Leadership

Vadim Nikitine B.A., M.P.A.

President

Vadim is CCM's founder, owner, and president. He is responsible for setting the company's strategic direction, overseeing its financing activities, and developing and maintaining CCM's partnerships in Puerto Rico and the U.S.

Vadim's for-profit activities serve as the financial driver of his work in social change. In 2006, he co-founded the Flamboyan Foundation with his wife, Kristin Ehrgood. The foundation is active in Puerto Rico and Washington D.C., where it works to ensure students most impacted by inequity are prepared to succeed in school and beyond.

Vadim is an active member and former board chair of Rare, an international environmental not-for-profit organization. He also serves on the advisory committee for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, the Stateside Advisory Committee for the Puerto Rico Fiscal Oversight Board, and the Maret School in Washington, D.C.

Marni Lefkowitz Ahram J.D., M.B.A., B.A.

Senior Vice President & General Counsel

Marni is general counsel to CCM Group and involved in all aspects of the group’s real estate investment, asset management and operating businesses, working closely with CCM management.

Marni is general counsel to CCM Group and involved in all aspects of the group’s real estate investment, asset management and operating businesses, working closely with CCM management. She is responsible for the overall legal function, including documentation of the group’s investments and dispositions, joint ventures, financing and other real estate transactions and general business contracts, acting as a business team resource for asset management, investment and financing decisions, and overseeing internal governance, compliance, and relationships with outside legal counsel.

Marni has over 25 years of consulting, legal and finance experience, including almost two decades of experience in commercial real estate law in both private practice and inhouse. Prior to joining CCM Group, she practiced commercial real estate and general business law with the firms Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram, P.C. and Ballard Spahr, and served for two years as inhouse real estate and partnerships counsel to The American Red Cross. Her CRE legal experience includes individual asset and portfolio acquisition, divestiture and ground lease transactions, joint ventures, land assemblages and carve-outs, equity and debt financings, tax-free exchanges and tax-efficient transaction structuring, and development and construction management. She has worked on internal and client project teams tasked with achieving certain operational and transactional goals and provided advice on a range of issues related to real estate, general business contracts and financing activities. Marni is also experienced in nonprofit development and fundraising contract negotiation.

Marni is admitted as an attorney in the District of Columbia, Maryland, New York (inactive) and Oklahoma (inactive). She earned her B.A. from Duke University, her M.B.A. from Kellogg School of Management and her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.

Darryl M. Edelstein B.S. (Accounting), MBA

Chief Financial Officer

Darryl's responsibilities include the financial management of CCM and the Flamboyan Foundation. He oversees the finance, treasury, tax, accounting and risk management functions of the organizations.

Darryl has more than three decades of corporate finance, transaction, and accounting experience. He has held various finance positions at Fortune 500 companies, in addition to working in public accounting.

Darryl is a board member of the South Africa-based not-for-profit Love to Langa.

Jordan Meissner B.S. (Aerospace Engineering), MBA

Vice President

Jordan performs asset management for a portfolio of retail, multifamily, medical office, and mixed-use assets in the southeast. She manages debt and equity placement, performs hold/sell and development analysis, and guides portfolio strategy and execution. She is responsible for overall fund performance and investor communications.

Jordan previously served as a project manager at the development firm Orr Partners. Before transitioning to real estate, she was an aerospace engineer focusing on missile systems technology for the Department of Defense.

Tyler Shymansky B.S. (Business Admin), MBA

Vice President

Tyler is responsible for deal sourcing, evaluation, due diligence and closing on new investments. He oversees refinancing, dispositions, and asset management for existing investments. He works closely with CCM Real Estate's joint venture partners and CCM Puerto Rico on transaction-related activities with a focus on portfolio management and investment strategy.

Before joining CCM, Tyler worked for Washington Real Estate Investment Trust, where he was involved in more than $1 billion of transactions across various property types.

Tyler previously served as an adjunct professor at the Colvin Institute of Real Estate Development, University of Maryland. He is an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and D.C. Real Estate Group.

Giovanna Cavagnaro B.S. (Hotel Administration & Real Estate)

Senior Associate

As a Senior Associate, Giovanna supports the Asset Management and Investment Team, preparing analyses relating to real estate acquisitions, joint ventures, development projects, operating properties, and dispositions.

Prior to joining CCM, Giovanna was an Associate at CWCapital, seeking resolutions for non-performing CMBS loans and asset managing REO properties. Giovanna began her career at LaSalle Hotel Trust/Pebblebrook Hotel Trust as a Financial Analyst, where she supported executives through the $5.2B merger transaction and subsequently worked to integrate the company’s finance analyses, as well as preparing models, reports and presentations relating financial planning and investor relations.

Giovanna is a graduate from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, with a minor in Real Estate. She was the recipient of the CHS Senior Prize in 2017 which awarded her to opportunity to be the graduation ceremony speaker. Giovanna is frequently involved in serving local churches in the DMV area and is also a member of the Alumni Board for Cornell Christian Union.

Finance & Accounting

Tina Barchik B.S. (Accounting), CPA

Senior Vice President

Tina oversees accounting, tax, and human resources operations at CCM. In addition to managing tax and accounting for more than 75 real estate entities, Tina's responsibilities also cover staff onboarding, learning, development, benefits, and payroll administration.

Before joining CCM, Tina spent 25 years in public accounting in various senior management roles. She was also a director in the real estate audit practice of a regional audit firm and led the expansion of the firm's not-for-profit audit and consulting practice.

Tina is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs, and the Commercial Real Estate Women Network.

Jon Loretta B.S. (Accounting), CPA

Controller

Jon is responsible for financial reporting, annual budgets, monthly, quarterly, and year-end closes, debt compliance and reporting, general ledger, chart of accounts maintenance, and special projects.

Jon held previous positions at Menkiti Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Madison Marquette, Peterson Companies, and LCOR. He also served as assistant vice president of fund accounting at NewTower Trust Company, the trustee for two real estate investment funds totaling approximately $7 billion in net asset value.

Jon is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.