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. Mr. Rodriguez is currently signed with FOX, ESPN, NBC and CNBC. Notably, he joined Fox Sports as an MLB analyst in 2015, winning back-to-back Emmys with the studio team. In 2018, he joined ESPN as a broadcaster for Sunday Night Baseball, becoming the first talent to be shared by two networks during the MLB season. Rodriguez is also a guest Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank and guest host on NBC’s Today Show. In 2018, he debuted “Back in the Game” on CNBC, in which he serves as a business mentor to former athletes facing financial distress. This past year, he launched “The Corp,” a podcast with Barstool Sports’ Dan Katz that interviews industry leaders, sports legends and entrepreneurs. “The Corp” debuted as the number 1 podcast in America.
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.
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 & CIO of Monument Capital Management (MCM). He has been with the company 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.
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 $750 million of real estate assets across 14 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.
Lisa Peier brings 20 years of international business experience to A-Rod Corp with a background in finance/banking, luxury marketing, sales, real estate, and entrepreneurship. Ms. Peier was previously a top producer with the David Kramer Group at Hilton & Hyland Real Estate in Beverly Hills. She specialized in representing high net worth buyers and sellers on the Westside of LA, a business she built primarily through door-knocking and referrals. Before joining Hilton & Hyland, Ms. Peier was with Compass and Coldwell Banker. Between 2011-2013, Ms. Peier founded a premium baby goods company which sold online and in 100 luxury boutiques. Prior to real estate and her startup venture, Ms. Peier was a partner and Senior Luxury Goods Equity Analyst at Redburn Partners (2005-2010), a Pan-European stockbroker based in London. She launched the sector and was a featured speaker at the Financial Times Luxury Goods Conference in Monte Carlo in 2009. Between 2003-2005, Ms. Peier was UK Marketing Director for Selective Beauty, a $200 million luxury fragrance and cosmetics licensing and distribution company based in Paris and founded by two former LVMH executives. Ms. Peier held positions in institutional sales at Fidelity Investments (1998-1999), and equity research at JPMorgan in New York (1999-2002) covering the Aerospace & Defense sector prior to business school. Outside of work and family, Ms. Peier spends much of her free time training as a competitive figure skater (2018 USFSA Adult National champion). Ms. Peier holds an MBA from INSEAD and a B.A. from Boston College.
Kristen Jeffers brings over a decade of finance, capital markets, underwriting, transaction, and fundraising experience to A-Rod Corp. with a background in luxury real estate development, commercial real estate finance, and lifestyle brands. Her responsibilities as Managing Director of Mergers & Acquisitions include evaluating new investments and working with the Executive Team to execute the firm’s various business strategies.
Prior to joining A-Rod Corp., Ms. Jeffers led acquisitions, financial analysis, and other strategic initiatives at Discovery Land Company, a fully-integrated developer of world-renowned private residential club communities and resorts. Earlier in her career, she worked in commercial real estate finance with roles in origination, underwriting, asset management, syndication and securitization with Mesa West Capital and Countrywide Capital Markets.
Ms. Jeffers graduated Summa Cum Laude from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in Business Administration and minor in Economics. In addition to her family and professional interests, she is an avid skier, supporter of the Challenged Athletes Foundation, and passionate about early childhood education and literacy.
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.
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.
Jamie Davis is the Director of Marketing for A-Rod Corp brands where she focuses on bourgeoning athleisure company Niyama Sol, execution of CNBC’s Back In The Game and additional concepts that are currently in the works. She is responsible for strategic branding for A-Rod Corp as well as overseeing and supporting production projects for Alex Rodriguez from concepting to execution.
Davis was previously the Senior Digital Brand Marketing Manager at SKLZ, a sports training company, where she oversaw all content development, social media, digital marketing, and branding strategy. She effectively grew SKLZ social media by 700% in the first year and played an integral role in its acquisition by Implus. Prior to joining SKLZ, Davis was the Content and Social Media Manager for PUMA where she headed up all social and production for the golf category. She solely executed the category launch on social and was responsible for all video content creation on the golf channels during her tenure at PUMA.
Davis received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from San Diego State University with a minor in Television, Film, and New Media.
Liz Powers is Lead of Business Development at A-Rod Corp where she is responsible for pursuing opportunities for long-term growth and revenue for A-Rod Corp from customers, markets, and relationships. Ms. Powers also assists in growing one of the company’s newest ventures, ‘Presidente’ Beer, in which Mr. Rodriguez has been named Chairman of the Brand. Ms. Powers is well versed in the Real Estate Industry having previously specialized in Retail Leasing and Sales of commercial properties.
Prior to joining A-Rod Corp, Ms. Powers was an Investment Sales agent at Windsor, a subsidiary to Terra Group, a real estate development firm based in Miami.
Ms. Powers holds a bachelor’s degree in Editing, Writing, & Media with a minor in Communications from Florida State University.
Jason Dovitz is the Director of Social Media at A-Rod Corp. He is responsible for the content and direction of Mr. Rodriguez’s social media, across all channels. Mr. Dovitz is in charge of the strategic vision for each social channel and for writing and editing posts. He also assists with Mr. Rodriguez’s ESPN Sunday Night Baseball coverage and Postseason studio shows on FOX. Mr. Dovitz also assists with the Digital Media at Jennifer Lopez Enterprises.
Mr. Dovitz previously worked at UCLA as the Director of Social Media for UCLA Athletics and was a Social Media Producer at FOX Sports.
Mr. Dovitz graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and in Professional Writing.
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.
Rachael is an Executive Assistant at ARod Corp. She is responsible for operational matters, alongside the COO and Chief of Staff, logistics, scheduling, and correspondence. She assists with Mr. Rodriguez’s numerous broadcast and public appearances, particularly ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball,” MLB on FOX, “The Corp” with Barstool Sports, and Speaking Engagements.
Prior to joining A-Rod Corp, Rachael served as a Senior Sales Consultant for Meltwater.
Rachael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Studies-Management, from Utica College.
Amanda Alvarez is an Administrative Assistant at A-Rod Corp. She is responsible for scheduling alongside the EA, assisting with social media and property management in Miami. Prior to joining A-Rod Corp in June 2018, Ms. Alvarez interned in the Athletic Department at the University of Miami as a Communications Assistant where she oversaw communication strategies of the women’s tennis team, wrote feature stories for the Hurricane Magazine and served as the in-game host for the men’s basketball and baseball teams. Ms. Alvarez also served as an Administrative Assistant at AFA & Co Land Surveyors where she was responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable and managing day-to-day operations of the office.
Ms. Alvarez holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism, Political Science and Sports Administration from the University of Miami and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration.
Founder and CEO
Partner and CIO
Partner CEO and President, Newport
Principal & CIO, Monument Capital Management
Partner and CFO
Partner COO, Newport
President of Monument Capital Management
Director of Ventures
Managing Director of Mergers & Acquisitions
Director of Construction Operations, Newport
Business Development Executive, Newport
Chief of Staff
Director of Marketing
Director of Social Media
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