught political science and international relations at Yale College.
Mr. Lee holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a B.A. from Stanford University. He is admitted to the bar in New York and the District of Columbia (inactive).
Jose Moré is a founding Partner at A-Rod Corp and Newport Property Construction. He has been involved in all aspects of A-Rod Corp’s development since inception. As President and CEO of Newport, Mr. Moré oversees planning and development across multifamily, high-end residential, mixed-use and other real estate assets. He has supervised and managed the development of over 15 million square feet of real estate assets since the firm’s inception.
Mr. Moré earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Florida International University.
Stuart Zook is Principal of Monument Capital Management (MCM) and Monument Real Estate Services (MRES). He has been with the companies since 2008 and has acted as the key principal on all investments since 2012. Mr. Zook brings more than 40 years of experience in property and asset management and is responsible for the overall investment and operational strategy of the companies.
Throughout his career, Mr. Zook has worked with institutional and private owners, managing portfolios that both exceeded $2 billion in value and totaled more than 40,000 units. Prior to joining MCM and MRES, he managed 10,000 units throughout the Midwest and Northeast U.S. for Equity Residential, and later focused on asset management and investment in the Southeast region. In this role, he developed and coordinated the overall investment plan for 30,000 units located throughout Florida and Georgia, valued at $1.5 billion. He was also responsible for coordinating the due diligence process on acquisitions and managing ongoing capital plans.
Mr. Zook earned his Bachelor of Science from Northern Illinois University. He holds the Real Property Administration designation from the Building Owners and Managers Institute and has served on the boards of various local apartment associations. He is currently pursuing an MBA at Florida Atlantic University.
Malvina Kazanian is the Chief Financial Officer at A-Rod Corp. She is responsible for managing financial controls, accounting procedures, financial forecasting, and business operations. Prior to joining A-Rod Corp, Ms. Kazanian served as a Business Manager at Boulevard Management for 12 years, managing the wealth of high net worth individuals in the Sports and Entertainment industry. Prior to joining Boulevard Management, Ms. Kazanian served as an Account Manager at David Weise & Associates.
Ms. Kazanian holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Cal State University, Northridge.
Jose Gomez is a founding Partner at A-Rod Corp and Newport Property Construction. He has been involved in all aspects of A-Rod Corp’s development since inception. As COO of Newport, Mr. Gomez oversees financial and business operations for the firm. Mr. Gomez has supervised and managed the repositioning of over 16,000 multifamily housing units throughout the Southeast United States. Relying on more than a decade of construction management experience, he forges all strategic relationships with private equity funds, REITs and corporate clients.
Monique Barrios is a Managing Director within the Investment Division at A-Rod Corp. She is responsible for sourcing, developing, underwriting, and executing transactions as well as overseeing the investment portfolio, alongside the CIO.
Ms. Barrios was previously an investment professional at TowerBrook Capital Partners, a $12 billion New York-based private equity firm, where she focused on middle-market buy-out opportunities as well as structured assets, structured equity, and not-for-control stressed and distressed debt investments across the consumer retail and industrials verticals. Notably, Ms. Barrios participated in a $500M pre-packaged debt restructuring for True Religion, a premium denim retailer and former Towerbrook portfolio company. Prior to joining TowerBrook, Ms. Barrios was an investment professional at Goldman Sachs within the Investment Banking Division, where she advised Fortune 500 consumer and retail clients on a breadth of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions as well as equity and debt issuances. She has participated in investments across a wide range of industries including consumer and retail, ecommerce, industrials, business services, and real estate.
Ms. Barrios holds a Bachelors of Science in Economics from Duke University.
Erin Knight is Executive Vice President of Monument Capital Management, an A-Rod CORP company and one of the country’s premier fully integrated real estate investment firms. Monument has acquired over $700 million of real estate assets across 13 states through opportunity funds and strategic joint ventures, specifically targeting markets with a strong demand for workforce housing. She leads the Firm’s investor relations division and also oversees the firm’s overall growth strategy and community relations.
Ms. Knight has over 20 years of diversified experience in banking and finance. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Knight held executive positions at regional banks in South Florida, overseeing over $1 billion in loan portfolios comprised of corporate and commercial real estate facilities. She brings experience and expertise in business evaluation, risk analysis, underwriting and portfolio management.
Active in the community, Knight serves as Board Member of the Baptist Health Foundation, the March of Dimes, the Junior League of Miami Foundation, and is Founder of LeanIn Miami, among other organizations. She has garnered accolades such as the South Florida Business Journal’s “25 Most Influential Business Women,” South Florida Luxury Guide’s “Woman of Style and Substance,” Miami Today’s “Achiever,” and The Miami Herald’s “20 Under 40”.
Ms. Knight is a Certified Financial Planner ™ and holds Health, Life, Variable Annuity and Series 7 licenses. She is a graduate of the Florida State University.
Alejandra Gutierrez is the Controller at Newport Property Construction. Mrs. Gutierrez joined Newport in 2004, and has served as a key member of the executive team, developing strategic vision and implementing tactical plans for the Company. She leads the business services department and is responsible for overseeing the company’s control systems, financial forecasting, cash and risk management. She also oversees human resources and business operations functions of the company.
Mrs. Gutierrez holds a B.A and M.B.A from Florida International University.
Jorge Tablada is the Director of Construction Operations at Newport Property Construction. He is responsible for managing client relationships, implementing operations strategies, coordinating logistics and planning, and overseeing a team of project managers and superintendents. Prior to joining Newport Property Construction in 2013, Mr. Tablada served as a Branch Manager at SunTrust Bank for 7 years managing a high net worth book of business, overseeing multiple cost centers, and serving as the liaison between retail banking and private wealth management.
Mr. Tablada holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Florida.
Nelson Lopez is a Business Development Executive at Newport Property Construction. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the construction process for projects in the Southeast United States. Prior to joining Newport Property Construction in 2009, Mr. Lopez ran several successful local businesses in Miami, Florida.
Mr. Lopez currently serves as a Director on the Board of the Latin Builders Association for the Miami Chapter.
Ashleigh Honig is as an Executive Assistant at A-Rod Corp. She is responsible for operational matters, managing digital media alongside the COO and Chief of Staff, logistics, scheduling and correspondence. Ms. Honig also serves as Manager of Digital Media at Jennifer Lopez Enterprises, and is responsible for both Mr. Rodriguez’s and Ms. Lopez’s social media. She also assists with Mr. Rodriguez’s numerous broadcast and public appearances, particularly ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball,” MLB on FOX and “The Corp” with Barstool Sports.
Prior to joining A-Rod Corp, Ms. Honig served as a Marketing intern for the David Ortiz Children’s Fund.
Ms. Honig holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising Management, Marketing and Sports Administration from the University of Miami.
Anita Smith is the Chief of Staff of A-Rod Corp. She leads the advisory, scheduling and logistics operations for Mr. Rodriguez, and is responsible for setting the agenda and ongoing priorities of the company and its joint efforts with Jennifer Lopez. Ms. Smith also works closely with the COO and Executive Assistant in operating A-Rod Productions, with oversight over the content and production teams responsible for Mr. Rodriguez’s primetime CNBC series, “Back in the Game,” as well as his YouTube and other digital programming. Ms. Smith also oversees various strategic initiatives of the company, participates in commercial analysis of potential and existing projects, and manages ongoing relations with a number of A-Rod Corp’s commercial partners, including Niyama Sol and TruFusion.
Ms. Smith was previously the Manager of Franchise Operations at TruFusion a National Fitness Franchise where she was responsible for the overall coordination and communication of all franchisees and their corresponding teams. This included the top of leadership, training and oversight of all new studio openings and ongoing business consultation. Prior to TruFusion, Ms. Smith was the Health and Safety Human Resource Manager for an Excavating and Development Holdings company where she had directly managed several strategic business units within the land preparation, development and construction industry. Ms. Smith graduated in Canada from Douglas College in Business Management and holds an Occupational Health and Safety Certification from the University of Alberta along with construction officer credentials from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Founder and CEO
Partner and CIO
Partner and COO
Partner CEO and President, Newport
CIO, Monument Capital Management
Partner and CFO
Partner COO, Newport
Executive Vice President of Monument Capital Management
Director of Construction Operations, Newport
Business Development Executive, Newport
Executive Assistant, Manager of Digital Media
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