Founder & Principal
Jariel Bortnick is a founder and principal of Quad Property Group. Before founding Quad Property Group, Jariel practiced real estate law in the New York office of Blank Rome LLP, an international law firm with over 500 attorneys. Prior to Blank Rome, he served as Vice President of Gladstone Development Corp., a Greenwich, Connecticut-based real estate private equity firm that owns and operates a large portfolio of commercial real estate. Jariel started his career as an associate in the real estate department of Bilzin Sumberg LLP, a prominent Miami-based law firm. Jariel graduated from The University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies and received a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida’s law school. He is a member of the New York Bar and the Florida Bar.
Founder & Principal
Michael Kashan is a founder and principal of Quad Property Group. Before founding Quad Property Group, Michael spent time working in various facets of the real estate industry from finance to brokerage and most recently, large scale real estate development. Projects that he has worked on have included 110 First Street in Jersey City, 145 West Street in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn and 432 East 14th Street in Manhattan. Michael graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and received an MBA from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
Senior Vice President
Gary Forman, CPA, is a Senior Vice President at Quad Property Group. Before joining Quad Property Group, Gary was a Director with FTI Consulting’s Real Estate Finance practice. At FTI, Gary advised real estate and asset management clients (typically $100B+ AUM) on business transformations, new product launches, and other strategic matters and initiatives. Prior to FTI, Gary was an associate in the financial services department of Ernst & Young LLP in New York, where, among other things, he led audits and in-depth reviews of clients’ financial reporting. He graduated from Lehigh University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and received a Master’s in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Vice President of Acquisitions – Southwest
Sam Blake is a Vice President of Acquisitions at Quad Property Group, based in the company’s Denver, Colorado office. Before joining Quad Property Group in 2021, Sam was an Acquisitions Associate at Hamilton Zanze, a large owner/operator of multifamily real estate with a portfolio of over 20,000 apartment units. At Hamilton Zanze, Sam was responsible for sourcing, underwriting, and due diligence of potential multifamily acquisitions across the United States. Prior to Hamilton Zanze, Sam worked as an analyst for the Jones-Saglimbeni Group of Institutional Property Advisors in Palo Alto, California. Sam graduated from Southern Methodist University with Bachelor’s degrees in Real Estate Finance and History.