Craig MelcherPresident & Investments

Mr. Melcher co-founded Land & Buildings and has 16 years of real estate experience.

Mr. Melcher works closely with Mr. Litt managing investments and overseeing firm operations.

Prior to Land & Buildings, Mr. Melcher was Vice President at Citigroup where he covered apartment and specialty REITs. He assisted in overall strategy for global real estate on the consistently top ranked real estate research team. Mr. Melcher helped develop and oversee the management of the various model portfolios managed by the team, including the long-only US REIT portfolio and long/short hedge fund.

Mr. Melcher was a Stern Scholar and graduated with honors from NYU’s Stern School of Business with an MBA. He graduated cum laude with a BS degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in finance and information systems. Mr. Melcher is a CFA charter holder and a member of the CFA Institute.

Corey LorinskyPrincipal & Investments

Corey Lorinsky, Principal & Investments, is responsible for investment idea generation, monitoring of current investments and supporting the global research efforts at the firm. He is responsible for building, maintaining and updating earnings, net asset value and pricing models as well other macroeconomic, industry and company-specific analysis.

Mr. Lorinsky joined Land & Buildings in 2011 from Elliott Associates, a $20 billion multi-strategy hedge fund based in Manhattan, where he was a Research Analyst from 2009 to 2011. Prior to that role, he conducted research on the housing and financial crisis at the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Mr. Lorinsky graduated magna cum laude from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania with a BS in economics and concentrations in finance, entrepreneurship and real estate. He has passed all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams.

Samuel TedawesChief Financial Officer

Mr. Tedawes is the Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for fund and management company operations, accounting, and compliance.

Mr. Tedawes has over 16 years of direct experience in managing back office operations, financial reporting and compliance functions for various Alternative Investments’ Advisors including Deltec Asset Management as the Controller, Elm Ridge Capital Management as the Controller and Chief Compliance Officer, Moon Capital Management as the Assistant Controller, Zephyr Management L.P. as an Accounting Manager and Ernst & Young L.P. as a Senior Auditor.

Mr. Tedawes earned a BS from the New York University, Stern School of Business.

Robert WinklerDirector of Marketing

Mr. Winkler is the Director of Marketing and is responsible for marketing and fundraising. 

Before joining the firm in August 2017, Mr. Winkler was Senior Vice President at Schultze Asset Management, a distressed event driven fund where he spearheaded asset raising and marketing for the firm. Prior to Schultze, Mr. Winkler was Vice President of Sales at Alternative Investment Partners, one of the first alternative ‘40 Act funds to use multiple strategies. Throughout his career, Mr. Winkler has worked at large asset management firms including J.P. Morgan and Van Eck Global, raising assets and marketing the firm’s products across various investor channels.

Jean CoraCOO & Investments

Jean Marcos Cora is the COO & Investments and is responsible for supporting the firm’s research efforts.

Prior to joining the company, Mr. Cora was an Associate with Albion River a US family office focused on middle-market aerospace and defense investments, where he managed the satellite office of Puerto Rico. Mr. Cora worked as Senior Financial Analyst for OHorizons Global, a management consulting firm focused on Automotive and Real Estate transactions. While in OHorizons, Mr. Cora was actively involved with the buyout and management of a Tier 1 automotive supplier in Europe.

Lorena CristalCorporate Controller

Lorena S. Cristal is the Corporate Controller and is responsible for administration of management companies, vendor management, and taxation.

Before joining Land and Buildings, Ms. Cristal worked as a Retirement Plan Administrator at Retirement Strategies, Inc. She was responsible for managing direct client retirement accounts and preparing and filing tax returns.

Fernando CainsFund Controller

Fernando Cains is the Fund Controller and is responsible for administration of fund operations, reconciliations, analytical assessments, and risk management for the funds.

Prior to joining Land and Buildings, Mr. Cains worked as a Financial Professional in Equitable Advisors and later as a Producer Assistant at Vertex Financial Strategies, LLC. In both, he retrieved and analyzed financial information to create and implement customized financial strategies for individuals relating to insurance, wealth management and retirement.