Jeffrey M. Kaplan
Mr. Kaplan is Founder, Managing Partner and Chairman of the Investment Committee of Meadow Partners and is primarily responsible for the daily management, strategic direction and investment policies of the Company.
Prior to forming Meadow Partners, Mr. Kaplan was a Managing Principal and Co-Chairman of the Investment Committee of Westbrook Partners. As such, he was responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company and its institutional real estate investment funds, including the identification, evaluation, structuring and execution of investments and the formulation of policies and strategies for the ongoing asset management and disposition of investments.
Mr. Kaplan initially joined Westbrook’s New York office upon its inception in April 1994, where he served as a Managing Principal responsible for Westbrook’s acquisitions efforts in the United States and Europe until February 1999. Subsequently, Mr. Kaplan founded and managed Western European Partners, L.L.C., a joint venture with Westbrook Real Estate Fund III, L.P. which acquired over $200 million of real estate assets in France and the United Kingdom. Mr. Kaplan rejoined Westbrook Partners as a Managing Principal in January 2001 to establish its London office and head Westbrook’s European operations. In November 2002, he founded Westbrook’s Paris office.
Prior to joining Westbrook, Mr. Kaplan spent seven years at Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, where he helped form The Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund, L.P. and served as its initial Director of Acquisitions. Prior to that, he worked on a variety of capital markets and investment banking transactions in Morgan Stanley’s Real Estate Department and its Mergers & Acquisitions Department. Mr. Kaplan received a B.S. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1987.
Mr. Kaplan was appointed by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to the Board of Directors of the Hudson River Park Trust. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center at Wharton.
J. Andrew McDaniel
Mr. McDaniel is a Partner and Member of the Investment Committee of Meadow Partners and oversees the Company’s acquisition and asset management activities in Europe.
Prior to joining Meadow Partners, Mr. McDaniel was a Director in the London office of Westbrook Partners, a global real estate private equity firm with an investment volume in excess of $35 billion. Mr. McDaniel’s primary responsibilities included sourcing, negotiating and executing potential acquisitions as well as the daily asset management of Westbrook’s portfolio of assets in the United Kingdom.
Mr. McDaniel previously worked in the acquisitions group of Charlesbank Capital Partners, a real estate and corporate private equity firm based in Boston which historically invested on behalf of Harvard University’s endowment fund. Prior to that, he worked for Wachovia Securities in the Corporate Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions Department where he covered public and private real estate companies in the U.S.
While attending college, Mr. McDaniel completed a one-year internship program with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Mr. McDaniel earned a Masters in Finance from London Business School and is also a graduate of The University of Tennessee where he was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Magna Cum Laude).
Timothy P. Yantz
Mr. Yantz is a Partner and Member of the Investment Committee of Meadow Partners and oversees the Company’s acquisition and asset management activities in the United States.
Prior to joining Meadow Partners, Mr. Yantz was a Director in the San Francisco office of Westbrook Partners, a global real estate private equity firm with an investment volume in excess of $35 billion. Mr. Yantz was instrumental in opening the San Francisco office and expanding Westbrook’s acquisitions program and presence in the western United States. Prior to moving to San Francisco, Mr. Yantz was based in Westbrook’s New York office, where in addition to acquiring assets in eastern United States markets, he was also involved in Westbrook’s acquisition efforts in the United Kingdom.
Prior to joining Westbrook, Mr. Yantz worked in the acquisitions group of Charlesbank Capital Partners, a real estate and corporate private equity firm based in Boston which historically invested on behalf of Harvard University’s endowment fund. While at Charlesbank, Mr. Yantz focused on the acquisition of real estate assets and portfolios throughout the United States.
Mr. Yantz received a B.S. with distinction from Babson College. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of The Stanwich School.