Rob Levy is one of the Managing Partners of LBX Investments. Prior to launching LBX in February, 2018, Rob co-founded Big V Capital (“BVC”). While at BVC he oversaw and underwrote the partnership’s 11 Southeastern U.S. shopping center acquisitions and managed all capital raising (both debt and equity) and asset management efforts.
Prior to BVC, Rob was the Chief Operating Officer of the Real Estate Group at Benefit Street Partners, a multi-strategy credit manager with over $11.0 billion in assets under management. Prior to Benefit Street, Rob held various positions at Centerline Capital Group, including Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer and was a member of the Board of Trustees of Centerline’s parent company, Centerline Holding Company. Centerline was a multifamily finance and asset management company with a national scope mortgage banking platform and over $13 billion in equity and debt under management. Rob joined Centerline in 2001 as the Director of Capital Markets.
From 1998 to 2001, he was a Vice President in the Real Estate Equity Research and Investment Banking departments at Robertson Stephens, an investment banking firm. Prior to 1998, Rob worked at Prudential Securities in the real estate equity research group and at the Prudential Realty Group, the real estate investment arm of the Prudential Insurance Company.
Rob received his MBA from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University and his BA from Northwestern University.
Phil Block is one of the Managing Partners of LBX Investments. Prior to launching LBX in February, 2018, Phil was a partner at Big V Capital (“BVC”), an owner-operator of Southeastern U.S. shopping centers. While at BVC, along with Rob Levy, he oversaw and underwrote the partnership’s 11 Southeastern U.S. shopping center acquisitions and managed all capital raising (both debt and equity) and asset management efforts.
Formerly, Phil was a Senior Managing Director at RealtyMogul.com, where he created the commercial lending business and led institutional capital markets efforts. Prior, he was VP of Corporate Finance and Capital Markets at Centerline Capital Group, an NYC-based multifamily finance and asset management company with $13B in AUM. Prior, he helped launch Dominion Capital Advisors, a commercial real estate advisory firm with an affiliated mezzanine / private equity lender. Phil began his real estate career as an investment banker at Cantor Fitzgerald in NYC.
Phil has a BBA, cum laude from George Washington University and graduated from the General Course at the London School of Economics with a degree in Finance.
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations
Heath Binder manages Investor Relations for LBX Investments. In this role, he oversees investor relationships with both high net worth and institutional capital, financial reporting, and marketing efforts for LBX.
Heath has 16 years of experience in commercial real estate and financial services. Prior to joining LBX, he managed investor relations for Big V Capital, and previously, for RealtyMogul.com.
Prior, he worked with ultra-high net worth real estate investors at Barclays Wealth in Los Angeles. Previously, he began his real estate career with Colliers in 2002, then worked as an equity REIT analyst at UBS.
Heath has an MS in Real Estate Finance from New York University.
Ethan Beutel is an Associate for LBX Investments, focusing on acquisitions while assisting asset management and investor relations processes.
Prior to joining LBX, Ethan was an asset management analyst at Novaya Real Estate Ventures, a real estate private equity firm based in Boston, MA where he oversaw financial reporting and asset dispositions. He previously worked as a commercial real estate credit analyst at UBS, after beginning his career as an auditor at Rothstein Kass.
Ethan has an MS in Finance from Boston College, and a BS in Business Administration from Northeastern University.
THE PROVIDENCE GROUP
The Providence Group is a commercial real estate firm located in Charlotte, North Carolina that focuses exclusively on retail. The company maintains deep relationships with prominent retailers including Aldi, Harris Teeter, Discount Tire, Michaels, TJ Maxx, Home Goods, Marshalls, Ulta, Five Below, Zoe's Kitchen, AT&T, and many others, and has been a leader in the Southeast retail market for almost two decades. Providence directly handles leasing for LBX assets in markets where it maintains a strong presence, and oversees relationships with other leasing providers in other markets, such as Central Florida.
POST INVESTMENT GROUP
Post Investment Group (Post) is an opportunistic real estate investment company that sees similarities (industry noise coupled with a vacuum of capital) between the multi-family sector post-Great Recession and the retail sector today. Post was founded by a team of experienced multi-family and institutional real estate professionals dedicated to extracting maximum value from the real estate marketplace. Over the past decade, Post has specialized in distressed, core-plus, value-add, ground-up development and Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) multi-family investment opportunities throughout the United States. With particular attention to expanding markets in California, Texas and surrounding states, Post utilizes the significant experience of its principals to create innovative real estate structures designed to exploit inefficiencies in operations and tap into the unlocked potential of specific real estate opportunities, identified capital markets and geographic regions.
Post's portfolio currently consist of approximately 11,500 apartment units located throughout Texas, California, Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico, Indiana, Colorado and Oregon.
1st CALL SERVICES
LBX Investments has vertically-integrated construction management capabilities. Our strategic partner, Post Investment Group, wholly owns 1st Call Services, a leading construction management firm based in Texas. We work closely with 1st Call to oversee the scope creation, bidding, contracting and review of all capital-related projects.
THE SHOPPING CENTER GROUP
The industry-leading company, The Shopping Center Group, oversees our shopping center property management efforts. Leveraging a team of over 30 property management professionals including property managers, accountants, and lease administrators, TSCG is active in all disciplines of property management including construction management and has significant experience in shipping center redevelopment and renovation. TSCG has a longstanding presence in several of our top markets and has active management functions throughout the Southeast.